VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bell’aspetto tonaca di frate con riflessi rosso/ramati, schiuma ocra abbastanza persistente.
Naso vinoso, acido, con frutti rossi in evidenza.
Bocca abboccata, acida, con un corpo medio e una live chiusura amara.....
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draft. A fantastic yeast/ sour aroma with a hint of fruit. A refreshing sour flavor mixed in with plum and finishing with raison. Tasted almost like wine. Great!
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Bottle. Brilliant reddish color, extremely clear, thick light tan head that last. Aroma is sour with a fair amount of dark fruit--cherries and plums, and perhaps a touch of smokiness. Body is medium. Well balanced between malt and sourness. A light sweetness upfront, followed by a significant sourness that last into the finish. Dark fruits are there and again, a hint of smokey character. Overall, fantastic beer if you like sour beers (and I do!). The sourness is significant enough to be a key part of the beer, but there is enough balance to make it fairly easy to drink. I love it.
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2001
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle (2009) in a snifter. Went through this beauty while working on an all-night research paper. More burgundy colored than the Rodenbach and noticeably sweeter. Less tart as well, but equally complex w/ more salty nuttiness. Ranks marginally below the Rodenbach and La Folie, but delightful nonetheless.
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s a learning experience to taste this beer. It is so complex that I’m tempted to say - just try it. Clear, deep red/amber colour, foamy head. Aroma of malt, earth, leaves, fermented fruits, young wine, vinegar, belgian yeast. Taste is mainly sour with sweetness trying to balance it. I love how it develops and changes it’s aroma when it warms up to the temperature of the environment. Woody notes are present in the aftertaste.
This beer is one of the most unpredictable and undefined I’ve drunk so far.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was very delicious. Usually i find the sourness of a flemish to be a bit too offensive, but that wasn’t the case at all with this one. This one was much more well balanced and full of rich fruity flavors. Much sweeter than expected after smelling how sour the aroma was. Very enjoyable.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Guest tap at Town Hall in Minneapolis. A breat blend of brett sour and grain sweet. Low hops, as one would expect. Well done. So unusual to find something like this on tap, especially in Minnesota. A little bit sweet to drink too much of it, but a 4-6oz. pour is perfect. Enjoyable.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good tartness but could lose the sweetness at the end i like my sours sour, but i believe they add sugar to balance with the tartness, decent aroma
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Gingerman in Houston. Served in a goblet. Deep burgundy/black with a nice white head. Aroma of grapes, apples, wine. Flavor was phenomenal and unique, sweet and winey with grape and apple and very little hops. Sweetness was smooth and refreshing and not overpowering. Silky sweet finish with little noticeable hops. I would love another right now. Amazing beer.