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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gaelic (148) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown ale. Sweet, with tast of fruit, small bitters, elegance tast.
Tickling on the tongue.
Nice label on the bottlelight body,
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.
chromeotaphor (148) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 Azijn frisse kersen kriek zurig zurigheid. Donker van kleur en nauwelijks een schuimkraag. Een mooie balans tussen een Kriek en een zurig azinnig biertje. Heerlijk aangenaam.
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.
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.
birocotsios (147) - - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small brown head. Sharp sour aroma of wine vinegar with a sweet touch. Sour taste of wine vinegar, fruits like sourcherry and malty sweet notes. Spicy aftertaste with the sournes hanging im the mouth.
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!