DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2002
Poors with little or no head, low carbonation for a Belgian. Big, complex taste with initial sweetness followed by an apple cidery crisp tartness. Many rich, earthy undertones as well. This is beer as food, reddish, murky color w. lots of sediment. Very enjoyable, you'll warm up to it more and more with each taste. joet (2656) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2001
Sour, acetic acid, and distinct soy sauce aromas. Sounds disgusting but the first impression soon gets worse. I was then introduced to old oxidized hard raisin flavors mixed with rotting plums. But as always, this seems to grow on me by at least midway.... The light medium body, low residual sugar, and low medium effervescent body is amazingly quaffable. Some fruit and cookie/graham cracker flavors enhance what has grown on me. Surprisingly nice. This always seems like my first approach to sashimi, slightly reticent approach, initially repulsed and then something of a love. dins (266) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2001
With all it's lambic tendencies I'd just as soon have the kriekbier. Sweet, fruity, with a very dry finish. heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2003 Rerate. Sourish "brown" aroma, vinious, with some sweetish malt and oxidized components as well. Flavor is deep and rich, hints of sour keep the sweetness at bay. A few sips show the alcohol that you can't taste. After a few sips the aroma seems somehow hoppy??? Rich malt flavor, with hints of cherry, faint oxidation in the background. Quite nice. Einned99 (61) - Rozenburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2001
A real rich flavour, and a palate to dream away on..........................
Bov (13219) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 29, 2001
deep red-brown colour, few head, wine-like aroma, cherry, blackcurrant and tart, nice acidity/sourness but quite heavy and sweet jbrus (4989) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 [email protected]obxdude10 (2367) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
2002 version, so pretty fresh. Very fruity aroma with wood and light tart. Hazy, redish brown color, beige creamy head, very nice lace. Light sweet, some sourness, overwhelming fruits, wood, light tart, complex, soft and smooth palate.
.................................................. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2006 Dark hazed ruby colour with a fizzy almond top. The nose is sweet and lambicesque with hints of raspberry and perhaps a note of cherries. Not very barnyardy, but a solid does of acidity in the nose regardless. The body is beautifully smooth with just the right amount of thirst-quenching spritziness. Sweet maltiness starts this slightly yeasty lambic. Some fruit bursts in the middle with a touch of tart raspberry and just the right amount of malty sweetness. A very nice, smooth going, non-intimidating flemish brown. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2001
Complex and compelling. Just the right amount of tartness. I can see where this beer could go bad, but a nice sample is rewarding.