flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark ruby color with an off-white head. Very sour cherry, wood and vinegar aroma. Sweet tart flavors of cherry, vinegar and wood with a very metallic bite to it. Bubbly feel with a dry finish.This would be much more enjoyable without the metallic taste.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful glowing ruby/brown color with a small (quickly diminishing) of-white head. The aroma was absolutely enchanting...tart cherries, balsamic vinegar, old woody tones, malty sweetness. The flavor was extremely tart...cherries, vinegar, earthy/woody tones, sugar, and lemon. The feel was very bubbly, crisp, lively...semi dry finish. I really liked this.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
the aroma is a strange combination of sweet and vinegar; dark brown color with a long-lasting tan head; the taste is definitely sour - too much so for my taste
Hansen (6991) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine head, red-brown. Aroma mainly sour. The flavor is sour too, but finish with a little sweetness, malt.
JMerritt (1852) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Red-brown with a small white, loose head. Sour green grape, alcoholic aroma has hints of brown sugar and is surprising and pleasant. Semi-sour cherry, red-grape flavor with light woody notes is slightly acidic. Lightly carbonated, slick on the tongue. Flowery and quite delicious. A great surprise, as this was a random pick off of the shelves.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark red wine colour, with a tan head that's pretty small, lots of great lacing though. Definitely the balsamic vinegar thing is here, I really like that actually. Some blackberry undertones are hidden underneath the sourness. The taste is sour with a hint of sweetness, sour apples, grapes. A little thin, but still a very nice beer. Bottle.
diabel (1611) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour, white head. It smells like some kind of spicy yoghurt, or are it rather wine-aromas. Sweet-sour wine flavour. Well, it's a flavour I never tasted before, but I like it.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber ith a think beige head and thin lacing. Aroma and flavor are full of vinegar and sour fruit. Perhaps I just don't care for the style.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This tastes like red wine almost, but smooth and not as thick. I really enjoy it!!
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Aroma: Sweet, crisp smelling with slight medicine and floral bouquet.
Appearance: Mohogany to dark brown
Flavor: Crisp, slight fruitiness, not as strong as La Folie.
Palate: agree with acrodizer, "Mild for the first second, then carbonated and rough like cola."
Overall: Not bad, seemed a little thin though.
Aroma: 8/10--strong butter, finegar, and carmel malts. also some cinnamon, nutmeg, and mineral scents
Appearance: 3/5--cloudy brown, slight lacing, small head
Flavor: 7/10--very sour, like drinking balsamic vinegar out of the bottle, also some sweet 'n sour sauce flavoring
Palate: 3/5--smooth, buttery, vinegar finish