BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 This beer poured a dark amber, perhaps coppery color. The nose offered distinct hints of ketchup. The creamy white head (with just a hint of red) dissipated quickly. The flavor was initially a pleasant sour raspberry with hints of lemon. The tail lingered for a minute or two, but that ketchup taste lingered. I think I might pick up a bottle of this for my next bratwurst cookout.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Pours a dark copper color with a huge creamy off-white head. The aroma has hints of sweet and sour, with hints of barbecue or something as well. A nice earthy barnyard is present as well Great tart acidity balanced by a good dark fruit sweetness. Nice sour edge onto the finish. This beer is very well balanced, but a little bit watered down.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprised I hadnít gotten around to rating this yet. 11.2oz bottle, Best before 15-07-07. Pours a clear ruby with a two and a half finger slightly beige head. Aroma is quite sour and sweet at the same time with sour cherries and pickled figs, some musty hints and cork. Flavor is more sweet than the aroma leads on with a hint of sweet tobacco leaves. Otherwise the same as the aroma. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation. There are better examples out there, but this is a solid brew.
tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red brown with light head. Hint of vinegar and apple aroma. Slight sour and then almost a sweet cider flavor appears. Extremely enjoyable. (Had a tasting at Beer Church, bought a few more bottles to enjoy at home.)
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich red color with a light white head. Smells very sour with hints of mustard, vinegarette, and fruits. Tastes of sour fruit and strawberries. Sourness is a little overpowering. Has a long finish that stays with you on the tongue. Its a pretty good sour red, I can see why this one is popular.
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours as a thick, reddish brown with white head and good carbonation. Aromas of sour, acidic cider with cherry and rasberry notes. Taste bursts of fresh grape juice and red wine vinegar with nice oak notes. I found the overall body to be very light and unassuming with less of an acidic kick than I was expecting. Nicely subtle and the dry finish makes for a good starter beer.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Amazing ruby red colour. Acidic scent. Sweet cassis, cherry and raspberry tastes. Hints of fresh apple. Sour and punchy. Itís not my favorite type but I think it does this quite well.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an effervescent deep reddish brown, topped by an inch and a half of soft beige-red foam. Good head retention, solid lacing. Aroma of cider and tart cherry. While sipping I can detect a subtle caramel malt presence.
Tangy beer with sour cherry, freshly picked sun-warmed red raspberry, foxy wild grape, and oak flavors. The first sip made the fillings in my teeth hurt - they way that accidentally biting on aluminum foil does. Awesome! Finishes lighter and drier, though still very sharp, with a bit of a metallic taste. Raspberry wine vinegar with a hint of caramel in the aftertaste.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
11.2oz brown bottle from Florianís. My first Flemish Red. Dark brownish-red body with ruby-red highlights and a half an inch of light tan head. Smells acidic (like vinegar) with hints of fruit. Tastes acidic and fruity, like a raspberry maybe? After a few sips, a yeasty character starts to show too. Medium-bodied. Not sure what to think of this one... Iím sure itís to style and great for what it is, but I just canít get past that vinegar-like quality, which hurts the taste, smell, and drinkability... Call me unsophisticated and inexperienced, and compared to some I may be, but I am just not a fan of this one, sorry. At least I only ot an 11.2oz.
johnnydollar (35) - greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark but has a light mouthfeel. a thick sweetness with hints of muscadine and cherry. very enjoyable. my first flemish sour so i have little to compare. buy very yummy.