FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden coloured. No head. Nose of sweet strawberry, with notes of horseblanket and some sourness. Very soft flavor with lots of acidic strawberrys and fruit. It has a sparkling, dry finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a mes rate:
pours without any head and the carbonation makes its way to the top very slowly making it appear much thicker than it is. sour and slightly funky in the nose. smells just like the gueuze with hardly any evidence of the berries. looks like the gueuze too with a very slight pinkish hue. tart and sour with just a little hint of the strawberries. the dryness hits the roof of your mouth and then is swept away by the vinegar and faintly sweet berries. finish is funky, dry tart and lengthy and once everything else is gone the strawberries linger. i was hoping for a little more strawberry, what you get is much more gueuze. no real complaints tho. impressive stuff all round
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Steelgaarden, Bethlehem, PA. Poured pinkish with little head. Aroma of gueuze, some berries, some hops. Tasted very tart with very little strawberry flavor or aroma. Had a Cantillony finish, with big tartness and much less lambicness. I was marginally disappointed with this one.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear glowing orange body with no head. Acidic stawberry aroma. Flavor of strawberries and rubbing alcohol. Dry, acidic palate.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was very curious about this one because of it being made with strawberries, but I was woefully disappointed. I barely detected any aroma or taste of the strawberries and did not find it very sweet or very sour. Overall, rather disappointing.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour with a vague pink tinge. I can pick up some fruit in the aroma but I would have found it very hard to pin it down to strawberry. The strawberry is even more unobtrusive in the flavour. Moderately sour, but with a sweet edge. Hints of wood and farmyard, but relatively restrained. Not tough enough to really make the grade as a traditional lambic, not fruity enough to make for an easy-going charmer. Decent enough, but I have to admit I was expecting more. Bottled at the Joet London gathering, January 2005.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gueuze and fruit nose with a slight hint of grass. Well balanced fruit flavors with little residual sugar. Nice lambic base of tart lemon and horseblanket. Very nice sour and tart flavors great lingering finish.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2005
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours cloudy yellow. I agree with others regarding the aroma. I can handle the tartness, but the smell of this one was quite fowl. I didn’t get any of the strawberry at all, as the putrid aroma and flavor were overpowering.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2009 Poured a hazy yellow color. Aroma of sweat, barnyard, and tartness. Flavors of tart citrus, bubble gum (could be strawbeery flavored), and coconut. If I new this was supposed to be strawberry when I first rated it then I probably would have thought the fruit over the gum. 7/3/7/13/3.3
5 year old bottle Poured a hazy gold with a thin off-white head. Tart and funky with some metallic notes in the aroma. The flavor is tart and acidic. Dry light body with mild strawberry taste.
aracauna (3452) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one displayed the strawberries pretty clearly and in the aroma, they seemed very balanced with the musty, funky lambic characteristics. The flavor was pretty dry and the strawberries kind of fall back into the background. Strawberries don’t seem to be the lambic naturals that Peaches and raspberries are, but this was still a pretty good beer.