willhierholzer (3) - USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perhaps I drank it too cold, but there wasn’t much of a nose, other than a faint smell of fermentation, yeast and the like. The hue was lovely, a nice reddish brown. Sourness was moderate, with a bit of red berries before broadening on the finish. Marvelous beer overall, will certainly be buying it again.
justsayswell (80) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep ruby-brown. Minimal head and lacing. Nose is red wine vinegar, oak, tart cherry, raspberry. Taste is cherry balsamic, wood, bit of cranberry. Hint of caramel. Medium body and fairly sweet. Finishes tart with a faint lingering sweetness. Really good.
empero (7) - POLAND - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown color, nice tan head. Cheries, apple and balsamico vinegar in armoma. Tastes sweet and fruity, with acidic finish. No signs of bitterness. Medium body, very light carbonation. Very tasty beer.
McWorta (711) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown-red in colour with a fine fading dark white head. Aromas of quality balsamico vinegar, dark cherry and wood develop with notes of earthyness and dark olives. Rather complex! Some fruity-wood sweetness hits your palate at first quickly changing into a pleasant vinegar sweet-bitter-acidity. Softly carbonated with a light slick texture developing a fruity-dry-tartness. Chewy well balanced yet complex lasting finish. Nice one!
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.
Florya (379) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark red, minimal head. Aroma: Cherries, apples, grape, herbs Palate: medium body, average carbonation. Sour finish.
venom666 (430) - Elche, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/reddish color with rich beige foamy head. Cherries, raspberries, apple and apple, with some red wine and cider hints. Sweet taste, full of cherries and apples with a strong tart ending.
lebermilz (12) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mein erstes saures Bier. Sehr komplex, erfrischend, Noten von spontaner Gärung. Beim ersten Mal aus der 0,75er Flasche getrunken, dann später nochmal aus der kleinen Flasche. Beim zweiten Mal waren die Flüchtigen Säuren recht üppig, auf Deutsch: die Essignote war schon ziemlich heftig.
Kein Bier für ein erstes Date.
Rammer (155) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is very good, I liked more Rodenbach. Fragrantly sweet and rich berry. excellent sour.
Alengrin (2584) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verhaeghe’s most reputed beer, a classic in the ’oud bruin’ style, or more accurately ’Vlaams rood’. Deep mahogany colour under a creamy, pale beige head; very estery nose, passion fruit, cherry, pear, cider, red wine, sour cream; sweet onset (this is clearly sweetened with candi sugar), very fruity, vinous, with a tartness which dries a bit and increases towards the finish, caramelly malt base, vinous and somewhat woody, long sour-sweet finish. Nice, but an unsweetened version would prove more interesting. I’ll take Vichtenaar in the meantime.
rouhlas (402) - GREECE - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki. Dark red color with small almost no head. Wineous, fruity aroma, malty too. Sweet and light sour taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.