Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown beer with a thin tan head. Tangy citrus in the aroma with hints of cherry. Basically a lightler and less sour version of the Grand Cru. Hints of sour cherry in the flavor but not extremely high amounts. Easy to drink if not incredibly complex.
Tmoney99 (11709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked 750ml bottle. Hazy brown color with a large off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and sour citrus aroma. Medium body. Good complex sour sitrus flavor with a small bitter finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew that met my expectations.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Picked up in Charlotte at Brawley’s. I had and adored the Gran Cru when I started rating, so I had sky-high hopes for this beer. And while it didn’t rock my socks, I still think it’s a solid offering. Beer was clear, medium brown with a large, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma was malty with light notes of toasted grain, cookie and caramel; Hoppy with a light note of herb; Yeasty wtih trace dough notes, light notes of horseblanket; moderate sour cherry, vinous notes, balsamic vinegar, light notes of roses and peach and trace notes of oak and vanilla. The flavor was moderately-to-heavily sweet, lightly acetic with a long, citrusy-sour, moderately acidic, lightly bittersweet finish. Balsamic vinegar retros. Slight saltiness in the aftertaste. The body was light-to-medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively.
thornecb (4742) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep reddish brown into a tulip. Micro-bubble head does not recede. Sour cherry, sour apple, barnyard yeast and vinegar aromas. Thin with a lively palate with upfront vinegar. Long lasting sour cherry pit finish.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From corked 750. Poured a murky brownish red, with foamy tan head. Nose of sour cherries and crab-apple. Flavor followed with the sourness making it a little hard to dig into some of the other flavors. Good carbonated mouth feel.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a ruby auburn color, heavy carbonation and head. Nose of light green apple and cherry, some funky tart notes. The flavor is tart, acidic with a metallic but thick body. Nice creamy finish and an overall nice tart, funky belgian experience.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a small head. Musty almost lambic nose. Sour Belgian taste, with complexity of green apples and lambic funk, but with interesting balance. I am not a fan of most lambics, but I found this easier to drink than bigger Rodenbachs I have had in the past. Wonderful with Alsacian food.
after4ever (6574) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22-ounce corked. Pours murky dark brown with a tan head that flattens quickly to a film. Enormous green apples on the nose. Sweet, with a fizzy mouthfeel (usually not so becoming of a beer...these Belgians and Flemishes can be tough to get used to at first). Plenty of sweet and sour green apple permeating the flavor, with a light straw-like finish.
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark misty color, full foamy head , it toke two years on oak make it, pretty saure one, but lots of character, with, citrus, vinary bits and it hase les of beer remains, next one on a wine test
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Draft. Dark amber body with red highlights, off-white head. The aroma is cherries, vinous, balsamic and oak.The flavor is sweet and vinous with plenty of cherry, slightly sour. The mouthfeel is light and sparkling. Much softer than the Grand Cru, but still good.