mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2004
On tap @ Ommegang. Brown and cloudy in color with a tan head. Caramel flavors. Malty. Interesting beer. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
(Draught) Sampled at the Belgium Comes To Cooperstown 2005 in Cooperstown, NY. Pours a cloudy, reddish body with a dissipated white head. Smell of toasted pop tarts and fig newtons. Flavour of a thin watery, fig juice. Good. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2013
8-yr old batch at the Barrel & Bug event 2013.
Aroma of tart cherry, caramel and a yeasty sourdough. Pours bright hazy red with typical brewpub film. Tast is very tart with underripe cherry, cranberry, and a dusty cellar funk. Nice mouth pucker up front but the finish was a little dusty for my taste. All in all, my favorite sour of the day. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Tap at Cooperstown. Brown and cloudy, tan head. Carmel and caroway seed aroma and flavor. Malty. Rather interesting, but not sure what they are trying to accomplish with this. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2005
Pours a cloudy reddish/brown with no head. Hopdogs sample was much more carbonated; apparently they were having tap issues. There’s a pronounced smoky, peaty aroma, very woody (oaky) with notes of vanilla bean as well. Flavor is very woody, almost like chewing on a stick. It’s rauchbier-ish; smoky and tootsie-roll chocolatey, with other hints of toffee and caramel. Palate is smooth with little carbonation. Interesting, but I question the Flemish Sour categorization. Probably should simply be called a Belgian Ale.
dmac (6459) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Draft at Maple Shade for the barrel aged beers event. Poured a rather ugly muddy brown that had burgundy edges and a spotty light beige head. Aroma of cherry, wet wood and super old rotting banana. The body was watery with some noticeable acidity, super soft carbonation and a slightly sour finish. Flavor of sour cherry, wood, acidity, earth and some balsamic vinegar on the end. Good stuff but the body thinned out with age. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2005
BCTC. Kind of a let down after their great lambic. This is more like an old-ale than a flemish sour. Brown sugar & butterscotch nose. Those smells continue into the flavor and mingle with a bit of fruitiness. Oakey slightly cherry finish. PhillyCraft (7923) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
8 year old brew, on tap at Iron Hill Mapleshade for their "Bourbon and Bugs" event. Red pour with light head/lace. Notes of sour funk, wood, caramel, cherry and cranberry. Pretty well balanced and the age def helped this one out after reading previous reviews. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2005
On tap at Wilmington as part of their Belgian Beer Fest (brewed at the West Chester location). Almost didn’t get a chance to try this one. They were having problems tapping this one. On my way out, some one said it was ready, so I grabbed one. My glass looked a lot different than desurfer’s glass (they were probably poured 5 minutes apart). Poured a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aromas of leather, wood, and smoke. Tastes of stronger wood. Thinner body. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
07.16.05 Tap at BCTC. Cloudy brown, little head. Brown sugar, caramel apple, super sweet nose. Flat. Lots of sugar in flavor (brown sugar). Dominated by sugars, not a hint of sour. Prunes and dates.