FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Lambic days 2007)
Rich deep pink/red, slightly cloudy. Slightly sour aroma, slightly winey and cherry too - finally! Taste quite different - strong sharp bitter - very oude and woody sour. Hints of fruit too - very pleasant.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Guerde for sharing. A nice, dark red color to this beer. Very little sediment that I can see. The aroma is quite nice, some barnyard and horseblanket, yeast, and unmistakable cherry with an overall aroma that promises a sour treat. Not as sour as I expected however. The Scharbekse is much more sour than this, while this beer has a great balance of lambic but also fruit, yeast, and sugar, but it tastes like real incidental sweetness rather than added sugar. Quite nice.
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild pop to the "newcork". Bottled 2 December, 2005. Still pour of old dark grape juice. Sourness is still here with a old berry tartness in the aroma. There seem to be some hints of ammonia, horse blankets and old wood as well. A light tingle in the feel, that reminds me of Loerik. Dark tart cherries dominate the flavors with a acidic edge that works itself in mid sip. Dry finish and a somewhat simple tart raspberry flavor works its way in as well. Lightly tart, somewhat acidic, lacks much in feel. Decent, but things do not get pulled together.Either this needs 5+ more years or it is already past its prime.
sthlm (1268) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 [Bottle, thanks Guerde] Pours pinkish-red with a pink head. Aroma is of musty hay and sour with a little bit of cherry. Taste is similar with more pronounced cherry. Long lingering aftertaste of leather. Very nice.
PhillyBeer2112 (2691) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as complex as I’d hoped- a huge sour cherry, almost even raspberryish, aroma. Slight musky funk in the background. Flavor sweet and sour, with, again, lots of sour cherries, a typical lambic sourness, but not a very hard acidity. Mild grassy, musky, hayloft funk. Drying towards the finish. Big deep purple color with purple-pink fizzy head.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
clear blood red, short lived frothy pink head, tart aroma with light oak, lip puckering strong sour cherry flavor obscures the touch of oak in the background, just not enough going on
Source: tasting by the pool
the oak is coming through stronger on the aroma, the sourness creates such a drying effect, better but still not as great as it should be
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, dark ruby red body that borders on violet. The head is a foamy, light pink blanket that settles to a small rim after about a minute. There is some visible sediment at the bottom of the glass. Sudsy lace tries its best to cling to the glass, but its a futile effort as gravity quickly imposes its will. The aroma shows strong, sour dark cherries, with a funky, dusty, barnyard-like yeast profile. There’s also a bit of port on the nose. The flavor is very sour, with cherries again dominating. The port adds just a little sweetness, which is welcomed. There is a slight acidic cherry finish in the top-rear of the mouth that lasts for a few seconds. The finish then transitions to a clean, bone dry void. Very interesting brew. Not my favorite style, but incredibly well crafted and something I can really appreciate.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Nice dark rose color with nearly nonexistent pure white head. Aromas of white wine vinegar, sour cherries, and the barnyard notes expected in a lambic. The beer itself is quite smooth and pleasant on the palate, with flavors of sour cherries and an almost lemon/citrus sour bite. I found this beer improved as it approached room temperature, releasing more cherry flavor and a subtle sweetness. A solid beer.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice representative of the style. Tart cherries with the funk you’d expect. Mine was a bit low on carbonation.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled December 2005. I’m a bit confused with this one. This bottle had heavy carbonation and a very strong brett aroma. The cherries were more hidden then I would have expected. Two non beer drinkers with me agreed they thought it smelled of a freshly cleaned Porta-John (not necessary a bad thing). I could certainly see what they meant. Funky and acidic, vinegar nose. I saw someone else on here had the same batch from Dec 05 and rated poorly. I had it years ago and enjoyed it much more. I look forward to trying it again.