motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
if nothing else, this at least let me know that my back teeth are still there. ridiculously tart, but also fresh and with no trace of alcohol in the taste - i assumed it was a well-disguised 4% cider and was surprised to find it was nearly double that. one of those beers that's easier to respect than to enjoy but i used to think that of cantillon and now i enjoy it so who knows? tastes like there's plenty of skin in there though it was clear. with a few more tart cider tastings under my belt, i think i could really get to like this
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 vintage if that means anything. smells and tastes of unripe granny smith. after you get used to the gutchurning sourness it tastes like eating the core of an apple, seeds and all, with a slight meaty gaminess. main taste is full on sourness though, this beats most lambics, with the possible exception of cantillon.