buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 Rich deep red on the pour, lovely frothing white head above. Lifting to my nose, and this deep rich cherry note greets me. Sour, bittersweet, attractive. Alluring. In the mouth very full and sweet, cherry flavours throughout, delicious, sweet desert flavours. Lovely for sipping on a winters night. Not for quaffing or for hop heads, Iíd say!
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml from Beer Factory at Halandri, Athens.
Aroma: Appetizing grape-like sweetness, winey tart fruitiness that has a pleasant sting, red fruit like cherries and berries, wood. So much goodness...
Mouthfeel: Lively and soft, but big in body.
Taste: Sweet like a light soft drink, deliciously sour, extra-extra fruity (cherries, grapes-stones and skins,too-, peaches, and more), not bitter at all.
Finish: lingering finish, dry and mineral, just a little warming, tart and it just begs for more.
Overall: Superb. Absoltely superb. Very characterful, and perilously quaffable.
aletcm (153) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cor vermelha bem escura. Media formação de espuma e persistência. Aroma de vinagre balsâmico, frutado. Sabor medio de vinagre balsâmico, um azedo gostoso. Um pouco frutada. Dulçor marcante. Ameixas, cereja e um pouco de passas. Muito interessante! Gostei bastante.
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Thure (152) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep ruby colour with a nice ruby highlight. aroma is of fruit, lactic and oak. flavor is a nice mix of the sour and fruit sweetness. a great beginners sour.
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!
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.
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.
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.