TaktikMTL (6728) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par importation privée via Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de vinaigre de fruits et de cerises sûres. Apparence: Couleur ambrée rougeâtre. Moyen col mousseux pétillant. Forte densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises sûres. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de cerises. (Rating #266)
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Real nice Flemish Sour. Aroma fruity(cherries) and sweet with a tad of vingear mixed in to for the sourness. This all fits in well with its mahgany color and moderate brown head. Flavor is a pleasant balance between the fruity sweetness and the sourness. In end the sourness rules the day. I think this beer should age really well and plan on cellaring a few bottles of it.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red-brown appearence with a dense head on its shoulders. A sweetish (cola-ish) and quite fruity flemish ale that is nicely balanced by the acidity. Hints of cherries and chocolate. Light on its feet and easy drinking. Thanks Papsoe
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep reddish brown hue, with a good tan-colored head, with winey notes, oaky, wet wood, caramel malt, fruity cherry nose, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with sweet tart and sour flavor, good acidity, touch of pit cherry, tannic notes, oaky,fruity, even iron accent, leading to a very refreshing finish. A nice flanders red beer, my favorite style of beer.
Sigmund (6111) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at Carlsen’s Kvarter, Odense, august 2005. Sell-by date was 23.12. 2003! Typical Flemish sour ale. Very dark reddish brown colour. Red wine / balsamico vinegar aroma and flavour, some sweetness remains. Oaky elements.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 Balsamic vinegar, wood, leather, molasses and sour sweat in the aroma. Clear dark reddish brown with low but lasting off-white head that recedes to lasting cover. Cherry, malt vinegar and caramel sweetness in the flavour with a surprising, strong woody bitterness in the dry finish. Strong carbonation and somewhat puckering astringency draw you through to the lasting sweet aftertaste. Light body remains quite dry despite the obvious sweetness. Tulip, allowed to warm from fridge temp. Bottle (Bieropholie, Jun-05).
Six months later, it is less astringent and the bitterness is less pronounced. Quite sweet, but it works very well. Perhaps a minor improvement.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First entry! What a great one to start with. The aroma hit instantly upon pouring. An immediate caramel, raisin, alcohol (yeah, they’re terms from the help option. Rookie!), aroma permeated. Color a nice deep reddish seen through the remaining broken head. Flavor tart, sour and caramel sweet all as it rolls over the tongue. But, mouthpuckering SOUR! Yummy. I’ll have another a little colder in the year.
imdownthepub (12162) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 250 ml, Bottle Conditioned. Dark and reddy. Nicely balanced Flemish Sour, hits the right acidity notes with sour fruits and burnt notes. Very enjoyable if a little challenging. Good stuff.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first time I had this was at Ommegang Fest. and it stole the day. Hand down my favorite beer there. I had since bought a bottle and tried it at home and it rminded me a lot of the Duchesse De Bourgogne with a much tolerable finish. Not bad but definately not the beer I had in Cooperstown. I may re-rate.
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of vinegar with notes of wood.
Flavour of fruits and wood with notes of vinegar.