solidfunk (3854) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing is an understatement. Raspberry and sour cherry blend very well with grapefruit-like 3 fonteinen bretta. Some citrus as well. Comes together like a slightly sour fruitjuice with grapefruit and berries. Pours cloudy maroon with good head and lacing. Medium sour finish with thick palate. Nice and funky, tart. Fizzy carbonation. Bottle pour at Churchkey event.
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at Churchkey. #Whalezbro, #amirite? Well now that Iíve had it, Iím glad to have had it. Poured a clear, amber red color, with plenty of carbonation. Small white head initially, but gone very quick. Aroma was actually quite mild - perhaps mostly just light cherry and plenty of raspberries. Flavor was initially quite tart, good puckering going on. Mellows a bit - or perhaps I just got used to the sour. Very easy to drink, nice and complex. This is a very enjoyable beer. Probably close to the kind of the kind of tart, sour lambic Iím usually hoping for when drinking beer.
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 4oz bottle pour at Churchkey in DC. Tons of raspberry. earthy, a bit lemony. Very sour. Cherries in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RussianDragon (431) - - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage in bottle at Church Key. Pours a nearly still opaque ruby/salmon/blood orange color with wisp of pink soapy head that clings to the glass. Aroma is freshly cut bandaid, cherries, raspberry tang and bright sourness. Flavor is mouth puckering my sour; cherries and raspberries dominate with a slight medicinal quality to the sourness. Finish lingers and demands that the beer continuously be on the palette. Fantastic.
nimbleprop (4758) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz pour at Churchkey DC. Mine is a murky, opaque berry red with a ring of white head. Nose is really nice, big berry, fresh and dried cherry, raspberry, a lot of classic Drie Fontenein funk, dried lemon peel, band aid, grapefruit, some sweet fruit comes through towards the back. Flavor has quite a bit of vinegar, lactic acid, rose wine, raspberry, some band aid, some lemon, a little soap, some grapefruit meat. Acetic finish. Maybe a bit too harsh on the end. Otherwise, a great blend from one of the best.
Iphonephan (3159) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 75 cl bottle poured at Church Key DC. Pours cloudy pinkish brown with a thin pink head. Aroma of tart green apples and cherries. Flavors of tart raspberries. High carbonation. Tart finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
rich and refined red fruit with some sugary sweetness and a strong tarty tang. light body and a bit astringent near the finish the brew also shows the refinement in a light cognac or muscatel like profile which wafts through and makes the unfamiliar style seem classic. perhaps a bit of grape.
MarcoDL (2135) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Very refreshing beer. Dry and sour taste of raspberry and cherrie, but also with a soft fruity touch. Also has a weird chemical note to it, bit of a downer.
Maarten1993 (283) - - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. It is a very sour beer, not really my thing. But, in spite of this, I couldnít help notice the complexity of this beer which compensates for the (over-)sourness. Also very much carbontion.
Salmoniform (540) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750ml bottle to glass. Pink hue with fizzy white head. Aroma was lactic, sour cherry pits, astringent, acetic, carbonic, straw, oak. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and high carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with astringent tartness in the finish. Overall this was decent. Not much fruit aroma, perhaps it had diminished due to older vintage. All in all, decent but not fantastic.