Flamojune (113) - Ville de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
Dark red beer, taste more like fruits juice. Un pur délice. For all. Deep cherry and dark fruits flavor. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2009 Ruby-amber on the pour, deep brown in the glass, with refractive garnet highlights, a finger of beige head leaves a glass-coating lace. Full bodied aromas of apricot nectar, balsamic vinegar, and yeast. First sips from the cold glass are more sweet than sour, apricot nectar with an underlying tartness. As the glass warms, the vinegar element dominate the sweetness, while the fruit remains, plums and apricots. Mouthfeel is initially viscous, like a fruit syrup, then turning dry as the beer fades into an oaky finish. Borresteijn (7111) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2008
On tap @ in de Wildeman, a few months ago. Very deep red colour, like red wine, white/pink head. Aroma of cherries, dark fruits, vinegar, a bit musty, yeast. Flavour is surprisingly sweet, a bit sour, cherry, forest fruits. Champagne like mouthfeel. Too sweet, becomes cloying. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2008
2008 Bottle - Pours dark red with a sizable offwhite head...generous lacing, aroma is dominated by dry fruit, wood esters, apple...flavour follows, big oak up front, great tart fruit on the front end, turns cloying and sweet on the end, finishes like fruit juice, fleeting with only a bit of residual flavour and thins...very fun bottle to taste bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep amber brown with rocky head. Aroma was fruit and cherries and sherry smell. Flavor was thinner and dissipated more quickly than the aroma would suggest, but it was delightful. Very sweet but a lot going on. And at 6% it doesn’t knock you out.
The Etruscan (685) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 20, 2008
Light brown head. Dark amber colour. Aroma is malty with cherry, wooden and light sour notes. Flavor is malty with fruity, honey and light caramel and sour tones, ending in a sweet candy finish. Medium bodied. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2008
On tap at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, 8/11/08. Pour brown with red hues. Nose is sweet and sour with lots of vinegar. Taste is sweet caramel with apple and cherry with mild vinegar and slight candy. Tasty and complex. mekjubaksa (17) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle. Deep amber in colour but very sweet in taste. Thick and intense. I paired this beer with cold radish kimchi and it was magical. The deep cherry flavour mixed well with the slight kick of the kimchi... creating a strange (but good) mix of thick sweet and spicy flavours. Saved a little for after dinner and continued to enjoy. Best enjoyed slowly. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Draft at Brouwer’s. Pours nearly black with a dense, thick, fluffy tan head. Big sour cherry, oak, and balsamic vinegar. Maybe a little bit of strawberries and moss in there as well. Creamy medium body with active though soft carb. Mid-palate is a wonderful whirl of cherries, oak, and vinegar. Wonderful easy-drinking stuff; almost appropriate for sessioning and definitely appropriate for dessert. A triumph of recipe and execution for sure. Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2008
At the gall en gall westerwatering zaandam, wow need to use the nose,...its almoste a good wine,..full smell of oak, the tast is little sour, aroma is complex with fruits, basement aromas, butterscotch, little caramel. very very good one.