harrisoni (16846) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl bottle. Beautiful deep red/brown colur, no head at all. Red wine nose and apple. Weird! Some sour cherry . Sweet sour mouthfeel. Starts with sweet cherry but quickly followed by an attack of sourness. This beer really shouldn’t work, but it does. Mainly because of the sweet/sour intensity and the cherry fruit. Although in no way is this comparable to any kriek I have had. Candy sugar flavour provides some of the sweetness. Glad I bought a second bottle
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I’ve had this on multiple occasions now, and each time was different, so this will be a composite description. Dark brownish red, not unlike Cherry Coke. Aroma was sweet and sour and had a hint of vinegar. The flavor, on the other hand, had more than a hint of vinegar. Very ciderish in flavor. Sometimes, the sip is sweet, the next is sour. Aside from the cider flavor, there was a bit of darker berries and even a tinge of chocolate. Not bad for a first foray into Flemish sours.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 Bottled. A browny red coloured beer with a nice cream coloured nead and good lacing. The aroma is cherry fruits, oak, wood and lots of cobwebs. The taste is quenching. Good fruitiness; good mustiness and nicely sour. Tickles the back of the throat. A really tasty moreish beer. Top stuff. Score 4.1
Subsequent rating scored 3.9. Average becomes 4.0
pivnizub (9978) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours reddish-brown with a mid-sized brownish head; sourish nose, a tinge of "barrique", some maltiness, vinous, liquorice, but "bubble-gum" also; starts a bit sticky and very sweet, later becoming sharper and drier; sharp, a bit "medical" and nearly not hoppy ending. Good, but a bit too sweet and not so well balanced............
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle, best before 17-03-06. Pours clear red-brown (Coke?) with decent head. Aroma is unlike anything I’ve ever had! It’s sweet but there’s something else. Taste was no different. It was so sweet that even my wife almost liked it (she hates any kind of beer!) with a pronounced tart edge. Definitely an intriguing beer!
BenBallz (6) - USA - SEP 1, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown=maroon in appearance. Fizzy on the tongue w/ a slight sourness. Richer than a cider, but with a pronounced apple fruity taste.
vanvenlo (1682) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25 May 2005 - Big fruit and complex hop aroma, with some earthiness. Clear brown-drak red colour, with nice brown head. Too sweet for me, with a tangy and hoppy taste, along with heaps of sourness. Liquory sugar lingering finish. I guess I am not a fan of sweet and sour.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured reddish brown with a thick tan head. Great creaminess and head retention. Appearance gets a five from me. Smell had vinegar, cherry, grape, apricot and vanilla. Taste had a strong and interesting cherry and vinegar combo with vanilla coming into play. Mouthfeel is really cool. This was a good introduction to a style I don’t know much about.
Pringles68 (28) - Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
this is my favorite beer... tastes more like fine wine than beer, fruity, tart yet sweet and flavorful. warning - must be chilled properly to avoid nasty nasal "smelling salts" aftertaste but if properly chilled the aftertaste doesn’t show up and it’s just wonderful.
GregClow (3098) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. Oooooh yeah, this is the good shit! Clear ruby-brown with a small, tight head. Sour, fruity aroma - notes of wine vinegar, oak, and a dusty finish. Flavour holds a fantastic balance of sweet brown sugar/caramel and a bracing tartness. Really good!