DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stirhcley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Iridescent peach colour, with no head or fizz. Sour fruit aroma, with only a hint of strawberry. An assault on the tastebuds: fragrant fruit, sweet and sour in large and equal measures, intermingled. Hard to pin down: some farmyard funk and some milky feeling, as the sour recedes and the smoothness creeps in. Demanding but rewarding.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma, strawberries, some sourness. Orange body, no head. Some horseblanket, but the strawberries dominates the flavor, a bit too sweet.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours yellow- orange. No head, even with an angry pour. Aromas of horse-blanket and strawberries. Classic lambic tartness with a hint of strawberries. Unbelievable sourness that smacks you in the back of your throat as you swallow. I wish Iíd had this beer on some of our 100 degree days this past summer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
definitely different, for me, strawberries donít work as well as, for example, raspberries. However, this is still a nice lambic.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Golden color, heavy sour aroma, heavy sour bitter strawberry taste, medium body, sour dry bitter finish.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strawberries waft above leathery, horseblanket lambic aromas with a waxy note. Clear, still, deep copper, unpasteurized apple/pear juice appearance with no head to speak of. Strawberry sweetness counterpoint tart lambic acidity and funkiness wonderfully. Itís really a shame that this is so still and lifeless in the mouth as the falvours and aroma are indescribably good. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere at Spuyten Duyvil (Brooklyn, New York).
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strawberries and flowers on the label, with an utterly unpronouncable name...what is in store for me, within this bottle?
Pop goes the c ork, and out wafts that distinctive lambic aroma, musky, sour, then light strawberry notes...and I havenít even sniffed the bottleneck, let along poured out the liquid...so, letís...bright golden color, nearing a rich orange, with no head, no carbonation at all.
Aroma: as said before, sourness strikes first, followed quickly by sweet strawberry, but at times it feels like a faint echo.
Taste: odd, and something of a challenge, for if your palate isnít in the mood to put up this tangle of murky, heady, yeasty sourness, only slightly offset by tasty fruit, this is gonna be no picnic. Itís a real lambic, though, no sissified sweet thing, this makes you pucker, wince, gulp, then finally, relax and be all mellowfied. Becomes more palatable further in, and I canít say whether itís been tamed, or itís conquered me! Medium body, long, tart finish, a real master of the mouthfeel.
The label tells me that this is a Limited Edition Year 2000, at least 3 years old,and I have to wonder if itís age affected the head/appearance?
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at spuyten duyvil. No head at all, fairly still. Weird extremely clear peach color. It looks like a mix of apple and peach juice and not appealing at all in fact. The aroma catches up for the looks though with its straightforward strawberry pie nuances. Captivating sweet/tart combat. Almost as candyish as if lindemans had done it, but thereís still a hint of that hanssens funk though it would score much higher with me if this wasnít restrained so much. Actually hints of sugar powder. Palate is actually very tart. Agressively acidic finish with obvious strawberries, but like my pal martin pointed out, it just doesnít procures the classy combination cherries or raspberries do. Puckering grapeish finish, decent dose of lactic funk, unusually dry finish which seems to arrive from nowhere with such a fruity start. Medium body is almost still and detracts overall enjoyment just like the appearance did.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2000 bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with hints of red. No head, slight rim around the edges. Aroma is sourish, hints of strawberry. Taste is very tart on first sip and seems to tone down after two or three swallows. Body is medium. Pleasant.
jfm (1724) - Holbśk, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange color with no head. It has an incredible fruity light sour aroma. The taste is very fruity with grapefruit and strawberries as the dominant flavours. It has a sharp sour palate but it is very pleasant. Excellent beer.