RussianDragon (339) - - MAY 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. A huge thanks to ygtbsm94 for sharing this. Pours a slightly translucent soft reddish purple with lasting head of large off white bubbles. Deep red hues on the glass when backlit. A truly beautiful beer. Aroma is sour, tangy dark fruits, with blueberries muted overall in the complexity. Taste is amazing: fresh, sour blueberries with a lip-smacking tartness. Thin to medium body. Truly outstanding. From notes November 7, 2009.
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2012. Tart and sour with blueberry seeds and a deep almost murky fruitiness and a slight bitter twist at the end. Hyped, yes. great beer, even more so.
OmegaX (1233) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Good funky aroma, light fruity notes, though I couldn’t tell it was blueberry. Big funky notes. Horse blanket. Color was nice - a dirty pinky color. Flavor is over the top funk, a hint of fruit, and more funk. Very overpowering funk. It was good to try once but not worth going through the trouble to obtain again.
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have sampled many Blåbær vintages over the years, fresh and aged, adhering to the old adage "fresh is best" seems to bode well most times. However, with the 2009 II, it seems age has done quite well having sampled at least yearly since and seeing an upward trajectory in terms of taste. 2010 and 11 were great fresh, and 12 was very fruity and had a welcome earthy presence. 2013 has largely been a disappointment, too much earthiness/dirt and needs perhaps a while to figure itself out. Another example of a fruit lambic where vintage makes a vast difference in terms of overall experience.
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t see how this helps to promote lambic. I see that it helps to promote you, but that’s not enough for me.
Lilja (1553) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Med ölföreningen, vintage 2013 köpt på Ölbutikken. Smak och doft av fina blåbär, slånbär, jäst, skog och lingonris. Sträv, torr och kärv. Hypad men kanske förtjänar detta då här finns riktigt fina blåbärstoner.
Vignale (2005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 vintage från Ölbutikken. Vinröd vätska, torr, stram, lätt oxiderad och rejält syrlig med smak av blåbär, lite bigaråer och körsbärskärnor. Rätt så tydlig efterbeska som jag tycker är bra. Riktigt bra, men inte på något sätt exeptionell. Men jag kan någonstans ändå tycka att den förtjänar att vara hypad så upplevelsen att dricka den är större än smaken.
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28/II/14 - 37.5cl bottle @ home - 2011 vintage BB: n/a (2014-230) Thanks to Yespr for the bottle!
Clear deep ruby red beer, big fizzy light pink head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: pretty dirty, unpleasant smell, just a little fruity, sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, very sour, funky notes, bit dirty, blueberries, tannins, sour. Aftertaste: fruity touch, bitter grape skin (probably blueberry skin then), very sour, little fruity.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1666) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Olbutikken, shared with Hypo Luxa & a few other buddies to commemorate his leaving Japan. Best of luck in the US! Drunk from a Mikkeller tulip glass. A luscious grape red with a thick pink head. Sour blueberry, tart, musty & light fruit aroma. Incredibly tart, bitter sour with a blueberry skin flavor & Brian felt the blueberry stems caused the bitterness. It starts off sweet & tart then gets pithy, slightly bitter in the finish. This is a VERY smooth beer with a clean flavor progression. It is great but I feel it’d be better in a few years.
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright pink, grape head.
Peach, grape, cherries, a little funk, Mandarin orange juice in the can.
Taste is very tart, no sweetness. Bitterness is from the stem. Needs more time to bring the tartness down.
A good beer, would like to try earlier batches.