RussianDragon (331) - - 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 (4621) - 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 (3059) - 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 (2204) - 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 (2060) - 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 (274) - - 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 couldn’t help notice the complexity of this beer which compensates for the (over-)sourness. Also very much carbontion.
Salmoniform (477) - 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.
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage, 05/03/2014. Pours earthy brown red, pinkish white head fades relatively quickly, thin ring of lacing left around the surface of the liquid. Aroma is tart, jammy raspberry, slightly medicinal sour cherry notes, expands to a complexity of fruit, yogurt, earthy funk, wood. Taste is quite tart, sour raspberries coming strong, juicy cherry after-notes, red grapes, lactic acidity, barnyard funk in the finish, some of the base lambic flavors coming through a bit as it warms. Light, bright body. Nice, looking forward to see how this changes in the future. .
Bosbouw (1133) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heldere kersenkleur met een goede paarse kraag. Ruikt fruitig, cassis, kers. Smaakt fruitig, kers en iets zurig.
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a red dark pink clear beer with a good white head. Smells cherry, framboise, fruity and medium sour. Tastes medium sour, framboise, tarted. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.