Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brownish-red, big beige head. Aroma sour, fruity, funky. Flavor sour, fruity (cherries, plums, pomegranate,) funky, some oak. This is one where I don’t miss hops; enough is going on without them. Not full-bodied in a way that would involve heaviness, but thanks to the sourness it fills the mouth in a really nice way. I’m reminded again of why I became a beer geek.
Foffern (1411) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. One year old bottle. Pours a clear, deep mahogany color and a beige, creamy head. Aroma of leather, vinegar, sweet cherries, oak, yeast, wine grapes, dried fruit, crowberry and licorice. Quite complex. The flavor follows up but is more sweet with tones of brown sugar, sweet cherries, wood, cola and hints of balsamico. Has a slick and sticky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A really complex and tasteful ale, well-balanced and a delicious version of the style.
DwarfeD (1562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark amber brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Sour and sweet tones. Ripe cherries, vinegar, brown sugar, raisin and herbs. An ok sour brew.
ctipping (132) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mL bottle poured into a goblet. Pours a dark brown with a hint of orange color. Large off-white head despite a careful pour. Substantial surface foam even an half hour after pouring. Sour cherry smell. A bit of a vinegar smell behind it and maybe some sweetness. A tart flavor with cherries. Not an overpowering sourness at all. A bit of lingering sweetness, but not cloying at all. Doesn’t feel as light as 5.1% at all. Only slightly thin in the finish. Medium carbonation helps keep it from feeling too heavy, though. Nice balance. Not too sour, not too sweet.
Nische (1159) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart black cherry, vinous red wine, vinegar, hints of chocolate and maple sweetness and some vanilla oak. A little too sweet for my liking.
VDuquerroux (610) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 250mL. Home. A clear brown beer with mahogany hues ; medium white head poorly persistent. Fruity aroma, wood, acid note, caramel. Medium sweet, lasting medium acid. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, acid-sweet finish. Overall, very good sour red beer ; better acid there than sour.
Arve_Christian (3870) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Amber color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; red berries, malt, barrel influence and some vanilla. Medium body & complexity. Good sourness- a little sweetness; balances well. Very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz. bottle thanks to Emily. Appearance: finger tan head, dark amber red color, good lacing, light cloudy. Aroma: vinegar, caramel, light fruity strawberry. Palate: light body, average carbonation, thin texture, smooth. Taste: sweet strawberry and caramel into light tartness, comes down into light fruitiness and smooths out. Overall, very drinkable, very enjoyable, not that sour.
aleksander9 (746) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red with tan head. Cherry, funk, candy, oak and balsamic. Sticky palate. Aftertaste is candy, cherries, oak, some funk and lingering sweet finish. Overall: Enjoyable sweet beer.
BadAprilia1000 (377) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color letting almost no light through with a huge head. Aroma is vanilla, malt, sweet strawberry, balsamic vinegar, black cherry, faint chocolate, tart overall. Taste is strawberry, balsamic, cherry, very dry oak, slight sour. Aroma is almost bigger than the taste, very complex, never saw a few of these notes in a sour before so I enjoyed it.
beer-yum (804) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasantly sour farmyard aroma in a mahogony pour. Flavour is sour to start but builds with complex layers of fruit, bread, and bubblegum. A fresher version of their benchmark Duchesse De Bourgogne.