Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle to glass. Initially pours with minimal head, but then some off white formation with a vigorous pour. Nose is dried cherries, very fruity, some bretty, oaky, pie like aromas as well. A touch of a red vinegar aroma. Deep red in color, fairly clear. Flavor is all sweet, dried fruits and minimal sour character. Kind of disappointing after a rather inviting aroma. I would like to see a touch more sour character while still maintaining a malt backbone.
mateuszk (1583) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Sark ref in colour, big head. Aroma of red wine, raisins, red fruits, slightly sour with oaky notes. In taste low sweet and sour with red wine and fruity notes. Metalic aftertaste. Thin body, dry finish. Always overcarbonated, not very nice palate. In comparison with dutchese de bourgon I find it more dry. Nice but needs better crafting.
gunnfryd (13862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
KØLF 070815. Deep amber colour with a beige head, aroma is malt, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is sweet, caramel, berries, roasted malt, alcohol, vinous, oak, cherries, yeast, spices. Full body. Very nice beer.
Zlotta (1329) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.25 l bottle from belgiuminabox, best before December 2016. Clear, very dark red with a thin, frothy, quickly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-sourish, fruity-malty aroma of sour cherries, red wine, vinegar and oak. Sweetish-sourish, fruity malty taste of brown sugar, sour cherries, red wine, vinegar and oak, followed by a short, sweetish-tart finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent and astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite sweet without being artificial but also not that complex, rather simple Oud Bruin. Pleasant to drink nonetheless.
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In questa rossa delle Fiandre la schiuma, abbondante e persistente, è color crema. L’aroma, dolce, quasi di moscato, anticipa il gusto di vino, vaniglia, malto tostato e aceto leggero, avvolto da un corpo denso, ma rinfrescante. In bocca un netto sentore di caramella mou porta ad un finale liquoroso, di vino stagionato, ma evolve immediatamente verso un retrogusto di lievito fruttato e di acidità quasi metallica. Leggermente stucchevole rispetto alle sue compagne più adese allo stile flemish ale. Ma comunque abbastanza acida da ricordare che in Belgio si beve anche così.
erickok (5038) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown body, headless. Very sour, acidic style. Wine notes, some red fruit, but way over the top for my taste. Okay palate not too thin. But I don’t enjoy it much. Happy to go to a more balanced beer next. Maybe some fruit would help. Or aging. (Bottle from ABS Drinks)
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Again a good sour red/brown from this brewer. Tasty and refreshing. Would have to try it along the Duchesse. I think this one is a little drier.
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark reddish mahogany with little head. Aromas of vinegar, oak, and sour cherries. Flavor carry same, but quite medicinal.
jvhemert (374) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
AROMA: dark fruits, wood, bread.
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, minimal head,
TASTE: medium sourness, lightly bitter,
PALATE: medium body, average carbonation, astringent,
OVERALL: quite complex and mellow; not as harsh as Duchesse, but less complex in aromas too.
suprchunk (2895) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is not very sour. It is more malty. Tastes of raisins and malt. Brown pour. Slight off white head.