GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can see that this is either a beer that you love or hate. Thick tan head with aromas of sour fruit. The first taste starts off slightly sweet and then turns into flavors of sour green apples. Loved it.
BrewSquid (45) - Plattsburg, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby-red in color with a a fine head and a wonderful lacing of the glass. DO NOT drink when it is too cold as you will miss much of the drinking experience. Allow it to warm as the label suggests to 47-53 degrees F. The tannin and vinegar detectable in the flavor & aroma are similar to those found in a fine balsamic. There is also a slight ’oakiness’ noticable in the aroma. Beautifully done!
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark copper color with a delicate off-white head. Tangy, sweet vinegar aroma. Also, I sensed some oaked cherries. The taste is absolutely delightful. It is akin to a stronger hard cider. The ale is as refined as the duchesse on the label. It leaves a wonderful taste tempting you to drink it in massive gulps. It is quite smooth going down. Thanks Indiana_Red for sharing this gem with me!
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby color with a small off-white head, settles to a thin film quickly. Fruity aroma (apples), with some woody notes. Intense sour flavor, lots of fruit, complex and vinous.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle - Pours a clear dark reddish-brown. I think this bottle was on the liquor store shelf for a long time. The yeast is all stuck to the bottom of the bottle and the ale poured clear enough to look filtered. However, the "best before" date isn’t stamped. Anyway, the aroma is of sour fruit (apples and cherries) and some vinegar. The flavor is sweet and sour with the sour cherry flavors coming through nicely. The body seems a little too thin, while the finish is quite tart. Interesting and enjoyable, it’s certainly a departure from most beer styles.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lovely. had recently at beer bistro, had it many times before at Smokeless. chocolate and lots of semingly creamy notes. kinda acidic but nice. it has that sweet and sour mix down...
Arayaga2 (2062) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and dark with a reddish hue, and thin white head. Aroma is effervescent cidar vinegar with spices. Taste is better than I expected... not nearly as sour, and fairly sweet with very little pucker in the finish. Not a favorite, but not bad for its style. $3/11.2
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Biergarden, Portsmouth VA, 10/28/06: Very dark red with a thin body. Definite vinegar in the aroma, but nice rounded sweet sugary flavors. Quite enjoyable.
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A few years old 75 cl bottle. Amber. Flavor: Vinuous with notes of wood. Flavor: Fruity. Subdued sourness. The maturing has made it softer. One of my favourite beers
masteren (15) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and fruity, with a taste an smell of oakwood.
Refrishingly with a good after-taste.
A fine beer for both men and (maybe even more) women.
When you first taste it, you will come back for more..