thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the beer poured a nice deep amber body and a good light brown head. The smell and taste a just as the label says. A citrus tart is a sweet beer. good carbonation.
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from the brewery in Boston. Pours a deep clear ruby red color with a two-finger tan head that eventually fades. Aroma is sweet and tart cherries and a little funk, for the most part. Some vinegar as well. Fruity, sweet, and tart flavor. A little vinegary, as it should be, and just a little sweet for the style. I’d like a little more dryness on the palate, but it’s a solid beer overall and not terribly off-style.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very unique bottle split among friends in tulip glasses produced a slight brown head that disappeared quickly. The body of the brew was a slightly hazy reddish brown.
I got a hint of Brett in the nose as well as cherries. The smell has a slight sourness to it as well. The brew was a tad to sweet to be called a Flanders in my book I did a side by side with a local Flanders and this one was by far sweeter and fruitier to me than the other. The oak barrel was present in the taste as well. The body was a medium with a ton of carbonation to it.
This was a really drinkable brew to me I easily could have a second glass. A quality beer well worth the try
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has an interesting sour flavor that reflects an almost cherry-like undertone. The barrel aging has little reflection on the beer, except that it has a slight taste of red wine/port. Okay as far as sour beers go, disappointing as far as barrel aged beers go, and decent overall.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt!! - Pours a hazy ruby with a small tan head...aroma is woody, cherry syrup, toffee, cherry skins...flavour is similar, lightly sour cherries, lt wood, lt syrup...light everything, not the best example of the style, but I’ve had worse...
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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 (1754) - , 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 (1408) - 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 (2008) - 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.