Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark brown with little head. It has a nice wine aroma. A bit tart but still sweet. Big cherry nose. A bit like a sour green apple on the finish.
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruits, slightly woody and faintly leathery. Fruit notes come out a bit more in the taste with a touch of sweetness and a slightly sour finish. Nice balance between a light and medium body. Goes extremely well with a chocolate raspberry mousse cake!
califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with about an inch of creamy head that fell fairly quickly, leaving a great lace. The aroma is tart, yeasty, and very sharp. The taste itself is excellent and complex, with both sweet and sour flavours. There’s a fruity touch there, and a smooth aftertaste that really rate this one high on the drinkability.
harbert (96) - leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of red fruits and old balsamic vinegar, oak vanilla, very nice balance of sweet and sour.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber hue with creamy off-white head with good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor of sour cherry. Finishes dry and leaves a long fruity palate and aftertaste.
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Notes of sour mash mixed with vanilla rise from the deep mahogany body topped with a light caramel head. Tastes rich and sour, light on the tongue but heavy on the heart as if the duchesse herself had taken time away from her birds to impart some piece of weighty knowledge on your soul. Overall one of my favorite beers.
greenleaf (90) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Pours deep brownish red with a small off white head. The nose is caramel, plum, and raisin. Def. sour taste. Carbonation is nice and stron on the tounge. Easy to drink but not my cup of tea. Im sure those that enjoy ciders would also enjoy this.
canicule (90) - IRELAND - MAY 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, balanced red ale. Not as piquant as Rodenbach Grand Cru. Full tasting. Nice level of light malty sequence.
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light, light sourness, wood, apple, tiny bit of cardboard, easy to drink. I’ve had this lots of times, never difficult to finish off a 75cl bottle.
d07c0m (89) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Notes of candy and fruit, dark reddish-brown colour. Initial taste is very strange, almost like a plum wine sans the alcohol bite of a stronger beer. Sour fruit lingers with after-taste.