dawgontap (2) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is of tart cherries and the oak comes through with a hint of notes of vanilla. Has a brownish side of ruby tint with a bone colored head. Nice sour notes that linger on the back of the tongue forever. To me, it has the perfect balance with the oak and the solera type aging gives it excellent complexity.
radagast83 (7079) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is that of sour cherries, spices. The flavor is initially a sweet tangy flavor which quickly delves into sour fruits. It’s not unlike eating something tart like a Granny Smith apple. The right balance is here to allow for both a sweet aftertaste as well as a nice sour punch.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Pours a really pretty amber color into the fluted glass. There was a nice off-white head and flickers of lacing. The scent was very sour with hints of cherries, vingegar, spices and some barnyard funkiness. A quick sweetness on the front of the tongue gives way quickly to a puckering sour flavor. A slight reminder of a sweet red wine. The finish is very clean with some sour notes. I was very fond of this beer, as I am finally warming to the sour ale stlye.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red/burgundy color topped by a foamy head, great carbonation. Aroma of apples, cider, cherry, oak. Sweeter than I remembered, yet tart and bitterless, ends on iron notes. So refreshing. My mouth gets watery with each sip. I am not tired of this one, even after numerous times. My second favorite Brune des flandres after Rodenbach Grand Cru.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 Bottle. Sample at Haket, Gothenburg. Red/light brown color with a small beige head. Aroma: Very sweet and lightly sour, cherries, perfume, wood, light vinegar and caramel. Flavor: The sweetest Sour Ale i tried this day. Notes of red wine, light vinegar, cherries, wood, caramel and bread. My favorite Sour Ale beeing a newbie to this beer style.
ShKincaid (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle redish brown color with a fruity scent. Fruity taste surpasses aroma. Carbonation more like a champagne than a beer. A pleasant surprise!
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head and deep ruby red color. Aroma is dark fermented fruit-raisin, cherry, medium malt. Taste is dark fermented fruit-raisin, cherry, secondary medium/dark malt, syrupy, some spicy (hops). Kind of a spice lambic. Good effervescence.
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt sweetness, noticable at first. Sour notes light acitic acid notes as well a slight woody note. Dried fruit notes come thourgh as the beer warms. Light brown in color with light ruby tint when held to the light. Light off-white head that clings to the side of the glass. Malt Sweetness in noticable upfront then cut through with a light sourness in the back. Cherries come to mind in the flavor of this beer.
KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Dark brown body, small off white head. Heavy sweet malty aroma. Way too sweet flavour. There is some complexity here, but I don’t whish to explore it further. (Brüssel (hotel room), 15.12.07)
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Hopduvel Gent. Deep brown colour with some reddish undertones and a moderate tan head. Aroma was very sour, almost vinegar-like, with some fruit and molasses and tart oak. The flavour was powerfully sour with some yeast and a vinous mouth feel. The finish had a lingering acetic edge. Complex and very enjoyable.