Sebilinz (840) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red body with pink hea. Aroma is sour with cherries and hints of almonds. Taste is also sour and cherries. Aftertaste is also cherries and soursourness. Very nice and balanced fruit lambic.
gavinleonard (8) - - APR 3, 2015 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Colour was very cloudy, lacked flavor compared to other cherry beers. Head went in seconds, fizz also lasted seconds... Disappointed
nogva (43) - NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle from 05-2014. Pours ruby with a fizzy pink head that dissipates in an instant, but leaves a thin lacing. Aroma is definitely cherry with lambic yeast, barnyard, a hint of vinegar and mint. Light body, slick feel, sparkling carbonation. Taste is deliciously tart and refreshing with sour cherry (both flesh and stone), lemon and a hint of sharp cheese towards the dry finish. Pure lambic!
Wanne (36) - - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is like a pastel tint of red, with a head that is pinkish. The head diasappears quickly, with a lot of fizzing. The aroma is sour, but is somewhat softened by the cherries. The taste is also sour. The cherries give it a nice taste, whitout making it a sweet beer. Carbonation is relatively high. Nice beer.
BRW (1328) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Biercab. Red clour with pink head. Fruity, sour cherry, slightly dusty aroma. Sweet, fruity, sour cherry, sour taste, some oak. Medium body.
popway (76) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby red, carbonation w. Whispy cloud swirls
Sour Cherry yeast aroma sweet wet barnyard
Palate is a pleasant mix of sour burst
And tangy backbone.
Was hoping to acquire Lou Pepe in a trade
But this will surely do.
CraftBeerNick (1148) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Brussels in Greedy Gluton, Nuetnigenough, 5th March 15. Nice looking beer, fairly light carbonation, pretty head. Nose has some raw unripe cherries, taste is balanced and not overly sour or sweet. Very pleasant
cards04 (2117) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark blood red with fizzy deep pink head. Beautiful. Aromas are barnyard and oak mostly. Quite sour. Sour cherry, funky horse stable flavors. Almost no sweetness. Delicious.
Vestergaard (698) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
37,5 cl. Pours a deep ruby red with a small pink head. Aroma has almondy, dry oak and vanilla, very unripe cherries, leather, tart vinegar and vinous oaky sour fruityness. Taste is very cirussy and vinegar tart up front, but gets more deep and cherry-fruity with hints of winegum. Ends of with dry, oaky bitter notes. Some vanilla as well. Sparkling, crisp body with a medium high carbonation.
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic ’oude kriek’, 2011 vintage for this rating. Loose, champagne-like structured, fiercely crackling, pinkish head dissolving in seconds; colour deep purplish red, clear at first, with low fizz. The aroma is subtle and complex, with hints of, obviously, fresh sour cherries and cherry stones, red wine vinegar, wet hay, very old dry sherry, cava, redcurrant, sour yoghurt, apple peel. In adding more from the bottle, the tart lambic complexity comes more to the foreground. Extremely refreshing and ’cleansing’ in the mouth, vivid sparkling but in a refined, champenoise way, enthusiastically displaying a ton of sour cherries with a restrained, fully natural sweetishness paired with pointy and subtle, lemony acidity drying the mouth; funky, tart lambic complexity follows, wheaty, sherryish, with a more ’downtuned’ lactic acidity (sour cream); the finish is long and bone dry due to the different acids playing with each other, supported by clear woody tannins. Pure lambic and pure fruit, what more can you want on a day when the first, timid signs of spring seem to appear on the horizon... An evergreen, very refreshing, not too sharp and with more emphasis on the fruits than on the lambic funkiness, though it is obviously there, with a perfect balance between young lambic acidity and old lambic nobility. Always a delight.