JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Pale ruddy amber pour with a light white head. The nose is quite acetic with a lot of bright cherry aroma. Oaky and fruity with lots of estery flavour and a very prickly lactic tartness on the finish. It’s quite rich and chewy from the acidity, despite being quite dry. Oaky and yet light with a yeasty complexity behind the funk. It’s quite earthy and chewy and pretty damn tasty actually.
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ SD. Reddish brown pour with tan head. Flemish red, made in the US, Huge full cherry, tartness and light yeast flavors. Flavor lingers in a good way. Nicely sour!
tgncc (3020) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is funk, toasted malt, light fruit. The apperance is a dark red color, translucent. The flavor is light funk, cherry, vinegar. The finish is sour, tart fruit. Very enjoyable sour.
argo0 (12298) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. Lightly hazed brown-red body, no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some funk. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some funk. Flat light-medium body, some stickiness.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil for the Stillwater event. Pours a clear cherry red, with just a touch of a thin white head. Caramel, sweet, woody. Really nice oude bruin aromas on here. Transitions into something unexpected in that it doesn’t go sweet like others with a similar aroma profile, but turns into soft lacto, lightly sweet cherry, and a big tangy sourness that builds. Light malt, crisp sourness.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Spuyten duyvil. Has nice acetic acid, smells slightly of cough syrup. Kind of lackluster aroma. Flavor is excellent, very reminiscent of Rodenbach (regular), with a great vinegary sourness, malt backbone, and slightly ashy finish. Cherry shows up again a cough syrup, which distracts from an otherwise fantastic brew. Great stuff.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Deep ruby red with a fading head. Old, faded sweet cherry aroma. Seems sweet, but the flavor is nice and acetic. Rodenbach yeast qualities come through balancing the sweet cherry note. Slightly oxidized, with a moldy wood subtlety. Interesting US interpretation of a Flemish Red.