hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear amber, virtually no head.
Aroma is weak at best, with sweet but also of a wine that is turning to vinegar.
Initial flavor is slightly winelike, and reminds me of ducksauce at a chinese restaurant.
Finishes slightly bitter, somewhat sweet.
Not really one that I would sit back and enjoy. My wife and mother(who tasted it with me) both really enjoyed this.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I feel like I should like this more, but I don’t... Aroma is fantastically tart with hints of cherry and apple. Color is brown tinged with red. Taste is sweet, too sweet for my taste. Hints of cherry and citrus. Palate is rich and creamy. Just too sweet...
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apariencia: color rojo muy oscuro, casi negro, pero no turbio y traslucido. Corona escasa color marfil y de burbuja grande. Nivel medio de carbónico.
Aroma: Destaca el vinagre de módena, toques a madera y carácter ligeramente terroso.
Sabor: ácido y dulce a la vez, ambos sabores se compensan, no es empalagosa ni seca. se nota bastante el sabor torrefacto, a pasas y caramelo, pero también notas ácidas como manzana verde. También se percibe la madera en el retrogusto, que es muy largo. Alcohol muy bien integrado.
una cerveza muy buena, un buen ejemplo de una Roja Flamenca. Con muchos matices y bastante compleja pero fácil de beber,
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour taste, very sweet. No oak flavor despite being oak aged. Aroma smells mostly sour.
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daniellunsford (105) - - AUG 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tremendous Flemish sour with notes of balsamic vinegar, figs, chocolate, honey, and tart cherries. Really benifits from a mix of 8 and 18 month ages, the 8 bringing a unique sweetness.
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful red color with off-white head and an exotic, winey aroma. Flavor is sour, balanced with malt, which is interesting, and assertive. Yeasty flavors underneath and a tinge of hops in the finish. Nice, outside-the-box brew. I like it.
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby color, good head. Aromas: Sour, acid, apple, cherry, citric. Palate: Sour, malt, oak, fruity, sweet. Complex.
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 *I like it will buy it again*
the cork says exp date nov.2007
app: NICE, I poured it right into a duvel tulip, a 2 finger head. deep rich garnet ruby color kahki colored head.. its just pretty.
smell: sour, little dark viniger, some spiciness in the nose. I love this smell. I really do. something inviting and wamring about it.
taste: Yum Yum Yum. a little sweet and meek up front then mild sour tartness then more refined sweets, then booze on the breath like a nice post white wine sip. actually the soft fruity sweet finish reminds me a lot of a very mild white wine... little pepper in it to.
has a little spice and spritz in the back of the throat that reminds me of the way sparkiling cider that I had to drink on new years when I was young felt.
very balanced, very smooth then exciting then smooth again. I was a little worried that it would be a lot more sour than it is.. cause I have this big bottle all to myself. BUT its easy sailing.
mf: spritzy, alive.. I wish it was more carbonated. and or thicker.. I dunno. Its good.. Actually silky, thats it, I wish it was more silky.
drinakble?: very very drinkable.. the cider type spritz spice, slows you down a little.. also the feeling like drinking to much cider, that if you chugged vats of this you would have to sit down on the pot for a long time slows me down a bit.
OverAll: today was my 1 year day of joining BA, great beer to have as a reward for putting up with that silly site. This is really great beer, and if you are scared of the whole wild beer sour tart pucker thing, no worries here. It is there but mild. I think some of the lady’s might even love this one.
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful bordeaux beer with notes of blackberries. Very sweet and very suitable to accompany a dessert.
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fairly sour on the nose, a bit like non-vintage Bollinger, but not as stomach-acidy. Weakish palate with rotting lemon peel. Long finish. Bottle says best before 2/1/10. Has it spent two years in the bottle already? Maybe it needs more age, but I’m not sure.