holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3L bottle shared by drewbeerme at his wedding shower. Pours a clear glowing amber with a beige head. Nose of sour grapes, apples, oak, and brett. Whew that’s more sour than i expected. Grapes, pears, earthy, all around tart and oaky. The acidity is a little too much at times but this is a great beer. Big thanks to andrew for sharing this.
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Bottle from Capones, thanks Stegosaurus. I don’t like flemish sours and this one doesn’t change my mind. Too bitter for my taste. It’s just not for me. I wont totally kill the ratings.
Updated 1/3/14 Tastes have changed considerably. 3.3 original on 2007. 3.8 in 2014
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
3 litre bottle, batch 2. Drewbeerme (also known as stripey) shared at his wedding shower. Red-orange with nice white head. Aroma was heavy brett, apple, citrus. Flavor was green apple, tart, a little acidic. Med body. F’n awesome. I loved this beer and thought it was pretty fantastic there was basically a never ending supply of it.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Blankboy, biegaman, and Hogtown Harry, Harry’s bottle. Thanks for letting me crash your little tasting guys! Neat orange rust pour - thin slick white head. Love that colour! Really strong aroma - sour, cherry, cherry skin, vanilla, leather - complex and stunning. Taste is sour, acidic, almost a little wine like. Very quenching. No alcohol. Complex. Maybe just a tad too acidic after a while. A pretty stunning beer.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gushed...Cloudy orange/brown with a rocky tan head. Musty nose with some oxidized red wine notes. Flavor had just the right sour/funk balance. Finished like a freshly opened Chianti. Lovin’ the sours!!
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy orange with a small head. Aroma of dust, funk, brett, oak and cherries. Vinous and tangy texture. Balanced and complex. Wonderful.
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle batch#2. Poured a red ruby body with nice thin head. Aroma is musty funk, yeast and cherries. Flavor is slightly sour, sugar sweet cherries. Some oak being felt. Nice mouthfeel. A complex beer.
blankboy (6566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & biegaman -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Batch 002. Pours a cloudy ruby-orange with tiny floaties and a small diminishing white head. Amazing aroma is funky and yeasty along with spices, oak and cherries -- nice and complex. Flavour of tart cherries, yeast, some oak, spices and more -- wow, this is so easy to drink! Medium to full bodied. One of the best versions of the style I’ve had.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (375ml - batch 02). Shared with blankboy, biegaman and tupalev - my bottle via my buddy Austin. Hazy orange with a frothy off-white head, floaties, awesome. Malty fruity aroma, lemon juice, funky yeast, oak resin, sugar and soft spice - really smooth and balanced. Taste - lemon, yeast, funk, sourness, melanged and blended - excellent. Pretty thick acidic body, medium finish - another solid RR.
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i’m surprised. these crazy RR belgians are always gross and bretty so i thought i’d wasted another 13$. aroma confirmed my fears but the taste is a nice surprise. sour cherry’s and a little farm funk. a little sweet and dare i say refreshing. not too bad.