NosirIwont (1962) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep red/brown with a brownish head. Quite complex aroma; mostly balsamico vinegar at first, but gives room for notes of sherry, chocolate and rhum as it warms, the balsamico vinegar still being the dominant aroma, though. Flavour is mostly balsamico as well. You’d think that this would be hard to drink, but it actually works really well, especially as it is quite well-balanced. There are some slight metallic notes, though, but overall this is a really fine beer. 28-10-05.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a dark brown body - hue apperance and a coarse light brown scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet/acid.
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful ruby coloured beer, with a small white head. An interesting sour ale...had a nice sweet sour cherry taste. Not a large hoppy taste to overpower the cherries...it was very well balanced.
Fairyqueen (1) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite beers. It is complex. Sweet and sour at the same time. This is a beer that I like to just sip slowly and enjoy.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep red with little head. Vinegar aroma with some earthy notes and a hint of raspberry. Sweet and sour flavor. Excellent body and rich but carbonated mouthfeel. Very clean yet the light and fruity sour flavor lingers delicately on the tongue. Very nice.
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown with bubly vanishing cream coloured head. Vinegar like aroma with notes of maraschino and higher alcohols. Some earth flavours blends well with the vineous sour flavours. Sweet yet balanced and fresh.
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Dark ruby red colour with a creamy off-white layer. Vineous aroma of black currant, raisins, also vinegar. Bittersweet flavour, sweet malty and sour fruity taste, slightly acidic. Medium bodied, somewhat woody; tart sweetsour finish with a light bitter hoppiness. Not a disappointing but decent Flemish Red.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish brown colour with thin off with head. Sour malt vinegar nose. Saour acidic taste with dry saour finish. A real lip puckerer.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 Pours dark reddish orange brown with a thin tan head. Tart aroma of cider, tart cherries, funky brett, red wine, berries, and oak. The taste is sweet and sour. Starts fruity, yeasty, and acidic which slowly mellows into an earthy, woodsy finish. Notes of oak, dried fruits, and dusty yeast. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Good mix of sweet and sour with a great aftertaste. I thought this was too extreme the first time I had it, but with a second bottle I’ve grown to like this. Quite unique.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/ruby. Bubbly tan head fizzes away quickly. Wild yeast, berries, oak, subtle malt and alcohol, touch of spice, also-complex aroma. Same flavor. Body is a bit heavy, needs to warm up a bit. Has a certain taste in the finish I can’t put my finger on. Medium/full body, well carbonated. Very good.