Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2005 2004 vintage poured into Cantillon tulip. Ruby red color with almost no head. Spicy aroma along with vinegar. Taste is dry and oh so tart with brett and sour cherries. This could be the most tart beer Iíve ever had. Astringent feel lingers as well. Exactly what I was looking for.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a medium to dark hazy red with almost no head. Dominant sour cherry and musty aromas. Very sour and tart tasting. Maybe I donít fully appreciate this style or my tastes are sophisticated enough yet, but this did very little for me. At least I tried (and will try again!).
Sammy (7733) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raw sour power. Beautiful wine colour. Leaving it open as recommended for 30 minutes is a good idea, but how patient can you be? Musty barnyard and cherry aroma.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red tint. Sour notes masked under a subtle cherry flavor. More understated in its sour punch than most lambics Iíve had. Tangy. Nice, refreshing. Pretty good and interesting.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant deep red. Nose faintly musty, some cherries. Flavor very sour, not particularly funky or musty, definite cherries. Slightly less cherry than I was expecting. Clearly not as powerfully sour as the Lou Pepe.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled tasting at cantillon: this is a beautiful poured beer with garnett colored body and a whitish pink head. huge fruit kriek nose. tingly. in the mouth this thing is crisp and bubbly with lots of action. not nearly as much cherry flavor as you expect from nose very tart and short and dry and to the point. almost like a smartee....very tart. takes some getting used to again good with cheese.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 No head. Antiseptic, medicinal aroma. Red pop appearance. Sharp aroma, sour sea water. Flavour is so sour Iím blinded. My teeth hurt, I love it. Drys the mouth out. No malt. Light body. WOW. Five sips before you even taste the fruit.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fluid ounce green champagne bottle. Crowned, and corked. Black foil covers the entire top of the bottle, like a funeral vail.
No freshness date seen on the label anywhere. None really needed, because this beer doesnít spoil. Itís already spoiled. Well, so to speak. Subdued pop when the cork was removed. Poured out a deep cherry wood colored beer, with a super fast fading white, foamy head. Aromas are of oak barrels, vanilla beans, sour vinegar, old funky barnyard, leather saddles, fine old brandy, lactic tang, and almonds from the cherry pits. Sour cherry aromas come along for the ride, but they are subdued, and in the background.
Tastes are of sour vinegar right off the bat. Man, this stuff is sour!
Sort of like eating a sour lime. Not lemon, but lime.Think of licking a rusty tin can, and youíll have it. Puckering power is unreal with this brew. Tastes are of old leather saddles, sour limes, almonds, oak barrels, and sour cherries. This is a serious lambic brew here, gang. It sorta slaps you upside the head with sourness, then relaxes a slight bit, only to come back to slap you again. Unreal sourness envelopes your mouth, and makes your tongue run for the hills. The sourness does not subside until itís long gone and swallowed. Tart does not begin to describe the effects this beer produces on the palate. Wonderful stuff, but be prepared. It is unrelenting. It does go great along with a nice hunk of Maytag blue cheese, however.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Yummah! Lots of tasty complexity and bite that your typical Lindemans completely lacks. Sour, dry, yeasty.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very irony brew. Pours a deep scarlet color. Nice head that laces like chantilly. Nose: sour, with a slight and very tart cherry undertone that really builds as it warms. Not sweet only the essence of cherry. Flavours: Cherries, horse blanket, plastic and a slight calvados tinge. G-rat