TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours super cloudy reddish brown with a small white head. Nose of fruit and oak, prunes, plums, cherry, mild vinegar, light brine. Flavor is mildly sweet, mildly sour. Compared to some of the top american beers in this style, this feels very watered down. Medium bodied, with a slick texture, soft carbonation, and a slightly acidic finish. A good intro the world of sour beers.
heydn62 (5) - Conyers, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a six pack. First bottle seemed to have very little life; weak taste and carbonation. The second was better and by the time I finished the 3rd, I had become a fan. I think I was just used to stronger Belgian beer and was comparing it to them. What I initially called weak, I’ll now change to smooth with very little noticeable hop taste (or alcohol taste for that matter). Aroma is of tart cherries, Appearance is a pleasant red, with minimal foam. It’s a sweet beer with a sour kick on the end. Overall a good beer and affordable for a Belgian import. I find it pairs well with Edam cheese.
Jimthechap (1652) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It looks to be a murky shade of reddish brown with effectively nil head but some good beads of carbonation. No prizes for its appearance, but I’m not so shallow that I would write this beer off because of it. Fresh, sour aromas of fruits and caramel. Good estery aromas. The flavour is tart and refreshing with cherryvite, nectarine and juicy red cherries. Lovely stuff.
John25 (502) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark amber, basically brown. Aroma is tart with some fruity funk and balsamic vinegar. The taste adds red fruit like cherry, toast, and chocolate. High carb with a thin body. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Muggus69 (1199) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL can BB 15/4/15
Great looking beer - deep bronze with a rocky beige head leaving clumpy lace.
Complex nose; nutty caramel malts, touch of cocoa, musty barrel, vinous red fruits, balsamic vinegar, green apple.
Medium carbonation, full somewhat smooth/creamy body, hit of acetic acidity is well balanced.
Rich caramels on the body, slightly treacle-like, with some nutty notes, combining with red berries & vinous plums, sultana, red wine vinegar & oak toastiness.
Beautiful beer; tremendously complex, yet drinkable and different; the sourness adds an extra dimension that the vast majority of beers simply don’t have.
thmsboyd (25) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle BBE 8/5/15. Chilled. Acetic acid/balsamic aromas. Brown sauce. Slight sweetness on the nose. Highly unusual. Deep brown/red appearance with a small, quick-to-dissipate, tan head. Mouth-watering, lasting vinegar taste with emerging candy sweetness. Green apple flavours with underlying cider-like dryness. Palate-cleansing with fairly light carbonation and a long-lasting finish. Unique beer that develops and surprises throughout, although I can’t think of a situation I’d choose this beer other than as an aperitif.
ShivanDragon (1590) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25 cl flesje, 5.2%, schenkt helder bruin-rood met witte kraag
aroma van ietwat zurig rood fruit met wat houttonen.
smaken zijn ietwat dun, redelijk fruitig, zuurtje, mis was body, iets van balsamico, gladde smaken maar had er toch iets meer van gehoopt, afdronk valt ook wat tegen
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle (Brussels); quite nice ... somewhat sour, with a little vinegar hint though very easy drinking for dinner with an appetizer ... I would drink this again, just not with dinner
markoijelena (313) - SERBIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.25l at Museum Royale Brussels Belgium.Trying again in Belgium.Pour it dark red colour with small white head.Taste and aroma of cherry.Sour-sweet taste so good balanced great.
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-7-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep ruby red color with a small white foam on the top of the brew. The thin foam fades rather rapidly leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is a mix of cherry and plum with a strong sour aroma of a candy like nature as well as some notes of a yeasty like smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a raspberry and cherry sweetness mixed with a rather mellow tartness. As the flavor advances the fruit flavors remain constant and are joined by some light oaky flavors as well as an increase in the tart and sour flavors due to an advent of a tart apple and lactic acid taste. As the taste advances further to the end a yeasty like taste joins the mix producing a slightly funky and sour taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are rather fitting for the style and help keep the brew an easier drinker even in light of its more tart nature.
Overall – A rather enjoyable brew with a nice blend of sweet and tart.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5496-20130617] Tap. Root beer bottle candies and fruity malt aroma. Clear, red dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Fruity cherry wood flavour has a long aftertaste. Medium body. Very tasty. (7/3/8/4/14) 3.6
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