cnardi (24) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nel bicchiere si presenta di un rosso scuro ma con bei riflessi rubino. La schiuma, color nocciola, è abbastanza persistente. L’olfatto è tipico di una birra di questo stile: l’acetico subito su tutto. Poi ciliegia, legno. Soprattutto molto "vinosa". Il finale è amaro e ritorna l’acetico.
fobar (241) - Søgne, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml bottle. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Aroma of red wine, acid and vinegar. Taste is sour fruity with hints of cherries and grapes. Nice carbonation. Interesting aftertaste
vikingguy (1044) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from memory at Republic Bar in Mpls. Taste is sweet and fruity but is balanced nicely with some good sourness. Berry and cherry notes. Love sour ales and this was a good one.
annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit, especially cherry in the aroma. Flavors starts sweet and finishes sour, with some vanilla and cherry cough medicine flavors. Not my favorite style, but this is pretty good.
mile (3758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, vinous and sweetish aroma, fruitiness - dark fruits, some sourness and light vanilla/oak. Body is medium, vinous and sweetish flavor, fruitiness - dark fruits, some sourness. Finish is average, vinous and lightly sweetish, dark fruits and some vinegar sourness, faint oak. Really nice sour ale although quite sweet. Sourness goes well along the body and sweetness.
UDBeernut (2563) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber with ruby edges capped by an ample off white head with great retention. Nose is tart and has a essense of horsehair. Taste begins with vinegar, burnt sugar, lemon, and brett. light body, but not watery. Aight.
MaartenRF10 (1841) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Bottle @ Vlaamsch Reus
Clear red brown, nice beige head. Funky dusty aroma. Taste is medium sour and sweet, little dust. Refreshing, easy to drink. Good mouth feel and carbonation.
jkwood04 (5213) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel malts, some dark fruits, sweet tarts, and a little bit of oak and hops. Flavor the same, and it’s much better than I remembered. Average texture. A decent beer of the style.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Reviewed on 10.18.2012, transcribed from beer notes.
Poured into a snifter glass. Pours a deep, ruby brown with two fingers of head that slowly dissipates into a thin cap. Mild lacing. Smells tart with fruity notes. Flavor opens with the expected lactic tartness, fading into strong fruity notes. Almost hints of cherry. Very clean and dry finish, leaving you ready for the next sip. Perfect balance of flavor and sour. One of my all time favorites.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’d like to think that the time and place I’m drinking beer doesn’t affect my reviews, and that everything is completely subjective... but I’ll be honest with you, I had this after my first Orval, and as a result this felt like it was "trying to hard". Having said that... feels like I’m biting into a tart fruit like passionfruit or rambutan more specifically. Definitely need to give this another try. Aftertaste is a bit of vinegar... but in the good way (!)