Bov (13442) - 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 (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 [email protected]obxdude10 (2395) - 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 (1469) - 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.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2001
Wonderful unless you get a bad bottle. When good, it has a great complex flavor, fruit, malt, alcohol nice sourness on the back of it, a scanty but definitely present head, and an unmistakably Belgian aroma. If you get a bad bottle, no head at all, and a flavor like a mixture of Shaoxing rice wine and vinegar with cardboard hints. The inconsistenct is the only real problem, but I've noticed that the 16-ounce (or 12, I can't remember) are a safer proposition than the 750-ml bottles, for some reason. trappist12 (199) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2001
A golden glow coming from a nice amber sheen. Weak aroma, but pleasantly sour. Smooth with a dry finish.
Overall: Excellent brown. More refined than Petrus Oud Bruin. Sediment is rather ominous to those uninitiated to the refermented ales. Try to pour the glass w/out dumping the sediment into the glass. PhillyBeer2112 (2940) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2005 I finally get to re-rate this beer, having rated it a 1.7 as a novice to sour beers. Boy am I glad to have returned to it. This is really really good stuff! Big sour aroma, granny smith apples rotting on the ground. Metallic/coppery. Acidic, yeasty, musty, vinous grapes. Big sour and caramelized flavors, vinous finish. Unexpectedly empty finish for all the sour malts it features. Brown color with a medium head and good lacing. Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2001
If I didn't know better I could be drinking a young port. Very nice, very tawny.Incredibly smoth and creamy. Oakes (19549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2000
This is less tart than the
Rodenbachs, but still with a fair amount of acidity, and a complex, understated maltiness and a very
dry finish, with a touch of bitter lemon flavour to it.