craftycarl21 (2300) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with sflpunk. Gorgeous red plum colored pour with minimal head. Aroma holds absolutely beautiful acidic funk, meat and bread, currant, golden raisin, oaky tannin, and excellent vinous notes. Flavor is also delicious- fantastic red wine character, along with more funk, a touch of vinegar, black cherry, and currant, and a touch of vegetal presence, like okra. Almost no carbonation, but it is slippery smooth, and drinks incredibly nicely. Really excellent lambic.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour is extremely dark garnet with virtually no head. The aroma holds huge sour funk, vinegar, and a prevailing currant and cherry note. The flavor is abrasively sour with tons of oaken funk, currant, grape, cherry, and raisin. The finish holds a curious bubblegum note. The palate is extremely acidic and dry with huge puckering funk.
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 Pours a muddy purple. No head. Nose is musky oak, cassis and red wine. Taste is very sharp sour currants, oak, blackberries, cranberries and wine. Excellent beer.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks Beerlando!! - Pours a hazy ruby with almost no head...big white bubbles, aroma is funky and lactic, fruit skins, tannic oak and slightly medicinal...flavour is tight lemon that opens up into tart red fruits, the currants becoming more pronounced as it sits, but also gives way to a earthy/dirty taste that is mildly distracting...nice acid and almost a still pour...
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle; thanks to beerlando for the trade; dark red with some thick yeasty sludge at the bottom; pours practically still; thick, poopy nose with dark fruits, cherries and funk; nice is quite nice with cherries and yeasty funk, but flavors are a little lacking; funky cherries, currents, wood and cheese
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@WSF. Not overwhelming in cassis nor sweetness and I like that. Pretty sour and a bit woody. Maybe just a hint of vinegar.
Theis (14480) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2015 Plastic jug at WSF. Clear dark red - no head. Black currant. High berries. Nice sourness. Horsey. Wooden. Tartness. Nice dryness.....ReRate: Vat at WSF2015. Deep dark red - white edges. Lots of stone. Light oxidation. High berries. Fruity. Lovely sourness. Bitter zesty berries.
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at WOSF’10. Sour milk, mildewy basement and black currant aroma. Purple red color with no head. Sour malt and basement aroma - only a slight hint of currants. Really funky.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Into my Cantillon glass, this murky pomegranate hued beer is sadly headless, but beautiful nonetheless. An aroma I’d expect from the best lambic houses - horse blanket, hay, musty barn, etc. The cassis makes the faintest appearance in the aroma, but I had to search for it. The body is under carbonated, nearly still. Lots of musty, old barn flavors on the body, with a stronger yet subordinate black current flavor. My mouth is parched as this tart brew lingers for minutes.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out dark ruby red. Flat with a berry woody smell. Taste is a big tart berries flavor with some mild funky wood notes. Not that sour, nice tartness. Great flavor, a very good lambic.