beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Tart, sweet, cherry lambic-like, fruity aroma. Thick, light brown, mostly diminishing head. Ruby-red, brownish in appearance. Sweet, fruity, slightly tart, almost lambic-like (cherry/kriek specifically) start with a somewhat metallic(??? I think), mildly dry, kriek lambic-like finish. Very easy to drink. Less than medium body and a bit weak on the palate. Medium carbonation. Very enjoyable. Will certainly try again. See Ercvich's rating for better review.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the most unique beers Iíve ever tasted. It is dark reddish brown in color, but light in body. The balance between sweet & tart is excellent. I would have it again. It has a wonderful, fruity aroma. I wouldnít recommend it for any novice beer drinkers, but itís a must try for any serious beer drinker.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredible ruby red color with a quickly diminishing head. Nose is very much like red wine vinegar. Quite a sweet flavor, with an ample tartness. Not really any detectable malt flavors to this, I suppose their covered by a decent shot of candi sugar. Nice, but the sweetness gets to be a bit much by the bottom of the glass.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2004 Absolutely fascinating aroma, sour yet bready. Beautiful color. Ultimately, a very challenging beer, but I found it a bit too sour (cherry, aged granny smith apple) for me to discern the other taste components. Thin to medium-bodied. I think my palate needs to mature more.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An interesting mix of sweet and tart flavors here. Your first hint is of strawberries and cherries dipped in chocolate. In the middle you move towards a tart, sour flavor and you finish dry and tart. Aroma hnts more of light fruits with a tinge of tartness. Sort of a ruby brown color with a medium head that dissipated halfway through.
caesar (4610) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 For a flemish sour ale, this one is better than the Rodenbach Grand Cru IMO. A bit more yeasty and malty compared to the extremely sour taste some other flemish reds have. This one is a bit more subtle and balanced.
paysano99 (11) - CANADA - JAN 9, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Marvelous, the best beer i ever had (up to now) Metalic and friuty taste, Very powerfull body, great color, sweet, acid, VERY VERY complex, has so many different tastes, each time you try it seems a ddiferent beer, WONDERFULL!!!
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JAN 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet and potent. Plenty of flavor and body to go around. Many great fruits to taste, most notably were strawberry, plum and cherry. Great red complexion and nice rocky head.
tjbjcpmaster99 (5) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding Flemish Red. Second only to the great Rodenbach! Donít age this one, itís pasteurized like Rodenbach.
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - DEC 4, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very fruity start. Rabsberry-aroma. Some sweet-sour taste in the middle. Good, dry finish. Well balanced. A very good beer.