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Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Made exclusively with wild Schaerbeekse cherries.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Copenhagen beer marathon 2004. Red color, Sour cherry aroma and taste, medium body, sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Bottle @ Plan B, Cph. Nose of cherries, sourness, tartness, marcipan. Lovely deep red body with a medium pinkish head. Sour and cheesy flavor, tart cherries. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2004
Bottled at GBBF 2004, courtesy of Duff - thanks. I’m not going to eulogise over it as much as Duff does., nor remain as unmoved as SilkTork. It’s a good Kriek from one of the premier Lambic producers but, as usual, I prefer the straight geuze to the fruit versions. There’s certainly an authentic manure aroma, with noticeable cherry fruit. The flavour has a lot of woody dryness. Quite easy drinking for a trad lambic. Overall, pretty good, but I wasn’t blown away.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2004
Bottle. This is the real deal. My favourite fruit lambic to date. I still have the taste in my mouth, even after 3 weeks since trying it. This is sour as usual, but more balanced than most. Subtle juicy, cherry sweetness, i can taste some fleshy cherry in here, but its not sweet, very dry. Of course theirs the standard earthy cheesy barnyardy aromas, flavours, but this just seemed to have something else, but i’m really not sure what it was. This beer is so juicy, puckering, but not overly so, like so many lambic beers can be. Really amazing. Perfect mouthfeel, just the right dose of refreshing sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5738) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2004
Sampled at the RBESP 2004
Lactic nose. Dark red, low pink head. Nice beries, a hint barn. Good dryness, refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2004
Bottled. Hazy, pale pink colour. Cherry stone and marzipan nose. Woody, sourish flavour with an acidic sourness. Baccy dry finish!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5254) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
Bottle. Thanks Duff. Aroma is mildly interesting - there is vanilla, paint, plastic & wood, but I'm not getting anything outstandingly special. With some lambics, and especially some funky dry ciders, the aroma keeps dragging me back because of shifting notes of interest, or a compelling whiff of barnyard. But I'm not getting that here. The aroma is surprisingly flat and dull. The appearance is of murky rhubarb. I think there is a very fine line between a murky red being stunningly attractive or stunningly revolting; but this achieved the distinction of simply being dull. Mouthfeel is very dry. Flavours are woody, raspberry, tannic, cherry - but very dry, thin, unripe cherry - not a luscious, juicy morello cherry. The whole thing quite pleasantly musty, but very painful to drink. I struggled with this. I found the mouthfeel too dry, slightly acidic, and not at all rewarding or inviting. The difference between an ordinary beer and a great beer can sometimes be in the subtle detail. Here it centres on the nature of an individual's reaction to the special cherries used. I'm not keen on the slightly unripe flavour of these cherries - prefering something with a little more sweetness. This is not a bad beer at all - just something not to my taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2004
Dark red w. small pink head. A lot of cherry, cherry pits, almond, wood, non-agressive acidity, pleasent mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 Bottled. Massive thanks to Duff for smuggling this through the doormen at GBBF and sharing it with (in order of rating of the beer) Joeh, myself, Chris_o and SilkTork. I think a couple of the Danish lads had a swig too. A fantastic sour woody welcoming aroma to this pinky red beer with a baby pink coloured head. The taste is sour but not over sour. There is a hint of fudge in there too, and once the cherry taste has filled the mouth there is then a smooth mouthfeell of Angel Delight type smoothness. A wonderfully brewed beer fully deserving of the praise it receives here.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2004 Bottle Conditioned at the Great British Beer Festival, Kensington Olympia, London. (Thursday Session). Thanks to Duff for bringing this one. Cloudy burgundy. Extremely COMPLEX, woody, sourness, a taste of the cork. Brilliant beer.


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