detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an effervescent deep reddish brown, topped by an inch and a half of soft beige-red foam. Good head retention, solid lacing. Aroma of cider and tart cherry. While sipping I can detect a subtle caramel malt presence.
Tangy beer with sour cherry, freshly picked sun-warmed red raspberry, foxy wild grape, and oak flavors. The first sip made the fillings in my teeth hurt - they way that accidentally biting on aluminum foil does. Awesome! Finishes lighter and drier, though still very sharp, with a bit of a metallic taste. Raspberry wine vinegar with a hint of caramel in the aftertaste.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
11.2oz brown bottle from Florian’s. My first Flemish Red. Dark brownish-red body with ruby-red highlights and a half an inch of light tan head. Smells acidic (like vinegar) with hints of fruit. Tastes acidic and fruity, like a raspberry maybe? After a few sips, a yeasty character starts to show too. Medium-bodied. Not sure what to think of this one... I’m sure it’s to style and great for what it is, but I just can’t get past that vinegar-like quality, which hurts the taste, smell, and drinkability... Call me unsophisticated and inexperienced, and compared to some I may be, but I am just not a fan of this one, sorry. At least I only ot an 11.2oz.
johnnydollar (35) - greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark but has a light mouthfeel. a thick sweetness with hints of muscadine and cherry. very enjoyable. my first flemish sour so i have little to compare. buy very yummy.
vyvvy (5303) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark crimson with a thick tan head. The aroma is musty and sweet with traits of cobwebs, cherry, wood and only a hint of tartness / sourness. Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. The taste starts fairly sweet for a Flemish sour and has cherry, thick malt and candy cough drop. Fairly cloying as well. The finish adds a bit of spice and more of the cough drop taste. There is only the slightest hint of oak throughout.
This is an okay beer, but it doesn’t have a lot of the traits I enjoy in a Flemish sour. If I went into it with different expectations I may have though differently.
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark clar ruby with virtually no head. Acetic aroma similar to apple cider -- very nice but one-dimensional. Strong apple cider flavor as well with a touch of balsamic vinegar, a pinch of spicy hops, and enough residual sugar to keep this beer from being aggressively tart. Tingly and creamy palate. This is a great "off-the-beaten-path" treat, and one of only two beers my beer-hating wife will drink.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, red-brown color and a huge, golden head. The aroma is sour with notes of berries. The flavour is sour, at fist rather like vinegar, but then more mellow sweet/sour, mostly sweet. It has a lot of berry notes, rowan berries, black currant and a little prune. It’s an exciting beer, and I quite like this type, not every day, but once a while...
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber colored with a nicely sized head. Impressive oaky tart vanilla aromas, fruity (raisin, cherry), alcohol, vinegar, candy sugar, and alot more. Very sweet & somewhat sour flavor, a strange blend. Refreshing mouthfeel with light carbonation, very smooth. This is a well-made & unique brew.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a big creamy tan head that stays pretty well and laces in layers. Aromas of sour cherries, oak, a touch of caramel and a little apple. Flavor is good caramel malts blended well with sour cherries. Some hints of oak on the edges and even a touch of chocolate. Soft creamy mouthfeel but the finish is a tad acidic. Well balanced quite complex and very tasty. Nice beer!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 cl bottle. Yeast at the bottom. Dark brown colour with a weak head. Aroma of sourness, acid and sweet fruit. Lovely complex flavour of oak, sour and sweetness combined with fruit and spices. Very wonderful indeed.
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark brownish red in colour, with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour fruits along with dry dark fruits. Flavour is at first quite sweet dry fruit, then turns into a sour dark fruity, raisiny thing. Aftertaste again gets quite sweet with a "dry bittering touch". Must be one of the nicest beers in the Flemish Sour ale category I have had. Totally hides the ABV. Nice palate, very filling, and also the carbonation is at a good level.