pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 bottles poured at a small session event... Pours predominantly clear and transparent pale straw hue and topped with a minimal skimpy wispy white head... Aroma of odd spice and briney with a fair amount if sweet berry to pair alongside it. Salty and very unique but not saying its entirely welcoming... Flavors are smoother, sour but not hugely acidic with a slightly spicy floral note. Muted and earthy without an extreme bite. Lighter than medium bodied with a softer level of carbonation than expected. A little soft and unrefined. Young and obscure.
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Many thanks to a special friend for going above and beyond. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is earthy berry jam. Peaches, lychee, white grape. Smooth tartness. A touch of lemon wood. The taste is soft berry. Cranberry compote, tart lychee. Moderately fruity flavors. I’ve never had cloudberries before, so I don’t know how well the beer represents the flavors of the fruit. Dirty herb garden dirtiness. Wild bugginess. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, quite nice. Enjoyable.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during opening night of Jack’s Farewell Tour - big thanks to the Mad Man. Pours lightly hazy gold with a moderate, bubbly white head. Nose holds lots of sweaty fruits, apples, white grapes, berries. Light sweet flavor, funky sweat, some tangy berries, light biscuity cereal. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sourness to finish, light acidity, white grapes, more sweaty funk. Nice beer overall. Well balanced.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudberries, sourish aroma with some citrus notes. Similar nice flavour. Lovely beer I truly loved it!
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th May 2013
Bottle at Akkurat. Hazy gold beer with a pink tint. Short lived white head. Palate is softish for a lambic. Semi dry and with a crispy trailing edge. Mild sourness, this is very approachable. Pleasant and interesting fruity tartness that is not quite like anything else and it’s not acid and thus is not too much. Finishes light and semi dry. Easy going and refreshing lambic.
Svesse (7699) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm and draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 18 May. 2012 vintage) Pale orange/golden colour with brief head. Slightly hazy on tap. Fruity, sourish nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, cloudberries, green grapes, stable and northern Swedish mountain bogs. Fruity, tart taste with citrus, grapefruit, green grapes, cloudberries, hints of New Zealand hops, stable, barnyard, oak wood and a dry, tart finish. Medium body, dry. In my opinion it doesn’t reach the heights of the first version, the berry character is a bit more subdued and understated. It will probably evolve with a couple of years in the cellar, so hopefully they will put a fair amount of bottles aside. Very tasty and refreshing beer. Very nice.
Pundarquartis (19) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
New batch bottle at Akkurat:
Full of fresh, sweet cloudberry flavour with a pleasant sourness to balance it all out. Slight phenolic character that didn’t bother me at all or diminish the fruitiness of the beer either. Will be exiting to see how the beer evolves throughout the years.
Tinco (609) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat 2012 vintage. Hazy orange with no head. Aroma: cloudberries, horse, a little bit of dung?, fruity, some funk, something strange in there that I can’t put my finger on...Taste: balanced sourness with cloudberries, green apples, hay and classic some classic cantillon notes. For me the bottle felt a little bit young.
Also had on tap at Oliver Twist. The strange thing in the aroma was gone and the cloudberries were more prominent. All in all an awesome brew!
AndySnow (6408) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sour berries, some tart, a general dry sourness to it. Flavour is sour, acidic, a bit of fruitiness. Finish is very sour.
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2016 May 23, 2016. Bottle at Akkurat, 2015 vintage.
Fruitier and smoother than last time.
May 18, 2013. Bottle at Akkurat, 2012 vintage.
Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is cloudberries, oak, funky tart. Taste is medium sour and light sweet cloudberries. Medium body with the kind of sticky smoothness that is typical to cloudberry jam is present as well.