Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow appearance with little head. Aroma is quite sour with some musk and lemons. Flavor is lemony with some sour strawberries and apricots coming through. Less sweet than many of the more mass produced fruit lambics Ive tried. Nice work!
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An apricot-orange color with a fruity/woodsy aroma and very sour strawberry flavor. Be prepared for instant sour lemon face. Enjoyable...thanks, biermonk!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy cloudy amber-golden color, with a little bit of soda head retention, but fades a quickly as it came. The aroma is very evident in the pour, and smells very sour and slighty musty, with hints of grass and barnyard. Flavor is not as sour as I expected, but has some nice fruit flavors that are very tart and somewhat spicy. Easy to drink, but not the best example of a lambic, but then I am not that familiar with this style.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a hazy golden orange color with no head but plenty of visible carbonation. HUge wafts of strawberry are evident without even bringing the glass to my nose. As the glass approaches the sour character makes itself apparent. Flavor is amzing, sour but not as sour as some I've had recently. Strawberry is very in your face and also sweet which cuts through the sour character. Mouthfeel is not as bubbly as I expected from the appearance. To date this probably my favorite Lambic although I'm not very well versed in the style.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sour beer. Very refreshing. Very fruity like cherries or strawberries. Its good.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
this bottle saysYear 2000. Yum. Pours clear with a short lived head. In-yer-face aroma of jolly rancher, cinimon, and strawberry. Tangy palate of jolly rancher (again) and a champagne like fruityness, with a slight alcohol burn in the background. Interesting and enjoyable. Good after a quiche. And remember, real penguins don't eat quiche, they eat squid eyeballs.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2000: Hazy light amber/orange with no head. Acidic aroma of sweat, tuna, horseblanket, unripened strawberries and apricot. Light medium watery/syrupy palate with low carbonation. Mostly acidic flavor, mildly sweet. Filled with unripened strawberries, grean apple, pear, lemon, apricot and ripe cheese. Stars sour but ends faintly sweet. I was able to convince my non beer geek friends that horseblanket and sweat really do exist in beer with this one, so I enjoyed it.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First off, deepest thanks to Edden for the opportunity to sample this fruit Lambic.
A fairly strong aroma of strawberries springs from the bottle as soon as I pop the cork. It is very flat as it pours, there are no bubbles in my glass. Pours a hazy orange color that has a pink tint to it. No head at all is on this beer. the strawberry ins the most dominant aroma, though this is definitely a Lambic as well; acetic, sour, and just plain funky aromas make up the back drop. The combination of strawberry and Lambic aromas bring it to a new funky aromatic level.
Very dry up front but towards the end this beer changes directions abruptly and finishes with a weird fruity sweetness. The sweetness has an artificialness to it that may just be a product of the strawberry and Lambic funk. The taste is definitely sour, but not overly so for a Lambic. The amazing thing about this beer is that it is completely schizophrenic; on the front of my tongue it is dry, acidic, funky Lambic, once it hits the back of my tongue it becomes sweet and strawberry like. This is one beer that gives a work out to all the taste receptors on my tongue.
Interestingly enough, I did not really miss the lack of carbonation in this brew, it might be a bit better with it but it is interesting enough to stand up without it. I think that this would probably be a good transition Lambic for going from Lindeman's products to that of Cantillon. Very interesting and I am still not quite to sure what to think of it.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
As much as the Mead the Gueuze cork nearly killed me this one's cork was so dry I needed to pry it out. Aroma reminds me of my grandmothers strawberry wine. Actaully tastes somewhat like her strawberry wine but a bit more tart. I think I will need to rerate as this is flatter then... well. Sour/tart strawberries dominate with little malt or other flavors.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
complex aromas include sour, dirty cheese, sweat and barnyard. burnt-orange body. very flat looking, not even a hint of head or lace. flavors include strawberries, sharp vermont cheddar cheese and wet blanket. sour and tart. the finish has a zesty-ness and snap to it. as this beer warms it has a slight vinegar taste.