grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Retarded. Ketchup, White sugar and prunes. Rich and very sweet. Notes of malt vinegar. Mouthfeel is pure gold.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours red with a moderate head that fades. Aroma is of tart cherries and dark fruit. Flavor is also of slightly tart cherries backed by sweet malt and dark fruit. Very nice balance between the acidity and sweetness. Excellent beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful ruby garnet brown color, with a tan head that burst out of the glass like a volcanic explosion. Aroma is fruity, black cherries, some vinegar, yeast, funky lambic qualities. Acidic flavor, fruit, balsamic vinegar, medium-ish body, almost like a raspberry or black cherry soda, slightly sour. Very drinkable, if a bit unusual.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the GingerMan in NYC.
Dark brown/ruby red in color. Very little head. Strong aroma of balsamic vinegar.
Tasted sweet with a vinegar flavor on
first sip then finished somewhat tart. Not sure whether I should drink it or put it on my salad. Interesting.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
small tan head, very reddish brown, mellow nose, raison, very sweet, choc, light cherry, minimal sourness.
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malt vinnegar aroma. Light brown. Minimal head. Tart but without the fruit. Intriguing and lovely.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of port, vinegar, some chocolate and fruits underneath. Pours a reddish-brown, slight brown head. Wonderful tart flavour and baking soda. A lively mouthfeel. An enjoyable beer if you like this style.
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just add some olive oil and you’ll have a nice balsamic salad dressing. Dark cherry after taste. A bit too sweet for my liking. Does get better towards the bottom of the bottle.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on bottle) I know I went a bit out of scale on this rating, but it is not at all every day I discover a whole new beer style and it´s even more seldom that I like that "new" beer. But "flemish sour ale" is really something special.
Loads of balsamic flavours, allmost like strwaberries soaked in canesugar and red balsamico.The taste is sour, with some fresh appletones and with the high carbonation, it´s like summerrain and angelwings. Just love the deep redish-brown color, I can just imagine the big oakcasks....and the nice middleage virgin on the label.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark burgandy with a lively pale khaki head. The aroma is like a fruit basket with peaches and green apples and grapes. There’s also a slight vinegariness in there. The flavor is more tart than I expected, giving the fruits life. A bit of wine. There’s some spice or herb in there that is slipping my mind. Slick on the tongue, this one takes a bit to get used to, but it improves as you sip it.