Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rosy top in the look here, deeper burgundy beneath, under absolutely no head...par for style, though...
Aroma: bracing, yet invigorating, a blast of cherries and grape, twisted by sour...musty, rank, and deep...liking it...a deep well, dominated by fruit. Delectable.
Taste it, already! Oooo! Weeee! Owww! Bold, huge, fat puckeration,...ooo, ooo, ooo! Takes hold of the mouth and doesn’t let go! A blend of dark fruits, cherries, and berries, and grapes. Luscious. Sour and flavorful. Mellows a touch, gets easy as we go, gets easier to take..
Not for everyone, but a particular treat for demanding palates, constant play on the tongue that is rewarding for some, punishing for others.
Hard to compare this to anything else on earth. Far beyond any other lambic, a definitive sui generis classic.
2004 bottling. too young? who’s to say. worth the $33 spent? probably...
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy reddish colour with a thin pink head. Light tart fruity aroma with notes of wood. Tart fruity flavor with a light yeasty note.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a solid clear red with a thin pink head. Clean, tart Lambic aroma with only the faintest grape influence. Sour, woody, slightly tannic and with some ashy notes. Finishes dry. A bit thin in body. The flavors work quite well. I got this at the brewery, dragged it all over Belgium and France, finally enjoyed it today.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, purchased in Belgium and shared by Vac and zug4abby - thanks you two! Pours a clear deep ruby color with a small pinkish head. Dry champagne aroma, wet wool, some sweat and funk. Flavor is complex and hard to describe, dry and funky, with notes of grape juice bereft of sugars, champagne, wood and tannins. Light to medium body, fizzy and creamy carbonation.
TBone (13703) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Cherry red, decent creamy mostly vanishing reddish head. Earthy farmhouse aroma with some strawberries, grape there too. Sour (of course), quite red wine -like grape flavors burst from the background. Not really so much different than their Kriek, but this one lends towards more winous flavor palette.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 Purchased at the Cantillon Brewery, BE. Beautiful fruity, tart aroma and crystal clear cherry-juice color with a pink head. Very dry and lively beer with distinct red-wine flavors with just a hint of actual grape. Very complex and challenging beer, but also very rewarding.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: Dark reddish/purple, winish aroma, Tart, hints of merlot, acidic. Very enjoyable.
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2006 (Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm 27 April) - Beautiful clear red body, no head; Even though this again is the strange mix of wine and lambic, this one has an unusual clarity. The lambic character is very clear and it is spiced with the elegance of the grapes. The nose is clear and lots of complexity in it: Citrus, lots of very green apples on a background of blueberry, forest soil, truffle (clear notes from the Bordeaux-grapes added to the blend (not Burgundy!)) and a little sweet vanilla (with time in the glass, all this is overpowered by very simple wine notes); Quite sour, quite simple full body; into long sour finish with character and notes of a very bad watery merlot wine, this is extending into some fine touches of lambic.
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 (Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Deep red colour, like red wine, some faomy head. Absolutely still (no carbonation). Nose is acidic, with hints of grapes and black currant, rather harsh with som tannic acid. Taste is full of grapes and red wine, rather acidic and harsh with the feeling of tannins. Very nice indeed. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6. Rerate: (Bottle, bottled 2008, 5 Jan 2013) Clear red colour with brief frothy, pinkish white head. Fruity sourish nose with tart red berries, grapes, red-currant, barnyard and stable. Fruity, tart taste with notes of unripe grapes, red fruit, cowberries, black-currant, hints of stable and barnyard. Dry and tart finish. Medium body. Excellently balanced. According to the label this should have been consumed before the end of 2009, but I’d say this has gained a lot from the extra ageing. A lot better than the (already quite good) younger version. Lovely beer!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, I’m finally going to sample this “Lambic” that has been “Numere Uno” on my top five beers to sample for many years, I’m almost hesitant to sample it as I’ve waited so long I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed “Not” I’m sure.
The beer, after the removal of the black foil, crown & cork from the 750ml green bottle it sets in the flute glass a beautiful dark ruby with a bit of purple, the head is minute, the color and off white, “WOW”, I can smell berry tartness from two feet away. Nose is acerbic, with hints of grapes, cherries, musk, also to me the odor of damp and old moss covered oak, a plethora of aromas in this nose. First taste, “WHAM”, a pungent mouth puckering sourness, with just a tiny bit of sweetness, top is light in feel. Finish is dominated by the tartness with a bit of the berries and grapes coming through, vinous, and absolutely the driest aftertaste I’ve ever experienced. My oh my what a brew this is, and I must say it was worth the wait and the $44.00 I paid for it.