HarvestrOfBeer (22) - , Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice sour beer. Thin head, cloudy medium brown pour (on tap). Not megasour, but it was a little sweet for my taste. Quite drinkable, could be a session beer, if one can apply that to a high-flautin’ sour like this.
micbk (22) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My very first sour ale or Flemish Red. Aroma was off-putting to my wife, a bit like worcestershire with sour fruits and hints of cider vinegars. I thought it similar to a strong fruited wine. Appearance was reddish brown with purple and orange hues...a nice looking brew. Taste was fantastic, very winelike with so many different subtelties. Cherry flavors, definitive oakiness. It drinks extremely easily. I could drink it all day. Dangerous!
BlondeGrim (22) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geur van verschraald bier, fris zurig in de mond met ondertoon van eikenhout met eenzelfde frisse nasmaak.
DerDoppelbock (22) - Aachen, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stark an Wein erinnernder Geruch, säuerlich und voluminöse Blume, mit Malztönung. Der erste Schluck verdeutlicht, dass es sich hierbei um ein „Flemish Sour Ale“ handelt. Geschmacklich zeigt es dann die Vorzüge dieser doch eigenen Biersorte auf und kann sich mit Süffigkeit behaupten. Fruchtig-säuerlicher Antrunk, hält sich aber in Grenzen, und im Mittelteil kann sich das volle Bouquet entfalten. Der Abgang baut glücklicherweise das aufgebaute Aroma nicht ab und bildet so ein gutes Finish.
Hypo_Luxa (22) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bold, sharp, vinegar smell as you pour. To get the full aroma of this beer, put the beer in the back of my mouth and dance the smell in the back of your nose. Sweet carbonated, licorice tickle as you put it down. Gentle, warm, clean finish.
Czik (22) - Siedlce, POLAND - MAY 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 0.75 oz. bottle, bought in Warsaw. First sour ale I’ve ever had if not counting a Gueuze, so didn’t know what to expect. The sour taste of it starts out as striking and then becomes strange, but very pleasant. Red-ish in colour, dark, but possible to see thorugh. A small, thin-looking head. A bit champagne-like in taste. Very interesting and good, hard to describe, tho.
sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Pours a dark reddish brown. Quite a sweet, malty aroma, with a hint of sourness, as well as green apple and oak. Tastes sweet and sour, quite fruity, has strong hints of green apple, with a bit of balsamic. A very complex character, there are a heap of different things going on regarding taste, and it’s hard to pin them all down. This is an amazing beer, every time I drink one it is almost a spiritual experience, trying to pin down all the different aspects of the beer, as compared the 2 dimensional malt-hop profile of most other beers, this is about 6 different dimensions, with all the different microbes making their own aroma and taste, as well as the malt and hops.
onecrazybreeze (21) - , Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Falling Rock. Poured a dark brown, had no head by the time it got to me. Smelled sugary and fruity, mainly of raisins. Tasted more sweet then sour to me, mainly of cherries and raisins. It’s not overly sour making it a great beer for those that need a good balance between sweet and sour in a sour brew. In all, a very likable beer.
VeeDubber (21) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma- Not quite sure what the individual smells are that i am getting. Almost smells like funky old raspberries, and has an almost vinegar smell to it.
Appearance- A beautiful deep mahogany, very little head. For being corked and caged, expected a little more carbonation.
Taste- Wow, very surprised. Tastes absolutely nothing like it smells. Almost has a carbonated grape kool-aid taste to it. Definitely get that "sour" punch as well. Makes me pucker a little bit. Taste gets a little intense right in the middle of the taste. The sourness definitely lingers.
Overall- This is my first ever Sour Ale. It came highly recommended to me from the beer guy as the beer that got him hooked on sours. At first, was very scared i wasted my money based on the smell. The taste was definitely nothing that i was expecting. For this being my first sour, i would say it wont be my last, but it is not something i would go for every day or even every week. This is a beer you have to be in the mood for.
Toiletduck (20) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 14, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tastes like a light vinegarette dressing. Would go great on my salad, but I don’t know about drinking an entire bottle.