strap (729) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a red tint. Roasted malt and vinegar aroma. Very acidic, a fruit and vinegar sort of flavor...sour cherries. Some alcohol warming. Interesting.
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Echon (344) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red medium-bodied ale, with aroma and flavour of fruit and vinegar, and a rather sharp taste with moderate sweetness, high acidity and a bitter finish. I appreciate the rest of it, but the vinegar character is too pronounced, and I would probably not try this again.
llkc (1468) - århus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
duft: sur rødebær meget intens frugt lidt mærkelig grøn funkey duft.
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rssarma (2) - - APR 1, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was taken aback by this beer. The first sip gives you the sense that you've just tasted something close to a cider. But as you drink, the fermentation comes through very strongly. This can be off putting for some, but it was a great quality for me.
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sjogro (2447) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home (25cl). Clear dark red brown with greyish offwhite creamy head. Strong scent of glue. Sweet syrup up front, then the sour woody, gluey fruity (cherries) balsamic vinegar storm takes over. Packs quite a sour punch. Subtle spices in the smooth and long finish. Body is under medium. Smooth mouthfeel, well carbonated. Moldy cellar notes, damp oak wood and the sweetness in the brown cherry syrup give it a rustic touch.
I had this with a salad of pear, walnuts, brie, dandelion and onion. Great combination, would have it again :-)
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 BJCP Category: 23B Flanders Red Ale
AROMA: Prominent vinegar aroma, though also a rich sweetness of vanilla is noticeable. Some red wine-like notes. 7/12
APPEARANCE: Dark burgundy hue; very cloudy body. Small tan foamy head; decent lacing. 2/3
FLAVOR: Tartness up front with dark fruit flavors through the middle. Mildly sour with currant and sour cherry notes throughout. Some red wine flavor and dryness. Woody quality on back end plus sweet vanilla. 16/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied, but with low CO2 to make it feel more viscous. Acidic prickling sensation as it goes down plus noticeable heat in the throat. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Vinegar-like presence takes some getting used to, but palette is otherwise enjoyable. Nice combo of sweet, tart and sour. Probably a poorly-handled bottle. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 35/50
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Had this one on draft at Dan’s in Saline on March 24. The pour on this one actually makes it look like there’s potential. It’s a very dark red, bordering on a light brown. There is a thicker white head that lingers as a cap, leaving lots of soapy lace. The aroma is very medicinal. The cherry is a syrup, and it’s incredibly sweet. There isn’t a lot of tartness at all. It’s got a pretty decent balsamic vinegar thing happening, which isn’t great, but it’s not really what I was hoping for. The flavor is all cherry juice. It’s not as medicinal as the nose would imply, but it’s still sweet. There is a light tartness that makes its first appearance, and it’s not too shabby. The mouth feel is all kinds of wrong. It’s heavy and syrupy with a very light amount of carbonation and a lingeringly sweet, medicinal cherry finish. This one I thought would be good, but it’s definitely not tart, let alone sour. Disappointment.
HuskerTan (1582) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A- Balsamic vinegar.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, brown head.
T- Cherry, oak, slightly sour, slightly sweet, balsamic vinegar.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- I love balsamic vinegar and boy does it smell like it. At first I thought this might translate into the taste and be a bit too much to bear. Fortunately, the palate is filled with a lot of cherry and oak and tartness and not so much on the vinegar side. Very tasty. I would love to have a few more of these sitting around.
Nicki0329 (12) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced, complex, flavor & aromas of cherries and dark malts. First and second sips completely different. Mmm.
Msdrbeat (445) - East Lansing, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Really lovely red color. A really well balanced sour. Not too lactose sour but solid.