dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of malt vinegar and cherries Appears a clear garnet red with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is very sweet at the start, like fermented berries, followed by blue cheese, and ending with a malt vinegar aftertaste; quite complex. Flavors are thick and chewy, but palate is suprisingly light and refreshing. Overall, this is a quirky beer, but then again it is from the quirkiest of styles; a bit more than the sum of its parts
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is identical to chery pepsi. Nose is malt vinegar and charred oak. Flavours is cola sweet with marachino cherries and cabernet franc grapes. As it warms a horse hair appears with more fruit flavours, namely raspberry and cassis.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 Brown ale with a small head that vanishes, leaving good lacing. Sweet and sour nose. Taste of sour ale, sweet candy sugar, sour cherries, dried fruit, and spice; no real hoppy taste. Mouth a little flat. Good sour Belgian Brown. // Had it again. More sweetness to the fruit, more rounded mouth.
DuffMan (7236) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, beer-bottle brown in colour, thick tan head with perfectly uniform tiny bubbles. Aromas of sour cherry (NOT cherry candy) and apples. Very dusty and slightly musty smelling too. Very sweet malt balanced by a tartness that isn’t quite puckering, but certainly mouth-watering. Definitely different to a North American palate like mine, and very enjoyable.
skoisirius (1814) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle into a Snifter glass. Pours a light brown with a gorgeous amber hue to it with a tiny whitish foamy head. The nose is very aromatic with hints of
sweet and sour vinegar and fruit. Flavor is absolutely tremendous with
tastes of apples, figs, and a very balanced sour vinegar note. Quite
interesting as the first taste of vinegar is incredibly sweet which
moves into the more sour note towards the finish that lingers. This is
such an amazing flemish sour ale! I will definitely order and purchase
this over and over again.
nick76 (4292) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is 700 for me and I raise my glass to toast my good friend Palidor19. The aroma is like apple cider vinegar with caramel. The appearance is dark red brown with a small thin head. The taste is just like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall I am just not impressed, this is more like a wine than a beer. I think the problem with this beer is that I haven’t developed a taste for the style.
TrappistMike (11) - GERMANY - JUN 24, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this at a favorite pub in Maastricht and came highly reccomended from a friend. Great color and very interesting taste. A perfect blend of dry red wine and beer. Strong notes and taste of blackberry and nice smooth aftertaste. The only way I can really describe this beer is to imagine Blackberry juice and Iced tea with a lambic beer kick. Perfect summer afternoon brew.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle at Byns Bistro, Göteborg)
Pours lovely dark/red with hardly no head. The smell is sour, fresh and sweet. Fruity, cherries. Oak, wood. Taste: Red berries. A slight lambic touch but sweeter. Apple/pear cider. Perfect carbonation. Perfectly balanced in taste. Fruity. Lemon acid. Some buttery notes. A tiny bitterness. Fabulous!
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled @ the Saucer. Great looking dark red/brown ale. Nose of fermentation and fruits like cherries. The ale is bitter up front yet followed by the smooth, sweet, fruity finish. Very nice.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby brown body with a very thick film of bubbles. Nose is straight malt vinegar, through and through. Taste-malt vinegar, light funk, sweet, good CO2, apple, oaky, cherry cola, sweet without being too much so. Very warming as it goes down. Fruity esters. Fruits and esters combine very well with the oak/sour/tannin flavors. The sweetness almost tastes artificial.