TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 25cl (BB 04/2006)
Dark red cherry color, brown small head, sour fruity aroma of vinegar. Flavor is sour cherries, raw grapefruits and dry apple cider. Light to medium bodied. Finish is sweet apples and fruits and lambic sourness with rubbery tones. First this had maybe too unique palate to enjoy but after few sips this turns to be interesting and complex.
Dorwart (2393) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no head with very little carbonation. Head does appear upon swirling. Sour grape aroma with some raisins, oak and a bit of molasses. Color is a a nice dark reddish amber. Succulent flavor of cherries, sour grapes and a bit of malt for balance. Flavor is thin but very juicy. Makes the mouth salivate. Finish is pretty dry and slightly sour. A very good sour ale and one of the better ones I have had.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Dark amber color with a medium, tight and very lasting, beige head. Strong, wineous and earthy sour cherry and vinegar aroma. Sour and acidic, but also sweetish-malty, cherry flavor. Medium-bodied, sticky, foamy-carbonated palate (was quite warm, though). ABV very well-hidden. A nice one as a Flemish sour. This would make a great salad dressing with some added garlic, olive oil and spices :)
jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Decent-looking, but thatís not the point here. The aromas of vinegar and even horseradish are strange and out of place. The finish is sickly sweet. I wondered if something had gone wrong with the bottle fermentation until I read other reviews. Maybe itís my unsophisticated palate, but I simply didnít like this "Flemish Sour Ale," and cannot vouch for the beer or the style. Sorry.
Dorqui (2113) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red color much elegant one. Adherent and compact foam of optimal duration. Intense and delicate scent. Smell of wine and yields red. In mouth it is warm and wrapping, its do not feel themselves nearly 6.2% degrees. He is similar very to an Italian wine called Bonarda. Indeed optimal.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very interesting dark amber beer with strong hints of raisins, grapes, cherries and currants. Very reminiscent of a fine dessert wine.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep chestnut colour, with a slight tan head. Aroma is vinegar and oak. Taste is sweet, sour, acidic with a really nice mellowness to it. This beer is a good experience, and have been every time iíve tried it
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 bronish red in color, aroma sweet fruity taste sweet, acidic then cherry hint of vanilla then sour and cherry before the swollowing finnishes abit dry
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Garnet Red color. Sweet wine aroma with a little vinegar smell to it as well. Balsamic, perhaps. Vinous to its core. Surprisingly low alcohol amount as it is somewhat sticky and evaporating like a higher proof drink. Even girls could drink this one. Not far off from a Framboise. As it warms, the beerness comes to the fore more over the sweetness. Still a fine drink.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 2005: Tried this again at a tasting and it was fantastic. Donít know if the beer changed or my tastes but this was quite good. Much of what I wrote below still applies as to color and aroma but the flavor was much, much better.
Just couldnít get around this one. Garnet body with a wisp of head that floated away quickly. Intense aroma of malt, sugar, fruit, unsweetened chocolate. Vinous. But it all added up to unpleasant for me. Drain pour.