charlotte (5193) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Dark reddish colour with small head.Aroma is sour and sweet of tart berries and wood,nice vinious and dry with hint of acid and red berries,well balanced and nice finish.
borre_m (1338) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber. Aroma is of cherry, woody, sour. Taste is sweet, cherries, slightly sour finish.
strap (754) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a red tint. Roasted malt and vinegar aroma. Very acidic, a fruit and vinegar sort of flavor...sour cherries. Some alcohol warming. Interesting.
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redbeered (64) - GREECE - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle: pours medium brown with orange tint....tan head that dissipates...barnyard aroma that increases with warmth....wine vinegar..may be some cherry but really that is more apparent in the taste....tartness balanced by some sweetness....light body with medium carbonation......kind a like it .....
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful redbrown appearance. Sour, sweet and very refreshing. This is after drinking rochefort 8 + 10.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma nearly scared me off. As others have mentioned, balsamic vinegar to the max! There is also a good measure of acetone and acetaldehyde. Once my nose got over the initial shock, additional notes began to emerge: Various tart fruits, and a backbone of saddle leather. This sits in the glass with a reddish brandy-like color and a thin, articulate head that will not let go. Taste is sour and tart, and pretty sweet. Mostly cherries, but some sour apples and even plum. The finish is somewhat discordant with the rest of the beer as it swoops in from above; somehow the finish is pretty dry and it drains your mouth of all flavors but the sour very quickly. Fleeting metallic hints.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Well-named, as its burgundy colour would indicate. Mix of woody lactic notes, tomato, pomegranate, apple skins and acetic notes. Sweet maltiness in the palate, alongside icing sugar, caramel apples, and a light acetic note which spoils an otherwise clean lactic undertone. Sweet & sour, quite drinkable, but I do find the acetic notes to be rather off-putting. You have to love acetic acid (vinegar) to love this beer. If you don’t, it’ll go down the drain.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first flemish sour ale. Very flavorful, full of fruits and spices. A very nice combination of flavors, tart, but not to the level of a lambic. A nice cedar color.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a large, frothy head and a rust coloured body. Strong acidic aroma that borders on vinegar with a slight sour grapes scent of white wine. Flavour: sour, cherry, grape then pastey dry. Ouch! Like sucking on a palmful of Sour Patch Kids when you have a cold sore. Hits a high note of sweetness in mid-sip then translates into a mouth-drying paste. Great stuff... wonderful style. This sour duchess can visit anytime!
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vineous/vinegar and lemon notes.
Burgundy red/brown with a beautiful color gradient, not that much head.
Fruity (lemon and strawberries) and almonds. Full taste, but quick finish.