aleksander9 (1343) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 Wow. oak,oak and more oak aroma. Like sniffing fresh oak barrels smeared in with cloudberries. The whole bar smelled this one for sure. Taste: more oak with cloudberries, a little funk and sour. Finish of tart, cloudberries,some funk and some sour. When it warmed up: Less oak, a little more funkyness. Overall: the best lambic to date. That smell. Holy shit!
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Akkurat in stockholm. Chemical smell with burned plastic and aceton. Fruity taste with berries, dry and sour. The smell wasn’t pleasant but I hope it will disappear over time. The taste was ok. Only poor beer I’ve had from Cantillon
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle many thanks to one of the most perverse people I know. It pours hazy golden with a small white head. The nose is smooth, mellow tartness, cloudberry, juicy peach, apricot, faint floral and earth. The taste is smooth, tart berry, apricot, lemon, cloudberry, peach, zesty, mild acidity and mellow sweetness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and pleasantly tart. Pretty tasty!
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ken is a legend. Hazy golden pour with heavily spotted lacing. Nose was crazy stuff. Very perfumey with heavy dried fruits and heavy herbal influence. Muddled lime, currants, apricot, tart, lychee. Taste is pleasant tartness, lemon cake, muddled lime, herbs, dried peach and apricot, light musky perfume. Light bitterness with a heavy sweet & juicy palate. Lengthy fruit driven finish. An unusual and very obscure beer to try
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 (7011) - 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 (18222) - 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 (21751) - , 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 (7764) - 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.