Case (300) - GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The classic Flanders red that unlike Rodenbach which goes towards extremely sour is sweeter and more balanced. Pours red-brown with small head. Aromas of vinegar, cherries, a bit of barnyard. Taste is an explosion of sweet candy sugar and sour vinegar, lots of oak, spicy, fruity, apples, cranberries, sour cherries. Highly complex, you discover something new with every sip. The high sugar content kicks this beer into overdrive and makes this such a fascinating drink but also makes it more of a desert beer for me.
Beardbeerman (300) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very happy to try this one out (finally)! The robe is clear pouring a warm brown shade with very deep ruby highlights topped with a creamy beige head. The nose is smoky and spicy and also has a very nice sweetness with grapes and even a little floral side. To be honest, I’m not a great fan of very sweet beers (usually) with a certain smokiness, but this one has just the right amount of sweetness from the fruits like cherries and grapes and enough hops to balance it out and be very pleasant on the tongue. Excellent served between 8 and 12 degrees.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful. Smells of cherries and red berries. Pours a wonderfully dark brown color with a minute head. It does have some wine characteristics but the traditional slight sourness is wonderful
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap a few times at the Stumbling Monk in Capitol Hill, Seattle. Just an incredible beer. Very fruity. Sour without being overpowering. The color is gorgeous on it too.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma a combination of sweet and sour cherries. Very sweet up front, flowing into a mild sour and finishing smooth with a slight vineous tartness. Med-low carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Good beer, bit would like to see more sweet/sour balance. A little heavy on the sweet side.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presents red/copper with a nice, off white head. Nose shows raspberry, balsamic vinegar and oak. Palate has sweet malt that brings caramelised berries before the oak kicks into gear and delivers a dry, salty mustiness with almond and marzipan and afterthought. Finishes with balanced, slightly tart acidity. Classic!!
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogny body with a tan head.
Sweet nose with a hint of maltiness.
Very sour then tart flavor. No hops in the taste or aroma.
I would drink again without a twist of the arm.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with medium-sized off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aromas of strong fruit, mainly pears and grapes. Another aroma exists and I cannot tell you what it is, but it smells sweet and I like it. Tastes like port or wine, with a very sweet taste and little carbonation. Texture is oily and sticky. Very strange beer, but I have to say that I somewhat enjoy it.
Carfi (293) - Rakovník, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
LAHEV - Chuť po višních, rumu , čokolády , prostě takové příjemné osvěřující pivo.
nudiebear (293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at bar. Dark red/brown with medium bubbles. Smells fresh and biting, raspberries and the sour notes from gooseberry. Sour taste starting with a sweet lick. Enjoyable.