xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish deep brown, copper when held to the light. Off white head without much retention. Smells strongly of balsamic vinegar, yeast, cherries, and grapes. Has a sharp up front taste, which proceeds to the feeling you have just ate a slice of bread. Not as sour as the aroma leads on, but could be too much for some people.
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
ruby red pour with a large head with a red tint...Im not sure whatís up with this beer, but I cant get past the vinegar, acetone nose, flavor is sweet and tart with cherries in the finish
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a fizzy head that disapears very quickly, the head almost looks like a soda pop being poured. Smells of grapes, apricot, raisins, prunes and sherry. Has a tartness, and a sweetness, tastes of deep fried potato, apple and red grapes. Very fruity and complex. Nice lacing.
virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark red pour like cola. Smelled like sour fruits and vinegar. Tasted like vinegar and candy-apple. At first I liked it... although I couldnít even finish the bottle it got so bad. I would not recommend this--especially considering how expensive it is. This beer practically gave me nightmares.
BeerBeCue (103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle poured into tulip. Pours a dark brown with some copper highlights with a very fine head which eventually fades to a ring. Aroma is so-so barnyard, cherries and sour apple. Taste is a very well done balance of sweet and sour; it has a good level of sweetness and if you would remove some tartness it could taste close to Lindemansí faro, in my opinion. So yes, some might find it a bit sweet but I find itís perfectly OK. Body is light, and texture is thin/slick. Carbonation is soft. Finish is just a tad astringent and medium-short, although the astringency remains a bit longer than the rest on the sides of your tongue. Overall a pretty good brew, if you ask me. Pretty refreshing too! Iím glad we have access to this in Quebec, Canada, as our liquor board (SAQ) has a reputation of maintaining a pretty mixed selection of brews...meaning either really good, or utterly atrocious. Well done.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red in the glass. Fruity in the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Sour fruity taste with a dry finish. Kinda boring but not at all bad.
JonnyConga (102) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark and cloudy but looking through into a light a lovely deep ruby red beer appears. Aroma is tart and fruity. Taste is amazing. Fruity, cherry and sour apple with a tart clean finish. Very refreshing and drinkable. Really like this beer. Surprised.
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murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think me and any Flanders officially dont get along.
It pours a mildly headish ruby brown smelling frankly like sour patch kids, vinegar, and alcohol.
The taste is light, lighter than the smell leads you to believe. Itís not my favorite, but it did finish with a saki clean, like a good Flanders. The body is a little light, though from otherís Iíve had.
beerbiere (101) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red/burgundy color topped by a foamy head, great carbonation. Aroma of apples, cider, cherry, oak. Sweeter than I remembered, yet tart and bitterless, ends on iron notes. So refreshing. My mouth gets watery with each sip. I am not tired of this one, even after numerous times. My second favorite Brune des flandres after Rodenbach Grand Cru.
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours large, lively head, then settles to a light film. Reddish brown color.Smells of oak, caramel and slight vinegar. Tastes a bit sweet, some cherries, with some tartness to go with the acetic. Light body. Refreshingly good for the style.