CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. I found this quite odd. Hazy amber with diminishing off white head. The aroma was unpleasant and made me think the beer was off - notes of rotten fruit/veg with some stale malt. I’ve had a fair number of Flemish reds and browns and this didn’t smell like any of them. No balsamic notes or soy or cherry. There was something which might have been oak, but the overall smell was not good. I dared a sip and the beer itself tasted very different than expected - initially sweet but with a lactic sourness, an oakiness and something reminiscent of a sweetened lambic ala Timmermans. I had expected a drain pour, but the beer redeemed itself in the taste. Very odd. Hmph.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unclear amber colour, small diminishing offwhite head. Fruity sour aroma, oak and butter. Little carbonation, some sour taste,Finish is sweet sour, with a strange astringent aftertaste(some sweet banana or mango?)
MPA (913) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I complety forgot about this one for a few months, so I was pleased to find this one way back in the closet. Nice sour aroma with hints of candy, puts a smile on my lips and gives me some expectations even before tasting it. Ahhh...the way the provoking tart (pun intended) dances with my tongue! Sour ales just brings an excellent freshness, that hasn’t been around, since Will Smith first went from Philly to bel-Air in 1990! Light, easy to drink, yet tasty. A fine example of sour ale.
Hansen (8242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Was sour. Especially the aroma was acetic. Flavor is week, mild. Palate thin.
stouby (4309) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botlle, at home.
Golden with large white creamy head. Aroma moderate malty (fruit). Flavor moderate sweet, heavy acidic/sour. I still prefer Duchesse de Bourgogne, but very fine.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating # 1800, Clear sparkling amber with a small off white head. Tart fruity aroma with a slight barnyard yeastyness. Malty and fruity flavor with a touch of spicyness and a faintly tart finish.
Bugrat (61) - Cph. V, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, medium body, oily feel, lively, red, just a plain fav. of mine. This is every thing a good flemish sour ale should be...
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color. Small white foam. Malty slight sweet nose, fine sourish wood aroma. Cleen swee-sour woody taste. Nice balance, fresh complex finish. Very nice beer.
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange coloured with a small off white head.
Acidic aroma of wood, glue and red wine.
Flavour of glue, wood, fruits and red wine.
Funny, but not my favorite flemish sour ale.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 (Bottled) Dark amber color with a sparkling look and a tight, small head with hints of lace. Sweetish, malty, fruity and tart aroma. Caramely-malty, but also quite vinegary-tart and fruity flavor. Medium-bodied, sticky-sugary, fizzy-carbonated palate. Basically a quite pleasant sour ale, but with too much sugar to be truly enjoyable.