solidfunk (9366) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2017 jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky cherry with off white head. Nose/taste of cherry juice, spicy malt, light lactose tartness and earth. Medium body. Moderate tartness.
Cherry, malt and great tang like Chinese dynasties. Great balance. Pours brown with good head and lacing. Tap at Snally. pintbypint (3770) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
750ml brown bottle with a weird thin filmy wax over the cap (!?). Poured out golden red. Head was weak and thin and faded out. The nose was winey with cherries. The taste was winey and dry, lemony. The Flanders red base defiantly is there and the cherries addition adds a nice extra depth. The alcohol integrates well. Beautiful beer. dfearnley (2285) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Light greenery, wheat, and lemon. Taste is sweet berries, cherries, vanilla and light malt. Nice hazy red with a thin tan head. Werckmeister (3285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 2, 2017
1/2 pint from tap at Penguin Bar, Bilbao. brown/reddish cloudy color, small off white head. smells light funk, nice wood notes, marzipan, nutty, very light cherry notes, very nice smell. Full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes lightly sour, some cherries, hints of funk, grassy, wood, marzipan nutty. finishes very light with notes of cherries, wood and grass. loved the smell, taste just trails away, finish is too boring. would like to rate this higher, but finish is basically tasteless, might be related to freshness. theprof (1149) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2017
Tap. Aroma has toffee malts and dark cherries. Pours reddish amber with a circle of thin tan foam. Taste has medium sweetness but the tartness is there from the start. This ensures that the flavours linger well with only mild carbonation. It was a hit with me.
Tide (4222) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2017
Draught at City Beer. Dark copper color, white head. Sour taste with cherry, tart, wheat, a bit sour apples, acidic notes and grass. Sour finish with cherry, tart, a bit of sour apples and acidic notes. Very nice sour ale. olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Tart taste with cherries and some other dark berries. Similar taste. Nice! daje (4436) - NORWAY - MAR 6, 2017
Schouskjelleren Ølfestival 2016. Dark red body with a tiny head. Aroma of sour cherries, red fruit, funk and spices. Taste is tart, mild sour, with cherries and a biting funkiness. Astrigent woody finish with a delightful fruit and berry finish. ineedbeer (2234) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Poured from a 750 ml bottle with a best by date of 06/2017.
Aroma is a balanced blend of fruit and malt. Cherry is the dominant fruit with some lighter raisin, berry and plum notes. Malt is caramel and toasted bread. Faint oak notes.
Pours a fairly clear auburn color with a medium large, moderately thick, frothy, light tan head that shows good retention as it slowly recedes to a small film that lingers. Faint lacing and legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with a moderate acidity. Some caramel, toasted bread and grain notes with hints of nuts and toffee. Moderate cherry notes with some lighter tropical fruit, citrus, raisin, and plum. Light oak notes. Medium light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a pretty nice Flanders style red ale but not as fruity as one would expect with the addition of the cherries. A really nice balance between the malt and fruit as well as between the acidity and sweetness. I think the age has dulled the flavor and aroma a bit though. reebtogi (6350) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
750ml capped bottle pours a hazy reddish color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing on the glass. Aroma is cherries with some yeast funk. Taste is a cherry tartness with a malty sweetness and a dry red wine like finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very tart ale that is only recommended for true sour brew lovers.