porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Horse blanket, sour cherries, oak.... all these aromas and flavors are presnt in this one. A very delightful beer that I wish was available in my neck of the woods, thank goodness it is available in Oregon!
Habanero (2470) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep red with an average, pink head. Aroma of brett, notes, barnyard, sherry and cherries. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and a little tart. Medium body, watery to oilytexture and soft carb, A very nice and smooth Fruit Lambic.
ForlornHope (17) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Dec 2006. Poured flat with no head. Aroma is woody, sherry-like with only slight fruit aroma. Appearance is very deep brown-red. Tastes medium sour with a woody, fruity taste, much like a balsamic vinegar. Medium body slightly oily, no real carbonation with a long, sweet and sour finish.
Overall this is a very Interesting beer. Cherry flavouring has deepened and mellowed, making this like a tawny port rather than a beer. The sourness is also still there, but again has deepened and lengthened without losing it’s edge.
A pretty special beer for special occasions that makes you think about beer in a very different way.
beer_est_deus (592) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dimmig, ljust oxblods färgad med ett rött skum. Doft: Vinäger, funk, jord, stall. Smak: Vinäger, funk, hallon-lakrits skalle, körsbärs kompott av sura körsbär.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small bottle from State Line Liquors. Dark red pour with a small head. Nice cherry nose with a bit of earth and funk. Surprisingly sweet for these guys, but certainly not too much so. Bright, tart, cherry flavor on the palate. Light and effervescent. Nice balance of sweetness and tartness. Very, very good.
ninecats (106) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
100th review, had it at Brewers Beer Bar, Gothenburg. Pours deep hazy red, a minor pink ring on the surface. Aroma is cherries, oak, wood, some sugar hints, funk, slight tarty vinegar hint. Taste is initially sour cherries up-front with a careful sweeter side coming along. Oak, horse blanket, vinegar in the back. Funky but not overly so. Dry finish. Medium body, soft to medium carbo. Nicely balanced.
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle, poured a deep red colour with no real head. Cherries, vinegar, dust, wood, sour cherries, Lemons, oak, Brett. Lovely brew
seynie (137) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly red bear without real top. Lemon syrup at first, but then the yeast and earthiness of the lambic kick in. Towards the (long) finish the cherries pop up and some dryness, probably from the seeds. Nice beer.
Everettm (81) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy red, not unlike a red wine vinegar. A Belgian yeast aroma is quickly knocked out by a heavy acetic presence and a plethora of tart cherries and raspberry highlights. The drinker is battered by a mouth puckering combination of acidic sourness, heavy carbonation and a dry finish. Again the sour acidic components of this beer ride front and centre of the initial taste, however after a few mouthfuls it starts to reveal a pleasant medium bodied red wine like fruitiness.
mateuszk (178) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark red, brown colour, pink, red head. Aroma of mixed sweet and tart cherries, funky Belgian aromas. In taste very cherry, sweet on start with sour on finish, barnyard, oaky?, low biterness, tart, dry finish. Great beer.
tectactoe (1480) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle / 2011] Completely opaque, bloody crimson body; a frothy, lavender & pink head settles slowly to a chunky ring around the glass. Lovely aroma of musty cherry juice, wet wood, oak, mild barnyard & horsey funk, & a touch touch of lemon. Cherries on the nose seem equally as sweet as they do tart; nothing artificial about it. Taste is a huge cherry explosion. Sweet up front, transitioning into a tame sourness with a touch of lactic acid, yogurt, & vinegar acidity. Cherry bomb, cherry all day. Mid-palate to back-end brings out more notes of rotting wood, barnyard funk, & wet bales of hay. But that cherry still lingers. Not quite as good as Lou Pepe Kriek, in my opinion, but still a great cherry lambic, through & through. Deliciously dry finish.