Grovlam (4198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head was spare and slightly creamy and light off-white. Color was ruby red. Aroma was very fruity, with notes of apple, grape, cherry. Other notes being leather, caramel and some vinegar. Light to medium bodied with a sticky texture and a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor, with light notes of acidic. Note much bitterness here. Light fresh and average finish. God beginners Flemish Sour I thought, but still enjoyed this one.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice big bottle brought back from Florida. thanx Steph and Chris, nice flemish sour, although not too sour, just good, nice amount of cherry pit flavour, dark brown, nice head, sour almost oaky nose, definate lactic notes, refreshing though
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish/brown color with a minimal offwhite head. Very bubbly and carbonated. Slight sour aroma with some yeast. Sour on the front end of the taste, slightly crisp, fruity back end. Would like some more meat/malt backbone.
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Redbrown with a nice compact offwhite head.
Leather, a little caramel and vinegar in the nose, Flavour is a little dissappointing compared the lovely aroma; Sour, sweet and a little watery. Although still a nice one.
ScoWRee (407) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark color very small head. Smelt like vinegar and tasted like vinegar. This bottle had to be skunked.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep reddish brown body with medium head...aroma of grape wine, vinegar, wood, and sour funk...flavor of grape, plum, vinegar, sweet and sour notes, and a heavy yeast profile...quite nice...palate was a tad thin
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Murky brown - red with a tan head. Aroma, cherry, oak, sour with some sweet malts. Flavor, sweet malts, some tart fruits, a nice bit of acidity, nice soft sourness to it. Really nice beer.
vanvenlo (1648) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 17 Jun 2006 - Sweet sour malt farmyard aroma. Brown-red colour, OK head and sheet lacing. Soft sweet sour malt-hop flavour. Thick, sweet sour finish and well balanced.
Funknmilla (730) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown with red hues...sour fruit aroma..mouth feel is fresh and slightly creamy...drippy lacing...its an easy to drink sour...mild vinegar...not very complex but balance is just right
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was really looking forward to cracking open this classic, and was not disappointed. If you like sour (as I do!), then this is the beer for you!
Appearance was reddish with fairly little white head, and appealing.
Aroma is sour, sour, sour, as is the flavor. Taste was a bit like good vinegar, and distinctly sour. As it warmed, it was very wine-y, like a chardonnay.
Mouthfeel and drinkability were both good. Thus far, the highlight of my beer drinking day.