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 (25182) - 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.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark brown reddish in colour with almost no head. Fruity sourness with notes of dark fruits, balsamico and spices - nice balance.
DonkeyKonga (3) - USA - DEC 20, 2006 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice aroma of apples and berries. medium size beige head. flavor is sweet carmel apples. too sweet for me, not enough sour for me. nice and fruity beer.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark ruby with a medium sized cream colored head. aroma of plastic, wine, sour grapes, wood, and hints of chocolate. flavor is sour and candyish with apples, grapes and caramel. very fruity. sour but not enough to pucker. full bodied.
UnConeD (4) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok, so this is a Flemish Sour, and I don’t like sour too much, so I wasn’t expecting a miracle. Still, the aroma and taste was interesting, albeit a bit syrupy at first. If you ask me, skip this one and go for Gouden Carolus instead.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle - Thanks BadDads]
This was a amber color brew with no head. The aroma was very sweet and full of life The flavor was wow this is not a novice drinking brew. this was a great sour ale. Loved the flavor throughout. Had some wood flavor and that was good This is a brew to try again and again.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Malty oaty aroma with hints of berries. Deep reddish color with tan head. Fruity flavor with metallic initial tinge. Slight spiciness in the aftertaste. Woodiness in the middle. Thin palate. Refreshing, almost like raspberry juice. Fizzy carbonation. Good.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The proto-typical Flemish Sour. there are better one’s out there, but this is a great benchmark for determining if you like the style or not. Beautful deep ruby color with a nice creamy head. Great head retention and lacing. Wonderful aromas of green apple, sherry and grapes. The old and young ales are certainly distinguishable along with a slightly assertive oak presence. Sourness on the palate is definate something to behold, but is not as complex or aggressive as with the Panil Barriquée. A wonderfully done ale and a great introduction to the style.