DSG (13693) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2011
Re-rate 5/1/11: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks beerandbeyond. 2004 bottle. Clear golden. Aroma of wood, malt, caramel, alcohol, Petit Beurre biscuits, cookies and fruits. Sourish-sweetish flavor with oak, malt, some caramel and cookies, some slightly sugary fruitiness and alcohol. Quite full-bodied, silky mouthfeel. Good and complex. 8/4/8/4/17=4.1
(2/28/08) Bottle sample at [email protected]
in Heule. Clear orange-colored. Vinous acidic aroma with lots of wood and fruits and some malt and caramel. Wonderful and unique sour flavor with oak, sweetish Israeli Petit Beurre biscuits and some fruits. A dry acidic finish. Medium to full bodied. Quite amazing. 9/4/9/4/18=4.4
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. DArk yellow colour. Powerfull earthy acetic nice aroma. Strong bitter and very acetic flavor. Long complex finish. Creamy palate. Good but still devides the waters.....
Scopey (13596) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle (number 017505) at the Delirium cafe, Brussels. It pours reddish amber with pretty much no head or carbonation. The nose is sweet strawberry, raspberry, vinous, malt vinegar and orange. The taste is juicy strawberry, wood, tangy cherry, tart lemon, some malt vinegar (but not nearly as much as Grand Cru), wine-like, brandy and alcohol warmth in the finish. It is initially full of sweet fruit, but has a tart finish. It is very well balanced and so drinkable at this strength. Amazing stuff.
Christian (13256) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber colour with no head. It has that unique fruity, funky, fresh Rodenbach aroma, with a little caramel and malt. Tart, yet rather sweet. Fruity like a chardonnay. Has a powerful fel to it, yet doesn’t show the 10% alcohol. Finishes sour and refreshing.
djd07 (13197) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a clear copper gold with no head. The aroma is cherry skin, funk, oak, vinegar. Thin, oak, funk, vinegar, lingering dry finish, held up very well, no oxidation, boozy, nice sweetness, really enjoyed this.
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at the Relentless Thirst Gathering in Richmond, VA, 8.29.09. Pours a lemon yellow color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is tart and vinegary with citrus and green apple. The taste is very similar with tart and mild vinegar with dry citrus and apple notes. Medium bodied.
bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought expensively in the Cracked Kettle. pale orange color. Vinous aroma with muscat grapes, oak and sherry notes. Sour flavors, woody, citric and vinous. Sharp on the edges. Not a sign of the promised 10% ABV. Almost flat. An aftertaste that seems to linger on forever. Without any doubt a classic, I wish I had a crate of this, I would store it for many more years.
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, 2004 vintage) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white quickly diminishing head. Aroma of horse blanket, sour apple, oak, cork, white grapes, apple cider vinegar, and some sherry. Flavor of sour green apples, citric, vinous, and brett with a dry oak finish. Alcohol is there, but nice hidden in the flavor and aroma. Excellent!
BeerandBlues2 (12685) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle received via trade with Alen. Pours mostly clear with essentially no head, just a few tiny bubbles sitting on top. Aroma is acetic acid, light date notes, cellar, and straw malt. Some alcohol notes permeate late with stale hops and cork notes. Flavor is acetic fruit (pears, grapes, apricot) and a substantial malt body, lightly sweet with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Bov (12360) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from crackedkettle.com; 2004 vintage - pours a clear amber orange colour without foam; aroma of distilled cherries and vinegar; sweet and very sour; oily and medium-bodied with a low carbonation; very long woody finish, sweet and sour again with notes of sour cherries and warming alcohol