shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Event: River’s Bend Belgian Workshop / Abbey Dubbel Brewout
Location: Ken’s House
Serving: 750 ml corked and caged bottle.
Aroma: Sour and vinegary with a hint of oak and cherries.
Appearance: Clear reddish-honey/amber color with a thin beige head.
Flavor: Almost identical to the aroma. Mild sweetness helps to balance the sourness.
Palate: Smooth and mellow. Medium body. Mild carbonation.
Overall: A good Flemish Sour Ale for those who want to ease into the style. This one has all the great characteristics of a very good sour ale, but they are somewhat muted or reserved and well controlled so that it isn’t overpowering.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Name says it all,this is classic Flemish sour,a true beer lovers delight,sour cherry sucker aroma with hints of the oak and vanilla from the casks, creamy sour cherry taste ,tart but not puckering,again with backing flavors of the oak,just a touch lighter then the Grand Cru, absolutely wonderful,seems like it should be a spring type brew,understand it will soon be available in Wisconsin
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the most solid true sours out there. Deep dark reddish brown with a thick body. Sour apples and cherries with a hint of oak in there. It’s definitely not along the musty, funky lines that I tend to prefer - and there’s a sweet, syrupy note right through the middle - but this is a drinkable, earthy, classic sour.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Cola colour. Sour nose. Nicely textured. Cherry and fruit flavour. Sour and tart finish. Definitely for the fan of this type of beer.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is very yum-yum. It is unique. It is sour and tart and refreshing and crisp, not too thick or complicated, but one can tell that time was put into the brewing and it is quality. Yum!
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked and caged bottle pours a clear garnet mahogany with a thin beige head that leaves sheet lacing. Aroma of mossy oak, cherry skins, and horse blanket. Light bodied in the mouth with a clean earthy feel. Taste is sour cherries, wet woody oak and wool sweater. A nice example of a splendid style.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep reddish colour with a beige head. Malty and light sweet aroma with tart fruity notes and hints of yeast. Malty, yeasty and tart fruity flavor with a light dry and tart finish.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Oz Bottle. Apparently a 1998. Thanks for sharing Dylan. Aroma is an intense, creamy tang of sweet fragrant framboisesque cherry reduction, light vanillas and tannic highers. Nectar. Rather still pour of a ruddied mahogany with a little perfusive haze. Ginger water filteres through a thinner feeling concotion of cherries and apple blossom sugar. Bites of honey and acid. Perfumes the nostrils with a hit of heat. Enjoyable, but not exemplary.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAY 19, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours deep mahogany with minimal head. aroma is vinegar, wood, and some cherry. taste is tangy with lots of vinegar with wood ester notes. finish has no finish to speak of. i kinda wana dip my chips in it. otherwise i dont wana drink it.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, no date. I can’t wax poetic, but we’ll see. Pours a clear brown ruby with a one finger beige head, eventually fading to a thin film. Aroma is sour with vinegar, some cherries, funk, light musty oak, and maybe some lighter nutmeg. Flavor is stronger with moderate sourness and some sweetness akin to a Duchess Bourgogne, though not quite that sweet. There is some light wood, sour cherries and a little mustiness. Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Pretty decent.