hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark red-brown, clear and almost headless. The odour of sweetness and cheap malt vinegar was not the best introduction to this much-respected brew. The first taste was enough to convince me that it would be a struggle to avoid a drain pour. The vile, cloying fruity sweetness was bad enough, but the vinegary sourness was more like something I would sprinkle on fish and chips. The worst three quid I ever spent.
BusyBeeKeeper (1) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark red like a nice wine with a flimsy head. Sour with nice woodsy flavors like oak and smoked peat moss. This is one of my favorite beers of all time.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, ruby red coloring with a thick, quickly diminishing head. Intensly sweet, cloying aromas of balsamic vinegar and black cherries. Texture is insanely carbonated and saturated with berry sugars. Raspberry, strawberry, and rouge champagne litter the tongue. Aftertaste reminds me a bit of nutrasweet. One of the sweetest Flemish sour ales I have ever tasted, but almost to the point where it clashes with the sour characteristics of the style.
jrob21 (2739) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby color, big tan head. On tap at the brickstore for my birthday. Crisp and spicy aroma. Slightly sour with a red fruit taste. First adventure with the style and it was good. The second glass was better than the first.
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark ruby color with a very fruity taste. You can almost taste the cherrys in this one. It has an alcohol feeling to it higher than it’s %. All in all a good beer.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think me and any Flanders officially dont get along.
It pours a mildly headish ruby brown smelling frankly like sour patch kids, vinegar, and alcohol.
The taste is light, lighter than the smell leads you to believe. It’s not my favorite, but it did finish with a saki clean, like a good Flanders. The body is a little light, though from other’s I’ve had.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber to red pour with almost no head at all. A sour but yet sweet aroma to it. Has a cidery, hint of cherry flavor. I was really impressed with this. It got better with every taste.
cathschlag (48) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odeur d’alcool assez présente. On sent les cerises, le poivre. Suberbes bulles. Couleur brun profond. Très effervescente en attaque. Arrière-goût au palais en finale.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a white foamy head. Sour aroma that hits you right on the noggin’. Sour cherries and raspberries finish with a slightly vinegar aftertaste. A decent sour.
thornecb (4637) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 Pours mahogany into a snifter. Medium-sized bubbles. Cherry and vinegar aromas. Bubbly with up front dry cherries and a lingering vinegar finish.