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. Itís the first sour ale that I taste so I donít know this style, in Italy we say "I rate it by nose" (means "by istinct")
TH28 (205) - - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Appearance: Dark ruby red and clear, with a thick fluffy cream colored foam cap.
Aroma: Lactic acid aroma, vinegar, light maltiness, hint of dark cherries
Taste: Rich, sweet maltiness with dark fruit and cherry notes, earthy, leather, and a sharp, acidic tartness from the lactic acid.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with an extremely high carbonation.
Finish: Carbonation really pops on the finish, with lingering malt sweetness and acidic tartness.
Overall: A true world class Flanders red, with a well balanced malt base against the sharp acidity and carbonation
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is wonderful and reminds me of fresh fruits with a crisp bite. The appearance is dark and somewhat red. The taste is good with a sour initial flavor followed by the flavor of a belgian ale that fades away quickly to that of funky fruit. Decent beer overall, but based on the aging this beer has gone through I expected more. Not even close to the top of my list for a sour/wild ale
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle: pours rich ruby mahogany color with a light tan head. the aroma is slightly sweet but mostly sours cherry with some grape notes. the taste is unlike anything i have tasted before. the flavor is sweet and sour at the same time. reminds me of balsomic vinegar. very fruity and wine like. cherry, and apple with some grape flavors. the finish is long. nice slightly sour malty fruity nutty taste. unbeleiveable.
apickles (203) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Medium red colour with slight frothy head. Very vinegary nose. Sour. Amazing wheaty biscuit after-taste. Fizzy in the mouth.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Brown crimson color with a sweet almost cherry aroma. Flavor is bitter and sweet a the same time. It works though. The cherry aspect is awesome. There is also hints of oak and dried fruit. It is difficult to compare this to any other beer. Sour ales are in a class all their own. You either praise it or abhor it. I love this beer.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Belgie in Utrecht. A bit too sweet for my taste, almost comparable to some Kriek beers. Nice head and beautiful glass.
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mahogany color, bubbly head, liquory aroma with some grape. Tangy yet creamy taste with tangerine, sour blast with a sweet finish, thin mouthfeel. My first sour ale, so disregard this :)
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fizzy pour w. pervasive fruit vinegar aroma - certainly the balsamic vinegar comments preceding my review are right on. Beautiful mahogany color, with small, lasting head. Finely beaded, delicate carbonation. Sweet-tart flavor, steeped in wood and cherries - also a hint of chocolate. Nice astringent finish. Extremely refreshing, if a little sweet.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark brown beer with a small head. Strong aroma...smell of wine. Is this wine? Clearly, you can taste wine...fruity beer. Since I donít like wine and find this beer too sour...I decided to throw it in the sink. Iím soooooo disapointed knowing that this beer comes from my second best beer producer country, Belgium...we should read strong wine on the bottle, not strong beer.