BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clouded amber appearance. Mild sweet fruity berry aroma. Dryish sparkling flavor, cassis is mild and well controlled, dry in the finish.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m surprised this one’s received such low ratings. Pours orange with a decent white head. Smells strongly of black currants gumballs and grapes. Tastes very tarte with a nice big apricot and black currant blend. Sweet and lively mouthfeel. Great, light finish. Maybe Italy’s the next big brewing country?
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled on 11-2003; thanks to fiulijn - very cloudy amber-orange colour with a giant and nervous foamy head which leaves a nice lacing; subtle fruity nose (berries and apples), somehting between a fruity white wine and a semi-dry champagne; very carbonated, creamy mouthfeel, sweet but balanced by an initial tartness; the finish is a bit dry and fruity (apple and, at last, blackcurrant) - a good aperitiv but nothing exceptional
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber, foamy whit head, great classy looks. The bottle itself is fun to look at on top of that. White currant dominates the nose among a sandy dryness. Sweet fruit focus, heavily estery yeast. Soapy, and branches like woodiness procure almost enough dryness to counter the heavy fruit sweetness. As a fruit beer, excellent, but as a day to day drink, I’ll pass. Expansive carbonation, foaming in the mouth gently.
arhythmt (69) - USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, interesting beer that makes use of black currant flavoring. I like this beer: It begins a bit sweet, hoppy, and spicy, but as you drink it the flavor mellows into a very smooth, mellow sort of flavor. The black currant is in there as the ultimate palate is a bit tart, which is a nice change from the initial sweetness. Tried it at the Seattle Int’l Beer Festival.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a cloudy effervescent reddish brown with a fluffy white head. Lightly sweet fruity aroma, very nice. Taste is some fruit, but suppressed by an extremely strong biting carbonation. This beer is way, way too carbonated. It effervesces in your mouth and dissappears, leaving you completely stumped to its whereabouts. This beer would have been much better if it had the body of beer and not champagne.
litio (4) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strange beer, make with base from dessert wine.
you need 10 minute before start drinking, the head is very large.
good with sweets and cakes
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured with a sweet and strong malt and fruit nose. Very Large Head here, the picture does not lie. Taste is full of random fruit and has some hops to go with the malt. This was a strange brew, enjoyable.
YogiBeera (2450) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 GBBF 2003 - tutored tasting: Sweet bubblegum like nose. Metallic also honey melon. Big foamy head, orange brown-amber color, liveley carbonation and a big foamy head. Taste is plums, tamarind and licorice. Medium aftertaste, nice bottle and well balanced. RERATE: May 2007.
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exaggerately huge head, collapsing. Amber coloured with some pink-yellow shine. Nose is fruity, blackcurrant, but also a smell from Belgian 'ossewit' - purified cattle-fat for deepfrying. Taste is full of fruity flavours - peach, unripe brambles, anything (as it's often the case) BUT cassis. Sheesh. Retronasal lactic acid. Medium-bodied, no acid-burn. Nice beer, fruity beer, decent, but has it anything to do with blackcurrant?