schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It's like they put granny smith apples in a red ale. It makes me smack my lips with the sourness. I have never had a sour ale before so I am impressed. I wasn't sure that I would like it that much but they balance the sour fruity tones with adequate malt flavors so it is not overwhelming. I enjoyed this beer though I may not be able to drink too much at one time.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cherry, every so slightly winey aroma. Deep reddish brown in color with minimal head. From the first taste this beer just popped, with a somewhat fruity sourness that left me craving more. The mouthful is almost foamy which was a surprise. This beer was far better than I expected and just made my list of favorites.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Donít try this at a beer festival in the midst of sweet stouts, hoppy IPAs, or complex Abbeys. You wonít like it and youíll give it a bad grade, simply because itís so different from everything else. Sort of like drinking a strong Cabernet-Zinfandel blend with palak paneer and chicken jal frazie -- youíll end up thinking that the wine is bad. Rather, this beer, a remarkable example of Flemish Red Ale, should be experienced on its own, or better yet, with dinner. It is matured in oak casks, giving it a rich depth. It has a sourness reminiscent of Gueuze or unfruited Lambic, but has much more to offer than the Gueuze that Iíve tasted. There is a mild fruity (applish) acidity to the finish giving it a wine-like quality: not for nothing is it called the ďBurgundy of Beers.Ē It is this acidity coupled with the pleasant sourness and wine-like dryness that makes it go so well with a variety of foods, from artisan cheese to seafood (I expect Ė Iím dying to try it with mussels and frites) to venison (I had it with a savory meat pie loaded with cardamom and other spices), and Iím sure there are other wonderful pairings lurking out there to be found. Definitely a keeper. Itís also not nearly as high in alcohol (about 6.2% ABV) as other Belgians, so it wonít knock you out for the rest of the evening.
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330mlbottle a beautiful rich burgandy color. Head is a very nice off white color, diminishes quickly but leaves a nice lacing around the glass.Aroma is very complex and intense of sour cherry and apples. Flavor is similar to a black cherry lambic and very flavorful. A sweat start with a nice sour finish. Very good beer!
gwillrich (151) - S„o Josť dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foi a primeira sour ale que eu experimentei. … bastante diferente de tudo que eu jŠ havia tomado. O sabor lembra mais um frisante do que uma ale convencional.
SkillsFactory (150) - ITALY - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color mogano scuro con riflessi rossastri, limpida, schiuma con poca persistenza di color ocra.
Corpo leggero, discretamente carbonata.
Aroma di aceto di mele molto pronunciato.
Al palato molto dolce e acetica, leggermente oleosa, si percepisce l'amaro da luppolo e le note legnose sul finale, agrodolce.
Fantastica anche se molto particolare, da provare.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at home. Pours a dark red. Has medium amount of head that remains present. Is slightly fruity and sour. Tastes extremely like wine. I like this sour.
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer surprised me. The rich caramel aroma was stunning, & the finish was very clean. Reminded me of a Cornish cider, but brewed like a beer. Itís a bit too thick & sweet for me to drink on a regular basis, but itís definitely a very tasty brew.
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle in the backdoor @ghent sourish noise sourish taste. sweet and fresh tasted with fruity character.
i donít like this beer style in general but Iím working on it .
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bulldog, St. Paul. Deep ruby color, good lacing and a small but resilient head. Smells of sweet cherries, apples, and some plum . . . but definitely some must, too. Bold sweetness lingers on the palate, lively carbonation. Tastes of sour cherries, caramel, and maybe a sweet merlot/burgundy. Hints of cinnamon, almost like someone mixed in some apple cider. Hard to suss out all of the flavors and complexities -- I enjoyed this in a limited quantity, but anything more would be a chore. My girlfriend absolutely loathed it -- not for everyone!