Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Draught and bottles. Bright garnet ruby-red. Desert dry. Surprisingly woodsy, almost earthy. Unearthly fruity, sour, and acidic qualities: everything that lambic should be. A relatively unassertive cherry presence that is overshadowed by the signature Cantillon lambic.
brstp (201) - - AUG 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Magenta color, smell of funk and acid cherry. Extremely dry on the tongue, spreads all over the mouth, not overly cherry. My first lambic.
Beer5000 (5319) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 750 ml bottle @ Kristiansand Lambic festival. Copper red body with a small, light pink head. Aroma is very acidic with just a hint of cherry, also a little musty. Flavor is extremely dry and acid. Subdued cherry flavor and quite pleasant in it’s own way. Authentic but a bit rough for my taste.
Re-rated. A bit higher score on the overall impression this time. I might get a bit more use to this, or maybe just had a better day?
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Bottle. 2005 vintage. Lots of sweet funk on the nose. Sour smelling. Acidic cherry notes. A very potent aroma. Pours a rich ruby pink with a tiny white/pink head. Quite dry and acidic on the palate. Lots of vinegar. Not too much cherry. A tart sourness develops after a while. quite firm on the palate. Very acidic but quite good.
beerbill (3575) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated 14 Sep 06. Poured a lightly hazy reddish pink with a thin pink film. Lots of carbonation bubbles. The aroma can be detected well away from the glass with sharp sour cherry notes. As I bring my nose closer to the glass, the sourness becomes more dominating and the cherry character is a bit overwhelmed. Sharp, sour flavor which again seems to conceal the cherry flavor. Very dry and tart at the finish.
Fin (8704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up from Noel Cuviers, Abel, West Flanders, Belgium Late June 07 This poured a lucious hazy raspberry red colour with very little head to speak of. The aroma was superb with sour cherries dominating, taste was more of the same along with some oakiness and stunning dryness, rips through the roof off your mouth and then proceeds to awaken every single tastebud, with that sour, sharp cherry buzz. Lovely, just sit back and savour.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle, ’96 vintage thanks to egajdzis. Eric opened a bottle of this last year and I must not have taken notes, so it was great to be able to try another ’96 from him at BCTC. Cloudy red/copper color with a small pink head. Nice funky, tart cherry aroma with some citrus and a bit of wood(cork?). Bracingly dry and tart, with lots of cherries, barnyard notes, some cheese and a wine like finish. Excellent!
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 2006: pours a slightly cloudy red colour witha small light pink head. aroma is sour cherries and some funk. flavour is sour, funky, slight ly acidic and sry. leaves my palate tingly and warms my chest. sefenitly going to let my other bottles set for awhile.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, 1996 vintage, courtesy of egajdzis @ BCTC 2007. Thanks, Eric! Pours a hazy, orangish-red color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Dense tart cherries, funk and strawberry puree in the aroma; tart funk that lasts forever. Very dry, intensely sour and funky red fruit goodness; tons of cherries and fresh strawberries; nice controlled acidity and tons of flavor. Dry, lengthy cherry finish.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pink red coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small pink head. Rather special, sour fruity, woody aroma. Full, light sour palate. Finish is fruity, balanced sweet fruity and sour. Very enjoyable.