beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Acetic vinegar notes, cherryish and fruity with some malty, chocalatey overtones and brett character. Oaky. Complex.
Appearance: Long lasting head, burgundy, clarity good. Nice.
Hints of brown but more of a dark red.
Flavor: Very complex. Sweetish candy notes with a lactic sourness and fruity finish. Oaky tannins are very prominent and hints of vanilla also from the oak. Cherry and fruity flavors, some sherry. Lovely.
Palate: Not harsh at all, but a little sweet. It’s sweet and sour, but I would prefer more sourness. Tastes like it is sweetened like a Lindemans.
Overall: Excellent beer. Very complex, very drinkable, nicely balanced.
FirkinHopHead (26) - Munster, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown. Huge creamy tan head. Aroma like a sweet aged balsamic. Sweet malty taste with a strong acidic finish. Very well rounded and quite pleasant. A fine example of a Flemish Sour.
Grovlam (4189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 Bottle. Head was large creamy and off-white with lasted for a long time. Body was slightly cloudy and color was light brown-ruby like. Aroma was perfume, sweat, barnyard, leather, grape, apple, pear, peach, vinegar. Medium bodied, with a slightly sticky texture and a soft carbonation. God moderated balance between the acidic and sweet. Nice fresh acidic in the finish with an average duration. Surprisingly good experience that is above the Lindemans that we hade.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, clear, dark red with a small head with great lace and decent retention. Aroma quite pungent - sour cherries overpowers. Taste is much more interesting - the cherries are still there, and so is a touch of yeast, but so is light malting, milk chocolate, sweet cherries, and a bready warm aftertaste with just a hint of sourness on the inhale. Mouthfeel is thick and satisfying, and the light carbonation is perfect! Easily my favourite Flemish sour ale.
jainsv (113) - USA - FEB 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the first flemish sour ale I have tried. It pours a deep red/brown color with a thin bubbly white head. It smells fruity with a hint of malt. The taste initially reminds you of wine with a semi-sweet taste which instantly changes to a nice sour aftertaste. Overall, an excellent beer.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle @ Coles Buffalo NY. Reddish brown pour. Sour aroma & taste. I know this is the point but just doesn’t do it for me. I’m sure it’s a wonderfully made beer.
Sten (718) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark coloured beer with a fast diminishing head. Sourish in the aroma, sour and sweet taste. Well balanced beer. Very good to quench your thirst, specially nice in the summer. (Bottle 25cl)
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Bottle. Red amber with a thick, creamy, beige head with long retention. Aroma very cider-like (red apples) with hints of wood. Smooth mouthfeel with a refreshing carbonation. Flavour adds a nice sweetness that is well integrated with the apple sourness. Very nice!
midke (2) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
caramel, citrus, basement aromas, alcohol, raisin, vanilla, medium body, flat, brown, red, cloudy,
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark red colour with a fast receding off-white head. Smells a bit funny at first. Vinous aroma with cherries, acidic with lambic tones. Flavour is very sweet in the beginning followed by a slightly sour cherry taste ending with a synthetic finish. Soft mouthfeel.