Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a reddish brown Color with a very full frothy head. The aroma is of sour cherries the taste is of cinnamon and sour cherries that resonates on the palate with a sweet and sour finish
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours fairly clear reddish brown with a massive ecru head. Aroma of tart apple and cherry. Flavors of raisin and green apple, with some sweetness. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Sweet finish.
domienS (90) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark beer with a little red shine. Has a small beige head but it disappears quickly.
Smells fruity: cherry’s and apricot. You can also smell the lactoacid.
Tastes sour. Leaves a well rounded sour palate with a hint of sweetness.
It’s okay but not my favourite in its genre. Still a really good Flemish red though.
Silvan7 (698) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @accademia della birra. Ramata carica, quasi marrone, riflessi rubino. Schiuma beige, poco fine e poco persistente. Aroma fruttato, di ciliege e ribes, vinoso, acetico, zucchero candito e legnoso. Complesso. Gusto dolce amabile ai limiti dello stucchevole ma con una bella e marcata acidità che la equilibra piacevolmente. Poco amara, un poco legnosa al limite. Di buon corpoa, poco carbonata, quasi oleosa, appiccicosa. Armonica ed equilibrata
574deadzone (1038) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark ruby brown with a healthy off-white head that settles to a thick ring and leaves some nice clingy soapy lace. Nose involves toasted malt vinegar, oak, dark cherries and raspberries, savory smoke, a touch of iron, lime, and the list goes on. Pretty sweet, quite tart. Medium-full body, fluffy yet softly carbed, with a pleasantly and slightly puckering tart finish. Really cool brew, nice balance, plenty of nuance, yet very drinkable.
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes on 07/11/10.
$4.50 for 12oz @ Jim’s Homebrew in Spokane, WA.
Poured from bottle to Sam Adams sig glass.
A: Good burnt tan appearance with 1/4" head which is loosely packed and consistently replenished by the constant ribbons rising from the glass. Ale color is a light ruby.
S: Slightly sweet and sour apple skins. Light olive scent. Citrus, fruits and Sweet grains.
T: Toasty, nutty, spice, fruit. Medium sweetness with notes of raisin, oats, sour cherries. Pleasant.
M: Medium-light body with creamy yet drying feel. Good burn from carbonation with a feel that glides over tongue.
D: I found this a hair mellow for a flemish, but enjoyed nonetheless. Need to pick up a couple more bottles and age ’em to see if the tart grows on me. Worth a go ahead.
Serving type: bottle
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Advent beer #22: 11.2oz bottle - Nose is sour. Sip adds currant and a surprising malty backbone. Not too sour and refreshing. Tart berry aftertaste. There is now hope for me with this style.
apickles (123) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Bottle in ’t Brugs Beertje, Bruges. Quite a strong vinegary nose. Lovely red/amber colour with a snmall head. Really lovely flavour with a great wheaty sour finish.
gegwilson (1157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in ’t Brugs Beertje, Bruges. Mahogany beer with a tan head. Huge balsamic vinegar aroma. Sweet cider like flavour. Certainly something a bit different.
Mothroy (80) - - DEC 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Very sour aroma. Smooth, sour and well-rounded on the palate with a perfect balancing sweetness. Lots of fruity esters coming through from the wild yeast strain. Very moreish.