PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 On tap, Grey Lodge: Cherries, mollases and alcohol all dominate this beer now and I like it. A decent finishing burn from the alcohol make this beer a 2 "Danger Will Robinson" special.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Nice malt character throughout the whole beer. Alcohol was hidden rather well.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gusher.thanks jimmack04...dark dark mahogony brownish,..small tan laced head..sour aroma..sour,,doughy,bread,yeasty.. some vanilla in the aftertaste..
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Murky dark brown color with a good size tan head. Lost a few ounces on opening as the bottle was a real gusher.
Sour, yeasty aroma that reminded me of pumpernickle bread. Tasted a lot like a Flemish sour ale. Sour, yeasty flavor that was weird but enjoyable.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one litre bottle has been sitting in my cellar for I think over a year now. Very dark chocolate brown in color leaving a thin creamy film on top. Aroma is sweet with fruity and malty notes. Some vinegar in there too. Flavor has an unusual sourness that I donít like. Is it supposed to be sour? Very rich in malt and swettness. Body is like a Tripel, medium bubbly. Overall I just couldnít get past the sourness of this brew.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Note that all of the ratings which mention that it was served on draft never mention sourness. The sourness is unmistakeable in the bottle version, leading me to think that perhaps the sourness is not intentional. Who knows. In any event, I found a lot of cherry, wood and whole-leaf chewing tobacco flavors coming out of this beer. Chewing tobacco dominates. Mine had no head and was almost completely still. From the bottle, this is not "somewhere between a dubbel and trippel", regardles of what the brewer says--itís more like a Flemish Sour/Belgian Bruin. I will allow that the beer is interesting, but there are much better "interesting" beers.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the HBF. Pours dark brown. Aroma of malt, fruit, peat. Tastes malty, with some fruitiness, earthiness, and sweet caramel flavor at the finish. Nice style.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly sweet aroma. Even sweeter throughout. A good beer for a hot summer day.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 L bottle (extra appearance point). Sour bouquet (had to hold my nose on popping the cap). Pours dark with good head and lace. Sourness bites on first sip, but gets better with each sip. Cherry and chocolate linger after the tartness passes. Alcohol is buried under the tartness.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown body with a thin tan head. This is practically more of a Flemish sour ale than a dubbel or trippel. Sweet and tart cherry aroma with some aged oak. Body is dry and sour with some yeasty complexity and a dry finish, which helps to hide the alcohol. A very unique brew, but kinda misclassfied. Thanks to slob for sending me the bottle.