ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed 1/15/2013. 11.2 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a dark red color with nice clarity. Typical of a sour, there isn’t much head, a one finger eggshell color that fades quickly.
S: I love how the cherries intermingle with the oak qualities the aroma provides. Sourness is subtle, enough to create a delicate interplay between the other aromatic notes. Not explosive, just wonderful to inhale.
T: A bit of a letdown from the nose, which isn’t really saying much. Immediately, cherry flavors combine with a balanced lactic tartness. I love how cherry forward this comes across without going overly sweet. The finish is mostly grainy malts and some diacetyl; however, after a few sips some of the cherry qualities bleed past the midtaste to drown out the buttery notes - exactly what I want in a Flemish red. Keep in mind this is about 3/10 sour, so those looking for an enamel beatdown won’t find it here.
M: Light and crisp. A very light tannic quality appears in the aftertaste, but this isn’t particularly dry. It’s well carbonated and refreshing, and goes down quickly.
O: One thing that deserves to be mentioned is how inexpensive this bottle was - about $1.75 for a single 11.2 oz bottle. It’s not the greatest sour ever, but as a refreshing thirst quencher, I’d take this over many standard fruit beers any day. It’s cheap (for a sour), it’s well made, and it’s a panty dropper. Enough said!
bonkiedeaap (384) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is clear red/brown with a small and unstable cream colored head, carbonation is average. The aroma is fruity with tones of cherries, but also a bitterness of malts is noticable. In the background you can even smell some oak. The taste is light bitter and light sour and some tones of cherries and oak are noticable. The finish is dry and intens.
Supertrev (80) - CHINA - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Totally agree with the hype. This beer is very refreshing. Leaves me wanting more.
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thellgren (392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.25 l in Delirium Tremens @ Brussels. Looks like rose wine. Taste is sour but not too much. There is also somethin else. Not quite like red wine, but something similar.
StevieT (893) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a can. Fine head, very fruity and thin, quite refreshing once you get used to it.
Martin243 (848) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Live rating: 25 cl bottle served cool in a Hoegaarden Grand Cru tulip. Aroma is leather, vinegar and old trainer insole. Deep brown body, slightly hazy, with a creamy beige head. Sour apple flavour, some burnt cinder toffee, piquant fruitiness, and Lancashire cheese... mmm, mmm, mmm... even a tiny sip delivers a marvellous taste experience. Bitter sweet, medium bodied, astringent... tasty doesn’t do it justice.
manuelMTL (220) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is brownish with a thin off-white head. Nose is woody with some sourness. Taste is red grapes, oak barrel and some sourness. Some vanilla notes too. Pretty light body and not overwhelmingly sour. Low carbonation. Well done, but not outstanding.
suurjuust (1545) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown beer, small tan head. Nose is tart with acidic notes, flavor is tart and somewhat vinous with plums, spice and berry hints. Pretty drinkable, not as tart and acidic I thought it would be.
luklaer (138) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t like it as much as it’s reputation made me believe. It is too sweet for me.
BiiruBierBeer (468) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is malt and mild sourness. Taste is very very mild sourness and semi-sweet and sour red/brown. Medium body, medium to high carbonation, and mild foam.
Bretteux (181) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une bière facile à boire délicieuse,je pourrait en boire des tonnes.Son mixte de jeunes et de vieux brassin sont parfait.Jaimerais bien que des brasseries Québécoise puisse recréer quelque chose de similaire.