Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red-brown beer with a tiny head. Aroma of caramel and oak. Tastes like Glühwein (or red wine). Very surprising and enjoyable!
Slubgob (210) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light acetic acid on the nose. Opaque brown thin head. Good sour kick but not overwhelming. Good structure behind it. Finishes with lingering soreness. Great example of the style.
mjmcend (209) - USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red color. Intense scent. Smell of wine. In mouth it is warm and wrapping, and sour notes prevail. Tasty but not entirely drinkable in quantity.
pomko (208) - UKRAINE - MAY 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of wood and balsamic vinegar. Sour taste of vinegar, sauerkraut and fruits. Aftertaste of fermented apples. Not really my cup of tea.
jh773 (208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Transparent, dark ruby-brown, plenty of bubbles. Smells exactly like red wine (leathery tannins, fermented grapes). Taste is slightly sweet, balsamic vinaigrette; sourness builds up as you keep sipping, I recommend sharing with a friend. Crisp, fizzy palate.
Bierridder_S (208) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
23/01/2015 - 33 cl bottle @De Witte Raaf, Oudenaarde
Ruby-brown colour, light white head. Aroma : sour cherries, wood, taste : cherries, light wood notes, malts, some sweetness.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic growing, now billowing flesh-colored head, ruby/amber body and effervescent carbonation. Definite tart cherry aroma, but accompanied by other dark fruit, light cocoa, and a waning acidity. Starts out nice and sharp, followed by a curious, steak flavor...not really bad, but unexpected. Cherries and berries abound. If was a bit more sour, and a little less acidic, it would be excellent.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red, brown appearance. Aroma of cherries. Sour, sweet cherries and figs. Overall very nice and palatable.
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a dark crimson with a decent cream head that thins out but sticks around and laces nicesly. before i finished pouring (at nearly arm’s length), i could already smell the tart cherries. a sniff gives more of those delicious sour black cherries, with grape and raisin and oak and grapefruit. the smell is nearly knocking me out of my chair. the taste is something new entirely. the first note is a pretty strong candy malt, with tart red cherries coming in right behind, but that soon changes to a bit of apple and pear, and maybe even a slight grapey note. both the taste and smell are amazingly complex. finishes lightly sweet and quite tart. good creamy carbonation and a tight astringent mouthfeel. delicious!
ska (205) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, dark amber/brown color, small tan head, the apple and wood aroma with fruity notes (raisins, cherries) and the sweet/sour flavor makes it similar to ours aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar), medium body, dry finish with "roasted" apple aftertaste. It’s the first sour ale that I taste so I don’t know this style, in Italy we say "I rate it by nose" (means "by istinct")