Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received as an extra from a friend on BA. Thanks a bunch Phil! Pours a complete flat deep purple in color with an aggressive pour. It’s completely opaque in clarity. Nose is heavy funk, decadent black current, sharp lemon, horse blanket, and wet dog. Flavor is overtly sour lemon off the bat, then it falls back on the black currant. It has some backing funk and vinegar, but this is almost entirely lactic in sourness. Light mouthfeel, no carbonation, moderate to heavy acidity, and a long finish. Wasn’t much of a fan of hanssens prior to this weekend, but after having the Oude Kriek and now this, I think I am becoming a convert. This is crazy sour, but has really nice black currant character as well. Interested in seeing how these are with age on them.
markducommun (395) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy purple, no head. Deep funky barnyard, horsey nose. Deep vinegar. Very little fruit. Very dry, vinegary sourness. Fairly effervescent, medium body, medium long finish. Decently balanced, good.
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Dark red color, some light red bubbles. Sour punch on nose, berries, apples, very fruity. Sour apple and berries on taste, low co2, pretty light body. But I like the taste.
NBird (503) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks..dark mahogany berry red
Smells..old sock dank, black currants, oak
Tastes.. Danky sweaty, Leather, earthy, black currants.. A lovely pungent sour.
ekstedt (5978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (375 cl). Murky brown/ruby, no head. Very unclean aroma with barnyard and manure. Medium bodied, flat. Dry, low to medium acidity. Weird.
mR_fr0g (5383) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Many thanks to Fin. Nice purple / pink coloured pour with a bright pink coloured head. Aroma is nice sharp tart raspberry, , baby sick, horsey. Flavour is composed of funky tart raspberry, blackberry, horsey, musty, tart.
Alengrin (3230) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh bottle from an online shop. Looks like a ’flat’ fruit lambic: almost no head, but the limited amount of refermentation in the bottle has produced a thin, milky, light lilac rim of irregular bubbles; colour is a deep, hazy, reddish purple. Funky, pleasant lambic aroma of indeed cassis, as in cassis jam, embedded in impressions of moist wood, medium dry sherry, dusty cellar, dried leaves, stewed plums, lemon peel but softly so, roses, dry red wine and even old port wine - lambic indeed, but in a very vinous and fruity way rather than sharply acetic; wood plays a dominant role. Crisp, sour onset with very clear presence of blackcurrant, in a kind of ’spicy sweetness’ typifying the flavour of this fruit; lemony acidity shows up and accompanies the rest of the palate, nowhere really puckering, but very refreshing. Mouthfeel is soft with, evidently, very low carbonation, but the body is a bit oily and fulfilling enough. Lactic yoghurt tartness appears too, some soft wheat underneath, evolving into a delicious finish of the persisting puckering sourness further dried with woody tannins, but equally balanced with a beautiful retronasal blackcurrant flavour, which even provides a vanilla- and banana-like sweetness in the final stage, much to my surprise... A brief leafy hop bitterness buried underneath all this provides sufficient structure. Blackcurrant does it here: it adds a wonderful creamy fruit sweetness to the acidity of the lambic, resulting in a truly mouth watering fruit beer. Deserves more publicity!
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber ruby colour without a head. Aroma is rather unique: blackcurrant leaves, wood and sea water. Flavour of tart blackcurrant juice and the leaves, mint, dry wood, green tea like bitterness and cherries. Medium bodied. The blackcurrant notes (especially the leaves) are very authentic and strong. Not very strong on sourness. The raspberry version is from a different planet. This one is easier but much more juicy.
Maakun (1535) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at home. Slight hazy deep purple/ruby with no head just a ring of bubbles. Black currant, blueberries, wet cellar, cobwebs, hay, quite woody. Taste is light sour with light woody bitterness. Light bodied with barely any carbonation. Quite good, but again I wonder how it would be carbonated.
sccp1910 (62) - BRAZIL - MAY 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Confesso que espera um pouco mais das lambics. Foi a primeira que experimentei e não achei nada demais, muito parecida com um vinho frisante. :(
Fin (8321) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015 Dark purple on the pour, almost vimto like but head is not pink. A little zippy fruit on the nose. Tart and tangy blackcurrants very dry. Like it, not massively so, but it’s very good, however one is enough. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.6