espenra (1015) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 25cl bottle from Barley Wine. It poured a dark red colour with a medioum big foamy head that settled down fast in the glass. The aroma is massively sour with huge notes of vinegar and hints of cherry. I know sour ales are supposed to smell like this, but this is just not a very inviting aroma. The flavour is bitter and tastes of cherries, apples. It has a short aftertaste. coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Dark red amber pour. Some sour cherry notes with hops thrown in the mix. Strange vinegar-esque/oaky flavor on the palate. All in all pretty decent. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2008
Appearance:dark redish,light head..
Flavor:appele.sour cherry,light oak... beastiefan2k (3900) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2008
750mL cork and wire. Finally getting around to it. Pours very dense, thick, and murky. Cannot see through it at all. Got a small head that fades rather quickly. Aroma is a thick, very balsamic-like, cherry-aceto-woodsiness. Taste is a bit sweet, cherry-cola, with more of a stinginess, rather than sourness. But a sour and aceto aftertaste. Finishes rather easy. Not as sour as the Grand Cru and a bit more crude. But overall still a damn good Flanders Red. It took me a while to like it, the GC was always a fav but this was hard because of all the balsamic flavors. I guess I have learned to love it. Travlr (24274) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2008
A gift from Peter who works in Brusles but wisely lives in Leuven, tasted at Delirium. Nicely sweet and sour with oaky overtones. A winner.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
I hate sour beers. I really do. But, this one is definitely one of my favorites. It’s not overblown. it doesn’t taste like vinegar. It’s lightly soured, refreshing and easy to drink. Classic. TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2008
Poured a chestnut brown body with a very quickly diminishing, off white head. Light balsamic vinegar, cranberries, and apples on the nose. Tasted of sour apples, lemon citrus, and a hint of white vinegar, pleasant. Bubbly and medium palate, watery, goes down easily. Good sour ale.
jonno (2751) - JAPAN - NOV 29, 2008
A solid drop, but too late to savour after dinner, as I did. Not so complex (obviously) it finishes with a TM sour finish. I prefer Duchess to this, but thats a personal preference. enjoyable bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2008
25cl bottle in local pub, very refreshing complex volatile fruitiness of wine,a bit sourish but just fine. beninak (1) - , Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2008 does not count
The bottle I got had an extremely low carbonation level. Poured nearly flat, with a dark amber color and no real head to speak of. Had the aroma of "sour patch kids" candy. Flavor was mildly sour, yet complex , light and refreshing at the same time.
I brought this beer home from Belgium, wish I had brought more than one bottle