rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow, what a disappointment. Has a nice color to it, dark red. Everything else is horrible. The beer is so acidic and sour thats its almost undrinkable. The aftertaste was absolutely unbarable.
Svesse (6894) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with foamy, pale brown head. Complex, acidic, slightly vinous nose with notes of chocolate, nuts, toffee and distinct aromas of balsamic vinegar. Some burnt notes hiding underneath a sweet and sour veil. Fruity and acidic taste that starts very sweet (with notes of brown sugar), turns more complex with slightly roasted notes and fruity hints of citrus (blood oranges?), prunes and dark rye bread. Slightly oaky sweet and sour finish. Very different beer, in my opinion one of the better in the Flemish sour style. Would probably even get better after a year or two in the cellar, that would probably even out some of the overly sweet notes. However, great beer as it is.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 25cl bottle. In the glass it has a deep burnt amber hue. The aroma reminded me of stout with lots of liquorice smells. It had a lose brown head. Flavour was incredible - At first it was sour fruit, orange and lemon. This gave way to a sherbert like sweetness. This mellowed into a hoppy dryness with lots of dry oakyness with spices. Very tasty - not heavy and very enjoyable. Maybe its a litlle too sugery, but I’d still say its a winner.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am predisposed to Flemish Sours. Beer pours dark ruby color with a big, totally retained, bubbly off white colored head. Aroma is a bit vinegar like with a bit of earthiness and yeast. Flavor is likewise, though for me the sourness is too much like vinegar to be as enjoyable as might be. There is some cherry sweetness as well. Just not going to be my favorite in the category.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautiful dark brown hazy color with a short lived light brown head. flavor is very unique. a sweet malty start that finishes with a tremendous tart flavor. only complaint is that it is slightly too carbonated and that tartness may take away from some complexities. overall it is a refreshingly unique beer
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A typical belgium dark beer, not bad but at the same time not special. Not very complex with a bit artificial flavour.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. dark amber color. no head. buttery aroma. berrys in aroma too. lots of berrys in taste. woddy and acidy. strong and sweet.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an off colour maroon. Thin white head. Very sweet, thick. A little too sweet for me. Nice and warming going down. Good with desert.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red ale color with thin tanish head. Sour nose (in a good way) and a good lightly sweet cider taste. Leaves palate clean. Really good.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Santa - Thanks! Deep ruby, tan head. Nose is candied balsamic vinegar, tons of fruit, caramel malt, light acid. Flavor is more of the candied balsamic, lots of caramel, light chocolate notes, refreshing fruits (apple pops out and then disappears again), pleasingly tart.