leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich cherry/amber color with a full and frothy head. Aroma is reminiscent of sour apples. Comes on strong and sour but mellows into a fruity-sweet and warm-alcohol finish (almost aperitif). Incredibly complex palate that manages to be both fruity and earthy, sour and sweet. A great beer in short - a fine sour ale.
john_henry (116) - - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 My word... Fantastic aroma of vinous chocolate hits straight away and follows threw with a beautiful first sip. Beautiful balance of flavours and yet still very assertive. Certainly one for the wine drinkers, but surely has to be tried by everyone.
Whilst I still highly rate this beer, the last few Iíve had have been on the sweeter side. Letís hope this gets remedied.
Mejs (115) - 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.
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aromas are of sour cherries, ceder, and spices. A hint of sourness at the front, but a good amount of sweetness balances it all out. Lightly carbonated, which is a good thing. Flavors of caramel, allspice, over ripe cherries, bananas, sherry. Very nice. Would make a great dessert wine alternative.
illkarate (115) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow - pours a dark reddish brown, almost no head, but a bit of lacing is evident with each sip. Amazing flavor, sour apples, malt and grapes. Finishes very dryly, with oak and soil.
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from La Bodega Beer of the Month Club. WOW, this is beautiful. Pours a reddish brown with a light tan head. The nose reminds me of wine, much like a nail polish remover. Not bad but different. Once you take a drink it is a totally different brew. This is so smooth and fruity, lots of cherry. There is a good amount of carbonation. This dances on your tounge beautifully. There are sweet, tart, and sour notes all the way through this beer. The finish is smooth going down, a dry beer. Very tasty, and very drinkable. I love this sour ale, I WILL get this again.
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours a crimson red with a thin off-white head. Sour cherries dominates the aroma with a hint of caramel maltiness and oak. Initially sweet and malty, then is overpowered by the cherry tartness and a nice dry finish. Medium to heavy carbonation with medium mouthfeel. Very well balanced and enjoyable. Great beer to introduce wine drinkers to craft beer and Belgian style ales.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
1st Tasting- Beer from Lukas Liquor, poured into a champagne coupe, shared with a friend.
2nd Tasting- Beer from iTap House (Chesterfield), poured into a snifter.
1st- Appearance - Red/Brown Color with small amount of head
2nd-Appearance - Black Color, Possibly tons of cloud, and Mushroom Head on top.
1st- Smell - Great smell! Sour for sure like any Lambic.
2nd- Smell - Smell cherry, some type of strudel, and Sour again.
1st- Taste - Tastes like a steak dinner? Very strange but this was the only thing that came up... Not a normal lambic. Manager at Lukas said it should taste like a pastry.
2nd- Taste - Have no idea about the first taste! Totally different Beer! Very bitter and sour. Tastes like cherry strudel if possible.
1st- Mouthfeel - Full carbonation, Full Bodied, and brought on tartness/sour feel.
2nd- Mouthfeel - Long Finish, Tingle feeling in cheeks/tongue after 5 seconds.
1st- Drinkability - Makes me want to drink another one.. Everyone was interested in this beer and Iím ready to experience another one! Awesome!
2nd- Drinkability - Glad I got to enjoy this beer again! Totally different aspects in tasting the 2nd time as first. Had a glass of water in between beers the 2nd time, and this was the obvious difference. Would drink a 3rd time too!
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red cranberry pour with cllingy lacing. This beer looks like sparkling cider. Sour fruit aroma. Dried sour fruit flavor, yeasty. Dry mouthfeel, velvety. This beer might appeal to a lot of people, but itís not really my taste. Seems closer to cider than beer.
jainsv (113) - USA - FEB 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the first flemish sour ale I have tried. It pours a deep red/brown color with a thin bubbly white head. It smells fruity with a hint of malt. The taste initially reminds you of wine with a semi-sweet taste which instantly changes to a nice sour aftertaste. Overall, an excellent beer.