GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nearly opaque red/brown with a decent amount of tan head that dissipates slowly. Smell is... strange, kind of like worcestershire sauce with the sound tang and the slight sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is sweet and sour at first that gradually builds to a sour climax before leaving a strange bitter and sour aftertaste in the back of my throat. Iím not really a fan of this, though it might just be the style.
Helsdon (344) - Toronto, Ontario, 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 canít get here. Thanks LCBO you suck.
Burgers (343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darkish red to brown. The nose is balsamic vinegar and sour cherries. Taste predominantly sour, little bitter, some sweetness. Texture quite thin, soft carbonation. Finish quite astringent. Very good.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfumey, sweet, pleasant aroma. Color is a clear dark red-brown. Taste is sour and sweet. The sourness is of the stinky cheese variety. I feel like Iím drinking bacteria. The sweetness ruins it a bit. The sweetess is really simple; like sugar water. Itís almost like putting sweet ní low in iced tea.
emartell (340) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una excelente Ale Roja de Flandes... Aromas intensos en primera instancia totalmente acido, comķn en este estilo de cervezas, dejando al final aromas a vainilla y cerezas. De color marron obsucro y sabores a furots del bosque y fuerte acidez. En paladar similar a un aŮejado tinto. En suma una excelente cerveza representativo del estilo.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím rating this with ample leeway to the fact that I just canít learn to appreciate this style nor do I understand what a good Flemish Sour is. It should have a nice balance between sweet and sour flavors. I tasted both, but there is certainly no balance. Balsamic vinegar flavor dominates, brown sugar super-sweetness comes in second then there is a salty aftertaste. Try as I did to enjoy, to look somewhere for some inkling of pleasure, I found only shrieking taste buds and cringing lips. It tasted as though it were made with stagnet, metallic drinking fountain water. While I admire anyone that can enjoy this beverage, as far as Iím concerned the Duchesse wears no clothes (actually, she is kinda hot).
seynie (338) - 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.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance - A bit murky for the style. lots of brown puddles with amber waves flowing throughout. good two finger head with nice lacing.
Smell - Musty, Earthy, some vinegar funk, with a touch of candy.
Taste - Its a very subtle oud bruin by comparison to others. If your in the mood for subdued pucker then this is a good selection.
Mouthfeel - Good amount of carbonation helped this one from being mediocre in the mouthfeel department. With the brew being such a murky mix itself, the carbonation really saves it.
Drinkability - Easy drinking for the style but not the easiest style for all to drink. Its my favorite style so Iím a bit biased. Iíll give it a 4.0 to be fair.
The 750ml only set me back about $8.00 in a local store so its a good oud bruin at a fair price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-06-2008
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 Pours a rusty red with a giant rocky head that lasts forever. Nose like red wine and earth. Taste is earthy with notes of red grapes, prunes, rasins, wood and meat. Finish is sweet and sour.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cL bottle, from old notes. Deep ruby red color with short lived tan foam, not so good lacing. Lots of oaky sweetness in the aroma, bit too sweet on the flavor end, almost seems like it was artificially sweetened.