adrian910ss (2378) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown reddish color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is of very sour fruit and yeast. Taste is very sour, like sourdough bread, almost like a sour apple. Not much flavor to it aside from the sourness. Average at best. This one could be much better with more flavor to it.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish rusty color, mostly clear. darkish tan head that is thick and foamy. aroma is mildly tart and faint cherry but far away. high carbonation, flavor is mildly tart and faintly woody but not much fruit flavor. kind of a more subdued version of the grand cru. not bad, but not as exciting. still glad to have this back in the states!
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The sourness is here but it lacks the effect I got from the Grand Cru. It seems a bit too concentrated regarding its woddy oakish flavor which pricks my tongue. I enjoy the sour acidity of these ales. I do appreciate beers from oaken casks but I would like more of fruit/oak balance here.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 Reddish brown body with a nice whitish head. Aroma is sour obviously. Vinegar and dark cherries mostly. Also some dark fruits in the flavor as well. A very easy to drink Flemish Sour Ale. Good for a first for the style. Regardless quite enjoyable.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown redish colour, rather small white head. Heavy aroma, fruity and sour. Smouth taste, with an intens sour finish. Easy drinkable when you are thirsty
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too sweet, one-dimensional, almost flat, not tart, no acidity, almost dull and cloying. Help! Someone give me back my Rodenbach!
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown color, ruby highlights, light tan head, fairly retentive. Nnice sharp aroma, fruity, tart, lightly acidic, some cherry. Flavor starts out similarly but lacks a punch that the aroma led you to believe was coming. Also comes across as fairly metallic. Body is pretty light, somewhat acidic, the metallic flavor has a similar place in the mouthfeel that I wasnít crazy about. Nice beer and quite refreshing but it doesnít deliver in the way that the Grand Cru does.
sloth (2569) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light tan head, retention is good and the lace is stringy and lasting. Clear amber red hued brew, kool glow. Fruity nose, cherries and red berries, light malty notes. Body is medium, spritely on the tongue with a moderate tartness. Medium sweet malts, light woodiness, fairly sour and tart cherriesh flavors with some cinnamony notes as well. Finish is dry and fruity.
HighlanderOne (1041) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BXL. Yup, this stuff is sour, fer shur. But itís that way by design, and given that, itís pretty good. Didnít detect much in the aroma. Sour berry flavor, with wood and malt in the background. Flavor improved a bit as it warmed. A well made beer that had nice feel and finish to it. I think Iíd enjoy this more on a warm, summer day.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby body with rising carbonation, generous tan head, sour cherry and toffee malt in the nose. Soft start, sour middle, tangy finish, some biscuity malts, lingering acidity. Somewhat thin.