xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2001 Huge sour aroma of bright fruit. Taste is puckeringly sour and bright strawberry. Finish is bitter and acidic. Jesus, this is somewhat simple, but fucking amazing. Beer of the night.
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Shared with Henrik at newyears eve.]
For the first time for more than a year I had problems swallowing the entire bottle of a Cantillon. Was like someone had forgotten it in the cellar letting it maturing for some years more. It didn’t get bad, just more challenging. But I wasn’t "old" enough.
mar (5218) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Lumpfest ’08 - ’01 bottle. murky ruby pour. very sour and acidic on the nose. very sour and tart on the palate but very good. this was one of my favorites of the night.
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle vintage 2004 - Pours a dark reddish color, with a half finger of white fizzy, very carbonated head, that dies down pretty quick. Nose of barnyard, yeast, some country malt, pretty average for a lambic. Taste is nice, tart, fruity, rasberries. Palate is medium bodied, astringent, and quiet bitter at the end. All together very enjoyable lambic. Helped bring in 2008!
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. 2005 vintage. Pours hazy ruby with a small, pink head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, hay), light hops (lemon), average yeast (earth, horse blanket) with notes of green raspberries, ripe raspberries, and raspberry skins. Medium bodied, mineral texture, soft carbonation, and a tart, mouth puckering finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity, and moderate bitterness. Wow is this one sour! Yummy!
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 750ml bottle shared courtesy of egadzis. Poured a medum and clear reddish color with a small sized head. Aromas and tastes of vinegar, raspberries, berries, and wood. Very tart and puckering finish. 7 3 8 3 15. Rerate ... vintage 2001 drank 10/2013. Nice pucker and raspberries. Increasing the numbers.
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Clear crisp raspberry aroma. Slightly perfumed, fruity and acidic taste. Fruity, both raspberry and cherry too. Alas missing a little of the lambic body I like so much.
Tranquillity (1772) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2007
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Bottle @ Svenska Dagar, Pikkulintu, Helsinki. The aroma spreads across the whole room! Wonderful strawberry, raspberry, white wine, sourness and cookies in the aroma. Hazy brown and red colour, medium white-red head. Taste even better and more than lou pepe kriek. Foamy, very dry and tart. Extreme, fruity finish.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 bottle @ WSF. Pale reddish orange with no head whatsoever. Candylike aroma with a tart raspberry, strawberry and lemon edge. Taste is much the same, almost like raspberry lemonade, quite puckering with a bit of vinegar in the finish. Tasted how I remember the strawberry patch in the garden smelling.
KimJohansen (10414) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy light red with small pink head. Sour aroma with hints of rasberries and wood. Flavor full of raspberries, wood and comes out sour. Classic.