pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich ruddy red with a thin reddish tan head, not much of one though. The nose is fruity (cherries) with definite sour characteristics. Not a huge malt presence, but thereís definitely something nice and round here, lively, a little salty, somewhat lactobacillis. Definitely a flemish sour. Exceptionally lively on the tongue, really quite delightful, all those buggers make something nice. The flavors are completely in line with the aroma. More sour elements seem to sneak up, again sharp cherries. Those lactobacillis give this those salty yogurty elements that I love so much in the style, but here itís much more subdued than in their grand cru. This is much more of a sessionable sour. Clean fruity finish, breaking into a sour lingering aftertaste. I enjoy this, and Iím glad I can get it locally now!
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - APR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden brown color with a fast fading tan head. Aroma is wine like and sour. Has a nice taste-starts off sweet but finishes sour. Tastes like cherries with a slight bit of hops. My first Flemish sour but definetely not my last. Good stuff!
Fukito (1008) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Afspaning, march 07. Slight, winey, aroma and a toffee touch. Full, sour, red fruits, vinegar-caramel flavor with a touch of wood at the end. Medium to light MF, very dry palate, satiating. Very nice, red-dark copper color with a fine, beige lace leaving head. Characterfull, refreshing and tasty oud bruin.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber color with a off white head. Aroma is slightly malty, sour and woody. Flavor is sour with some nice woodiness.
screwcitybeer (3) - USA - MAR 30, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a 8.5oz bottle. Nice mysterious, dark red. Never had a flemish red before.
Immediate aroma of red wine vinegar and oaky funk.
Chug this and youíll need an alka-seltzer - sweet on the front of the tongue, but mouth puckeringly sour on the sides of the tongue.
A bit more carbonation than I like, but I think leaving it open, warming 10 degrees, and then drinking, Iíd like it even better.
After this, I canít wait to try my bottle of Rodenbach Grand Cru
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich caramel color with an off-white head. Tart aroma. Fruity, tart flavor with some oak. Medium body. LIngering tartness. Not as sour as the grand cru - some residual sweetness.
vyvvy (5464) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark crimson / brown that is clear with a nice tan head. The aroma is woody and tart with light cherry, vinegar and leather - very clean and sharp. Medium body that is somewhat crisp with a good amount of unobtrusive carbonation. The flavor starts sharp and tart with sharp citric flavors and only a hint of sour cherries. The finish has some metallicness and not much else added. An okay Flemish sour.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
So sour, no vinagar smell/flavor though. muddy brown, decent carbonation, minimal head, was a little light on the palate though. nice cherry taste
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Crafton, PA. Thanks to Jeanine (a regular) for buying this for me. Pours muddy red brown with a beige head. Nice aroma of cherries, apple, yeast, and dust. Flavor is not as sour as I was expecting, but nicely blended flavors of oak, yeast, cherry, and fresh apple cider on an earthy malt backgone. A hint of ginger on the finish. Nice beer.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at Winking Lizard. Dark brown color with some red mixed in and a light beige head. The first sip was very cold. I noticed the sour cherry flavor right away. There was also a sweet malt. The tart/ sour taste is different, but itís not bad. It went well with my meal.