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 (7746) - 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 (6162) - 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.
Davhgbrew (931) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 This is my first beer of this style, so I don’t have anything to compare it to. The aroma reminded me of, ’gone bad red wine.’ It had that acidic, vinegary, grape smell which wasn’t bad, just different. The palate was crisp, semi-dry, and fruity(cherries?) This beer was too winey for me. Although for a fruity, winey type beer it wasn’t as bad as a some whites or lambics(which bother me.) Decent brew, I wouldn’t get it again.
Re-rate 6/2/13...first rated 6/20/02 ...it’s amazing what 10 years will do to your palate. I have grown to really love and appreciate the sweet and sour taste of a flemish red, and this one is by far my favorite so far. It’s dry and effervescent w/ just enough sweetness to compliment the style. Flemish reds have become one of my favorite styles, and this one tops the list for me!
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful redbrown appearance. Sour, sweet and very refreshing. This is after drinking rochefort 8 + 10.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redbrown with a lilac tone. Quite full aroma with tones of acetone and blue cheese. Some sourishness. Complex flavor with notes of iron and wooden barrels. Vinous and tart with sweet tones but good sour finish.
A fine red ale.
spaque99 (8) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting beer. A unique experience to me.