tom10101 (3775) - Quebec, - OCT 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 28-10-2012: Bottle (750 ml) 2009. Traded by urbancaver, thanks Cam! Pinkish/red with purple reflects (the last pour was deep purple) with a small persistent white/pinkish head and good lacing. There was still plenty of blueberries in the aroma with the usual Cantillon barnyard and wild notes and hints of wood. Unlike the other ratings I’ve saw here, I found the blueberries to be more present (and fresher) in taste than in the aroma. Agressive Cantillon-style barnyard/leather taste with nice wood notes. Dry, acidic and astringent mouthfeel. Good carbonation. This is the best fruited lambic I’ve tasted so far (closely followed by Saint-Lamvinus)! 9-4-9-4-18 = 4.4
21-04-2013: Bottle (375 ml) 2012 vintage. Shared by Jeffo, thanks. Hazy reddish purple with a small pinkish head and little lacing. Aroma is of blueberry skin with light citris/lemony notes. Quite smooth on acidity. Taste is also of blueberry skin with some barnyard notes and a light but sticky herbal finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. If I remember correctly, the blueberries were much brighter in the ’09 vintage we had last year. It’s still very blueberry forward, but not explosive. Really a long lasting blueberry skin aroma and taste. Good balance. Very nice lambic, just not as mindblowing as I remembered. 4-8-8-4-17 = 4.1
Luk_ (231) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark purple with pink head. Aroma is blueberries, raspberries, red wine barrel and barnyard funk. The fruits remain bright for a three year old lambic, almost jammy. Taste is lactic and citric sourness, blueberries remain very present. Mouthfeel is relatively rich and medium carbonation. Very good!
mathieuc (2081) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 2012 vintage bottle tracked down by Tommy, infinite thanks Tom!! Pours a nice purple like I imagined with a pinkish head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of light funk but primarily juicy berries. Taste is of blueberries as well throughout the glass and lightly citric. Surprisingly, the sourness level is just perfect and blueberries seem to be one of the best fruits for a fruit lambic. Vinous. Moderate body and carbonation. Overall an amazing fruit lambic, pretty much as good as it will ever get for me!
czar (5568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage. pours unclear bright purple-pink with a small pinkish cap, nicely lacing. fruity and juicy blueberries, chewy fruits, leathery red fruitiness, astringent wood, mint freshness, leaves, light acidity - on-the-spot, very nice flora. average carbonation, light body; dry, tart, woody and fruity-spicy finish. very solid fruit lambic.
andrewje41 (1255) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 vintage bottle pour shard by Diceman. Thanks for this unexpected surprise. What a beer this is. Rating from notes. Pours a thick bright swirling purple color. If i didn’t know better I would think somebody was using water color paint in this glass. Beautiful color for sure. Huge sour cherry, blueberry, and blackberry for the most part. I pick up a stronger blackberry than anything else, even though I know what’s here. Huge sour fruit finish. Damn. Awesome beer here.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Not much to be said that has not already been said. Phenomenal. Leathery spicy brite dark fruits, blueberry slight cherry. Bret oak and funk. Balanced on all ends. Finishes with a complex dry flavor.
Lukasmh (486) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours deep rubinred with short lasting pink head, clear and fuzzy. Aroma is yammy, blueberry, ribena, ripe berries, funk and leather, lime and slight salty cheese. Taste is very tart and blueberries all over. Sour and salty, astringent to the bone, fruity brett, funk, ribbon, redcurrant, deep and complex, oak and vanilla. Fizzy body and super dry. Yammy fruity finish.
Ferris (7567) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 75cl - Vintage 2012 - Nice blueberry and grape notes. Hazy gold with a decent white head. Light blueberry, some rubber, acid and funk notes. There is some other nondescript berry notes in the background as well. Blueberry really shines in the nose, but isn’t as prominent in the taste.
rouhlas (965) - GREECE - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
v2014 375ml bottle at Olbutikken, Copenhagen. Red brown color with small pink head that quickly disappears. Funky fruity aroma, berries, wood, barnyard notes. Sweet, light bitter and light acidic funky fruity taste. Light to medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.
olio (7426) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle (2014 vintage) @ Ölbutiken, Copenhagen.
Pours clear dark red color with a very small pink head. Sourish dark raspberries and bilberries on the nose, some yeast notes and gooseberries. Flavor of bilberries and faint rose hip, some yeast and spices with earth and wooden notes. Not overly sour palate, just right, balanced and tasty, though not quite worth the hype.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle vintage 2014 @ Ølbutikken. Aroma has blueberry juice, earthy notes and mild grapefruit tones. Flavour has somewhat aggressive tartness and sourness in the beginning, but it fades soon to bilberry juice with earthy notes. Dry finish with hints of milk. Surprisingly mild, I expected more. Gets a bit more sour at the end of the glass.