Rhapsudsy (7) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex and inviting. Ruby-crimson-brown in color. This one tastes almost exactly like its aroma: black cherries, pears, tart, acidic, and a hint of the warmth of bourbon. I’m thinking Gorgonzola might make an interesting pairing.
reverendbeer (7) - Pasadena, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strangely smoky without being smoky...I may be confusing this with another aroma. Possibly one of my most favorite beers ever.
Katarzyna (6) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with a slight head. Smells tart and sweet, almost like a balsamic vinegar. Very complex in taste with tart sour notes and sweet notes too. Hate to use it again but it’s like drinking a very nicely aged balsamic vinegar, the same kind of complexities are present with that tart yet sweet flavor. This beer is not for everyone but if you enjoy sour flavors, you’ll enjoy this one.
tfarmstrong (6) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 8, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I will start by saying I do not care for Flemish reds. This beer seems to fit the style perhaps even a bit on the sweet side. This one only confirmed my lack of desire for this style
BenBallz (6) - USA - SEP 1, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown=maroon in appearance. Fizzy on the tongue w/ a slight sourness. Richer than a cider, but with a pronounced apple fruity taste.
stdavid (6) - ITALY - SEP 1, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with red highlights, good head.
Smells sour (lambic like) and woody, the taste is bittersweet and sour and you can feel the oak. Very drinkable and refreshing. Great beer but too sweet to be perfect!
NickBelaine87 (6) - ITALY - NOV 19, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sour Fruity Sweet Aroma. Taste of red fruits, cider, chocolate. Long dry sour finish.
tjbjcpmaster99 (5) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2001 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding Flemish Red. Second only to the great Rodenbach! Don’t age this one, it’s pasteurized like Rodenbach.
gabbo27 (5) - whittier, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I first tasted this beer on draft at Toronados in my visit to San Francisco. It had a beautiful deep red color and a wonderful sweet and sour character. The after taste reminded me of caramel apples. When I got home I searched far and wide for this beer. Bottled I found it to be a little more acidic and vinegary, but still quite delicious. Definitely a good sippin’ beer.
BeerBanzai (5) - Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml. bottle and 6.2% ABV. This Flemish red ale has plum like sour but inherently sweet taste. The dark brown appearance with rich creamy foam is really unforgettable.