dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours reddish brown with a big head. In aroma there are hints of cherries, raspberry, yeast, roasted malt. Flavor mostly fruit and sugar, with a sour finish. Thin body with medium carbonation,
HippieFee (223) - - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 Large Format - Dark reddish brown color. Vinegar smell. Has the same vinegar taste as well, a little sour taste on the palate. Hints of oak from the barrel aging. Complex flavor profile which is really nice.
RD400F (222) - 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.
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer reminds me quality balsamic vinegar.Reddish brown colour, good head.Smell wine, vinegar ,rotten cheries,tobbaco.Taste is the same.It is a delicious beer but Ι Can t drink too much.I think that 250 ml bottle it is ideal.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not sure about the other rave reviews. If you want something very different borderline chemical give this a try. Pours deep brown red. My wife agreed this stuff smells like acetone. I tried to finish the glass, but it felt like it was unhealthy to consume. This beer was part of 50 beers I just brought back from Belgium and this thing was the loser of the bunch.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice fruity spiciness. Not like any other beer I've tried but I did like it i. Overally very enjoyable to drink.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle, 12oz, 11 months old, ~18C, Had this with Daniel Bilodeau]
Rich deep brown with ruby highlights. Nice head with good lacing. To the nose: Red wine, barnyard, humus, bitter-sweet, (subacid). some sort of balsamic vinegar. Taste is sweet but no trace of fruit whatsoever. Traces of lactic fermentation. Exceptional. Glad I can find it at the corner store! :-)
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, Dark red pour with big fluffy carbonated head. With a sour, malty and bread aroma, maybe slight vinegar. Sour fruite taste. Its not called a sour ale for nothing! This is my first beer like this.....it was a great taste its judt not for me. I loved the color though
Shakesbeere (219) - 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.
birrabona (219) - 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