dmac (6267) - 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. Jesterdeal (1985) - 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. PhillyCraft (7235) - 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. closey22 (1952) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
This was at the Maple Shade, NJ location @ Barrels, Bourbon, and Bugs Event in March 2013;
Commercial description is A deep red, Flemish Brown Ale, starts off malty with a bit of caramel charaacter, Finsihes witha refreshing tartness.
My description= cludy amber-brown with thin off-white head; little aroma; flavor is straaight tart sour lemony with nutty oily notes; feels crisp yet rich; finishes dry and tart. DocLock (10704) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
On draft 4/25/09 at P-ville. Pours hazy brown with minimal off-white head. Nose is malty, sour mashy fruit, woody. Taste is woody, raisiny, malty, with some tartness and a definite caramel apple flavor. Not sure what the deal is with this batch that I had, but I kept the menu displaying it in the seasonal list in case a query comes up.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
some lacing. smell of raisin with a watery raisin taste. not as good as Rodenbach Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Flat brown, beautiful deep chestnut colored with no head. Nutty chocolate and cherries nose, earthy more than woody, nicely toasted malts taste good, but feel a bit out of place. Very fruity, figgy, plummy and apple-like. Rather subdued taste, faint candyish sweetness, licorice stick and light watery palate, a bit sticky and almost flat.. too bad. willblake (2654) - 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. CapFlu (5127) - 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. 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.