DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fizzy pour w. pervasive fruit vinegar aroma - certainly the balsamic vinegar comments preceding my review are right on. Beautiful mahogany color, with small, lasting head. Finely beaded, delicate carbonation. Sweet-tart flavor, steeped in wood and cherries - also a hint of chocolate. Nice astringent finish. Extremely refreshing, if a little sweet.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark brown beer with a small head. Strong aroma...smell of wine. Is this wine? Clearly, you can taste wine...fruity beer. Since I don’t like wine and find this beer too sour...I decided to throw it in the sink. I’m soooooo disapointed knowing that this beer comes from my second best beer producer country, Belgium...we should read strong wine on the bottle, not strong beer.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2006 Really good and unusual. One of my surprise favorites at the Belgian Beer Fest. Sour cheryish flavor.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Pours a clear reddish brown body with practically no head. Just a white ring that stretches around the sides of the snifter.
S: A sweet fruity base with tart acidity causing a delicate sting in the nose. A nicely balancing oaky vanilla presence that is accompanied by subtle skunky yeast. Hints of chocolate cordial cherries and cardamom infused syrup.
T/M: Wow! Super complex and balanced. Wild cherries, lightly smoked oak, plums, tart white grape and delicate gulab jamun presence. Syrupy mouthfeel that swirls around nicely and becomes creamy while finishing with tart fruit.
O: I’m still a novice when it cones to Flanders but this is probably the best I have had to date. The flavors marry perfectly and the mouthfeel is orgasmic. In having trouble findings flaws. This is sure to be a go to for this style. Cheers!
o_Merlin_o (199) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Slaters 50/50. Pours a chestnut brown with off-white head. Excellent lacing. Strangest aroma I've ever had in a beer - vinegar. I love vinegar! Excellent palate. Awesome blend of sweetness, sour, and vinegar. This is a strange beer, but I love it!
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gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma was fruity (grape?) and alcohol. this one had a nice strong tart kick in the middle and a dry finish. drink this one last if trying a bunch, this was in the middle and make the next couple hard to taste
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled, pour very deep ruby with medium off white head, aroma of sour/apple/fig with bread, sweet and tart up front with huge carbonation, slight grapefruit flavor, clean residual tart flavor in end, zero hops noted, could drink it down like fruit juice
Syfher (198) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourite beers. Because of his maturation in oak casks, we got here a beer with great and complex aroma, with a little bit resin taste.
For the appearance, we face à reddish-brown beer (as said in the deScription) but more than that, it’s like a very "brune kriek".
I can’t really describe the palate and taste beacause of all the particularities of its.
You must try one of our best "Vieille Brune des Flandres".
DomD (198) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle. Sour aroma of what I can not tell. Pours a dark brown with slightly off white head. Heavy sour taste. Medium body. Very sour, not really my type of beer.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma is of bread and molasses with moderatly perfume and earthy overtones. It poured clear and red with a light brown fizzy head which didnt last long. The taste was a surprise, sweet and acetic at the same time finish was lightly bitter and again the vinegar was promanate, light to medium bodied watery and fizzy with moderate alcohol flavor.