BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2007
I was really looking forward to cracking open this classic, and was not disappointed. If you like sour (as I do!), then this is the beer for you!
Appearance was reddish with fairly little white head, and appealing.
Aroma is sour, sour, sour, as is the flavor. Taste was a bit like good vinegar, and distinctly sour. As it warmed, it was very wine-y, like a chardonnay.
Mouthfeel and drinkability were both good. Thus far, the highlight of my beer drinking day. Lowe1983 (1622) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Pours a copper/red color with a tan head. Aroma is sour of cherries, oak, and a hint of some floral notes. Flavor is tart of cherries and has an oaky flavor to finish. The cherry and oak blend together nicely for a lingering flavor. A decent brew. Lunkie (1956) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2007
Cider apple malt aroma. Clear red brown colour with good head and lacing. Sweet malt hop flavour with apples. Fizzy palate. Ric (3) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2007 does not count
Has all the qualities of a bold high quality wine. tart cherry, wood and crisp finish. the ladies at the tasting loved it and served to wet their desire for beer to come. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby colour with a white head. Sour cherry aroma with some wooden hints. Slightly sour tart cherry flavor with some hints of wood. Dry sour finish with hints of cherry.
chicagobears (474) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Ruby red pour into St. Bernardus abbey glass. Sweet and sour cherries. Slightly acidic with a woody character. I prefer the more winey and vinegary characteristics of the Grand Cru. However, this is much more quaffable. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is sour and acidic cherry along with wooden and earthy hints. Flavour is slightly sour and acidic cherry with wooden and earthy hints. Wellbalanced. quite wineish finish and aftertaste. muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Pours chesnut copper/red. Thin beige head. Slightly acidic aroma, a bit medicinal with earthiness and cherry as well. Flavor is nearly identical. The style percentile is exactly 50% right now, I couldn’t agree more. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2007
750ml, from memory, pours a dark red with small head. aroma is pretty weak, very mild cherriness and sourness. nothing special. flavor is blananced with some sweet cherries and mild sourness. nothing special here, but a good beer. mephisto (1294) - TAIWAN - DEC 27, 2006
reddish copper with thin white head, the aroma is sour plume with a hint of raspberry. sour and tasty.