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.
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
Pudding (204) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines, B30. A pleasant drink, a cross between a beer and a wine. Deep red/brown colour. Manages to be sweet and astringent together. Wine-like tang and oak detectable. One for the connoisseur.
mrhopsbeertalk (202) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m just getting into Flemish Ales, but after trying several I find myself confused by this beers high ratings. Far less tart than Monk’s and considrably less cherry than Petrus, this beer is middle of the road, very average, doesn’t stand out...
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
rgf001 (201) - München, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ester aromas of dried fruit, cherries, plums. A bit of vinegar, not as much as others have reported. Clear amber to brown color with beige head. Unbalanced flavor in which sweetness dominates and cloys. There are nice dried fruit flavors but many other flavors are probably obscured. Carbonation is correct but palate impression is thick. Sweet finish. The mix is not right for my taste.Maybe the sweetness is there to cover off flavors.
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 don’t like wine and find this beer too sour...I decided to throw it in the sink. I’m 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.