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 (6166) - 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.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fizzy head atop a very lite copper ale. Aromas of horsehair and green sour strawberries and peach. Intensely dry and acidic. Pretty drinkable though. A pretty good lambic.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
How on earth can strawberries taste so acidic? This beer may very well have the worst aroma of any beer I have ever encountered...
Kinz (3671) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Year 2000 edition. pours a deep gold with a touch of copper, clear, with virtually no carbonation. Nose is pure funk, loads of cottage cheese, a touch of cheddar, and a piercing tartness, almost like doing a line of pulverized lemon sours. Puckering sourness in the mouth carries a faint fruit note, perhaps the strawberries trying to make their presence felt. Descends into a finish of cottage cheese and musk. I donít mind flavors like these, but this seemed to lack any refinement or balance between the sourness and the cheese notes. Challenging and interesting, but not really completely enjoyable in the end.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper color with hardly any head at all. Taste was sour strawberry, which I wasnít expecting at all. Really sour grapefruit flavor to go along with it. I couldnít finish this. Way too sour for my taste.
egajdzis (5871) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy reddish orange color with no head at all. no lacing either. Aroma of strawberry and horseblanket. The aroma was very strong and funky. Tart and sour, lemon taste. Taste was very sour, lots of grapefruit. A decent lambic, thanks Eyedrinkale!
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 At the Brugs Beertje,Outstanding fruitbeer on a lambic basis. Oudbeitje has a great golden-orange color and no head. The smell is fresh and lively. It has this tipical lambic aromaís with a hint of fraise de bois.It smells allmost like a great burgundy wine. The taste is fresh and sour, a little out of balance but still a great beer in its own style.