beechner224 (649) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Again, in the same night. Pours a dark red, no head. Aroma is tart, cherry, sour. Bottle from 2009. Taste is not that sour, almost watery. It’s more of cherry juice than sour lambic beer. Really surprising.
ineedbeer (697) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle dated June 11th, 2013.
Aroma dominated by lots of juicy cherry character with a hint of sweetness. Medium acidity with a light barnyard character and hints of herbal, earthy notes.
Pours a slightly murky, dull red with ruby and light brown hues and a big pink head that quickly disappears. No lacing and faint legs.
Flavor is fairly juicy with quite a bit of bright cherry notes, but is fairly dry with only a hint of sweetness. Medium acidity, mostly lactic with a hint of citrus. Light oak notes and tannins. Light barnyard notes and herbal character.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a really nice, juicy kriek with a lot of cherry notes. I think I like them with a bit more age though as its adds some nice funkiness and and acidic complexity.
MADpalace (201) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very nice dark ruby red color! Smells like acid with flavour of pure fruit with no added sugar. Already find this famous sour "3 fonteinen" lambik from its smell. If you thing the "3 fonteinen" Geuze has a too sour taste then this one is even worse. I like the initial taste of real cherries, not the chemical ones. But I really hate the after-taste of medicin. Not even talking about the really sour apple you have to go through.
gendv138 (1190) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12.7 ounce bottle (2013, June 6th. 6% ABV) poured into a Flying Dog goblet. Pours dark ruby red with close to two fingers of light pink head. No lacing. Lots of carbonation flowing up the glass. Aromas of oak, vinegar, dark fruit including cherries, some funky notes. Tasting notes of big tart fruit, cherries, fruit jam, acidic notes, light oak. Medium body with a pretty dry finish. Medium-high carbonation, semi-juicy mouthfeel. One of the best cherry lambics I’ve had so far!
dfroms (231) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 vintage shared with Zach at the Grote Dorst in Eizeringen. Garnet-hued with a small pink head. Aroma is bright sour pie cherry, lemon, apricot, peach. Taste is cherries and young red wine, bright lemons, long finish. Barely oxidized. Delicious.
vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear cherry red with reddish (small) foam head/ring. Aroma is sour cherry, taste is sour sherry, but not too sour - still refreshing and drinkable. (Antwerpen 201404)
Gaultier (286) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Nedre Mölla 14/4-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Syrlig, körsbär, funky. Smak: Syrlig, körsbär, fruktig. Torr överlag.
hackobock (1289) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy red with a small frothy pink head. Aroma is tart cherries, hay, barnyard,Taste is tart cherries and light sweet red fruits. Acidic and refreshing dry finish with a light sweetness. Light body fizzy carbonation.
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteilles de 375 ml. Arômes très invitants de cerises. On dirait presque des cerises noires plutôt que des griottes. Belle présence de levures sauvages également. Robe rouge foncée et plutôt limpide, effervescence active et mousse se dissipant rapidement. En bouche, les fruits sont très bien exprimés, avec des notes presque sucrées. Belle présence rustique de levures sauvages (vieille cave, fromage). Finale sèche et relativement peu acide pour le style. Un très beau lambic aux fruits, très facile à boire.
cwaustin (2) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Intensely acidic with cherry and earthy support. Lacking some of the barnyard characteristics. Appearance: Beautiful ruby red. Pink head that dwindled to an off white ring around the glass quickly. Taste: High acidity. Cherries linger throughout. Again lacking some of the lambic characteristics I want. Too young, maybe? Palate: Light body. High tart. No astringency. Overall: A wonderful fruit lambic. So very refreshing.