socoguzzler (11) - fort collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 I thought it was a tasty and delightful beer. I liked the appearence. Sour ales have seriously become my favorite style of beer.
pintbypint (3226) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown bottle from gilvanblight. Poured a clear red brown colour, only a trace of white head remained. Wine-grape aroma, sour notes. Cherry and dark grape flavours, woody notes, sweet, yet sour and acidic.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown with hints of mahogany. A persistent and dense ivory head with nice fine lace. Smells sour, a bit vinegary (but in a good way). Vinuous and oaky nose.
I have heard this beer described as one of great depth but iíll be damned if I can find it. Itís tart, like tart cherries. Then gets quite winelike and hints of oak but is overwhelmed by a cloying sweetness that overwhelms the palate and disappointingly chases all the sourness away. Very sticky mouth with a lingering tartness but no sour driness to speak of, the kind of thing I like in a Flemish Red. Because of the sweetness not too drinkable either. Not bad but not great. I have the rest of a four pack to let this one change my mind.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This tasted like black cherries, malt, brown sugar, sothern comfort, and strawberries mixed together. i thought it was excellent. good body and nice clean finish.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice red pour, like red wiine vinegar. Whitish head sttays around for a few minutes and then vanishes. Very nice tart, and sour flavor, Think bing cherries, malt, and brown sugar all mixed together.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm... this is an interesting one. Poured brownish-amber with a fizzy tan head which dissipated quickly. Aroma sort of put me off, smelling like toffee and sour meat. I was rather afraid to taste it, but Iím glad I got over it. Flavor is very nice, with dominating tastes of tart black cherries, rounding out to a somewhat dry, nutty finish. Very pleasant. Not something I would seek out again, but Iím glad I tried it. Was also interested to see it listed in Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide.
Ughsmash (7501) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep ruby red, almost like red wine vinegar. Aroma was of sour cherries or raspberries, with a hint of vinegar. Flavor was slightly metallic, and dark, fermented fruits came through. Sweetness and tartness were both prominent in the taste, and they were rather well-balanced.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells a bit like red wine vinegar. Of which I am a huge fan. Really sweet and sour, you can feel it in the saliva glands basically. A really interesting brew for the olí 600th rating. cheers
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
this sample from a tap...no head...smells of vinegar and sugar...and pretty much tastes that way too...I may give the bottles another shot, as I donít recall it being this sweet, but it was just too much...sweet and sour is cool...but this is just too sweet...
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour, somewhat chemical smell. Not really appealing. Neither is the non-existing head. Tastes quite nice however, a bit on the sweet side, like other I expected a more sour beer but it turned out to be fruity (cherries, apples) and sweet.