harrymel (1477) - 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 (1972) - 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 (108) - 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 (921) - 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 (69) - - 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.
danielyabu (1132) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
large creamy offwhite head. mostly diminishing. excellent lacing. reddish-brown flat thick body. aroma: strong vinegar, apple, sweet red wine. if and ff: moderate sweet and acetic; long duration. palate: light medium body, wateru yexture, lively carbonation, heavy adstringent finish. sabor lembrando vinagre do inicio ao fim, dulçor de vinho tinto doce balanceia. bem baixa drinkability. 70s
DenverLogan (770) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at least 6 years old (bottle says best before 22-11-07)....poured in a La Trappe small chalice. Pours a ruby brown with small head and lace. Aroma of sour plums, malt vinegar, tart grapes. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of plums, prunes, raspberries, malt vinegar, currents. Overall a wonderful Flemish red-brown ale with more malt than balsamic vinegar notes that some other Flemish seem to have...and no artificial sweetners that some seem to also have.
I’ll admit I used to represent Verhaeghe in California a few years ago and have had plenty of this, the Duchesse & Echte Kriek. They’re all wonderful on their own but especially good with food. Tonight I drank this with a Thanksgiving turkey dinner and it worked well.
BeerLuvver (53) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light reddish/brownish hue with pink frothy head which disappears fairly quickly. Scent of sharp citrus fruit mixed with strawberries and oaked red wine. Taste is initial sweetness with a punchy sourness pushing through. Slightly too sour for my taste and 25cl is enough in one go. Nice oaked flavours, cherry, strawberry and lemons. Hints of vanilla. Great little Flemish Red and sharper, more mature than Duchesse de Bourgogne.
deekyn (1118) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours very clear golden red brown with no head. A - vinegar, red licorice, red wine and basaltic vinegar, oak, ad candied sugars. M - lightly tart. Watery slightly slick body. Lasting malty finish with a slight tang. Low carb and weak palate. T - raisins, slight note of tart red berries and cherries. Oak, vinous malts and strawberry candy. Red wine vinegar and basaltic notes as well. O - pretty good. Simple but enjoyable. 3.5
SpongeRuiner (640) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap while on vacation in Seattle. A nice sour style. Would definitely want again.