FatguyRacer (158) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Vintage 2000. Pours a cloudy amber/orange with no head at all. Looks like apricot juice, but similarities end there. I like the Lambic style, but this one may be a bit too sour for me. The aroma is of strawberries, sour apple and wood. The sourness hits hard on the first sip. It’s very dry on the finish and not much of an aftertaste. This is a sipping beer for sure. I hardly even tastes like a beer. I should probably try more of these and see if I warm up to the style.
rosenbergh (6828) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Lot B. BB 07/08/2027. From some webshop long time ago.
Hazy orangey brown colour with no head.
Rose hips, red berries, leather, sourness and tartness in the aroma.
The flavour is super tart and sour with red berries, vinegar and some mould. Very tasteful and rich.
Alengrin (1740) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of Hanssens’s most distinctive products, a young lambic with strawberries, traditionally made (i.e. with real fruit and no extracts, no sugar and consisting of 100% lambic). Beautiful pinkish orange colour, thin and unstable head (only coming forth from some bottle refermentation, it is after all an unblended lambic and not a geuze, so this is easily forgiven); wonderfully complex character which cleverly blends the funkiness, woodiness and ’barnyard’ character of their lambic with the delicate, gracious, refined sweetness of genuine strawberries. Perhaps not to anyone’s liking, but I consider this one of the most elegant of authentic fruit lambics.
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 thanks to Ed King for the pour.
Hazed light orange with little in the way of a head.
Nose is tarte strawberries, light smoke, straw, red berry fruit tang.
Taste comprises tangy strawbs, tarte fruit rinse, light acidity, dank wood and must, light funk.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a sour edge.
Refreshing fruit lambic.
SlackerMads (1612) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, tenmindste houdbaar tot 07/08/2027. Hazy/unclear red orange with a tiny quickly disappearing white head. Strong lactic sour, fruity, red berries but I cannot single out oudbeitje. Light farmhouse, leather and lots of lemon as well. Medium body, medium sweet and heavy sour, near flat carbonation, oily texture. I find the flavour ok, but when making a strawberry lambic, why not make one that tastes just a bit of strawberry? Ok, maybe the finish has some very light strawberry once the massive lemon wears off, but still. A bit carbonation and less aggressive sourness wouldn’t hurt either.
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at GBBF
Hazy straw yellow with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma is tart, fruity and citrus. Taste is tart, citrus, Fruity and cheesy
crlnts (298) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
WTF. This is old cheese - very old cheese - with strawberries. A bad joke, like the cod with strawberries from Gaston Lagaffe. The fruit is shining. Shining over a sea of rotten cheeses.
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle form the Belgian Bar at GBBF 2014. Hazy amber, very thin to almost nothing, white head. Nose is nice and tart and sour, rustic apple skin tannins, musty grain, farmyard/horse blanket, white apple flesh, apple vinegar, straw and very very subtle strawberry. Taste is tart, sour, vinous, musty grain, musty apple, tart white Bramley apple, white wine vinous, and malt vinegar. The strawberry is subtle but it’s coming through nicely. The malt vinegar and strawberry is a really nice palate combination.
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours slightly hazy gold orange with rapidly settling white head, no lace. Aroma is funky and huge buttery oak, strawberry, and vinous. Flavor is mildly tart, funky, tart strawberry, acidic, with an oaky, big sweet strawberry finish. Tasty and drinkable, unfortunately expensive. Very soft carbonation, medium-light body, and smooth texture.
Grzesiek79 (3210) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best Before 07.08.2027. What a nice suprice. Piwo nalewa sie jak wode z kranu, zupelnie bez piany. Metne i to bardzo i to juz od samego poczatku, zamglone mocno, brudno pomaranczowe. Pachnace przedziwna konska skora, butami ze skury, rozgrzana guma i asfaltem. Lekki aromat poziomek i truskawek tez wyczuwalny. W smaku ciezkie do przelkniecia za sprawa lekkiego smrodu, ale to zawadjackie troche jest ze przyciaga i po chwili przy ciezkich pierwszych lykach jest ciekawie fajnie i naprawde cudownie, dochodza posmaki owocow lesnych i zwlaszcza tej truskawki ktora zastosowano w 30%. Wytrawny i dlugi finisz pozostawiajacy posmak wedzonego sera w ustach. Ciekawe i szokujace miejscami wrazenia. Ale warto sie przelamac.
Ferris (4200) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Very tart and funky citrus acidity. Strawberry is lightly present in the finish. Cloudy gold with almost no head. Funky up front with strawberry in the finish. Nice and well balanced.