SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A roasted almond tone blends with a serious balsamic vinegar citrus and a touch of cinnamon. Arrives with a light beige head that lasts forever and a deep pool of crystal clear red-red-brown. This has a very unusual mix of sour and spice that is very nice. Starts off a bit sweet and puckers a bit and the end. A very well rounded beer.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong acetic aroma, some oakiness.
Dark caramel, small creamy head.
Sweet, overbalancing the tart. Acidic on the tounge.
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty, yeasty aroma. Clear brown, amber colour. Very fruity and sparkly. Getting some cranberrry taste, and some other red berries. Maybe some boysenberry as well. Very mild sour taste and medium bodied.
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Nice dark amber pour, with a quick acerbic palate. Taste is immediately sour, almost like an apple wine.
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Some brett and lactic acid funk... with some sweet notes blended in
Appearance: Clean, Dark Brown with reddish highlights pours with off white head which does not last too long
Flavor: Starts off intriguingly tart and funky but is replaced with a flavor of cherries and some sweetness (Would be a nice after dinner drink)
Palate: Complex flavors with dark fruit and cherries flooded over with some sour notes which finish slightly sweet on the tongue
Overall: For a Flander’s red seems to be dumbed down a bit.. the sourness and funk is very restrained almost to it coming off a little too sweet. If it s possible this would be a gateway Sour beer (Better ones are Goudenband and Rodenbach)
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker red pour with a beige head which disappated quickly. Aromas are sour cherry and candies sugar and slight malts as well. Candied sugar on first taste, followed by the sourness and cherries, and ends almost balsamic vinegarish. Not too sour and a Great beer.
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - APR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2010 This one has a very good-looking label! Remind me the MacCallahan advertisement on TV at least ten years ago...
Colour is dark red; smells woody (probably the oak where the ale age), rotten strawberries. Sour flavour, between vinegar and wine, and the aroma too, except a touch of cherry. A very good flemish sour red ale.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
large bottle 12/19/05. This is my first flemish sour and it was not at all what I expected. Extremely vinagar like in taste and smell. Very acidic. Reminded me of beer mixed with carbonated apple cider. Poured a cherry wood color with a decent head. I am going to have to try some others in this style but my first impressions are no better than average.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burgundy pour with foamy, frothy white head. Nose is upfront and tart with sour, dark fruit and a carbonated effervescence. Palate is medium-bodied and appetizing. Flavor is starts very sour with cherry and licorice, then mellows with some oak, and smooths nicely into malt deliverence. Damn fine and well representative of the style.
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful burgundy colored brown. Smell is more of a port wine than a beer. The aroma is of ripe fruit, alcohol, slight vinegar, dark malts, and spice notes. Taste is a bit hard to describe it is more like a wine, yet the fruit and aged oak flavor come through nicely. Very good beer, worth the cost!