paintedmaple (427) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vinous, earthy, woody, and fruity and disappointingly lacking in the style’s sourness... this ale is good - not great. Also, it was nearly flat as well as somewhat stale tasting and it may have been on the shelve too long at Oliver T’s in Grand Blanc, MI.
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, murky light red, medium purple. Weak foam. Nose is sharp balsamic vinegar, sweet dark cherry. Taste is sweet dark cherry, mild paper, high carbonation. Lemon, paper finish.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"more complex than Duchesse, but less flavorful. What was there was a nice redish-brown ale with a nice dry fruity aroma. more subdued and not AS sour, but quite good. more cherry in the nose and flavor even though it was not as sweet. medium body, and smooth."
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had back in the BW days. Almost like De Proef’s version of a Flemish Red to an extent. Slightly cherry tart and funked, bit of barnyard back. Yummy.
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy/cloudy reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice sweet/sour thing going on, apples, cherries, oak, tannins, acidic, when I say sour I really mean tart, drinkable,decent.
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super clear reddish brown. Nose is very floral (jasmine), wood, sweaty funk. Tart, sour cherry finish, with some light smooth wood. Good with a roast and gravy.
kerenmk (2422) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks DSG. Cloudy brown with bubbles. Vinous, toffee aroma and a delicate sourness and sweetness in the mouth. Medium-bodied, smooth, long and delicate sour finish.
HIGHB4LL (597) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger of khaki head that does not last, amber color, light cloudy, light lacing. Aroma: vinegar, cherry, light molasses,. Palate: light body, average carbonation, dry finish. Taste: sweet fruity tartness to medium bitter. Overall, hoppiness was unique, but a little to sweet for me.
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, small stable bubly head, very hazy dark red to light brown colour, aroma of sour malt, caramel and almonds, malty oxidised flavour, with toffee and teriaki, medium sweetness, light sourness, almondy bitterness. Nicely balanced and highly enjoyable.
Ferris (4494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet cherry and oak. Cloudy orange with a small beige head. Cherry, oak, light tartness and mellow sweetness. Mellow and nice, well balanced.
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks DSG. Pours orange to brown with a medium head, aroma of vinegar, malt, fruits, caramel and chocolate, flavor is bizarre with oxidation, malt and caramel, medium bodied.