MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A typical belgium dark beer, not bad but at the same time not special. Not very complex with a bit artificial flavour.
LordBrew (54) - Ziemnice, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piękny, głęboki, ciemno-rubinowy kolor. Jasno beżowa pianka szybko znika ale łatwo ją wzbudzić. Aromat - wino, szmpan, piwo - gdybym nie wiedział, że to piwo byłoby ciężko decydować. Później pojawiają się nuty nalewki owocowej. Zniewalający aromat. Nisko wysycone,bardzo delikatnie kwaśne, może czuć nieco alkoholu. Dość słodkie, może nieco landrynkowe, najbliżej mu do wiśni. Słodycz bardzo dobrze wyważona z kwaśnością. Wybitne piwo.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 Brown/red in color with a sour, vinegary aroma. Fruity and sour. Very unusual, but not unpleasant. Short, flat, quick-to-dissipate brownish head. The first sip was the toughest, as my tongue and brain take in the shock of such a strange flavored beer. After several more sips, the taste became more understandable, and more flavors became apparent....cherries, tiny bits of chocolate malt. Enjoyable, if unusual. To quote MIchael Jackson "Some drinkers could never learn to enjoy....sour specialties....any more than they could acquire a taste for a smelly cheese...in [that] case, the loss would be theirs."
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like sour candy and gumballs, this beer starts out with a twang and is all sugar at the finish. The color is a very nice deep red, the aroma funky, the bottle, the beer, come off like the old world works of art they are.
Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draught at The Blind Pig in Champaign, Il. A beautiful and complex beer, redolent of sour cherries and oak.
This was an introduction to Flemish Sour Ales for me, and I’ll definitely seek out additional examples.
wacho (52) - Izegem, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robijnrood versnijbier met zoet fruitige smaak en met frisse doch speciaal zurige afdronk en een lage bitterheid
EinStein (52) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Lots of dark, sour fruits in the nose with a little yeast. pours a nice deep red with a white, sticky head tinged with the slightest hint of red. Flavor explodes with a range of dark fruits, cherries in particular, somewhat like a red wine as it progresses in the mouth, some vinegar at the end. Finishes exceedingly smooth for its fairly potent sourness. This brew is very good, but it is too complex for me if there is such a thing; just too many flavors assaulting my tongue at once for it to be truly enjoyable
buttslamify (52) - - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Strong smell of vinegar, iron and other metals, red grapes, and garbage water. Beautiful appearance, unusual, it starts as a brown gross color but then comes around to a dark thick red with a nice (albeit quickly disappearing) head. Taste: It shines, the flavor of vinegar and strawberries is palapable, cherries and the sour flavor of a typical flemish red. Palate: Nice, nothing special, there is a nice feeling of carbonation that the beer doesn’t show until you sip. Overall: One of my favorite sours, and there are a lot, I personally enjoy this more than any Russian River, with the exception maybe of the big dogs. Excellent.
Jokine (51) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Colour is a ruby red. Hits you with a sour cherry like flavour that lingers. Excellent beer. One of my favourites.
sarie99 (50) - San Francisco, Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin weak head. A slight froth but disappears and is pretty weak. Dark orange to ruby an color, slightly cloudy and nothing overly exciting. From a distance, almost looks like a brown ale. Several different aromas going on here – sweet fruit, vanilla, fake scent at car wash – yellow tree style. As it warms up the banana Runts flavor begins to work its scent to the forefront. Interesting aroma. I’m tasting tartness up front, the body is noticeably thin. The finish is tart as well. Reminds me of hard apple cider. That aftertaste is funky : acidic leaves a sweet tart lingering flavor. Very good. Thin body accentuates this beer – light and slightly refreshing.