UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with no head at all. Aroma is strawberry, some kind of wierd dirt smell, and a pervasive tart sourness, like moldy lemons. Flavor is strange. Fruity, with a moldy sharpness all the way through, finishing very very dry. I'm not really sure I like this stuff. A still beer, with an odd semi-effervescence in the middle. I've never had carbonation like this before. It's so interesting that it keeps asking for another sip.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful farmyard stench and strawberries, some public toilet smells (but in a good way). Flavour is tart and sour, some subtle sweetness from the strawberries, its more the seeds than the actual flesh. Dry, sour and refreshing. Love it.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 2nd try - Rockinout shared a bottle of this with me. I actually liked it more the second time around - still, it's a very extreme beer and NOT for beginners! 1st rating - EGADS. SOUR - extreme mouth pucker, squinty eyballs starting to fill with tears... This had an intensity that I almost hope to never encounter again. Bordered on the unpleasant. The strawberries were barely there - could'v used more to add some kind of balance or a palatable taste. Thin, somewhat flat, deep gold/orange with a slight hint of red. egads.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2000: A stagnant pool of tart strawberries gnashing at old oak barrels...Sweet orange juice dripping into gluttonous acidity...A bit boorish, this one needs some fine tuning, and I know these guys can do masterpieces...
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange color, no head. Aroma of strawberry and sourness. Flavor is very sour, citrousy and strawberries
nick35 (12) - USA - APR 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head, typical lambic Brett odor on pouring. The fruit is subtle, slightly sweet, and extremely balanced. The acidity of this beer is fantastic: a blend of citric, acetic, and lactic. Titrated to 1.5% tartaric, pH of 2.8. The most balanced and best fruit lambic I've had.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 19, 2003
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a very little white head of large bubbles. Its body is an appealingly nice amber brown with bubbles clinging to the side on my mug. There is some lacing evident as the head disappears before I can taste it. It has a burnt wood aroma, not fruity as I expected. It tastes as bad as it smells. I took one sip and poured the rest. Too bad it was an $8.00 bottle.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cheese and bung hole in the nose. Lots of earthy barnyard notes present. Quite sweet with the berries only peeking out. A little too sweet but also packs a nice tart punch. Very complex and interesting; a great lambic.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy, golden color with virtually no head. The aroma is strongly sour and dry. Horseblanket, cheese, hay, oak, and a touch of fruit. The flavor is strangely inticing. The first drink started a bit off in my eyes. Sour, but in a bad way, like stale. However, it soon moved to a very pleasant and tart fruit flavor underneath a dry, sour lambic base. The fruit is really subtle, but also quite refreshing. Not my favorite lambic--fruit, gueuze or otherwise--but a rather tasty beverage nonetheless.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The label promises strawberries but don't get your hopes up. Extremely oaky smell of barrel aging and with a strong indication of sourness. Pilsener colored with low carbonation. Flavor indicates a fruit and you have to really hunt to noice the strawberry. Not terrible but not overly amazing for a lambic either.