5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Deep red, cloudy, sediment settling to the bottom, moderate foamy pink head, fairly sticky lacing. † Tart nose, oaken, subtle cherry aspects. † Smells divine! † Tart on the tongue, bordering on sour, lingers long through to the finish, with an underlying bed of sour cherries, soft, yet unmistakable. † Very clean. † Moderate to full body, mouthfeel is fairly average. † Dry finish, quite dry in fact, very oaken, immature cherry, and I cannot stress how clean this one is. † I wished that it be a notch fuller with a bit more cherry aspect, but otherwise quite enjoyable. † Thanks Steve for the bottle!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle in a trade with Jeppe and Mads.Thanks gents. I opened it and it proceeded to paint the kitchen ceiling,walls,floor and windows before I could cover it.But boy did it smell nice,best air freshner I ever had. Wonderful aroma of sour cherry, no more no less. Another great example of a style I never thought I would ever enjoy but again I am proven I have been wrong.A great brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy cherry red color with a small pink head. The aroma was tart and funky. Cherry and woody. Notes of horse and leather as it warms. The flavor was tart and sweet with cherrys. Finally this is what i was looking for during the night of sours. Yummy.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red like straight cherry juice. The aroma is slightly sour and woody. Flavor is very pure, with nothing outside of the cherry and yeast. Finish is balanced between sweet and dry and taste lingers. Nothing overly complex or earth-shattering, but tasty all the way.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours purple with pink head, unique look. The aroma is wonderfully complex. Cherries are noticable and both sour and tart. Strong funky character in aroma as well. It just gets better as it goes on. The flavor is wonderfully sour and cherry tartness erupts. There is a sharp amonia that plays well with all of the sour flavors. Earthyness is also a great character addition. Very plesant. I do like the sour beers.
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bottling date 01 March 2005. Very small head that fully dissipated, no lacing, hazy, and a cranberry hue. Sweet, sour cherry nose. Flavor was sweet, sour, tart, tangy and cherries. Light body.
bu11zeye (12543) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, 01/March/2005 vintage) Pours a deep ruby body with a small pinkish head. The aroma exhibits cherries and oragnic earthiness. Flavor of cherries, oak, citrus, and apple with a moderately acidic, astringent, somewhat dry finish.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredibly delicious. Right up there with my favorite lambics/gueze. Funky barnyard aromas balance on the wafting notes of obviously sour cherry. Deeply complex cherry, lambic, brett, and malt predominate the expertly carbonated effervesence of this perfectly bodied deliciousness.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the "letís piss off Clark" tasting, canít remember who brought this one but thanks anyway!
A totally deep shade of raspberry red, with a pink head that my girfriend adored, but that was about it, she being of the Lindemans sweet lambic type...
Aromas are both funky and sweet, plenty of yeasty spices and tobacco/leather.
The cherries came out as real and as potent as Iíve ever tasted in a lambic, it was like eating fresh ripe cherries. It was relatively sweet, so the acidity seemed a bit more shadowed but still plenty puckering. The funk factor was also a bit toned down in the taste, in fact Iím really surprised that Mťlanie didnít like this more than her usual half-sip and puckered face. The drinkability for me was through the roof.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample BI Indy gathering 2/25/06 - Aroma of sour cherries, funk, and spice. Pours deep red, lots of floaties, no head or lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a little woodiness and more cherry. Palate is tart and delicious. I could drink a lot of this.