ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was told this was made with Jonge lambic, and that seemed to be in line with my take on the beer. The nose was lightly sweet with lovely fresh cherries, and a touch of almond from the stones. It was mostly dry with light sourness and a touch of funky cheese to go along with the sour cherry pie.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear red pour. Lots of funk and barnyard on the nose, almost a manure like aroma. Some cherry. Cherry pie flavor with tons of barnyard. Lightly sweet. Moderate sourness with a bitter finish.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From barrel at Bier Circus.
Appearance : Red no head.
Aroma : Sweet cherries, syrupy and tart. Not very sour. A bit barnyard and funky. Cough syrup.
Taste : Light sweetness, light barnyard. Cough syrup.
Overall : The straight lambic that I had just before was better. This wasn’t bad but maybe it is to syrupy/cough syrup. Not much character either.
madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7th March 2010. Hazy red beer - a little mauve tint to it. No head. Just a little carbonation. Fresh cherry - morello. Gets a tiny bit sour before the dry finish. Simple stuff but slips down easy!
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst; July 2010
Ah, my first Lambic after an over-night trip across the pond. The beer arrives with a surprisingly large, one-finger thick, large bubbled, pink tinged, light tan colored head that must have been violently produced as this beer is quite flat. The beer is a pretty, ruby-red, brilliantly clear color. The aroma has a sour, non-descript sort of fruitiness to it at first, but starts to become distinctly cherry after a short time. Musty background notes are joined by hints of acetone, a definite mushroom character, some tea like aromas, some woody oak aromatics as well as a hint of smokiness.
The beer is room temperature and quite flat as it rolls across my tongue. There is a touch of sweetness here that brings out some of the cherry flavors; in fact this does have a nice cherry-fruit flavor to it. It is only very lightly tart with mellow lactic notes at this point (definitely on the soft side for a Lambic). As should be expected, the beer is very light bodied and eminently quaffable. The funkiness here is pretty mellow and there is also a touch of tannic oak character to the finish.
In the end this is a mellow Lambic, with a soft cherry character and it is very quaffable. Due to the heat, the proprietress has said that this was served a touch warm, but I am definitely still quite enjoying this and it is likely a touch more flavorful because of the warmth
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 30.05.10 with friends at WOSF’10.
Clear, pinkisch red color, with very little pinkisch shine head.
Aroma bit sweet, apple juice like.
Medium body. Taste bit sweet, cherries, and sourness.
Glouglouburp (5864) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A dry and flat fruity beer with a tiny bit of funk. Good.
How: Tap at Bier Circus, Brussels
The look: Clear red body topped by a little pink ring of foam
In long: Nose has cherries and a tiny bit of funk. Taste is simple but pleasant. Obviously very fruity but didn’t taste all cherries. I got cherries, grapes and red apples skin. A mild dryness that seems to be coming more from the cherries tannins than the funk. Minimal carbonation (normal for the style). Overall this is a simple pleasant beer but I will always prefer assembled lambics over unblended tap versions. One of the last of my intensive lambic-drinking week in Belgium. Drinking so much lambic every day is not a good idea. Never in my life have I said “wasn’t me” so often.
Nickls (1702) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Old BA rate - bag/box, many thanks to Puzzl for sharing)
Poured with a thin, slightly off-white head; wonderful ruby red pinkish color. Very pretty. art cherriness; a little sour; some sweetness as well in the aroma. A bit tame on the funkiness, but still present; fresh dark cherries; some tart sourness, but exceptionally smooth. Thinner MF; very subtle carbonation. Hugely drinkable, and really thought this was great stuff.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at WOSF’10. Sweet medicinal cherry grape aroma. Clear violet color with thin head. Sweet lightly tart cherry malt flavor. Mild acidity. Smooth, easy drinking lambic but not much funk.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Yellow tint with a bit of a ruby hue, topped with a thin layer of white bubbles. Musty aroma with notes of cherry, wood, and mild lactic acid. Flavor is mildly tart, with sour cherry notes up front, and wild yeast, earth, and wood providing a complex background. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Super refreshing.