masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Jaxson. Been looking forward to this one for awhile now. Poured a beautiful garnet red with a slight pink head on top. Aroma was funky tart, lots of red berries. The beer is incredibly inviting. Taste was funky and acidic, but not over the top, with tart raspberries and cranberries on the finish. This beer was less acidic than some of the traditional lambic beers I have had. I thought it was really drinkable and incredibly balanced.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well another badass beer shared by JW77...hell yeah!! Pours a wonderful red color. Small head. Aroma is funky, fruity, tart and really smells a lot like cranberries and sour cherries. So drinking this is quite the experience. It is tart and sour but so fruity. Tingling in the mouth with tons of fruit and funk. Dry on the finish. This isn’t cantillon sour, but it is complex and really nice. Easy to drink. Thanks Jonathan.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pricey 750 ml bottle that i have been looking forward to for quite a while. Well, here we finally go. Poured into snifter at cellar temp 55F to celebrate rating #500. Upon taking the foil off I can already smell this stuff (cork still in... a synthetic cork too, what the hell is up with that?). Pours a beautiful raspberry ruby red with a slight purple hue and a small pink head that took a bit of aggression to stir up, and which faded pretty quickly to a pink ring. Aroma is very fresh and funky - smells like bitter tart cherries upfront followed by sweet and very enticing fresh raspberries. The typical 3F musty, funky, wild character is there as well, and works great with the fruity aroma. The flavor lacks the sweetness hinted at in the aroma but is still very pleasant. Bitter tart raspberries upfront that lend to the funky barnyard character that follows through the moderately dry and acidic finish. Very well blended. Not one of the IN-YOUR-FACE lambics, but there is much to appreciate in the subtleties and the freshness of the fruity quality of this one. Medium bodied with meidum to minimal carbonation, which to me is PERFECT for this style. Overcarbonation -despite ebing a standard quality for many lambics- is a turn off to me. Overall: this is a beautifully crafted beer. At its price, it is worth purchasing to split with someone, but I am not sure I will ever be having this one again unless it comes to me as a gift. Very glad I invested though to try it at least once. Cheers to 500 more!!
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 750mL Bottle. 02.14.2007. Flickr(http://www.flickr.com/photos/26049401@N Nose is absolutely strong. Tart, dry,
funky, and dried cranberries. The merging of fruit and weirdness
produces a unique emergence of red currents and vinous black
cherries. Flinty. Pours a well clouded dark red and a rosey rim.
Flavor is intense. Chewy ghost-like red fruit character. A blood of
oranges, fresh cranberries, red currant jelly, plout juice, and some
tangy very, very faint acetic nip. Cottony barrel, a bit of white
grape juice and some long legs in port-like character. The acids are
much, much softer than say a Gueze. Not a huge finish. Pretty quickly
heading in to fruit lambic history. But, amazingly delicious with a
light nip of almond in the backend.
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red colour, with small pinkish head. Fresh raspberries dominate the aroma, whereas the acid comes second. Flavourwise, acid is most prominent, with earth and raspberries coming after. It’s dry and tart, with a fresh raspberry feel to it. Good sparkling, with surprisingly mellow mouthfeel.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of rudolf: Magenta colored body topped by a thin white head. Great aroma that is full of raspberries, dusty earthiness and barnyard notes. Nicely balanced sourness. Bright raspberry flavors with just a touch of sweetness and faint oak flavors. Excellent.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Rudolf’s Lambic tasting 2009. Pours a ruby red with small white head. Funky, musty aroma with light raspberry fruitiness thrown in. Taste was berry tartness, light funk, juice, acidic, right amount of sourness. Very well done
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from MaltOMeal at the Houston sour tasting. Thanks, man! Pours an average muddy, iced tea brown with a nose of body odor and cedar. Flavor is sour cedar-infused fruit with wooden planks in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Refreshing beer.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
[Bottle] from ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!! Pours a clear deep pink with a small, effervescent pink head. I can smell raspberry jam from about two feet away, and undeniable sharpness that hints at the tart lactic acidity. As it warms, the brett character becomes evident as well. The flavor is absolutely amazing. Loads of juicy raspberries, crazy acidity and tartness, just enough funk, and a touch of dry oakiness. Crazy, crazy delicious, and one that I can see aging really well.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
C&C 750 at Monk’s in Philly, shared with JCB and MrBendo. Bottle dats Feb. 14, 2007. OMG. LOVED IT! Cloudy, dirty red with a pink tinged head. Big raspberry nose, acidic, musty woodiness, some citrusy (lime?) notes. Funky raspberry flavors, tart, cherry finally makes an appearance, woody... just a whole lot going on here! Absolutely delish!