brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a dark, rich, red color without too much carbonation or head formation.
S: Loads of dark fruit, specifically sour cherries and currants. There is a nice lactic sourness along with a mild vinegar aroma.
T: Almost identical to the nose. A wonderful tart/sourness, but not overpowering. The cherries really come through here as well as a touch of sweet malt.
M: Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation and a crisp, dry finish.
D: Iím still getting used to these sour ales and this is a great one to start on. Nothing overly intense about it, but a nice beer nonetheless.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL bottle from Dumdum. Burgundy red with a thin off-white rich head. In aroma, vanilla fudge and oranges are noted. In mmouth, crÍme brulť with sour points comming out well. However, the bottle is off, or oxidized, and lost some of its umphh...
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear red brown with a beige head. Aroma is light sour and vinegar. Very sweet and only light sour taste. The finish is light acidic and sweet. Too sweet and not sour enough for my liking and certainly not the best Flemmish sour ale Iíve had. 190111
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark ruby colour, nice head, fantastic complex aroma: fruity, flowers, vinegar and a hint of chocolate, very rich flavour, cherry, sweetness followed by a long sour finish
Leighton (8595) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Euston Tap. Clear, red-gold with no head. Some sour cherries and butter on the nose. Mild sugar flavor, some tart fuits then a bit of butter. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Somewhat sour finish, light wood, berries. Good stuff.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting amber headf. Aromas of vinegar, grapes, sourness and a faint hint of spice. Palate was ligfht bodied and tart. Flavors of dark fruit, vinegar and carmel with a tart finish.
rlgk (8445) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Le Poechenellekelder, Brussels) Amber with an offwhite head. Floral aroma, fruity and quite strong. Fruity malty flavor with vanilla and notes from red wine. Grape and juniperberry. Sweet finish with some cinnamon. Different and a bit hard to define, but quite ok.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours mahagony to nut brown with a small fizzy edgy tan head. Sour muscadine and grape berry aroma with malt character and oak notes. Sour berry and muscadine aged oak malt flavor with sweet caramel and brown sugar notes and light acidity. Medium bodied and fizzy palate that tingles the toungue.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 Aroma is of balsamic vinegar and Cabernet. Also, notes of pear and dark fruit. Crystal clear, deep mohogany hue. Small, creamy, off-white head. Quickly diminishing with decent lacing. Extremely fruity and moderately tart flavor. Blasts of cherries, Cabernet, plums, red-delicious apples and other tangy fruits Iím unable to identify. A little white vinegar thrown in for good measure. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
A medium length, very acetic, lightly earthy finish. Being a fan of Sour Patch Kids, I really enjoyed this beer. Be prepared to pucker!
pivnizub (8361) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours reddish-brown with a mid-sized brownish head; sourish nose, a tinge of "barrique", some maltiness, vinous, liquorice, but "bubble-gum" also; starts a bit sticky and very sweet, later becoming sharper and drier; sharp, a bit "medical" and nearly not hoppy ending. Good, but a bit too sweet and not so well balanced............