Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red mahogany with thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma is tart and smells of preserves. Flavor is very tart. Taste of grapes and a little winey. Very clean finish. Very refreshing. A great beer.
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: cloudy dark brown with reddish highlights, creamy khaki head. Aroma: light balsamic vinegar, sour cherries, hint of soy sauce and leather. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of vanilla and a slight woody funk. Finish: slightly sour and a little tart, but with more sweetness than other offerings from this brewery. Notes: My least favorite of the Rodenbach line so far, but still an excellent sour ale. This one is just a shade less complex, with more sweetness.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"this was the weakest and thinnest of the 4 sours (and one wild ale) we had last night, but it’s not a bad beer, just a little tamer or less complex than the others. bown in color, nice fairly aromatic flavor...a touch spicier, and not as sour as the others, but again...something i wouldn’t ever mind drinking."
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Julie feels thAt it is too sorry I thought it good for a sour. V.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s holiday, France and Rehills, Newcastle. A dark brown cloudy beer with ruby red highlights. It has a strong flavour slightly sour cherries, creamy red fruit and vinous notes with a tart sugary sweet finish.
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottles and Cans. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head leaving light spots of lace. Aroma has cherries, fruits - sour - light vinegar. Taste is fruity, sour cherries, some sweet malts, berries. Medium bodied. Finishes more tart than sweet, but mixed. Decent fruit brew. 13.8
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The archetypical "Flemish red", a remnant from ancient times still alive today and one of the references in Belgian beer culture. Light yellowish beige, creamy, regular, medium thick, stable head, colour dark brown red with cherry red glow, clear. Complex aroma of passion fruit, redcurrant, gooseberry, sweet sherry, caramel, honey, wine vinegar, subtle hint of wood. Very fruity, estery and sweet caramelly onset, becoming tart and dryish, refreshing, with the play of sweet and sour continuing into the finish, where a vague bitterness and very subtle woodiness also make their appearance. Of the lower ABV session beers in Belgium, this belongs to the most complex; Palm took over the brewery in 1998 and this beer changed a bit after that: a side by side tasting of a pre-1998 and a contemporary sample revealed the original was softer, more mellow and just as tart, but in a slightly more rounded, elegant way; it also had a somewhat fuller, creamier mouthfeel and a bit darker colour with a more ruby red glow. This rating, however, concerns only the current version.
lekebekoi (5) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nez de fruits rouges, fut de chêne. Légère aciditée goût d'alcool peu présent
SzopPiwosz (155) - - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper clear with poor brown head. Aroma is rich: a lot of red fruits - cherries, raspberries, jam. Dubbel-like esters. Sour and funky, wild notes, caramel, a bit of vanilla. Taste is sour something between cherry and vinegar. There is also note reminding cherries in liquor. Medium body, pretty high carbonation. Bitterness medium-low. Refreshing and drinkable.
Miedziane klarowne z ubogą, brązową pianą. W zapachu mnóstwo czerwonych owoców: wiśni, malin, dżem. Dubbleowe estry. Nuty kwaśne i dzikie, karmel, lekka wanilia. W smaku zdecydowana wiśniowo-octowa kwaśność. Jest też taka nuta kojarząca się z wiśniami w likierze. Ciało średnie, nasycenie spore. Goryczka średnio-niska. Orzeźwiające i pijalne.
radzik5555 (365) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wygląd: Ciemnomiedziane/brunatne. Średnia, jasnokremowa piana. Niewielki lacing.
Aromat: Słodowy, lekko kwaśny, miodowy. W porównaniu do grand vru zdecydowanie słabszy, delikatniejszy.
Smak: Lekko kwaśne, wiśnia, lekko cierpkie. Końcówka słodsza i czekoladowa.
Odczucie: Nasycenie CO2 średnie, musujące, ciało niskie.
Całość: Zdecydowanie gorsze niż grand cru. Akurat wypiłem zaraz po tym pierwszym więc w złej kolejności i pewnie to trochę pogarsza ocenę.
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.