zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2010
750 mL bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Brown pour with purplish highlights and a foamy light khaki head. Aroma is lightly tart cherry, lemon zest, and oak. Taste is mildly tart. Cherry is present but not over-bearing. Just a touch of apple cider vinegar is detected on the finish. This beer does nothing particularly spectacular or new, however it is still a fantastic sour. A great collaboration beer from Ommegang and Liefmans. fear025 (214) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Aroma:The smell has some sour balsamic vinegar notes.
Appearance:Dark brown in color. Good head, light beige in color.
Taste:Mildly sour, not too harsh. The sourness fades almost immediately, so that by the midtaste most of it is halfway gone. By the aftertaste, it’s a memory. There are also fig and prune flavors in this beer.
Palate:Nicely carbonated, medium body.
Overall:A fantastic example of it’s type for those of us (like me) who are sensitive to sours. It’s refreshing, and actually sessionable.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On tap at Monk’s. Excellent selection by Leafs93 as we celebrated his completion of the NJ and PA bar exams. Pours a reddish brown color with a caramel colored head. Has a gentle vinegar aroma. Sweet with a malty sourness. Sours are subtle. Very smooth. Faded cherry notes throughout. Excellent collaboration by two excellent breweries. Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Smells like sweet and sour sauce from McD’s. Deliciously tart - not too strong. Good beginner beer for people wanting to get into sours. Me, though, I’m a pro. slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle. Tart nose with light fruit. Cloudy with crazy amounts of sediment. Nice restrained sourness and funk with a dry finish. Tangerine and cherry notes. Very tasty.
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottled, poured into La Maudite snifter. Dark brown pour, dense tan head. The nose is intense, sour wild cherries. The flavor is overwhelmingly malty, with a burst of sour cherry. Very tart, with a refreshingly dry finish. bp (923) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle: pours dark red with a thin foamy head, aroma is tart and funky, taste is very much the same, nice tartness with this, very dry finish. Excellent beer.