skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ery fruity (grapes and cherrie) aroma. clear, dark brown red appearance. taste is sour, winey, fruity and malty, hints of spices. Refreshing, but not more.
Tolik99 (47) - USA - DEC 15, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Red, winey, cherryish, refreshing wonder. My second 20/20 after Schlenkerla Marzen. 25 cl bottles make me crazy.
BillKismet (3174) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another overrated Flanders it seems to me. The maroon color was so rich and thick as to appear black and it was topped with a fine head. However, the aroma was bland blend of balsamic, barnyard, and wood--it did not differentiate and have nearly the complexity of, for instance, Fantome Black Ghost. The tase was of a rounded vinegary and wood barrel character. Dissapointingly simple and quotidian.
CatoctinMike (9) - Sabillasville, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good Flemish Red Ale, not as sour and some of the others, subltle and nice. Very good Beer - recommend this and all of these Flemish Red Ales
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was interested to try one of these when the weather was warmer. OK, so today it was 40oC and this evening seemed right. This time the beer seemed less carbonated and even more woody than last. Itís still more Duchesse De Bourgogne than †Bourgogne des Flandres, lovely aroma †but not quite as intense flavours as last time.
First Rating, May 1 2002: 3.7 Clear almost cola/bourbon colour with fast fading, large bubbled gold head. Quite bubbly.
Aroma Cold: Citris, kiwi fruit, rasberries, sappy wood.
Aroma Warm: fruity, faintly sweet /sour sweat and more wood.
Medium cider/sour, doughy malt/sweet start with hints of coffee/caramel. Typical Flanders Red sour/bitter middle and clean refreshingly dry finish. One for the warmer weather.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber brown, immense lasting off white head. Intense bead. Sour nose. Tangy taste. Sour and dry throughout
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The envisage of Alexander, without the cherries.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refreshing and full of assorted flavours - cherry flavoured cough sweets and a mild balsamic vinegar being perhaps the two dominant notes. Much more balanced, laid back and delicious than the unblended Grand Cru.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is tangy and sour like lemons. Flavor is a good balance between the fruity sweetness of oranges and apples, and a lemony tartness. Has a smooth almost buttery finish.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beware the first mouthfull:-Acidic, this bugger is just acid. Tastes like scrumpy straight from the farmers barrel. For those who donít know what that tastes like... itís similar to stomach acid.
Maybe the bottle is too young, but she certainly ainít gonna be a high rater.
Second mouthfull is a whole lot better.
Third gets better.
Iím liking this now. Itís prety good. Heavy cherry earthyness.
Stripped all of the saliva from my mouth and the plaque from my teeth. Yeasty baby.