mdfb79 (8) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From 11/05/10 notes. Had at a small tasting thanks to ygtbsm94; huge thanks to Brad for sharing this very sought after beer! Bottle is from Batch 3, 2007 Vintage.
a - Pours a reddish amber color with two inches of fluffy white head that has excellent rentention and leaves a little bit of lacing and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of tart blueberry, sour fruits, brett, and oak. The blueberries aren’t overpowering, which makes it wonderful to smell and enjoy.
t - Tastes of blueberry, sour fruit, yeast, and brett. Hints of oak as well, but not as much as the smell. The tart blueberries come through a little more in the taste than the smell, but again, pretty amazing.
m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and crazy drinkable. A little bit tart but not too lip puckering, which allows it be be drank easily. Perfect mouthfeel.
d - Wow, what an amazing beer. At 5% ABV, I feel like I could drink a whole bottle of this and still want more. I’m not just marking this up due to rarity; this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had and if you like blueberries as I do, you’ll love this one. We tried various sours at the tasting, including LeBleu and Crianza Helena and I enjoyed this one more than both of them; I came home the next day and immediately tried to trade for a bottle. Would love to have again sometime and truely worth the hype.
Luk_ (231) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark purple with pink head. Aroma is blueberries, raspberries, red wine barrel and barnyard funk. The fruits remain bright for a three year old lambic, almost jammy. Taste is lactic and citric sourness, blueberries remain very present. Mouthfeel is relatively rich and medium carbonation. Very good!
mathieuc (2084) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 2012 vintage bottle tracked down by Tommy, infinite thanks Tom!! Pours a nice purple like I imagined with a pinkish head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of light funk but primarily juicy berries. Taste is of blueberries as well throughout the glass and lightly citric. Surprisingly, the sourness level is just perfect and blueberries seem to be one of the best fruits for a fruit lambic. Vinous. Moderate body and carbonation. Overall an amazing fruit lambic, pretty much as good as it will ever get for me!
czar (5568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage. pours unclear bright purple-pink with a small pinkish cap, nicely lacing. fruity and juicy blueberries, chewy fruits, leathery red fruitiness, astringent wood, mint freshness, leaves, light acidity - on-the-spot, very nice flora. average carbonation, light body; dry, tart, woody and fruity-spicy finish. very solid fruit lambic.
andrewje41 (1258) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 vintage bottle pour shard by Diceman. Thanks for this unexpected surprise. What a beer this is. Rating from notes. Pours a thick bright swirling purple color. If i didn’t know better I would think somebody was using water color paint in this glass. Beautiful color for sure. Huge sour cherry, blueberry, and blackberry for the most part. I pick up a stronger blackberry than anything else, even though I know what’s here. Huge sour fruit finish. Damn. Awesome beer here.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Not much to be said that has not already been said. Phenomenal. Leathery spicy brite dark fruits, blueberry slight cherry. Bret oak and funk. Balanced on all ends. Finishes with a complex dry flavor.
Lukasmh (492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours deep rubinred with short lasting pink head, clear and fuzzy. Aroma is yammy, blueberry, ribena, ripe berries, funk and leather, lime and slight salty cheese. Taste is very tart and blueberries all over. Sour and salty, astringent to the bone, fruity brett, funk, ribbon, redcurrant, deep and complex, oak and vanilla. Fizzy body and super dry. Yammy fruity finish.
Ferris (7578) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 75cl - Vintage 2012 - Nice blueberry and grape notes. Hazy gold with a decent white head. Light blueberry, some rubber, acid and funk notes. There is some other nondescript berry notes in the background as well. Blueberry really shines in the nose, but isn’t as prominent in the taste.
rouhlas (987) - GREECE - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
v2014 375ml bottle at Olbutikken, Copenhagen. Red brown color with small pink head that quickly disappears. Funky fruity aroma, berries, wood, barnyard notes. Sweet, light bitter and light acidic funky fruity taste. Light to medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.
olio (7428) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle (2014 vintage) @ Ölbutiken, Copenhagen.
Pours clear dark red color with a very small pink head. Sourish dark raspberries and bilberries on the nose, some yeast notes and gooseberries. Flavor of bilberries and faint rose hip, some yeast and spices with earth and wooden notes. Not overly sour palate, just right, balanced and tasty, though not quite worth the hype.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle vintage 2014 @ Ølbutikken. Aroma has blueberry juice, earthy notes and mild grapefruit tones. Flavour has somewhat aggressive tartness and sourness in the beginning, but it fades soon to bilberry juice with earthy notes. Dry finish with hints of milk. Surprisingly mild, I expected more. Gets a bit more sour at the end of the glass.