fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BT. Aroma of red fruits and caramel. Flavor has some light tartness, particularly at the finish with more caramel and lots of sweet bread. As others have said, certainly not a Flemish red (nor any sort of sour), but perfectly fine for me out of context.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Not quite a sour ale, but it seems to be an attempt at least. Weird, pickley, and eggy tart aroma. The flavor is loaded with acetaldehyde/green apple, with some wheat hulls and cherry. A total mess, this tastes more like a random, uncontrolled infection rather than a legit sour ale.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma is of some fruits and sweet malt. Taste is very slightly sour, with some non-distinct fruits and sugars.
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a deep reddish brown with no head. Aroma of sweet malt but indistinct. Flavor of sweet candies, slight sour oakiness, very spicy actually. Bland but decent. But it’s not very sour really.
italarican (1148) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark red-brown with little head to speak of. Aroma is subtle of strawberry, currants, and lime. Flavor has a bit of strawberry, currants, and club soda. Very little tartness, some sweetness, absolutely no sour. Nothing offensive, but nothing is particularly interesting. Pretty forgettable. The overview at Blind Tiger said it’s a tribute to the Flemish Ale. Fittingly enough, no mention of "sour."
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: Deep copperish brown, headless. Very fruity aroma- both sweet and a bit tart. Some currant, passion fruit and mild vanilla. No real acidity or funk. Slick mouthfeel. Slightly tart flavor, but the tartness is a homogeneous fruitiness. Quite malty for the style with some apparent residual sugars and lacking the acetic qualities of a true Flemish Sour. Not funky or tannic either. Just some mild currant-like flavors with a touch of fruity tartness. Not a good representation of the style, but drinkable.