Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This might be the best lambic that I have ever had, although I haven’t persused my past ratings to see how it stands. It has everything that makes a lambic a lambic -- the bacteria is forthright and assertive. The fruit is most definitely understated, a little too much so, but I still love this stuff. Challenging and rewarding all at once, I really need to try some more Cantillon stuff.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV is helping to educate me on Lambics. I can smell the horse blanket from about 10 feet. Thecherry aroma stays in the background but it is still there. It pours a dusty reddish amber color with a pinkish head. Flavor goes from sour to barnyard back to sour with a tingling mouthfeel that helps to make up for the dryness. The barnyard fades away with every sip, and the tartness accentuates the cherry. Thanks Clark.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark murky red color, no head. Tart cherry aroma. Taste is the most sour, tart kriek I’ve had to date, quite gripping. Finish is a little bitter, and some dark cherries come through in the palate.
Metalhead (615) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vintage 2003. Slightly hazy rose color,sour cherry aroma. Also picking up strawberry in here(?). Somewhat tart and dryish. Nothing special and over priced. $6 and change for a 12 oz bottle.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy pink/red, light pink head. aroma of dough, sour cherry, leather, lemon drops and funk. mineral and iron notes with more funk and sour fruit. cherry flavour dies out a bit quick but still quite tasty.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
omhper in Montreal #16 (with MartinT,tiggmtl,Rastacouere,DYCSoccer).
( De Dolle Proevers Kersengueuze 1991, 750 ml provide by Joris by way of Martin): Bright dark cherry color...sweet/sour amazingly fresh and clean nose for such an ancient dusty bottle...very round, full beginning and finish, not nearly as sour as typical younger Cantillons, cherry liqueur and a touch of chocolate/vanilla...oxidization burnishes and caramelizes, rounds and softens...more drinkable than many, very beautiful, but I miss the bite.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a light strawberry/gold with no head.Aromas is very lovely light summer fruits.Here is where the problem lies,I can’t understand how that wonder aroma transfers over to such a sour flavor.Wow sour and none of that fruit flavor.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1997 vintage. I may be starting to get this Lambic thing. Sour aroma, nice. Rotting crabapples. No visible carbonation. Virtually not head (off white ring at the edge of the glass. Beautiful, peach rose color. Stewed cherries, crabapples. Very sour and tart mouthfeel. Too much for my tastes, but might go well with a tart sherbet.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is sour with some cherry or raspberry in it. The carbonation is very very fine and it kind of tickles the tounge. The taste is sour. i really can’t associate this with anything else I’ve ever had.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Rerate Bottle at "Alex surölsprovning 2012". Reddish beer, almost no head. Sourish fruit aroma, rubber, nutty notes. Sour fruit flavor, cherries, fruity, nutty, apples, rubber. Fruity sourish finish.
Pink/red, with no head. Yeasty, sour aroma with cherry notes. Sour and acidic flavor with some sweeter notes, but not that much cherry. Finish brings geapefruit.