sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dilly Deli: Dark brown to black pour, with a light tan head. Aroma of grapes, prunes and other dark fruits, some alcoholic sweetness. Flavor, dark fruits, dry grapes, a bit sour/tart. Nice finish, really a good beer.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2006 Bottle enjoyed during the blackout over candlelight and a good book. Very nice smell, almost too pungent at first but got me excited for the ale. Keeps a great appearance with a great head that stayed until the end and a dark ruby color. Very nice sour taste. At first it might be too much but comes along great as it warms. The taste left me wanting more each time. Very enjoyable and I think that the poweroutage helped me enjoy this since I had nothing else to do. Great dessert beer and one I need to pick up more of. Cheers!
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is a great beer, deep ruby red in color, light tan head, good lacing around the glass, very sour & tart nose filled with lots of cherry, a slight hint of cola in the aroma as well, full-bodied, very sweet fruitiness in the flavors but yet slightly sour & tart at the same time, very acidic & carbonated, fizzy finish with more sour cherry flavor, this is almost like a fruit punch type of drink but with a healthy kick alcohol, very enjoyable, great Flemish sour
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 60F Tuplip. Sour smell very tart, cherry, light yeast smells very tight aroma. Appearance was a very dark red color, nearly a dark red/brown color, with a tan head great lacing, decent head retention. Very tart, dry taste of plum and cherry, sweet and tart at the same time. Quite sour. Medium mouthfeel, with tight and very present carbonation, very acidic leaves mouth very dry adn clean. Very dry like champagne similar to a kir royale. Nice and quite quaffable.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin off white head. Vinegar wine aroma - flavour is the same, but balance with the sweetness of cherries and tart fruits. Not as sour as I wanted, or maybe expected it to be, but very idiosyncratic and interesting none-the-less, with a very refreshing finish that left me wanting more. Fantastic!
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2008 11.2 oz bottle to go from O’Brien’s: Aroma is red wine/red wine vinegar. Color is deep burgandy held up to a flashlight with a small light tan head. Flavor starts cherry tart turning fruity sweet and sour (berries, green apple, grape) with a long dry acidic finish. Medium bodied and velvety with lively carbonation. Way under-rated IMHO!
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle, rating #300] Oaky, sour balsamic vinegar aroma. Dark ruby in color, with a puffy, tan colored head. Tastes a lot like apple cider vinegar, but not in an overpowering way. As it warms, sweet flavors become especially present. Substantial carbonation. This is such a new taste for me, style-wise, and I find it different and pretty nice.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a tan head. Sweet acid vinegar aroma and some fruitiness. Sweet malty vinous flavor with hints of fruits. Sweet finish.
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.