kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick transparent yet dark orange marmelade color with a few large bubbles sitting atop. The aroma is clear and unique reminding of champagne and sour apples. The mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy but very sour. The flavors echo the nose with the added complexity of lemon and white raisin. Some ale-like qualities appear before the swallow but overall this appears to be a genre of its own - even among lambics. The tart aftertaste lingers long. Not particularly my style of beer, but very appreciable for a change.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375mL bottle. Deep, opaque amber color with a fizzy, ephemeral head. Sharp cider vinegar and horseblanket aromas, even moreso as it warms. Tastes like extremely sour cherries, rhubarb and old cider, both sweet and very tart. The citric acid stings but also reminds of much fruit, mostly lemons and cashew fruit flesh. Acidic and drying. Old shoe leather. I don’t often get a chance to drink these sorts of beers, so when I do, I enjoy them to the fullest...
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml corked bottle. Amber hue. Musty, barnyard, rubbery aroma. As it opens up, flavors of apples permeate. Along with a vinegar note. Tart apples and sherry vinegar. While it is tart, it is fruity. Sweet and sour at the same time. Beginning gummy sweetness, followed by a citrus, dry melon flavor. The wheat adds a grainy, lemon flavor. Sweet melon, tart apples, and sour lemons. For an unfruited lambic, this sure has quite a bit of complex fruit flavors.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hazy orange-amber beer with small white head. The smell is is refreshing and has sharp edges. It has aroma’s of oxidized apple, sherry vinager, kweepeer, goosberries, wet hey, barnyard ( Swiss Alp stabels ) and some hops. The taste is smooth and sharp at the same time. Again sherry vinager, some soft spices, sour apples and berries, some vegetal accents, row rubarbe and hops.
derhumpen (6) - USA - SEP 5, 2005 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light grainy aroma, not really appealing. White creamy head and cloudy amber body. This sampling proved to be acidic and sour. Dry with soft carbonation.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. unknown date. pours a hazy orange body with a bready-frothy head and sheets of white lace. intoxicating earthy aroma, apple skins, lemon zing, and generous acidity. terrific wild funk character, perhaps one of the more unique of the style that I’ve tried. there is a touch of sweetness in there but just for a very brief moment. grapefruit and lemon flavour towards the end and then a kind of pulp action finish on your lips that leaves you aching for more. phenomenal.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe calls these "taste-bud killers". I take offense to that flip characterization...In my experience a taste-bud killer is more merciful...this beer seems to be more interested in a slow prolonged torture of my taste buds.
orei (3) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The champagne of beers. Very acidic and fresh. Haven’t tasted it since a trip to Belgium in 1996, but still remembers it as a one the best.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blech! Personally I’m not a fan of the style. Entirely too sour and tart. Not at all a pleasant experience.
pilsnerrogge (2400) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brass coloured with a small but compact head. Acidic, earthy aroma. Acidic flavour of rhubarbs and unripe apples with an earthy tone.