Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Akkurat. Vintage 1989. Brownish dark red coloured. Very fruity for its age. Loads of cherries in the aroma and in the flavour. Very fresh, sour and acidic. Excellent.
henrikb (1259) - 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.
omhper (19805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1989 version sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Brownish red. Balsamic black cherry aroma. Fresh cherryish fruit sweetness balanced by tart acidity. Still so fresh after years! Wonderfully balanced citric acid finish. Perhaps not very complex, but extremely tasty and intense.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. 1989 vintage. Red color with white creamy head. Pleasantly acidic and cherryish aroma with notes of almonds and raspberry. Strong cherry flavor with refreshing acidity and some sweetness. Notes of minerals, wood and lemon with a little wild yeast character. Not highly complex but very pleasant and perfectly balanced.
oh6gdx (20842) - 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!
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1989 vintage, draught at Akkurat. Deep ruby red. Sweet cherries, pits and some funk. Smells and tastes of cherry-jam. Quite rich and sweet, but never cloying. Sour. Amazing.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, 1989-vintage) Pours hazy, deep blood-ish red. Big cherry aroma with some sweet candy and caramel tones. Some apple-ish sourness. Also hints of Swedish mandelkubb. The flavour has some sweetness in the beginning with some sticky hints but the most notable is a heavy sour, acid, tart and dry mouthfeel. A lot of cherries in the flavour as well. Lingering aftertaste. Medium bodied. Near fantastic.
joergen (21310) - 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.
bierkoning (10499) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
15 years old, Café Morshuis, Albergen. What a surprise to see this beer in a village pub in Twente. Orange red color, cloudy with a small head. Not so muddy as the framboise. Very good lacing. Not a very pronounced aroma: some fruit and some citrus. Thinner as the framboise. Cherry flavor with hints of almond and lemon. Eased down sourness, not too sweet. Lacks the complexity of the really sour krieks like Cantillon, but still a wonderful beer in very good condition.
TBone (12964) - 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)