MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Lactobacillus and wild yeast go wild over sour cherries before acetic nudges and soft effervescence clean up the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is but a thin ring of foam on milky pink red.
-This is obviously very dry and tart.
-I would have liked a little more harmony between the chosen funkiness and fruit.
-While this is a memorable lambic, I don’t see it as being as accomplished as their regular Gueuze and Kriek.
SlackerMads (2467) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light hazy red with a tiny white head. Cherries, lactic sourness and berries in the nose. Flavour has berries, lactic sourness, acetone, dark wood, rubber, flowers. Medium body, oily texture, near flat carbonation, medium sweet and sour. Lactic sour and sticky finish. Ok.
allmyvinyl (7789) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run tasting. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of funk, sour fruit. Taste is tart, fruity, sour raspberry on the finish.
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep orange, nose is horseblanket, funky, earthy, taste is similar, quite sour, juicy, bitter.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber with little to no head. Strong lambic aroma, spicy, peppery, funky, sharp. Taste is full of lambic funk, apple, cheese. Nicely sour
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orangey yellow. Aroma is funk, citrus, horseblanket, grapes. Taste is gooseberry tart, slight sweet, medium acidity.
cgarvieuk (19036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin whitre lacin.. hose blanket funk nose ... tart fruit .. zezty funk fruit .. dry funk fruit ... tart fruit ... ligth sweet fruit .. but funky
SinH4 (1605) - Garching, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful orange-reddish color (rosé?) with white head. Aroma is lambic funk, very fruity, all sorts of fruits: Cherry, gooseberries and blackberries all present. Some mustard, but sweet mustard, like Feigensenf. Taste is lactic tartness, interwoven with the intense fruit aromas, some leather, so much going on, more of this cheesy barnyard feeling and a dry finish. Carbonation is not too aggressive, just enough to get some kick in there. With decanting, the fruits develop some more, the carb settles down and it becomes even better. Quite sour, but with an amazing balance with the fruits. Absolutely beautiful. A lambic masterpiece.
SudsMcDuff (7522) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
so fantastic, came close to scoring a bottle but i’ll take a healthy pour if you’re offering .. . lots of fruit and sour fruit .. bracing and clean cut, immensely deep and complex .. i could sit with a glass for weeks, just staring and sipping, until dementia set in and i spooned my eyes out.
klm1 (700) - - DEC 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 Pours ugly pinky color, sliglty haze, especially in the end of the bottle, with almost no head.
Visually medium to high carbonation. Aroma is fruity, with notes of goosberry, blackberry, sour cherry, bramblerry, lemon juise, lambic acidity, oak wood...the same are flavors, firstly moderate sour, with evident specified fruits, which I mentioned by aroma and are very well balanced. Finish is dry, lactic tart and complementary sweet.
Body is light to medium, carbonation is medium.