Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear, amber-red colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is fairly tart cherries and dry wood with a moderate caramel malt. A hint of toast from the oak with some yeasty esters and a hint of funk. Nice smelling beer. Flavor is solid as well. Fairly sweet and caramel malty up front before some smooth cherries and oak come in. Some yeasty esters, vanilla, and a light funk. The tartness grows nicely into the finish before it completely dries with a light acidity and toasted wood. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light to medium, clean body and soft, light carbonation. Just a touch of warmth enters the chest. Overall, a really nice beer. I liked the aroma a bit better than the flavor, but there wasn’t a lot to complain about here. The barrel aging plays a subtle role, but adds a decent complexity and made this very enjoyable. Definitely better than the Kriek.
BroSpud (1706) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large (Fancy) bottle. Pours reddish-orange with a nice creamy head. Sweet aroma with a sweet fruity taste. Interesting beer but nothing spectacular. Very cool bottle though.
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This a good example of a flemish red ale... Sam Adams certainly didnt push any boundaries with this offering... Good, not outstanding beer, some barnyard funky qualities underneath a lightly oaky tart red ale... Wish they would push the limits more, they certainly can...
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle my brother managed to find. Poured a nice cloudy brown hue with a quickly fading brownish-red head. Aroma had strong sherry-like notes. Flavor was very vinous, consisting of several fruit notes. A nice sour twang throughout. Some alcohol notes too. Carbonation was just right.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from reakt shared in hotel room after EBF
Appearance : Clear amber small head.
Aroma : Cherries, a bit acidic and quite fruity
Taste : Cherries, a bit sour and tart but not that much.
Overall : Great fruity profile but a bit simple. Interesting brew.
swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Great Lakes Brewing News. slightly murky red brown pour. Winey. notes of cherry, wood, tartness. Almost lambic/sour like. Nice attempt SA
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rocky cream-colored head that settles to a single foamy layer of bubbles. Light brown color with a mild haze.
Strong caramel aroma with some notable alcohol smells. Very rich nose.
Strong sourness to the initial taste, similar to Belgian gueuze. This has many of the elements a strong cider, including a green apple element. No notable hop. Low carbonation with a full body. Too rich to drink regularly.
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 1pt.9fl.oz. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords. [ Bottle #2899 ].
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, lacto - berry, cherry - apricot, red wine - a bit like Duchesse De Bourgogne, wood - barrel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and bitter with a average to long duration, plum. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. 
drjay44 (2668) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. 9% ABV per the label.Bottle number 2969?? Pours an initially huge fluffy white head, which rapidly collapses, with attractive lacing, over an initially clear, later slightly hazy, red copper (SRM 15) body.....nose is light dried fruit (cherry, raisin, plum) with a bit of Belgian funk and slight acetic acid tones.....taste initially is of lightly sweet malts then a series of fruits including light cherry, plum, apricot then tart light sourness finishing with a lingering dry Brett sourness.....mouth feel is light to medium, with foamy carbonation adding to an effervescent wine experience. This is a quite good reproduction of a Flemish Red, not quite as sour, but really delicious and well balanced. This is not categorized correctly. It should be in the Sour Ale grouping. Although the company’s web site does not have this series in it, I suspect there was a bit of Brett in this beer. BJCP 7/3/17/4/8
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@The Chriso Gaylord Tasting. Amber colour, small head. Aroma is mild wood along with some slight sourness and tartness. Rather nice aroma. Flavour is fruits, some sour wood, mild caramel malts and some rather tart notes as well. Quite close to some Belgian sours.