BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2006
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 9.4 oz. bottle
Aroma: Hint of fruit and light hops reminds of a sweet red wine
Appearance: Beautiful deep, clear, deep reddish brown. Head is fantastic. Antique white in color that has a wide variance in bubble size that laces nicely and sustains thoughout the entire glass.
Flavor: My bottle was very sweet to the point of being as sweet as a lambic. Very sweet, apple and cherry, like a sweet cider or lambic.
Palate: Finishes sweet too. Some acidity as the aftertaste lingers. Reminds me of a Reisling.
Overall: Suprisingly I enjoyed this immensely even though it was cerrtainly not what I expected out of a Begian Ale with 6% Alcohol. Theme should be obvious from above sweet sweet sweet.
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from 11.2oz bottle. Ruby brown body with large cream colored head that clinges to the glass. Alluring aroma of sour red wine and oakwood. Complex taste of oak, biscuit, mild sour vinegrette, still hinting at a cherry sweetness. A good mix of sweet and sour. Long oaky finish. Amazing.
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a wonderful amber color with a large coffee and cream head that disappates fairly quickly. Wonderful Cabarnet scent. However this goes down as the first beer I almost threw right back up on the first swallow but further tastings show that itís really not too bad. On the same lines as a lambic. OK, would most likely never drink again.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Utobeer): Lovely ruby haze with a light beige head. Nice mild barn nose with biscuits and light berries. Some mild oaky wood in the flavour, but more biscuity malts and mild tart wine. Not bad.
KymStarCry (1) - USA - APR 16, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
wine? beer? lambic? Balsamic vinegar?
you get them all in one.
the sour patch kids of the beer world
love it or hate it
I ADORE it
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Some brett and lactic acid funk... with some sweet notes blended in
Appearance: Clean, Dark Brown with reddish highlights pours with off white head which does not last too long
Flavor: Starts off intriguingly tart and funky but is replaced with a flavor of cherries and some sweetness (Would be a nice after dinner drink)
Palate: Complex flavors with dark fruit and cherries flooded over with some sour notes which finish slightly sweet on the tongue
Overall: For a Flanderís red seems to be dumbed down a bit.. the sourness and funk is very restrained almost to it coming off a little too sweet. If it s possible this would be a gateway Sour beer (Better ones are Goudenband and Rodenbach)
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark brown beer with a small head. Strong aroma...smell of wine. Is this wine? Clearly, you can taste wine...fruity beer. Since I donít like wine and find this beer too sour...I decided to throw it in the sink. Iím soooooo disapointed knowing that this beer comes from my second best beer producer country, Belgium...we should read strong wine on the bottle, not strong beer.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish Brown with asmall quickly dissipaing head. Viegary "wine-ish" smell. Some Coca Cola like aromas. Tastes sour and sweet at the same time. No hps whatsoever is detectable nor is the alcohol noticeable. Gives the distinct impression if balsamic vinegar. Nice and sourwith hints of dried fruits. Sour finish that sits on the tongue for a good long enjoyable time.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful ruby-brown pour with a fabulous, creamy head. Aroma is mildly sour with nice underlying fruity notes and green apple, green grape. Mild, tart, soft and luxurious in the mouth, like very sweet green apples. A wonderful mix of sweet and sour. Extremely drinkable. I wish I could get this for a better price.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml - exp date Oct 2007 - Aroma is strong: red wine, yeast, red vinegar, and a hint of cherries. Pours a deep red with a nice fluffy light brown head that wonít quit, great lacing. Flavor is milder than aroma leads on, but still very flavorful. Red wine, candi sugar, yeast, red grape juice, and oak. Palate is tart, but sweet. As I kept drinking the bottle I liked it more and more. This is a very mild sour and very tasty too! My wife loves it.