porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice red pour, like red wiine vinegar. Whitish head sttays around for a few minutes and then vanishes. Very nice tart, and sour flavor, Think bing cherries, malt, and brown sugar all mixed together.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Palm Tavern. Pours dark red without much head. Aroma has funk, fresh fruit, and woody/oak notes. Flavor is similar but sweeter than the aroma led me to believe and also has some earthy quality. Much less sour and acidic than expected. Finishes with a tiny bit of alcohol warmth. Pretty nice beer.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Corked bottle. Pours with a moderate lacy white head. Perfect mahogany with ruby hue. Smell is very complex. Belgium malt, cherry, plum, and raspberry vinegarette. The taste is deliciously complex, with a bracing sourness thats followed by lots of fruity and spicy sweetness. An incredible beer that marriages all the characteristics of a good burgundy wine and a delicious Belgian ale.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyable sour ale that was more balanced than the previous sours tried. Brown in color with hints of cherries and dry spice to complement the tartness. A nice lasting head that left lace throughout the glass after sipping for a long while. A nice beer.
smallfry (169) - - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tap) I like this. It’s not too sour and has a really nice malt flavor. Maybe it’s got a little too much "vinegar" flavor in it.
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet tartness! Layers of dark sweet cherries with fresh not quite ripe plums.Dark mahogany color with slight head.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was rather oxidized but I’m not sure if that is intentional or because it has come a long way... It was quite good though, sherry and apple cider aroma, cherries in the flavor good mouthfeel
BrewMstr (167) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful ruby color and sour taste and aroma. Malt backbone with dry, fruit finish!
solvaris (167) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Root beer appearance; opaque with garnet as transmitted color. White wine aroma. 4 months after ’best by’ date, but let’s be honest, that shouldn’t matter much here. Apple cider vinegar taste. Sweet/sour dry grapes. No head retension; thick rings which slid back into brew. Bubbles spaced very far apart. Tried this warmer than normal. Thin Mouthfeel. No bloating, which is unique to this style for me. Resinous palate. Oaky with tart cherry undertones. Almost cloyingly sweet. Drinkable though.