DerDoppelbock (22) - Aachen, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Auch für diese Flasche bin ich Egide Snakkers sehr dankbar, die ebenfalls aus der Mitte der 80er Jahre stammt.
Gleichmäßiges, aromatischeres Auftreten wobei die Säuerlichkeit nicht unheimlich stark in Erscheinung tritt und mit der dezenten Kirschigkeit einen Kompromiss schließt. Nicht das ultimative Kriek und es ist auch sicherlich noch ausbaufähig, aber grundsätzlich solide!
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cuvée Spéciale; pretty old bottle Bright red beer with slight amber shine; small pinkish head, reasonably stable. Syrupy cherry nose, (not too) sweet cherry bonbons. Some old, definitely oxydized notes as an essence from fruit - but not necessarily for edible purposes. Restrained sweetness; as sour cherries with some sugar added; Can you imagine an aged, home-made cherry jam gone liquid? Not cloying despite a syrupy texture. Way better than I feared. Of course, the age has worked wonders here.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[On draught at Akkurat, Stockholm]
Murky red-brown colour. Fresh cherries and almonds in aroma. Light bodied with overripe cherries, and with medium acidity. A bit on the sweet side.
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draught at Akkurat]
Sourish aroma with pleasant sweet cherries.
Sourish flavour; bitter-almond, cherries. A bit sweet.
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, 1989 vintage (thanks joergen for sharing!). Murky brownish red colour, small off-white head. Just wonderful aroma of sweet cherries. Totally filled the nose cavities (and my head!). Flavour is cherries and dry dark fruits. Lovely thing, considering it’s age!
TBone (14784) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 Draught at Akkurat, vintage 1989, courtesy of joergen.
Dark cherry color, small off-white head. Intensive aroma of cherries, very full aroma. Fruity, fresh cherry flavoured, not very strong. You can taste berry stones there. Great stuff for being so old. (8/4/7/3/14 3.6)
Re-rated in 2007 with vintage 1989 in AkkuratA year older now: Sourish fruity cherry aroma. Sourish, balanced, extremely fruity lambic. Light notes of vinegar. (8/4/8/5/17 4.2)
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Draught at Akkurat, 1989-vintage.
Dark red coloured with a creamy off white head.
Aroma of cherries and wood.
Flavour of cherries, marzipan, cherry stones and wood.
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm 29 April) – Vintage 89 - Red-brown unclear body, huge fast away head leaving beautiful laces; The nose is huge, not as clear as the Framboisen, but super complex, deep and very hard to distinguish: of cause lot of kriek, but in very sweet way (like preserved or candy like cherries), at the same time the nose is super fresh with notes I cant distinguish; Super balanced body with very little sourness, it is like the small about of carbonation (or maybe acidity) makes it a bit extra fresh; lots of sourness steps out in a very, very long finish with a superb balance. This beer has so much character and it is amazing. It seems like the Framboisen has taken the aging a little bit better.
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm 29 Apr, vintage 1989) Colour is dark brown/red, hazy, no head. Nose has a full aroma of dark cherries, hints of almonds, some sweetness. Taste is juicy, with a full cherry flavour and hints of almonds. Very long and tasty finish, lingers on forever. Some sweetness makes the balance lovely. The intensity and taste are astonishing - after 17 years, I’m impressed.
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - best before 1993. Red-orange in colour, very little head, no lace. Aroma of maraschino cherries, cider vinegar, sugary sweet, oxidized. The flavour was of sugar cherry candy, quite sweet, some must still present. Dry mouthfeel, medium-light body, light carbonation. Finishes dry with a lingering sweetness. Wierd stuff. Almost completely lost all lambic characteristics.