Brigadier (3410) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle
The end of Cleveland Beer Week brought with it an opportunity to get a shot at a world class lambic. Other than some flaws in the nose that keep it from being a Top 10 personal experience it was worth every penny of the $2 per ounce pour. If you get your hands on a bottle drink it fresh or let it sit for a few years. Either way you should have a great time.
Aroma / Appearance - A ruby red core tickles the glass with a rich red base. It almost looks like somebody pureed raspberries then filtered out the pulp. Musty raspberries, stale chocolate, and a distracting smell of new bandaids provide the Achilles Heel of this beer.
Flavor / Palate - Sharp raspberries and vinegar scour clean the tongue. Cherry custard, crisp sourness, and a mild jam texture enrich the palate. The dry finish reinforces a balanced approach that should only get better with time. There may be a handful of better 3F beers in the world but this is one of those rare beers that deserves the price tag.
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2014, courtesy of Richythevillan for his 5000th beer! Poured a rich reddish dark amber with a broken white head. The aroma is acid sour, light vinegar. The flavour is moderate sour with a crisp light acid raspberry citrus palate. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Takes the lining off the back of your throat but in the nicest possible way.
SarkyNorthener (3494) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared thanks to Richthevillan for his 5K beer, cheers Rich. Dark cherry pink with small residual white head. Aroma of tart cherry and raspberrys. Taste is tart cherry, raspberry, lambic and tart finish. Puckering. Excellent stuff.
RichTheVillan (5465) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle Craft Beer Co cheers to Jezza and Wazza for bringing it back, aroma has sharp tart raspberry and some almond, taste has sharp raspberry, hint of citrus, nice acidity, some woodiness, nice level of funk.
drsandman (790) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep reddish purple, no head to speak of. Aroma is raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, light plastic, sweet syrup, light acidity. Flavor is berry berry up front, turning tart and lightly acidic, dry on the back end. Fruit bomb in the nose and up front on taste, turning lightly acidic. A bit flat.
Bobhund (151) - - OCT 23, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Köpt på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey festival. Mycket fin syra och smak, helt fantastisk på alla sätt för att tala klarspråk.
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Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Real lambic With acidic raspberry. Dark red. Full mouthfeel. Frozen tongue.
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Purple and violet pour. Quickly dissipating pink head. Flavor of tart raspberries and slight cherries. Oak floats through entire brew. So,e rose pedals and funky barnyard. Finishes dry and fruity. Perfect.
Malin_aiisa (471) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle at sbwf 2015.
vinegar and berry aroma
make you smile
Fizzy and nice
My best at sbwf!
olsvammel (4942) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at SBWF 2015. Tart and fruity smell with raspberries. Similar taste. Nice and smooth. It was an open bottle with almost no carbonation but still great.