Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Allowed to settle at room temperature for several days (but stayed cloudy). Refrigerated for a little while prior to serving just to cool it. I served it into a Girardin lambic glass. Pours cloudy, deep red, very spritzy, but with not head. Aroma is sour, woody, slightly fruity, but not heavy on the cherry. Flavour is dry and sour, with only medium acidity. Most of the fruit sweetness seems to have fermented out, but there is still some cherry is there, and sherbet like notes. Without the complexities of the Schaarbeekse, this was still very good.
TheBeerGod (4640) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Purchased at Delirium Cafe. Label shows "9 MRT 2001" so I guess this is a 2001 vintage. Body looks like a pulpy red fruit with a medium blushing white head. Aroma is STRONG sour cherries, light wafts of litterbox/barnyard, some sweaty notes, molded wood and earthy forest decay. Taste is a smooth but tart cherry with a balanced feel about it. Fruit tartness, wood, sweat, leather and horseblanket come through as well. Body is lighter with mild carbonation, mild acidity and tartness. Finishes with mild tart cherry, old fruit and wood woth light sweetness.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red beer with a fine pinkish head. Tart sour grapefruity and woody aroma with only weak cherry tones. More gueuze than kriek! Wild fermentation, grapefruit and wet wood in the flavor that sense a little old. Also tones of vomit in there. Rather tart but not extreme. Dry in the end. Having grown to really enjoy lambics (also the extreme ones) over the past year, I must say that I’m not impressed with this one.....!
cquiroga (371) - Sylmar, California, USA - AUG 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
8/22/04. Poured out of 375 mL bottle, shared with Dr. Bill in Orange, CA 8/22/04. Awww hell yeah. . . Pours a cloudy, ruddy red-orange with a touch of pink. Fluffy, light pink-tan head, good size with excellent retention. Lacing is sort of lumpy but pretty good still. Aroma is wonderfully strong and tart, layers of cherry with mostly an acidic, somewhat bretty, funky and bilious bite. Pretty kick-ass. Flavor has some sharp brett and bile. Imagine gastric reflux with cherry added. And no chunks. And good. This ain’t your garden variety regurgitation here! Very dry and woody, slightly musty and dusty. Somewhere a half-notch below Cantillon and 3/4 notch below Oud Beersel Krieks in terms of badass tartness. But I think I like this one more anyway. Love the dust. Body is medium-full with a slightly chunky feel, unfiltered. Outstanding long finish, amazingly dry and delicious. This beer is so dry and wonderful. I had it at the end of a long day of refreshing pseudo-Belgians that kept disappointing me with having that edge of sweetness rather than the puckery dryness; and these were some damn good beers-- Russian River Damnation and Little White Lie, Pizza Port Mo Betta and Le Woody. But THIS is how the Belgian summer shit is done! More please!
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red with small head. Tart cherries, hay, dust, long citrusy and dry finish.
madsberg (8819) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2004 Bottled: Strawbeery red coloured. Dusty. White head with reddish gleam. Very beautiful. Awesome sourness mingled with the fruity and sweet cherryaroma. Nice. Very dry and sour flavour. Earthy and woody notes. Has a nice cherry sweetness to balance the intense sourness. Is acidic and dry in the end with some grape notes.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright red with a light pink head. Lots of phenols in the nose, some cherry, earth. Bizarre flavor--intense sourness, tons of plasticky phenols, intensely dry finish with almond notes.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red appearance with a small white head. Musty and sour aroma with a hint of cherries in background. Sour flavour, notes of cask, cherries and wood. Dry finish of red currant and stomach-acid.
JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peaty cherry nose. Campfire ash and sour cherries are the two flavors hidden withen the harsh acidity. Powerful and "in your face", but refreshing and enjoyable, as well. Dry and woody at the finish, leaving a sour cherry aftertaste.
jaymobrown (1510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sour with a nice white pepper thing to it that I enjoyed. Followed up with a good sweet/sour balance that made this good. Enjoyed this one.