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 (3399) - 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.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This stuff is a trainwreck...Smelled like a barroom bathroom with a single strawberry placed in the urinal. Unpleasantly sour...(yes after I smelled it, I still drank it...all!) Mustiness, wet leather and maybe just a hint of streetbum pants.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 Just when I thought I was beginning to get a taste for lambics.... This is a fruit lambic, but it tastes more like a gueuze gone bad, with few traces of the strawberries. From the bottle, this beer poured a deep yellow color with almost no carbonation and no head. The "aroma" was acrid, like stale urine in old straw on a hot summer day. I caught none of the sweetness that other raters write that they’ve tasted, only the sourness that I’d expected but with an additional intense bitterness. The folk at the Hop Leaf claimed that this was a fresh bottle, but I feel I’ve drunk something that the others didn’t.
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YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Foul. Hazy brown/orange without a head. Aroma was overly ripened strawberries, verging on rotting. The flavor wasn’t much of an improvement on that. Very sour and the strawberries take a back seat to that sourness and rancidity. Bad stuff.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is great. Acidic and sweet. A perfect beer with so many aspects. Natural delicious strawberry taste, greatly combined with medium sourness. This is really a unique and perfect summer beer.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for picking this one out, Tad, pours orange tinted yellow. sour sweat aroma that is very dry and powdery. puckers you up it is so sour, yet so good. strawberry is discernible. the sweet body lingers with the sour in a delicate embrace. there is something vinelike and wild. so dry and powdery. wonderful.
Frank (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very clear, golden orange with no head at all--not what I’m looking for from a lambic. Nose is laden with brett--mostly hay, some earth, horseblanket and so on. Only mildly sour and lack of sediment leads me to believe they stopped fermentation on this and artificially carbonated it after sweetening. Strawberries are very there but not dominating by any means along with a earthy funk. Palate is very tame, almost flat. This is OK--halfway between dreck like Lindeman’s and the good stuff.