TChrome (1469) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Pours very dark red color with a thick, totally retained off white head. Aroma is absolutely delictable. Rich notes of wet wood, cherries soaked in vinegar, and a subtle yeastiness waft in upon the olfactory senses. Imbibing this delicacy rewards the user with an initial vinegar sourness, yet this yield to to a very restrained cherry sweetness that is a testiment to deft and subtlety. A remarkable beverage and one that I will be delighted to experience again and again. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2006
Holy cow. Sour yeasty nose, dark mahagony color. Cherry body, raisin and prune sweetnes. Biting sourness deep in the throat. Some earthy, woody notes and a drying effect. Complex - extremely complex - but smooth at the same time. Balance is just fantastic. Go out of your way to get this beer. demolayfire (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Pours a muddy deep red/brown. small beige head with decent lacing. Heavy aroma of yeast, strawberries, dark fruit, oak, red wine, funk. Tastes even better than it smells with the cognac becoming very apparent, velvety texture, low carbonation, lip smacking sourness with just enough sweet to balance. easily the best flemish sour I’ve had. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy brown with a creamy beige head. Stunningly beatutiful acidic and woody aroma of red wine concentrated black currat juice, bark, black cherries, red currant and vinegar. Woody and sourish complex flavour of curant-leaves, sour cherries, red wine and juniper. tart and sour aftertaste of cherries and wood. Beautiful stuff. Thanks MrWalker! hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 750 via trade with RBalls01. Thanks!! This is definitely the most complex yet most well balanced sour I have had so far. Pours a hazy amber with a medium to large off white head. The aroma on this beer is woody, light sweet and tart fruits-cherry/rasberry, and some barnyard and funk. Taste is oak, dark fruit, both sweet aned sour, barnkyard/funky, a decent amount of attenuated malt coming through, some acetic (vinegar) notes in the finish, but not to the level of a Rodenbach Grand Cru or La Folie. Just an incredibly complex and well balanced beer. I could drink an entire 750 of this anytime.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 Drank in memory of Luciano Pavarotti, October 12, 1935 - September 6, 2007 - and what better beer to do it with than the #1 rated beer from Italy. Pours chestnut brown with ruby highlights, large tan head. Tartness in the nose hits you as soon as the bottle is opened. Once poured, cherry, oak, and vanilla emerge as well. This one has a perfect sourness and acidity for my tastes, it’s just sour enough to still allow a touch of malt sweetness to emerge. Sours cherries and grapes, along with a subtle woodsiness in the finish. I polished of the whole 750ml bottle and was still left wanting more. A phenomenal brew. Finally, a sour in my top ten! fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Some people don’t like sour beer. Perhaps I should learn to appreciate this and understand the potential for more being left for me. As it was difficult enough to get this singular bottle, that should be even more apparent. And yet I am left with a certain sadness for this as I receive such joy. Oh, supreme sourness that wards off evil and brings delight that doth not diminish, but increases, yeh and verily.
If you really loved me you would have already bought a case of it and sent it to me. zizzybalubba (1862) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2009
750 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet (Batch #9, 2007; Bottle # 873). Pours brownish-red with an off-white head. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, earth, and apple cider vinegar. Taste is sublime; sour lemon, cherry, and woody flavors. Easier to drink than many sour beers, this really ranks up there with some of the finest I have tried. A little expensive ($18 a bottle) but worth it every once in a while. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Slightly murky reddish color. Solid sour notes, rich and vibrant . Very interguing sour, reminds me of a complex rodenbach. 666ale (86) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Their best beer, an oud bruin in the flemish tradition, very tart and lactic with a complex taste and a touch of caramel, but no residual sweetness and a tartness by the red wine oak barrels.