BrewSquid (45) - Plattsburg, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby-red in color with a a fine head and a wonderful lacing of the glass. DO NOT drink when it is too cold as you will miss much of the drinking experience. Allow it to warm as the label suggests to 47-53 degrees F. The tannin and vinegar detectable in the flavor & aroma are similar to those found in a fine balsamic. There is also a slight ’oakiness’ noticable in the aroma. Beautifully done!
uoffgator (45) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good sour ale. Very deep in color creamy head and a unique full flavour. Has a bitterly sweet flavor that is perfect for after dinner or a pre dinner cocktail. Surprisingly light for all its rich tones.
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt sweetness, noticable at first. Sour notes light acitic acid notes as well a slight woody note. Dried fruit notes come thourgh as the beer warms. Light brown in color with light ruby tint when held to the light. Light off-white head that clings to the side of the glass. Malt Sweetness in noticable upfront then cut through with a light sourness in the back. Cherries come to mind in the flavor of this beer.
jess_scott15 (45) - - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red color with very small amount of head. It is both sweet and sour with aromas of brandy as well as a strange taste of marinated meat in worcestershire sauce.
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A real cherrybomb of sweetness and great aroma. This is the one beer you need not to miss.
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just add some olive oil and you’ll have a nice balsamic salad dressing. Dark cherry after taste. A bit too sweet for my liking. Does get better towards the bottom of the bottle.
BrianG (44) - Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice brown red. There was little head which dissipated quickly. Little lacing to speak of. The aroma was sour which was misleading. The taste was great. A tangy sweetness followed by a mild bitter finish. Great beer.
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 of 8 beers I enjoyed at Prohibition Taproom’s Sour Event during Philly Beer Week. Solid sour, but it is not standing out today. Would like to try again on its own and reevaluate it
timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours a medium brown color with a ruby tint. Aroma of sour cherries and vinegar. Flavor is different from the bottle than the last time I had this on tap, much sweeter and less sour. Taste opens up with sweet fruits, mostly cherry, grape and apple pie. Finishes with a tart, slightly vinegar flavor. Body is medium with medium to high carbonation. Overall I really enjoy this beer and am a big fan of Flanders reds in general.
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Footy nose with hints of fruit. Reminiscent of a lambic. Tart and sour flavor. A lambic without the fruit, perhaps. Complex flavors that went way too sour for my taste.