RD400F (219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Quite vinous, grapes and citrusy, sour, fruity....hints of fruitcake, figs, vinegar, and baked goods. Very aromatic...interesting malt character and if I didn’t know, I would’ve assumed this was a wine! Fantastic!
Appearance: Clear red color, smallish off white head.
Taste: Imagine combining a wine, a lambic and a beer. How the hell did they do this with the ABV? It’s amazingly complex. It’s sour, it has an amazing fruity sweetness to balance it all off, and the finish is fruitcake and delicious chocolate. Holy shit!
Palate: Fizzy, quirky, complex and perfectly balanced.
Overall: I stopped by Brewery Creek and had a nice chat with an employee about beer. This was recommended to me and I have to say this is one of the best recommendations ever. This beer is nothing short of amazing and I wish I bought another.
birrabona (218) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark with pale amber,
by fresh acidity, aromas of vanilla, light tannins,
shades of the wood. excellent speciality,
scura con riflessi ambrato ,
fresca da acidità , aromatica di vanilla , leggera tannicità ,
sfumature del legno. ottima specialità
Enwiebe (218) - - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
6/9/14. 750ml. Pours reddish amber with a big beautiful viscous frothy head. Somewhat funky sour nose with a hint of wood. Nice complex sour. Balsamic vinegar, raisins, and cherries.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
yumyum (218) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not generally my favourite style. Nice sour winey nose. Taste is full, not overly sour but a slight underlying sour taste. Good mouth feel, smooth and rich, Ok would not turn one down but wouldn’t seek it out either.
Shakesbeere (218) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Aroma of vinous fruit, oak, yeast, and raisin. A definite sour character. A unique flavor: a mixture of tart and sweet. A lot of fruity notes -- cherry, grape, apple, plum, and apricot. Also some malty characters and spice. A big tart bite in mid mouth. Some lively carbonation. Dry finish. A very good beer with a complex and unique aroma and flavor. Well balanced.
jamesewelch (216) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 4, 2015
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
On draught, at Deep Ellum, Boston
Just plain awful vinegar aroma. Was surprised at the aroma and unable to get past that. When I held my breath and tasted it, it tasted like a decent Flanders Red, but the aroma was just too powerful. Ordered a full pour, along with 2 other friends. I finished the drink, but will not order another one in future.
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer. Wonderfully enjoyable beer. Very fruity, refreshing. Light sourness. Nice balanced amount of sweetness. Unobtrusive alcohol. Brown-red color, medium brownish head. High in carbonation.
ska (214) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, dark amber/brown color, small tan head, the apple and wood aroma with fruity notes (raisins, cherries) and the sweet/sour flavor makes it similar to ours aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar), medium body, dry finish with "roasted" apple aftertaste. It’s the first sour ale that I taste so I don’t know this style, in Italy we say "I rate it by nose" (means "by istinct")
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.. ..Tart aroma, hints of fruit. Can tell that it’s sour (mouth starts watering just by smelling). . .Dark brown, hints of ruby in the light. Tan head, good retention.. .. .sweet start, with funky belgian yeast notes. Tangy! YUM. . .. light carbonation, med body.... .Very drinkable yet sour Flanders Brown. Has a puckery sour aroma, but a good deal of sweetness keeps the sour at bay. Good find.
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Map Room, Chicago. If you’re hesitant about sour ales-- this one’s just sweet enough to not turn you away. I liked the slightly sweet taste to offset the Belgian sour flavor. Almost like if someone poured a little New Glarus Belgian Red into a glass of Rodenboch Grand Cru. Well done and quite enjoyable.