o_Merlin_o (176) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Slaters 50/50. Pours a chestnut brown with off-white head. Excellent lacing. Strangest aroma I've ever had in a beer - vinegar. I love vinegar! Excellent palate. Awesome blend of sweetness, sour, and vinegar. This is a strange beer, but I love it!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rood (32) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you want to smell & taste lactic sour, balsamico, remover, oak, sugar, wine notes, (and a metallic blood taste when serving too cold), this is your beer. Great balance between the tartness & sweetness. The ultimate beer when I was young. Price/quality unbeatable. The first recommendation when I advise a foreigner in a Belgian liquor store.
gEUS (1044) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 75 cl bottle, waited too long to try this! Pours clear medium amber with red hints. Slight eggshell beige head, fine bubbles, beautiful lacing. Incredibly nice aromas of brown sugar, apple vinegar, port notes, sweet caramel and sweet raisins. Medium body with a nice lactic/apple sour touch, a decent amount of sweetness, a tas too much to my liking but overall well balanced. Taste is caramel malts and brown Sugar. A real treat, a tad less complex than the special Rodenbachs (vintage and grand cru), but way better than lots of the red/brown sour ales.
Luk_ (116) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 It took me so much time to truly appreciate this beer, so I understand the haters here. Appearance is magnificient. Brown pour with red highlights and a lasting thick creamy offwhite head. One of the most beautiful lacing there is. Once it’s over, my glass is completely coated with lacing.
Aroma: This is certainly not unanimous as there is a lot of balsamic vinegar which can be offputting but I like it. There is a decent amount of musty wood, red wine, some burnt brown sugar. I also get some subtle notes of nuts and chocolate.
Taste: Probably the perfect balance between tart and sweet. To be more specific, some cherries and plums, lots of wood, maple syrup.
Mouthfeel: Light yet holds everything together. It is certainly not sticky considering the sweetness, nor as dry as a sour which gives this beer the opportunity to express its sweet and sour profile.
Low carbonation but not much is needed here.
Overall: A very unique, harmonious and elegant beer that has no evident flaws. My favourite go to beer with Orval.
airrick2003 (464) - Louisiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: beer is a clear dark ruby red, pours with a large tan head with a nice density
Aroma: creamy, molasses, butter, hints of sourness, a unique sweet cookie smell,
Taste: tart, sour, sweet, cherry, red wine,
Palate: average carbonation, leaves mouth wet, leaves a cherry aftertaste
Overall: good but not a really strong sour in my opinion, has a lot of sweetness to it, has some unique flavors and aromas
patachou (17) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A première vue pas si mal. Beau collet. Arôme que je qualifierais de rustique. On sent bien l’arôme le chêne. Par contre, c’est a la dégustation que ça se gâte. Goût très aigre. Je me suis même demandé si elle était expirée... Sérieusement la pire bière que j’ai jamais goûtée. Même la pire des bière maison s’en sort mieux... Vraiment pas dans ma palette.
veronneaupy (126) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On sent le baril de chêne et l'acidité perçante. J'adore cette bière. Bien joue qu'on en trouve facilement a la SAQ!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
martin00sr (603) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper, dense offwhite head. Aroma of berries and yeast. Sweet and sour fruity taste, cherries.
splatch90 (16) - - APR 25, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Une bière qui me laisse un très mauvais souvenir le vinaigre et les épices peut être. Follow me on instagram : splatch25
Helsdon (149) - Toronto, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What can you say but Mmmmmm. Pours with a very thick, fluffy tan head that breaks down to leave lacing. Brown opaque colour. Smells? Must, green apple, mild metallic tang of the yeast. Taste? Crazy good. sour grapes, rather high on the sweetness which balances the sour, malts tend toward the subtle. Might not be a very session-able beer, but perfection on a patio in a tulip glass. Damn good beer that I can’t get here. Thanks LCBO you suck.