stevoj (1628) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown / ruby in color, with small beige foamy head and lots of soapy lacing. Cidery aroma, sharp acetic taste, but smooth enough to enjoy . lingering sweetness and a bit of tartness.
NeoHippie2 (754) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red/brown pour with a light beige head. Aromas of malt, yeast, tart cherries, and subtle acidity. Flavor is tart cherry with malt. Very easy drinking, just slightly sour. Perhaps not as complex as I would have liked but still pretty tasty.
alliance100 (329) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle - pours a cloudy lighter brown. Some sweet cherry aromas with a faint sour aroma. Taste is mild malt, tart cherry with a medium sourness. Very drinkable, nice.
Sweasy (14) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable sour. Nice malty flavor. Flavors muddle a bit between sweet and slight tangy cherry wood. The woody sour yeast comes through in the smell as you drink and leaves a moderate blanket on the tongue.
DTM (775) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at DBS. Aroma of cherry and a some grape. Brown with a hint of red in color. Lots of grape flavor. Super smooth on the palate. Nice!!!
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timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour at DBS. Aroma and flavor is Larry King purple grape juice and grape candies. Not too impressed here. Fair beer.
italarican (1383) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle opened during New Yearís eve. Pours mahogany with some beige head. Aroma is mild of cherry skins and caramel malt. Thin body yet caramel malty flavor, sticky sweetness that sort of masks the mild lactic notes. Some cherry in the finish. Sort of a watered down flanders red with a bit of crystal getting in the way.
Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle (old, but I donít see a date). Poured clear, ruddy amber with a well-retained, sticky toasted marshmallow head. The aroma picked up a blend of sweet and sour cherries, charred oak, and soft vinous notes.. perhaps a touch too much sweetness evident, but it smelled like candy in a glass. The flavor found mostly tart cherries along with a little related sweetness.. dry, fruity Brett-like notes and oak on the edges.. picked up some floral and peppery notes on the dry finish. Medium-bodied with fuller carbonation than expected on the palate.. just a hair too sweet, but tasty.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Unknown age on the bottle, but it was in the discount bin, which means it was at least one year on the shelves...
Poured to NB globe.
A: Pours a hazy mahogany ale with little to no head formation despite turbulent pour. Affluent peanut colored film is broken sans evident carbonation.
S: Raisins, prunes,,,,dark fruits dominate the nose. Quite difficult for me to discern. As advertised, sweet and sour. Very reserved as far as flemish aleís go.
T: More tart than I had anticipated. This is quite nice. However, the fruits continue to limit the appreciable flemish qualities one would anticipate. As the ale resonates, I start to sense the cherries typical of the style.
M: medium bodied, low carbonation.
D: Having a hard time enjoying this one. Itís tolerable, but I wish the bottle wasnít 750mlís. ended up pouring half out.
Serving type: bottle
JBPortland (407) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours clear ruby red with 1 finger sudsy head that fades to a thin layer and lasts. Nose is funky cherry, strawberry, syrup, vinaigrette. Mouthfeel is light body with good carbonation and a little syrupy. Taste is tart fruity cherry, berry, wine, acetic notes, sweet and sour, cola, soy sauce. Finish is tart sweet berry, meaty, earthy. Very good. (From 10/30 notes)