weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not sure about the other rave reviews. If you want something very different borderline chemical give this a try. Pours deep brown red. My wife agreed this stuff smells like acetone. I tried to finish the glass, but it felt like it was unhealthy to consume. This beer was part of 50 beers I just brought back from Belgium and this thing was the loser of the bunch.
tcfishler (65) - USA - NOV 25, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Deep red-brown, like an old/oxidized red wine.
Winey nose of sour cherry, yeast, and aceto balsamico.
Hits first with acidity...definitely acetic acid (aka vinegar). Comes through afterward with quite sweet fruitiness, and a tiny bit of roasted malt as well. Highly carbonated. Finishes long but astringent.
Very much a love-it-or-hate-it beer, or perhaps an acquired taste. For someone like me whose background is in wine-drinking, this isfar too similar to a wine that has gone bad, what with the brownish red color and copious volatile acidity (acetic acid). I couldnít even manage to drink more than a few ounces, which is a tragedy given the care put into brewing this. Take my rating with a grain of salt, keeping in mind my biases.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Dark red. Aroma like church wine. Thickish, very fruity but not a good fruitiness, maybe plum, just doesnít do it.
pushkinwow (1810) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml bottle. Amber and brown pour, little bit of a head that settles to spotted lacing. Cloyingly sweet funky aroma. Taste just doesnít work - so overwhelmingly sweet combined with some sort of sour/wild taste that after a couple of sips make me want to pour this out. At least it fades quickly but there are still remnant of the sweetness - maybe raisins. From what I have read maybe it just wasnít fresh - but not sure I want to try it again unless its on tap.
WingdSoldier (25) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sweet and fresh beer with a fruity character, also Iíd swear they added a bit of Fristi to the flavours.
UnsofistaCat (230) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2005
1.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Wow. I just tried a new kind of beer, a so called Flemish Sour Ale, and think its absolutely disgusting. I hated this so much that Iím not sure Iíll even risk more hard-earned cash on a higher rated brand of this sour puss. Smelled of cooking wine with a dark brownish color with tints of red. Tasted of moldy wine and apple vinegar. Couldnít even finish it. On a positive note, I am imagining this ale being a great ingredient in an improvised North Carolina bbq sauce. Ironically, like another recent review, my mom actually liked it.
virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark red pour like cola. Smelled like sour fruits and vinegar. Tasted like vinegar and candy-apple. At first I liked it... although I couldnít even finish the bottle it got so bad. I would not recommend this--especially considering how expensive it is. This beer practically gave me nightmares.
AWS9 (456) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2012 Bottle. Reddish-brownish-burgundyish-colouryish pour. Very rich plum, grape, and vinegar aroma. Very interesting, but I canít help but find the smell repugnant. Sour vinegar taste, vegetables, mild hops. Iíll give this one some credit simply for being interesting, but I canít help but find the taste terrible. A reluctant drain pour. It happens.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 28, 2003
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can I get some fish n' chips to go with my malt vinegar? Oh, no wait! This is only a nasty-ass Flemish Sour. And that it is. Awfully sweet, and horrifically sour. I thought I was drinking a lemon drop laced with lead that had been steeping in a barn for a month. This hurts!
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. I had high expectations but was rather disappointed. Nice color with a good head with some lacing. Good carbonation. Aroma of sour cherry and balsamic vinegar. Strange mouthfeel. Sort of sweet wine like taste. It reminded me of a home made brew of choke cherries wine that my parents use to make a long time ago. Although I respect this beer it is definitely not my type of beer. Could not finish my glass. I guess there is no in-between for this beer. You either like or dislike this style.