kryon (1358) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy red brown low to no off white head
Aromas are very perfumy, boozy, paint, vinager
Taste has nice and subtle taste of sour and sweet fruit, bicarbonate, cherries, raspberries
ansalon (1349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium brown with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, phenols, honey, raisins, red wine vinegar, raspberry. Taste is raspberry, caramel, phenols, raisns, red wine, funk. Mouthfeel is dry and sprightly.
seynie (148) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Dark brown, almost no head. Red fruits, malt, some sour but not as much as Rodenbach. There is more of a creamy sweetness to this beer. Finish has the fruity sweetness, and a mildly sour dryness.
amazinwlrdfood (11) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really drinkable. Some think it is overpowering but it is well balanced. A decent beer for the masses and great introduction to a Flemish Sour.
yy0pp (494) - - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
mrhopsbeertalk (129) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m just getting into Flemish Ales, but after trying several I find myself confused by this beers high ratings. Far less tart than Monk’s and considrably less cherry than Petrus, this beer is middle of the road, very average, doesn’t stand out...
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Appellation wines. Pours clear red brown, thin off-white head. Sour cherry and sucrose aromas, light toffee. Taste is light sour, mostly sweet though. Bit disappointed by the sweetness. Ok.
Timvim (82) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home 20140619. Deep red, clear liquid. Large light brown head with ok head retention. Large bubbles. Aroma of cherry pits, toffee, oak and a hint of acetone. Tastes cherries, cherry pits, more red fruits, oak. Quite sweet, although well balanced. Soft mouthfeel with some acetic acid in the aftertaste.
On par with Rodenbach grand cru, a little bit sweeter (a bit to much for me), but lacks the corn taste of the rodenbach. Will try these side by side and rank a favorite, as prices are similar.
Edit: OK, so I did pour a Rodenbach grand cru right away. Duchesse de bourgogne is a bit more complex and have more depth in flavor and aroma. Rodenbach is a bit lighter and less sweet, which I like, and lacks the acetone in the aroma. They are both very very similar, but I would definitively choose rodenbach, despite the slight corn taste.
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color rojizo/caoba limpio con espuma beige, Aroma intenso de frutos rojos y, ligeramente, levadura. Cuerpo medio-bajo, Inicio dulce afrutado con una acidez muy sutil, el final es bastante seco, sobre todo en el regusto. Muy rica.