skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is winey, fruity, bit wooden, but mostly fruity.Clear, red-brown coloured with a thin, off-white head. Taste is sweet, slightly sour fruity with a woody undertone. More vinegar/winey towards the finish. Acidic. Refreshing sour ale, slightly sticky.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 25 cl) Remember having this for the first time on tap on a hot summer’s day in Lier, where it’s the local beer. Dark golden with a nice head. Presumably filtered. Some wooden notes, with touches of roasted malt showing through. Sweet’ n’ sour with emphasis lying on the sweet side. 120697
maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A reddy brown coloured beer which is quite flat looking. The aroma has some tart raspberry fruity together with some woodiness. The taste has some fusty old woody notes together with some sour fruit. Quite middle ranged for a Flemish Sour in that the sourness is not so pronounced, but still a nice beer.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful copper color; huge creamy head; nice perlage. Cellary vinegar nose. Very sweet, malty, with the typical sourness. Not as complex as my favorite Duchesse de Bourgogne, but delicious!
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Hazy amber. Aroma of acidic grape juice. Dry and lightly balsamic. Citric acidity that is balanced by toffee and saccharine sweetness. More fresh and intense than complex, but I love this beer!
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, Delirium Café Brussel. Bronze, thin white head and gentle condition. Unusual mix of caramel and whisky in the nose, sweet butterscotch and fruitily tart in the mouth. Short sweet fruity butterscotch finish.
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Consumed at Chez Moeder Lambic in Brussels. This sour brown ale pours with a nice tan head, eliciting a fruity, acidic aroma. The initial taste is of traditional sour brown, with a tart lemony finish.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Light amber coloured. Beige small dense head. Aroma of light vinegar with a mild sweetness. Flavour is fruity and again it has this vinegar thing with a mild sweetness underlying. Is good dry and light sour in the end.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Dark orange beer, foamy long lasting tan head. Some sourness in the aroma, grapefruity and cheesy tones. Dry. Fruit, melon and lemon, in the flavor. Rather sweet to begin with but turns to a nice sourness in the finish. Creamy with some cheesy tones. Nice and refreshing!
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange, slightly hazy beer; creamy, yellowish head, as freshly whipped double cream. Initial slap of acetic acid, with a decaying vegetable nose, or very badly assaisoned salad. In the taste, the beer gets fully Vlaams oud bruin character, with both lactic and acetic acid, wood, but also some no-quite right tasting sweetness. The tastes balancing each other out only in the palate, with even some meaty and vinous notes. Rather fuller bodied than most Flemish Oud bruins, quite some acid burn. As everybody agrees, this beer has acquired the Verhaeghe oud bruin character. Which, no doubt, it shouldn’t have. "Caves" is the old alestyle from Lier, small town halfway Antwerpen and Mechelen. Once, it had a pale amber colour, and I doubt it was very sour. But never having tasted the real one, I cannot hold Verhaeghe responsible. I just feel sad - and Lier ought to feel ashamed. They still had Cuyckens, less than forty years ago.