heemer77 (5079) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a cloudy dark orange. There is a medium sized white head topping it. The aroma is lemons and deep horseblanket. There is also sweat and faint vinegar. The taste is concentrated lemon juice and high in vinegar. This has a salty, leathery finish. Surprisingly, the fruit is difficult to detect.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have just finished a meal of rich foods, Crab, Pepper crusted Goose, Roast Beef, Sweet Potatoes, an eclectic mix from a traditional Japanese New Year feast. Looking for the tartness of this to cut through those flavors. 2002 vintage. A hazy Orange with pink hues, like a Tequilla Sunrise. Small pink head. The dank smell of wood starting to rot, sour fruit smell. Intense sourness, getting (unbeliveably) even more sour as it sits in the mouth & on the way down. Wood, fruit and acidic flavors, very puckering. It has easily cleansed my palate of any seafood, gravy or spices left from dinner. In fact, it’s put all of my taste buds into a state of shock. Bellvue and St. Louis are too sweet, this is on the other end of the scale, is there a happy medium?
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Clockwork Brewpub, Glasgow. Obviously aged, but didn’t get to see the cork. Room temperature. Cloudy red/orange, no head. Aroma of acidic fruit, raspberry and farms. Biting sour acidity in taste, woodiness. Puckering finish. Love it.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 375 ml bottle. Orange amber colour with just a wisp of off-white foam. Horseblanket, farmhouse, sweat, light cobweb, and very light raspberry. Sour, pungent, yeasty, cheesy, and again very light raspberry. Bone dry but refreshing and quenching mouthfeel. I’ll agree with those raters saying there’s not enough fruit there to really be a fruit lambic but I don’t get to drink enough true lambic to take away points. Yummy!
Hildigöltur (5104) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
[Vintage 1979] It has this odd pinkish orange colour which old fruit lambics often have. Acidic raspberry aroma with some notes of black powder. Very sour and acidic flavour. Superbly complex with lots of fruitiness still. Aftertaste as if you had a shot of raspberry vinegar. Wonderful.
Earlier Rating: 7/30/2003 Total Score: 3.9
Very red colour. The raspberries are surprisingly absent. Very sour and complex with a hint of raspberries.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful bold crimson coloring, a flush red, with a smallish head..
Aroma: fierce, with the usual Belgian lambic flavors, a unique blend..
Taste: oooh, sour, mmm,sip after sip, the sourness continues, but still feels refreshing, even delicious...but, oooh, pucker,pucker,...this is the real deal, when we talk of lamibics, but it’s also as real as it gets,so fakers need not apply...
mmm, sour, mmm, sweet, mmm, delicious....
this is a complex, and rewarding brew. if you’re up for it!
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pink tinged amber color, slightly hazy with a quickly dissipating pinkish head. Fruity raspberry aroma with sourness in the background. Mouth puckeringly sour flavor with hints of fruit in the background. Develops complexity as it warms, but remains accutely sour. Minimal barnyard qualities. This was a nice deviation from the norm for me. I enjoyed it, but don’t think I will return to it (or any other lambic) on a regular basis.
flemdawg (522) - Naples, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish pink in color with a slight pink head at the begining but qas quickly nothing. Sour musty mandrin orange raspberry aroma. Sour taste of slight vinegar, mustiness, and a slight hint of raspberries, but not too much. Also some other fruits like oranges in there as well. Dry sour drawn out finish.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled 750 ml. Rose colored. Raspberry with yeasty aroma. Nice mouthfeel. The tartness over powers all else as is common with cantillion brews. Not bad but not great.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Skunky barnyard aroma followed by wild raspberrys. Its like you can still smell it fermenting wild. Clear amber / red with small pink head. Sweet real raspberry flavour in the start with a highly acidic/tart finish. So much saliva generated!! Smooth too. Incredible beer.