tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4/V/2012 - 25cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ a BBQ - BB: no print on bottle or cap (2012-468)
Clear cola like beer, no head. Aroma: sweet caramel, fruity, cola, little sour, some rotten fruits. MF: good carbon, light body. Taste: pretty sour start, some apple skin, cola, pretty bitter as well, some rotten fruits, overripe banana. Aftertaste: tart, pretty bitter, bit dirty, apple skin. Not the best sour, I have a feeling this might have been past it’s date, but if the brewery doesn’t put the date on the bottle, I can’t tell. Too bad...
brenn79 (1198) - Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle- Pours dark ruby red with a one finger off white head that reduces to a collar. The aroma is dark fruits, plum and cherries, wood and slightly tart too. The taste is similar, dark fruits, tart, creamy. Body is medium, carbonation is high. Overall the Duchesse De Bourgogne was much better, there was a slight skunk to the beer, it didn’t hurt the beer too much, but it was detectable, but this is still very nice.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a reddish color with a white head. Aroma was some tart dark fruits, light vinegar, and soem funk.. Flvaor was lots of funk, mild sweeter malts and some cheese notes. Meh.
Prokroustis (570) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red body, off white head. Sweet aroma with cherries, vinegar and grapes. Really nice warming and full palate. Great balanced sour and sweet flavour with sour cherries, brown sugar, wood, plum and apricot. Excellent.
Scipio (488) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an extremely dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is extremely sour and fruity. Cherries and grapes. Tons of carbonation, very similar to champagne. Taste is dark cherry with grapes, very fermented, sour enough to make your mouth pucker. Tons of carbonation. Something memorable. I like sour beers.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and floral, it’s got a sweet smell and taste that comes through all the way. A pleasant beer to have.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent sour. Aroma is hints at the tartness. Smells of cherries and oak. Taste is sweet fruit initially and then the acetic tartness moves in. Highly carbonated and light bodied this is a very good sour beer. I don’t get as much oak in the taste as other reviewers though.
gvmdw7 (171) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The lighting was dark, but it poured an amber hue. Little head, but a good amount of lacing. Smells like a sour with a little acetic hint. Tasted completely different than expected. The oak is almost overpowering and the sourness is very subtle. The carbonation washes sone of the sourness away. Almost tastes like sherry/port.
Nightsky (172) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: dark hazy red
Taste: sour, lightly sweet
Palate: lightly carbonated
I enjoyed this one.
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jnkor (288) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had in bottle at local world of beer labelled at Flemish ale. Aroma had faint sour note mixed with smokiness. Taste held the same sour smoky taste, a little more bitter than other similar ales. Carbonation caused a close to frothy feel in the mouth, a very fun ale.
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