tectactoe (2952) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Bottle: 2012 vintage. 99% opaque fuchsia body with a creamy, big, lavender tinted foamy that plops itself nicely on top of the vibrant brew. Long lasting, though it leaves little lacing (if any) behind. Aroma is notably sour but not incredibly acetic to the nostrils. Jammy notes of blueberry & cherry, perhaps cherry even seeming stronger than blueberry. Tart, funky barnyard, LOTS of musty leather, notes of old, sopping wet corks left to rot & dry, an underpinning back-end lacto sourness, & plenty of damp wood left in the periphery. Taste, up-front, is full of pleasantly tart berry juice. Tart, but not overly sour. Being (relatively) fresh, however, this bottle is packed with fruit. Lovely blueberry, raspberry jam notes, also with big supporting notes of cherry & sour lemon. Mid-palate to finish shows more of the funky, complex side of the brew... Rotting wood, damp horseblanket, funky cheesecloth, & a finishing note of old leather. Gets more sour as it warms, bordering on puckering, but not quite there. Exceedingly dry finish with moderately acidic berry skins & dry wood. Though I agree some aspects of this beer may be overrated or overstated at the least, it’s still a fantastic lambic.
Art (2067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage, 750mL. Pours a cloudy bluish red purple. Whitish head but not much. Slight farm-like aroma but not powerful. Taste is sour but with a weird bitter finish. There isn’t much blueberry here at all. Finished quite dry. Disappointing.
Beerman6686 (5055) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a pinkish yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of light funk, and lemon, really no blueberry
Flavor was similar, no real blueberry, dry bitter lambic. Disappointing
charule (1473) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to artmcd88. Poured dark blue purple with white head. Aroma of berry sour. Light carb med bod. Light sour berry taste farmy.
vtafro (4414) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 batch 2 bottle thanks jan. Ruby pour with pink head. Blueberry and raspberry tart aromas. Very tart finish, blueberry and other tart fruit flavors.
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour cherry, lemon, lighter sweet blueberry, sweet tarts, and funk/must. It pours a pinkish-purple with a small pink head that eventually fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of blueberry and sour cherries. The finish has lemon, funk, citrus, and a hint light cork. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this is excellent, but there are more accessible Cantillons that are as good or better.
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bubbles pale orange slight cloudy ...had blueberries added, very nice simmetry, with fruit and sourness. Been by many times. Always a little different but always good.
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade) Three Floyds Takeover. Thanks Ariel for your efforts, thanks Dina for sharing this one. Pours purple with a nice head, amazing aroma of blueberry, brett, delicate and complex, flavor is sourish with blueberry and barnyard, full bodied, outstanding.
RussianDragon (567) - - 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 (52) - 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.