beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Acetic vinegar notes, cherryish and fruity with some malty, chocalatey overtones and brett character. Oaky. Complex.
Appearance: Long lasting head, burgundy, clarity good. Nice.
Hints of brown but more of a dark red.
Flavor: Very complex. Sweetish candy notes with a lactic sourness and fruity finish. Oaky tannins are very prominent and hints of vanilla also from the oak. Cherry and fruity flavors, some sherry. Lovely.
Palate: Not harsh at all, but a little sweet. It’s sweet and sour, but I would prefer more sourness. Tastes like it is sweetened like a Lindemans.
Overall: Excellent beer. Very complex, very drinkable, nicely balanced.
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brownish red with a wonderful, fluffy, aromatic head. The aroma is full of fruit: dark grapes, dates, figs, apple, some cherry. Body is medium, smooth, a bit syrupy. The flavour is sour initially with a whole bunch of golden delicious apple, fig, cherry, wood in the finish.
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,25 bottle. Dark. Taste is of aples and sour. Wine-like. Aroma sour and of alcohol. Great stuff!
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Red-dark colour. A good Flanders red, however I found it a little too sweet and a little less tart than I prefer. This is a great looking brew though, with an excellent rocky head and nice lacing.
The favorite of my father.
Mejs (81) - 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.
greedycheater (80) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Molasses, raisin, grape juice smell. Beautiful, deep dark amber. Persistent head with excellent lacing and mild carbonation. First taste is very much like grape juice, sweet and acidic. Medium- to full-bodied, but champagne-like. Certainly unique.
BeerBaby (80) - , Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, tan head, amber, lively body with moderate lacing on the glass. Sour, musty aroma. A delightfully balanced sweet and sour flavor.
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
tulip.Burgundy color small white head. Aromas of hay, wheat and citrus character. Taste reminds me a lot of the acidic flavor profile of a green apple peel, there is also some berry sweetness and apple cider. Moderate body and leave behind good notes of apple.
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish brown color, clear with a little white head. It smells like lemon peels, musty farmhouse, and sprite. It starts sweet and musty, then hits hard with tart sourness, leaving my mouth a bit sticky, but wanting more. A good, solid Flanders.
sigh_borg (80) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep ruby red with a big frothy head. Aroma is apple cider vinegar. Hard for me to pick the nuances in the aroma because that’s really all I can smell; this is probably a result of my inexperience with sours. I do get a hint of citrus if I try really hard to smell beyond the ACV. Taste is pretty sweet. With tasting, more of the fruit notes come through: predominately apple, but also some citrus and grape. Getting almost no hop notes at all. Kind of like a fruit beer, but with a little more funk. Mouthfeel is light with light carbonation as well. Interesting and refreshing. Would like to try more sours so I have something to compare this to.