ysusi (19) - Mexico, MEXICO - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown color with beige head. Mostly dark fruits at the begining, specially prunes. Sour fruit and lots of cherries, a little vinegar come afterwards. Very fruity in mouth, hints of apple vinegar and wood. Medium-light body with soft carbonation (a lot at the start, then it gets clearer). Creamy mouthfeel. Strange but pleasant brew
thomashall (19) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great sour taste....love this beer. If you donít like this beer than you really donít like sours. Awesome beer!
Amfo (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle on 6/14/2013. Sweet. Oaky. Sour. Delicious. One of my favorites. Just the right balance of everything so nothing overpowers anything else.
werberski (18) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome. Sour slightly tart. Has a great funk to it. Red in color. Served on draft. Very impressed
mobster07 (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz bottle. Up front sourness followed by a orange, cherry aroma and some vinous qualities. Clear burgundy in color with a small off white head. Aggressive up front sourness, rounded with hint of sour cherries, sherry like, somewhat acidic and a little bitter orange peel. A little astringent for my tastes and the sweetness lingers on the back of the throat. Pretty good job of playing the sweet and sour contrast but seems a little rough around the edges. The aggressive sourness makes it a little one dimensional IMHO.
GV (18) - , NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2009
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very nice sour and fruity aroma builds up expectations of a refreshing beer. The taste starts rich fruity and sour, however sweetness overwhelms everything else, and the after-taste is sweet as well.
Not to my taste - too sweet. I prefer Rodenbach - itís taste is somewhat similar but without the sweetness which spoils this beer.
DesEsseintes (18) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Label has gothic-styled painting of a noble woman (the mentioned Duchess I suppose) with a blackbird posing on the finger of her right hand; she looks prudish. She is Mary of Burgundy, and this is a famous original portrait in the Castle of Gaasbeek, photographed by Belgian artist Hugo Maertens. Stylish as it can get, and the "Flemish Art of Brewing" writing suggests this is a very traditional old flemish red. It pours very dark opaque ruby red with good beige head, sourness expected not very high. Nose is wonderful, complexity of red fruits and an overall winy feeling, bit of vinegar but not overwhelming; in the mouth sweetness prevails, but it is far from revolting or syrupy, itís just elegant and pleasant, captivating and delicately flattering; I prefer heavier tones on my Flemish red ale, but this is a completely different kind of brew, a sort of ladylike crossover, a wonderful drink for dessert (soft fruits with chocolate, or dry pastries). A little crisp on the tongue likens this to sweet sparkling wines, but in fact this subtlety is possible only for a fine ale. Good work, Mr. Verhaege, youíve done something commercial without trying too hard, as well as a splendid refined brew.
gilpou (18) - St-Hubert, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good surprise. It taste like nothing I ever taste before. Very acid, fruity, caramel... It is something you need to discover.
mekjubaksa (17) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep amber in colour but very sweet in taste. Thick and intense. I paired this beer with cold radish kimchi and it was magical. The deep cherry flavour mixed well with the slight kick of the kimchi... creating a strange (but good) mix of thick sweet and spicy flavours. Saved a little for after dinner and continued to enjoy. Best enjoyed slowly.
Franksexual (17) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Little white head, mostly diminishing. Color is a rich clear copper.
Aroma: Good intensity, vinegar notes mainly, with notes of caramel and a hint of spice.
Taste: Intense. Opens with a sherry like sweetness, then the sourness kicks in, spicing things up and adding a mineral note. Good body, with a short finish that leaves only a faint and lingering sweetness in the mouth. The sweetness is dominant in the end, though overall balanced by the acidity. Good carbonation. Nice.