iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 Lambic Festival at Deliahís Chicago (sample of a 2003, 750 mL bottle): Fuzzy, muddy raspberry colored with a consistent pink head. Musty, almost dirty aroma with only the faintest hint of fruit. Outrageous combination of flavours, an internal struggle between barnyard manure and roasted black cherry skins. Nicely carbonated and curiously interesting.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - This was my 600th rating and at the same time a bottle in honour of my Master of Science thesis, that I just finished the day I drunk this one.
It has a clear, red body, with a pink, rocky/frothy head that diminishes mostly. It has a good lace. Nose of sour cherries and a quite dry white wine. Medium acidic, lightly sweet initial flavour. Moderately sour finish. A lovely flavour, fine well-balanced. But maybe needs some more ageing, because it tasted quite fresh.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque, hazy purple with a big, pink head. Cheesy, slightly fruity aroma of tart cherries, wine grapes, leather, blue cheese, wet hay and some distinct brettanomyces. The body is a bit thin, but the spritzy carbonation help the flavors move along. More cherry in the flavor than the nose and the cheese drops out some, but this is probably a bit sweet. Tasty and enjoy, a true treat.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 05/04/04 thanks to Richlikebeer. The big thing I got from this was cheese, nose and taste. But, that said, as it warmed I found vague hints of cherry. A very different Brew.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very sexy dark pink color, pink foamy head. sour tart cheesey aroma. a little musty too. very high carbonation. tangy & tart flavor. not much fruit, which was what I was hoping for. acidic and sour, dry finish. Iíve never had a Schaarbeekse cherry, but I wanted the cherry to be stronger. big thanks to Richlikebeer for getting this from my favorite country - Belgium!
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 05/04/04 thanks to Richlikebeer.
Cloudy dark pink color with a light pink head. Never understood when people say a beer smells like cheese, now I know. Aroma was musty cheese and sour fruit. Did not detect cherries in the aroma. Flavor was very faint sour cherry, more cheese and some oak. Very dry finish. Good, but I liked their Oude Gueuze much better.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of BierKonig, shared at the Jimmack Invitational...a cloudy pink and effervescent body with a large amount of fizzy white head. aroma is cherries as expected, but also rather thick with sourness and cheese tones.flavor was very bitter, with the cherries actually being rather muted, in a sweet/sout kind of way. finish is very dry, almost making me more thirsty, and the sourness keeps coming. i would have liked a little more cherry flavor or other sweetness to balance this a little more.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
05.22.05 750ml bottle dated 05/04/04 thanks to richlikebeer at jimmack 04 invitational. Itís pink, even pinker and less amber than one would have expected. Aroma is cheese, and sour, and cheese. Cherry stem bitter-sweetness. Dry and fluffy in its eff. Nothing very unusual, just quite dry, fairly sour, and woody cherry hints to finish. But the beer doesnít scream cherry, in fact, itís way more subtle than subtle.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thanks Rich. Dark pink in color with a pink head. Cheesy and cherry aroma. Very sour. Finish is sour. Very sour tasting. Not sweet. Very cheesy. Ok beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from richlikebeer at the Jimmack invitational gathering. Clear dark pink, with a pink head. Huge cheese and soured cherry aroma. Very soured cheesey flavor with a sour finish. Seems this has been done before by Cantillon. There is no sweetness in this brew at all (like the two Cantillons). Has the cheesiness of the Drie Fonteinen gueze, but it doesnít really work here.