Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
extremely sour raspberry aroma, pours like bright pink lemonade, subtle raspberry sweetness then intense sourness that manages to not be too overpowering, my mom may have called it awful but I was quite a fan, it took me well over an hour to drink the 750
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A cloudy pink concoction with a small white head. Nose is tart, lemony, with a tinge of raspberry. Its flavor is coarsely sour, with hints of raspberries, or perhaps cherry flavored cough syrup. Not subtle.
RichardGretton (4017) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2003
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled 2001. A dark orange beer with a syrup like appearance. The aroma and flavour are incredibly sour. Overall the beer is like a poor wine. It is not one of the better beers that I have tried.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Redish pink with little head. Smells like a restraunt bathroom. Very very sour and tart. No sweetness but fruity. I'm I drinking gastric juice?
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1997, Tart musty barnyard aroma. Very effervescent amber color. Extremely sour and overpowering. I can feel it eating away at my stomach. The burn is not from the alcohol, but from the acidity. I wish I had a pH meter. Finish is dry, but the burn in my stomach is too painful to finish this.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange and red in color. Sour cherries aroma and the same in the taste. Some wheaty flavors and yart.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got the first pour of this at the pizza port belgian fest and it came out of the tap a murky brick dust color. Big horse stall aroma going on here. Nice raspberry flavor with a high acidity lending to a very astringent finish.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on draught at the Pizza Port 12 Hour Belgain Ale Festival on March 8, 2003
#8 on your programs for those following along. What a beer - even better to be found on tap...yes - on tap. Pours with an orange/red color and a beautiful clarity. The aroma is sweet - apricots and/or peaches. The beer though has much more of a bite than the Lindeman's - you've got hints of sweetness mixed amongst a tartness. A bit more astringent than others I tasted, while this one didn't have that smokey/vinegary flavoring, it packed the perfect punch and was a nice contrast to the extremely sweet krieks.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
i gotta love that sour punch of lactobacilli and brettanomyces and then those crazy people in belgium decided that tart fruit would make it even better. They are crazy!!! but they are also right in many cases. the raspberries come peaking out in the aroma from behind the signature odors of lambics, namely horse blanket and wet barnyard, and when i notice them i am so excited that i invite them to play. and you know what? those raspberries, those little fruits they are, did come out and play. they danced around on my tongue making fun of the horse blankets and the rest of that barnyard after a rainy day. they had so much fun in there and they thought they had won because when they left i thought i was rejoicing in their flavors, but then those wacky horse blankets came back and said "you know son, its not that easy to get rid of us." they were right, my last feelings about this beer were that it was dry, puckering and acidic. kind of like ending a fun day running around with a bunch of fruits and then getting stung by a bee on the way in the front door.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a good beer, it's just a little too much for me. The aroma was pungently sour, except right after the glass was swirled. Then there was this delicate floral scent that was just amazing. The color (in a champagne flute) was a shade of pink coral, and the carbonation definately gave the impression of a champagne. The flavor practically punches you in the tongue with it's sourness. There are overrtones of raspberry SEEDS throughout, but the finish is refreshing and crisp. It definately takes several sips before your mouth calms down enough to appreciate it, but in the end, I couldn't even finish a whole champagne flute full of it.