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.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013
2013-07-10, bb 2012-03-17, possibly 3 years old, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Dark mahogany color with some red shade, medium sized head, mix of cream and big bubbles. It has the classic aroma, with fruity malt, balsamic, touch of vinegar; but it’s also lightly metallic and dusty. Soft body, there is a sweet and sour caramel flavor, with notes of balsamic; the bitterness is quite low.
Overall, it’s in good shape, with a reasonable degree of complexity, and with a fresh feeling, but lacking of a bite in the final.
2010-12-24, fresh bottle (bb 2012-10-06), 7-5-8-4-16=40
Brown color; medium sized head. Nice aroma, balsamic vinegar, caramel, prunes, but also very light acetone. Good flavor, caramel, with moderate sweetness, building a respectable body; good acidic and fruity level, with light vinegar too; low bitterness. Very good.
2003-02-01, 4 years old, 9-5-10-4-18=46
Dark amber color, with ruby shades; thick creamy head. Beautiful aroma, malt, caramel, liquorice, Porto wine, sweet & sour, notes of wood.
Full mouth, perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, fresh & fruity, grapes, raisins, wood, candi sugar, grapefruit; a faint astringency at the end. A 10 because in this style can’t ask for more.
The bitterness doesn’t succeed in dominating the palate, which is still pretty sweet.
One of the beers that I drink with the highest pleasure, my favourite summer thirstquencher, a classic.
Wonderful example of Belgian red sour ale. Strong winy aroma; sweet flavour, bitter-sour in the mid, then the sourness is back in the final. Complex, fruity, sweet, sour, bitter… All!
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2004 Beautiful dark red brown colour. Fruity aroma. Sour, fruity and sweet. Finishes great with a long lasting sourness and fruits. At least a brewery that has the balls to produce a beer that isn't mainstream.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2001
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
very pretty color,but ugh.
it was like drinking apple cider vinegar. i couldn’t finish it.
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark ruby colour, nice head, fantastic complex aroma: fruity, flowers, vinegar and a hint of chocolate, very rich flavour, cherry, sweetness followed by a long sour finish
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2001
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bad bottle maybe? Too tart. Bad raisins.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 25, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An intersting flemish red. malty and dark but still has a nice tart cherry finish.
great mouthfeel, very creamy texture.
similar to the rodenbach but not as fruit-like. well worth sampling.
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tart, invigorating. constantly surprising with many fruits emerging towards the bottom of the glass. looks a treat
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2008 An effervescent six percenter that’s light, citric and cidery with a distinct musk odor that’s absolutely truffles. Would probably go great in Autumn as a better complement than a dry, crisp and fruity white wine, to mild cheeses, artisan bread and fruit.
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2001
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20