Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(draft) Dark ruby, with minimal head. Sweet/sour, but the sourness is not like a lambic. Some fruitiness as well; black cherries? Slightly bitter around the edges. Very creamy mouthfeel. Another amazing experience.
Xingu99 (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beer that is balenced between the agreesive spicy, vinegar, and sour qualities of this ’style’ and leans towards fruit, some sweetness and a mildly sour finish. Like others, I prefer the agressiveness of the Rodenbach, but this will
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is very sweet, vinuous. I thought it was just too sweet and lacked a complexity I enjoyed in the Rodenbach Grand Cru.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is much milder and easier to drink than the Rodenbach Grand Cru. Brown-red colour with a small and short lasting head. Extremely refreshing with notes of berries and fruit. Not as complex and interesting as Rodenbach Grand Cru though.
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer. A better version of Rodenbach. Fruity, sweety, some cherries and a sour aftertaste.
Jajoro (11) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This IS a Flander’s Red. A very well blended beer. Wonderful spiciness with great cherry notes. The sherry-like finish is classic. Send me more, Please!
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 Confident balsamic vinegar effluviums intrigue...Eating cherries in the sunset...A woody breeze lifts the hints of vanilla and oak...Cheese and caramel hover over the vinosity...This is less fruity though than the Mestreechs Aajt...I used to watch them dance and glitter like a fireworks display, but sometimes that balsamic vinegar keeps blocking the view...A quite variable beer...
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweetish cherry aroma, deep brown with a tinge of red, slightly sour sweet cherry palate, very enyable, but i crave a bit more sour, i still dig it.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby port wine red/brown clear colour with nice looking mid-size mid tan fine bubbled head. Acid cherry and tropical fruits, caramel, and some seriously complex light red wine aromas. Medium bodied and more light red wine character in the flavour. Clean smooth Kriek-like sour start moving to malt sweetness and enough bitter to retain interest. Finish is faint alcohol, and a lingering crisp dry malty fruity sweet aftertaset. Very interesting and very pleasant - I’ll have another thanks.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark orange-brown. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of cherry, balsamic vinegar, cask wood, brown sugar, cooked beef. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Rather sweet for the style, so better when cold.