drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a particularly sour lambic, Iíd venture to say this is as sour as the ouds Iíve had. Beautiful musty cherry beneath the tartness, and a definite hay-like undercurrent here. So much going on beneath the sourness, Iíve tried my best to put it in perspective and zero out my taste buds to the sour but I just canít do it. Iíll need another shot at this one.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super hazy muddy red coloured body with a very thin tan head that doesnít last long at all. Aroma of very tart cherries, raspberries, malt, icing sugar and some light must. Light to Medium-bodied; Super tart cherry flavour with a nice malt backbone and a fresh icing sugar taste. Aftertaste puckers the mouth for a very-long time. More of a flemish sour than a lambic. Overall, a damn good beer-hopefully this is a sign of the beer to come in the new year. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased yesterday at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 01-January-2005.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
drinking to commemorate the 2005 rose bowl appearance for the michigan wolverines! a rose colored liquid for a rose colored game--thin dissipating pink head. super tart aroma with a quiet cherry presence. a bit more cherries in the flavor, but still super-sour and bacterial. this seems to define a fruit lambic! silky smooth despite some fizziness. not a drink for chugging--you really need to pay attention to this beer.
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 havenít 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 Iíve had to date, quite gripping. Finish is a little bitter, and some dark cherries come through in the palate.
Metalhead (622) - 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 canít understand how that wonder aroma transfers over to such a sour flavor.Wow sour and none of that fruit flavor.