ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from KrausenJockey, drunk 5/1/2008.
From beermail sent to KrausenJockey, "just opened my first Decadence grand cru. Despite your suggestions, I cellared it at about 50 degrees for the last 6 months or so and just opened it and poured it in a champagne/lambic flute. Absolutely stunning and perfectly carbonated! The sweet/dry balance is perfect as well. No flaws whatsoever and the malt just shines through. Iím not rating right now, but Iíd probably give it a 9 aroma, 5 appearance, 9 flavor, 4 palate and 18 overall.
Hope youíre doin well, tell aspidites that I havenít forgot I owe him beer."
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with the more sweet than sour comments. Nice malty character, chewy and strong.
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
<b>7/28/2007</b>: Valley Brew Decadence Grand Cru has a golden color with a pink hue to it. Mellow, soft cherry, tropical fruits, some acidic sourness, and some vinegar grace the beautiful aroma of this beer. This beer is mildly sweet with tropical fruits, some malt, and a hint of alcohol (which pops out more when the beer warms up). There is a bit of white wine flavor in the mid-palate and some bitterness in the finish. It addition to the wonderful flavor, this beer has a soft, smooth, mellow, and milky texture. This is a really, really good Grand Cru!
<i>Sample from 6.3 fl. oz. bottle shared at the "Columbus Tasting: Ate, now with gramatical errors" event. Thanks! Rating #56 for this beer...</i>
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone Sourfest. Enjoyable and interesting. Honey on the finish. Malty and sweet up front. Nice for a 12% sour.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Stone Sour Fest. More sweet than sour, but I love a good sweet beer. Some cherry and berry flavors on the aromas. Some more on the flavor with touches of citrus too. Very nice.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at Stone Sour Fest. Pours cloudy brown orange with a moderate sized head, specks of lace. Smells sour and malty with some vinegar and alcohol. Tastes sweet and alcohol malty, some sweet fruity citrus notes. Full body, subdued carbonation.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dirty sloppy brown color with a slight orange tint and nothing on top in the way of head. Very plump peach aroma with floating soil notes. Peach flesh flavors with hotness behind it...very chewy mouthfeel, quite meaty in fact. I’m having a really hard time finding y notes of a 3 yr old pomegranate lambic. It’s a nice chewy ale though. On another note, why would the Ratebeer spell checker not recognize the word "Lambic" or even "Ratebeer" for that matter?
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Second Anual Stone Sour Festival on 7/20/2008. One of my favorites of the afternoon. Where can I get more?
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Stone’s Sour Fest 2008. Wow. Excellent. Probably my favorite of the fest. Cloudy amber color. Sweetish. Mild sourness. Nice bite on the finish. Thicker body.
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After sitting on a nip of this for a while from Aspidites, I got to have it on tap @ the 2nd annual stone Sour fest and this was a treta. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is super tart and funky. Taste is sweet, and tart and very very nice.