treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer surprised me. The rich caramel aroma was stunning, & the finish was very clean. Reminded me of a Cornish cider, but brewed like a beer. It’s a bit too thick & sweet for me to drink on a regular basis, but it’s definitely a very tasty brew.
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle in the backdoor @ghent sourish noise sourish taste. sweet and fresh tasted with fruity character.
i don’t like this beer style in general but I’m working on it .
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bulldog, St. Paul. Deep ruby color, good lacing and a small but resilient head. Smells of sweet cherries, apples, and some plum . . . but definitely some must, too. Bold sweetness lingers on the palate, lively carbonation. Tastes of sour cherries, caramel, and maybe a sweet merlot/burgundy. Hints of cinnamon, almost like someone mixed in some apple cider. Hard to suss out all of the flavors and complexities -- I enjoyed this in a limited quantity, but anything more would be a chore. My girlfriend absolutely loathed it -- not for everyone!
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little too sweet and syrupy for me. Prefer a drier sour
Big bottle for Xmas 2011
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MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle 25 cl, dark amber with small head. i’ve been eager to rate this. excellently balanced fruit flavored, a bit souer. the best of its kind as far as i know.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour with frothy tan head. Sour aroma with vinegar and dark fruit. Deliciously sweet and sour taste, with brown sugar and cherries. Balanced but tart finish. Nice full mouthfeel.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a strange brew. Pours a deep mahogony with nice head and lacing. Head is a nice off-white color. Aroma is very complex consisting of sweet and spice. Flavor was NOT what I expected at all. This was VERY sweet with flavors of raisins, sour apples and cherries, malt and champagne. It has a definite champagne mouthfeel as well, given the nice carbonation from tiny bubbles. Not sure what to think of this ale. It has some appealling aspects to it, but the champagne-dominated flavor and mouthfeel knock this one down a little.
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 Pours a wine-dark red with a thin head. Aroma is amazing- sour steak sauce with a hint of dark malts. The flavor is more of the same, but with a great Belgian acid sourness that really goes great with the burnt steak sauce flavor. Finishes with a nice sweetness on the tongue. One of my favorite beers... a work of art.
I usually drink the 350ml bottles, but just drank a 750ml bottle last night... a bit too much sweetness for that much beer. I would suggest sharing if you get one of these.
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille-Brune très foncé à la senteur de caramel-cerise noire, goût très sucré et très prononcé. Trop sucré pour mes pauvre caries!--Bottle-Dark brown with caramel-dark cherries smell,very sweet and strong with a very thin head.A good beer but not my cup of tea!
frankR (144) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
New brew at my local beer store under the Belgium section. The label said blend of 8 oak barrel aged ales, sounds up my ally. The brew pours with a rich dark amber liquid and light frothy head. Aroma is an ambrosia balsamic vinegar and Jack Daniels oak barrel. Flavor is sour? Strangely this is my first "Flemish Sour Ale". I’m not sure what to make of the flavor; my palette is unaccustomed this. Nonetheless interesting enough to write my first ratebeer.com review in over two years. My favorite part is the palette. It has a chardonnay oil film type texture while having a bold thick body. Having never tasted another "Flemish Sour", it’s hard to tell where this stacks up. I’ll keep my eye out for another.