schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, 10de Mechelse Bierdag, 3rd July 2005, Mechelen. Dark mahogany colour, no haze, small lacy beige head. Aroma: caramel, wood, acetic acid, slightly perfumed. The taste is sweet-sourish, with basically the same components as in the aroma. Good body, nice carbonation.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red/brown color (very attractive) with a tan, dissapating head. Aroma of sour cherries and subtle toffee with balsamic vinegar omnipresent. Flavor is malt sweet throughout but acidity pervades and adds an enjoyable sweet/sour effect. Acidity dominates up front then malt sweetness overtakes it into the finish.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
#100. i hope it’s worth it, i like flemish sour ale. so let’s go! red/brown beer with a small biege head. aroma: sherry, oak, bit fruity(floral, citrus?), bit malty. tastes great: sourish, sweetish, fruity, wood(oak, sherry). finish is long, sourish, with lingering oak taste. body is thin/medium, with fizzy co2. very good, well balanced. good choice for a 100th rating.
Lunkie (1363) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy sweet hop aroma. Clear brown colour with good head. Sweet floral flavour with spice malt and hops. Very complex. Fizzy palate.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn NY. This beer is not for everyone. Extremely tart and fruity in taste. A great complex flavor that reminded me a little of an aged lambic but not as full bodied or heavy. It is actually quite crisp and refreshing to drink. I love to get it in the summer. Overall a great unique beer.
UnsofistaCat (230) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2005
1.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Wow. I just tried a new kind of beer, a so called Flemish Sour Ale, and think its absolutely disgusting. I hated this so much that I’m not sure I’ll even risk more hard-earned cash on a higher rated brand of this sour puss. Smelled of cooking wine with a dark brownish color with tints of red. Tasted of moldy wine and apple vinegar. Couldn’t even finish it. On a positive note, I am imagining this ale being a great ingredient in an improvised North Carolina bbq sauce. Ironically, like another recent review, my mom actually liked it.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber, virtually no head.
Aroma is weak at best, with sweet but also of a wine that is turning to vinegar.
Initial flavor is slightly winelike, and reminds me of ducksauce at a chinese restaurant.
Finishes slightly bitter, somewhat sweet.
Not really one that I would sit back and enjoy. My wife and mother(who tasted it with me) both really enjoyed this.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is deep reddish amber with a thin off white head...aroma is citric and some cherry...taste is not as tart as I’d anticipated...definately sweet and tart at first, but something butter and greasy in the finish making it sort of unpleasant...
Sregnar35 (951) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 On tap at Mahars. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is subtle but pleasant. Flavor is a bit sour, with some good sweetness.
Updated review, sour vinegar flavor is absolutely addicting.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looked like I poured myself a Pepsi, with a caramel-colored body under a fast & fizzy head. Interesting aromas began with a high amount of vinegar, revealing sour cherry, taffy and beef broth. Contrary to what I anticipated, the sourness only revealed itself at the finish, being preceded by some harsh sugar-sweetness. Finish flavor also included cut grass. Although rather fizzy, it still felt creamy in the mouth with the carbonation providing a tingly ending. For a beer that I was hesitant to try, I found it enjoyable and look forward to sampling others of this style.
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