badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2010
The closest beer to rodenbach grand cru. Had on tap at hopcat a long time ago. Reddish brown with slight head. Huge cherry , oak, chocolate aroma. Tart and refreshing flavor that is massive in tart cherries, lemon, sour funk and raspberry. Huge flavor to accompany the equally huge aroma. Almost perfect within it’s style. Oaky finish is unmatched in terms of aging. Strykzone (7422) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
On tap at Bigelo’s. Still trying to gain appreciation for this style. Not succeeding yet. This beer has a cola appearance with a cool looking light colored head. Nose is sour and was a bit hard to find. Flavor was indeed sour but also offered some sweetness. Wood notes (French?), cherries. Multi dimensional. A substantial feel. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Had this on-tap at Fatheads and the Sharp Edge recently.
A- Body is a dark, deep red, with a hint of mahogany coming through-but its definitely more red than brown. Served with a light fluffy white head. Head fades to a thin collar and some lacing is left behind in the glass. The body is uniformly translucent-not letting much light pass through but not visibly cloudy either.
S- Nose is tart, funky, woody, and fruity. Sour cherries come through first with a balance of wood and funk in the background. Nose is more fruity than anything else though.
T- Quite tart upfront with sour, somewhat acidic cherries coming through first. Below this is a complexity of oak and yeasty funk that come through pretty quickly to balance. The finish is somewhat dry with the initial fruity tartness fading to reveal more wood and slightly funky flavors. The flavor, like the nose is more fruity than tart or funky but those flavors are still there to balance it out and keep it in check.
P- Soft medium carbonation and a full smooth, silky body.
O- This another excellent brew by Ommegang. Its very drinkable as its not as in you face as other sours. I’ve been getting this whenever I can lately. Its certainly tart enough but its easy to have a few glasses of this one and its something that people who don’t drink beer like as well.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-25-2009 16:13:17 pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Tart and sweet cherries in this red ale combine nicely to make a great sour. Perfect for warmer weather and when you need a break from the regulars. obguthr (6431) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Sour cherry, red wine, and concord grape nose. Hazy amber, thin head. Quite sour flavor of grapes and cherries, grape skin finish. Exquisite sour with surprising dimensions.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap. Pours reddish color, with a nice white head and sticky lacing. Nose is tart with cherries, some creamy vanilla and slight oak notes. Flavor has a lot of sour cherries, oak, wood, some nice bitterness. Very smooth and drinkable. Swilson2 (15) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2010
My god this beer was good. Stole the show. Had it at BCTC. Well made with the perfect amount of oak. Whent back for a second pour on this one. Just amazing. brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: Deep, dark red, almost burgundy. Not much in the way of foam.
S: Tart, red fruits, especially cherries, and oak.
T: Quite tart, lots of cherries, the oak is present on the tongue as well.
M: Crisp and refreshing.
D: Such a tasty and refreshing beer. I would drink the stuff all day. fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
Tasting at Papsø’s, growlerdeyholla (11721) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Amber color. The aroma is mild, but funky, nice. Average body strength, some caramel flavor, fruity sourness, hiding a very light residual sweetness. It ends fruity and sour, with some cherries. Pleasant.
On tap at the Indiana Winterfest. Poured a clear amber brown, with a light brown head that was quite thick and lasted throughout. Aroma had nice sour notes, both cherry and apple with a slight oak note. Flavor was similar, sour apple at the beginning with tart cherries growing to a dry finish.