CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a large, frothy head and a rust coloured body. Strong acidic aroma that borders on vinegar with a slight sour grapes scent of white wine. Flavour: sour, cherry, grape then pastey dry. Ouch! Like sucking on a palmful of Sour Patch Kids when you have a cold sore. Hits a high note of sweetness in mid-sip then translates into a mouth-drying paste. Great stuff... wonderful style. This sour duchess can visit anytime!
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first flemish sour ale. Very flavorful, full of fruits and spices. A very nice combination of flavors, tart, but not to the level of a lambic. A nice cedar color.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer is definitely fun!!! winy, vinous aroma. the body looks like a coke or a pepsi without ice. the flavor was entertaining. one person tasted worcershire sauce, one soda, others including myself carbonated red wine. i really enjoyed this beer. the carbonation is just right, medium. the body is just acidic enough to clear the palate nicely. finishes with some dark fruit flavors, plums and some cherries, there is also a cidery aspect to this one, like a hard apple cider. a very nice drink, i think my girlfriend has a new favorite beer.
funnyman (4) - CANADA - FEB 16, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very rare and distinct
not like any other beer - differs from lambic
spicy and enjoyable
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice fruity spiciness. Not like any other beer I've tried but I did like it i. Overally very enjoyable to drink.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2003 Bottle (7 4 7 4 16). Dark red with a light brown head. A sugar sweet berry aroma. Very fruity in flavor with a hint of oak and a sweet palate with an aftershock of sourness. Re-Rate on tap at the Toronado Belgian beer month (8 4 9 4 18). Deep mahogancy color with a tan laced head. Sweet, tart, fruity, and a full mouthfull.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It's like they put granny smith apples in a red ale. It makes me smack my lips with the sourness. I have never had a sour ale before so I am impressed. I wasn't sure that I would like it that much but they balance the sour fruity tones with adequate malt flavors so it is not overwhelming. I enjoyed this beer though I may not be able to drink too much at one time.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ocassionally I have a beer that works its way into the recesses of my brain and sparks sudden flashes of memory from god knows when - like some olfactory snapshot of my childhood. This for some reason, brought an image of the first time I ever tried my parents' wine. This is a mix of fermented green apple, clove, sour grape, and potpourri. There is a sharp hint alchohol and an insistent tinny taste that runs along the palate and sits on the back of the tongue - very very tinny, tastes like I licked a metal pole. But, save for the unpleasant finish this is a decent red.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Well-named, as its burgundy colour would indicate. Mix of woody lactic notes, tomato, pomegranate, apple skins and acetic notes. Sweet maltiness in the palate, alongside icing sugar, caramel apples, and a light acetic note which spoils an otherwise clean lactic undertone. Sweet & sour, quite drinkable, but I do find the acetic notes to be rather off-putting. You have to love acetic acid (vinegar) to love this beer. If you donít, itíll go down the drain.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I can not appreciate this style, the winney taste distracts for me. The sweet and sour I can understand but it just does not come together for me