Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - APR 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle shared @La Tana (Rome) with ippopotamo36. Pours a deep violet (amazing!) color with a thin foam. Aroma is fantastic, so powerful and persistent, vinous, red grapes, blackberry, wow! Flavour is very sour, aggressive but pleasant, fruity, vinous, black currants, complex like a good wine. Medium body, medium carbonation. This is a real world class lambic!
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Iíve been very much looking forward to this beer. Tasted at toncatcher T3? Bottle from Wee Heavy? Cloudy red color. Sourness is light. Very easy to drink. Excellent.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Corked bottle from SoLan. Thanks, Alan!
Pours a muddy, murky cranberry juice red with a nose-punching aroma of sour cranberry and overly ripened sour strawberry. Hints of raspberry soaked in cedar vinegar are in there as well. Flavor is a punch-in-the-mouth rush of bittered and soured cranberry and cherry, with dark fruits left in oak rounding out the flavor. Thin yet lingering mouthfeel. Wow. This isnít a beer; itís an experience. AWESOME.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 vintage. Thanks Dave. The beer pours to a murky maroon lipstick colored body with no head. The aroma is really nice. Lots of black currants. Deep cereal grain. The flavor is dominated by sour black currants with sour generic sour. The pH must be about 2. Really damned sour. This beer is right up my alley! Heck yeah! Thanks for a great beer.
BrunoSanchez (189) - Fermo, ITALY - JUN 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Interessante lambic dal colore vino rosso impenetrabile e senza schiuma. Al naso intensi sentori fruttati ed un po di solfo. In bocca piatta con corpo medio leggero. La bilanciatura Ť decissamente acida e nel palato lascia astringenza e un piacebole finale. Una grande birra a mio parere!
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Special 375ml bottle at Maxís. Big Thanks to Chuck for sharing the bottle!!!! Pours a nice bright reddish with a violet tinge- somewhat hazy and gets hazier as the pours continue. Fizzy diminishing head to nothing. Aroma is straight up black currants, awesome sour and tartness, earthy herbal, great lambic funk and sourness- and lots of weird things going on with currant beers- I get green vegetable, tomato, and almost a tangerine quality. Fruits are packed into this on the flavor- tons of black currant with awesome brett lambicus, sour, brett, funk, acid everywhere and a great prickly sour finish with more tart fruit. I loved it!
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Redlight. Poured a gorgeous, slightly murky, ruby brown. No head, slight carbonation. Aroma is funky, herbal, with some "green" notes. The flavor is bold, but almost refined. The currants make an appearance on the finish, but with no astringency. Awesome bottle.
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle traded by MaxxDaddy, thanks its very appreciated! Shared with Andreasen11.
Pours a murky deep red with no head.
Lovely sour aromas of ripe black currents, dry grape, leather, dirt and oak. Much better than expected and very familiar to the Hanssens Oude Kriek.
The ripe black currants it very well balanced in the flavour, not as up front or sweet as in other black currant lambicís I have tasted. At the same time it is still extremely sour and with the typical Hanssens dusty, woody signature just as expected.
I love this stuff!
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - corked & caged 375 ml) Clear ruby pour with no carbonation. Huge sour and tart aroma. Not much fruit. Massive pucker factor sour flavor. Absolutely delicious.
DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention 2015. Necked from the bottle no less. Super fruity, sweet, tangy, spongey taste. Like a fruit corner, without the yoghurt.