mathieuc (1255) - Québec, Quebec, - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy peach-y with a clean white head that wants out. Aroma is sourness, slight fruit (I wouldn’t say that it is apricots) and a general citrusy feeling. Swirling the glass easily revives a creamy head that leaves some nice lacings. Taste is medium sour with a refreshing acidity. Some apricot flavors do show up and even more as it warms up (HINT: drink it close to room temperature, my cold room is just too cold during the winter months and I started drinking at maybe 8-10C and it is just too cold). I swear that I get a nice apricot skin mouthfeel/flavors now and even some pits. A really fun fruit lambic, one that grows on you as you drink. I’m @ 4.1 right now but I might have to edit this rating before I reach the bottom of this bottle. Yum!
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classic Cantillon fruit lambic, with real Bergeron apricots to which the label playfully refers; yellowish and hazy robe, powerful aroma with all the Cantillon funkiness one can expect, very fruity from esters as well as apricots, barnyard, sherry, sweat, sour cream, taste very Cantillon - in other words, lots of ’neige’ citric acid, lots of lactic acid, lots of funkiness, uncompromisinly sour yet very complex, woody, very dry, with the apricots shining through nicely. One of their many masterpieces.
Danyel (696) - Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma very fruity, sweet apricot, stone fruits. Very dry, tart, tons of apricot flavor! Light, easy, really great!
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear golden amber with cm thick white head.
Aroma: Apricot, leather, barnyard, citrus, vinous note.
Taste: Medium/high sourness, low/medium bitterness with low sweetness.
Palate: Light/medium thick coarse texture, light/medium body, prickly carbonation, lingering, dry, tart fruity, apricot, vinous finish.
Comments: Good. Bottled 28th August 2012.
poech73 (179) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample@Quintessence 2014. Lambic fort effervescent, court en bouche dominé par des saveurs de macarons acidulé. Le nez fruité développe des effluves d’amande, d’abricots avec une amertume herbacée. En bouche la bière est trop effervescente. Son malt fromenté est assez doux, mais immature au point d’exacerber les sensations acides de l’abricot au détriment du fruit mais moins agressif que la Kriek tout en laissant sur le palais un doux sirupeux peu amer sur des notes minérales. A faire mûrir et à regoûter plus tard.
Wombata (413) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle. Aroma: Pear, chardonnay, sour apricot, Medium-intense tartness that evolves.
Flavors: Tart pear, apricot fruit, vinegar, bitter apricot and ume skins. Lingering blend of tart fruit on the finish.
Comment: Very special and great mix of slightly viscous aged nectar and vinegar.
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange/yellow pour with a white head. Light citrus and apricot/peach aroma and some tropical rain. Flavor is sour apricot/orange. Pretty damn tasty.
dresden (829) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty Orange. Strong funky aroma - tart, fruity. Taste is lots of funk, sour, slight vinegar, oak, with a nice apricot tang. Unreal
BeerGolem (666) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750 ml. Shared by Tom10101, thanks! Pours goldn whit a thin white head. Aroma: apricot, jujube, green apple. Taste: interesting fruity acidity. A good fruit lambic.
Hophopper (12) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale gold colored beer with a little head. Aromas of apricots and salt. Taste is very sour and salty, but while warming up turns over to a subtile sweet apricot tastes.
umich03jm (1938) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Aug 2013 bottling. Very cloudy, pale yellow-orange pour with a small foamy head that fades very slowly. Aroma is pretty funky with lots of yogurt, damp basement, and citrus-y fruit. Taste starts with a bunch of sour, acidic citrus fruit. Doesn’t really taste like apricots but it’s definitely citrus-y. Lots of oak and some vinegar too. Sourness is moderate, strong tart finish. Love the soft but fizzy carbonation. Really good beer but I thought I was gonna like this more than I did since it’s a favorite for a few of my friends.