OldStyleCubFan (76) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color... little to no head out of the bottle... looks like a flat coke. Clear sour cherry taste.....very sweat as well...nice smooth mouth feel... at first I thought it was a little too sweet but by the end, Iíve warmed up to it
ABT_S54 (76) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared in Duchesse de Bourgogne goblet. This is truly epic on every level it really is an alternative to red wine - in fact this is the only beer I will drink with a meal. Reddish, clear colour with a slightly off white head. Medium mouthfeel and well carbonated. Unbelievably complex and in my humble opinion more than a match for Rodenbach Grand Cru. A beer that could be drunk on the coldest night or the hottest day. Exemplary.
Mejs (75) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely great beer. Sour ales are a love or hate thing, and this one made me love them. Aroma is strong sour, vinegar with some fruits underneath it, mostly apples. Pours clear red with medium head. Very refreshing, very drinkable. Taste is fruity and sour, with some bitterness in the aftertaste, quite dry.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yes, it is sour--I doubt itís being advertised as anything but. Pours a pretty dark red with a minimal head. Aroma and flavor are mostly sour, with some fruit (apple and grape?) and yeast notes. Somewhat divorced from other things that are called beer, but as a clear change of pace this will do the job. Refreshing, medium body and lack of aftertaste are pluses.
apickles (74) - 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.
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours as a thick, reddish brown with white head and good carbonation. Aromas of sour, acidic cider with cherry and rasberry notes. Taste bursts of fresh grape juice and red wine vinegar with nice oak notes. I found the overall body to be very light and unassuming with less of an acidic kick than I was expecting. Nicely subtle and the dry finish makes for a good starter beer.
ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Bottle. Poured dark ruby with an off-white head which dissipated to a nice lace. First impression brought to mind balsamic vinegar, though nowhere near as acidic. Rich undertones of fig and prune and a delicate carbonation made it a pleasure to drink.
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 Holy cow was that good. Strong sweetness pulled back in by a background sourness that is not overpowering by any means. Very mysterious: aged and non-aged beer. Some wood, some cherries, some raisin-y malt with a strong taste but not strong alcohol. Holy cow this is a huge beer. I love it! Wow this is a mysterious and thought-provoking beer. I looooove this!!
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tried just a little bit of this as my first real "sour" ale. Beautiful color and head. Interesting tartness fading into sweetness in the finish. Plan to try again and rerate when I have more.
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruddy medium brown with thin white head. Aromas of berries, sweetbread, spice, a hint of vinegar. Flavors of sweet juicy fruit - berries and apple - with a light malty character balanced by pronounced acidity. Light body with a slick texture and lively prickly carbonation. Pleasantly surprising.