zizzybalubba (1642) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL caged and corked bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Opens without any pop once the cork is removed. Pours reddish-purple with no head at all. Sour fruit, vinegar, and oak aroma. Very sour flavor with a faint sweetness on the finish. Noted tart berry, vinegar, wood, and earthy flavors. This is really quite nice and with a little more carbonation it could have been outstanding.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from a 375ml bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Pours a very deep dark ruby/plum dark purple color that is completely opaque and still with only the faintest bubble or two of carbonation.
Sweet fruity berry aroma with some earthy oak and funky barnyard horseblanket. These aromas blend together very well without any of them overpowering the other. The berries are more prominent than expected but the band aid funkiness are strong as well. Very vinous.
Vinegary tart and extremely puckering mouthfeel that is surprisingly not very acidic. There is a good bit of vinous fruit up front that provides a pleasant sweetness that is immediately taken over by a very funky tart and sour dry puckering flavor. Nice earthy oaky tannis followed again by more sweetness from the currants. Its nice to see the fruit resurfacing after the funky sourness kicks in. All to often the sourness of these beers can kill the fruit presence. Not the case here however. This is a very refreshing well balanced drinkable fruit lambic.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Ginger Man. Aroma quite funky with really pleasing old sock and horse blanket leading the way, and a tart cassis jelly note behind. Flavor was a bit of a disappointment however, with more juice-like, un-complex character from the cassis with decent lingering tartness but not much in the way of accompanying acidity or yeasty notes. Completely flat, I guess that’s how it’s supposed to be, but for me that just made the fruit notes more juice-like. A bit of a letdown.
Pailhead (5800) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 Bottle: The aroma is incredibly funky. It contains notes of berries, dirty diapers, and sweaty feet...a little too funky for me with the dirty diaper. It pours a hazy reddish-orange with a minimal pinkish ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with berries and sour grapes. The finish is moderately sour with some mild vinegar. It’s nowhere near as sour as the raspberry, but still pretty sour. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation and an almost flat mouthfeel.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 bottle big thanks to kan! pours murky red with no head. the nose is canned tuna!, vinegar, and currants. taste is extremely metallic, vinegar, and currants. this was pretty gross.2.8
1/15/10, acidic bomb, rasp bomb, harsh but good in the steal ur balls and stuff them down ur throat sorta way. 3.6
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish purple with no carbonation. Barnyardy brett aromas get you right in the thyroids with a little cassis in there. Flavor is straight up tart cassis. Overall a very excellent lambic but would be better with a little carbonation.
beernbourbon (1421) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is a brilliant hazy purple with no head and no evidence of carbonation. Aroma is lambic funk, wood, strawberry, and gym sock. Flavor is tart up front with loads of raspberry, cassis, and blackberry. The middle. The middle is more berries and the finish is a bit sour and a bit bitter with the lingering berry flavor. Leaves the mouth dry and wanting more liquid. Very dominant flavor.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours an almost clear deep red with no head. Aroma is rich on Barnyard, horse blanket and Brett with a light whiff of black currant. Medium body, completely flat, Brett accents, light black currant accents and some acetone making me cough. 270609
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 375ml bottle from briank... Pours mostly opaque dark raspberry red with a thin film of white head... Aroma of canned tuna, green young fruit that fades to red fruit. Some metallics involved.... Aroma of tart vinegar red fruit and sour berries. Quite puckering. Lighty carbonated.
malrubius (2179) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Chris at Ebenezer’s. Dark red with ring. Dark red sour fruit and hay barn aroma. Sour tart dark fruit wood hay barn with tart puckering finish. Nice internal effervescence. Very good.