phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by BuckeyeBoy at the RB Best Awards - thanks again! 2010 vintage, bottle 24. Pours a super hazy reddish amber color with a small white ring for a head. Tons of fruit still, with berries, lemon, peach, apricot, lactic funk, and oak. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, muddled, fruity mouthfeel. I rated it one point higher than the 2009 regular Le Serpent, and despite the similarities, this one showed a little better on the palate. The extra year of youth helps and the cherries added complexity. I’d like to try these and the Framboise fresher.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! 2010 bottle. Murky. Cherry, some funk. Sourish-sweetish. Medium-bodied.
jake65 (3354) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2009. Reddish brown with a thin beige ring. Nose is subtle pie cherries, oak, and tart. Taste is sour, tart, oak, and tannins. More cherries. Really nice sour. Thanks a bunch to johngalt1 for the hook up.
IndianaRed (3693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Toby deep ruby color moderate tart fruity harder to pick out the cherry. Very acidic and tart . Woody and musty very good The Flanders brown as a base gives it real depth and character
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy amber red... long lasting white head... Great cherry flavor/aroma with mild acetic notes... woody oak.. lightly tannic and hints of currants... body is a touch thicker than some lower abv Flanders, but still within style.. good carbonation. Pretty stunning example of a style that seemingly isn’t being made much anymore.
Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBSG. Thanks!
A: Cloudy brown, white ring of head.
N: Cherry, grapefruit, lemon rind, and noticeable sugariness even in the nose.
T: Tart, and a goodly bit sweet.
M: Light body, a touch oily.
O: Decent sour when considering the cherry. But I am not fan of the body or the sweetness here.
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Buckeyeboy at the RBSG, grand tasting
Clear amber with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is tart, caramel and woody. Taste is tart, caramel and woody
mcberko (13523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out tart cherries, with oak and wood underneath. Flavour reveals notes of sour cherries, wood and oak. The cherries add another dimension to this, amplifying the complexity. Excellent stuff.
douglas88 (8192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity cherry nose. The flavor is big sweet sour cherry, woody, light oak. Very good.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a cloudy brown with small white head. The aroma is oak and cherry skin. Medium mouth, tart, oak, funky, very good.