Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy hot red orange color, horsy, acidic, way too sweet, yet dry, I am doomed, I like lambics.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Brewtopia í04
I was told THIS was the Lambic that would change my mind about Lambics in general. Sorry, although I will continue to sample one or two now and then, this just isnít my style.
This is purple/pink into the glass with little head. Musty sour fruit aroma and a flavor that is sour yet smooth.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 Purplish-red body, thin white head. The flavor is a mix of horse and hog dung with a good dose of these small reg berries Iíd pick when I was a kid. Strong acidic tart flavor of grape skins, citrus, Quite biting. The flavor is a bit too-one dimensional "all tart all the time"
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at brewtopia - cloudy purple in color with a thick head - a bracing aroma of tartness and mild fruits - creamy and tart - this beer is a "whole-mouth" experience - deceptively alluring - as was expected, this is some insanely vinous stuff - crisp finish abruptly cuts of the creaminess, which is interesting - not a fan of lambics, but youíve got to like this stuff.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Bottle... <b> Brewtopia 2004</b>... <b>This beer rocks!</b>... Murky, cherry-colored ale. Cherries, earth, wood and lemon juice in the aroma. Fruity, sour, dry flavor with more woody and earthy notes. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Lengthy, wonderfully tart, bone-dry finish.<b> World class stuff!</b>
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderfully foul aroma; grapes, hay, crap, itís all there. Rich, light ruby body. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sour, moderately acidic finish. Grapes are stronger in the taste but everything else is much softer. Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: I though I was finally going to get a funky Cantillon, alas it was all grapes.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewtopia. Great. Red pinkish in color with a white head. Sour tasting. Excellent. It was fantastic. Fruity taste. You can really taste the grapes.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I suppose I would save rating 1,000 for my favorite beer at Brewtopia. Pinkish color with a smallish sized head. Mellow sour rasberry taste with a very subtle smokiness. Not only was this fantastic standing alone, it would make a great mixer with Grey Goose vodka.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2001 vintage sampled in 2004: Big fruity flavors and very vinous. The hardcore sourness, though, is not present as with most cantillon products (my mouth waters when I even think about them). Some really ripe grapes and smokey wood flavors rule here.
jaymobrown (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright cherry, raspberry, blackberry flavors. A kind of wine-like mixture going on here. Dry finish with only moderate sourness.