Beer4000 (4823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle. Clear, dark brown body with a small beige head. Nice vinous aroma with malt, berries, oak and mild vinegar. Flavor is smooth, sweet malty, balanced mild acidic, berries (particular cherry), dry fruit, light wood, hint of chocolate. A really nicce and pleasant version of Flamish red, less challenging than Rodenbach and Duches but still a very nice one.
tfredvik (1277) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very, very deep red to brown body with a beige head, ok lacing. Strong aroma of vinegar, balsamic vinegar, sweet and sour fruits and red berries, and a hint of barnyard. It’s mostly sweet, accompanied by a fitting light acetic and sour taste. Moderate flavour of vinegar and tart, sweet and sour red berries. Light body, long finish, smooth texture and moderate carbonation. A gentle and drinkable sour.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 19 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Lemke10 (856) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a dark brown color with a foamy light brown head. The aroma is mild of sour hints. The flavor is tart similar to a lambic without the fruit flavor.
Martinus (3440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish caramel brown colour, white head. Aroma of red fruits, lactic acid, cherries, wood, citrus. Sour flavour, quite sweet, caramel, red fruits, 7-up. Sweet finish, lactic acid, wood, vanilla, red fruits. Interesting brew, but too sweet imho. Regardless, it’s nicely thirst-quenching, and I wouldn’t mind drinking this on a warm spring day in the sun, for sure it’s better than a soda.
(From 25cL bottle @ home)
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of fruit, malts and spice. Taste is malts, raisins, fruit and some roasted notes.
Emeister84 (1364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cherry, raspberry, potpouri aromas. Hazy red-brown. Fruity, pretty dry, tart, somewhat musty. Light-medium bodied.
Tobiasoe (65) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown under a thin tan head, medium aroma intensity of roasted malt, sweet fruit and spice. Decent carbonation, quite high acidity, medium body roasty brew with obvious vinegar and sweet catchup. Sweetness overweight on the sweet-sour balance. Decent length and probably well-suited for some food, but not a favourite for me. Can’t shake the feeling of basically a Duchesse de Bourgogne with some sweetner.
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and very mild one with some acid and fruit in the aroma. Easily drinkable with some cherries and bread on the tongue. Expected a bit more sourness towards the end but the lack of it had some advantages and disadvantages. Fine one for sure.
McTapps (4994) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Calisky - many thanks! The beer pours out in a beautiful dark red - dark brown colour with steady low head and medium to smooth body. Wonderful arome of red wine, vinegar and berries. Taste of wine, plums, raspberries, mild balsamico vineggar, gentle acid, green nuts, prunes and light barley. Finish of wine and mild vinegar. Highly enjoyable - wonderful beer.
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic Flemish red, like Rodenbach, with light beige, creamy, sticky, stable head and dark burgundy colour, hazy. Tart and estery aroma, passion fruit, apple, honey, elderberries, balsamic vinegar, oak, vanilla, madera... Vivid in the mouth, with a sparkling dialogue between honey- and almost candi sugar-like sweetness on the one hand and a sharpish, tart, vinegary acidity on the other hand; the latter creates a vinous, sour dryness, with woody tannins in the background and a finish where the sweet and sour come to close harmony, though the sweetness is slightly dominant - but less so than in their Duchesse de Bourgogne. Wonderful and very authentic, traditional example of the oud bruin style.