drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/13/13. 750mL bottle shared by Adam - thanks! Pale golden pour with a small, frothy off-white head. I was curious about this one because I worked at a natural/organic market for a year recently and learned all about kombucha - though I can’t say I ever grew to like it. The aroma is vinegar - a bad combo of mediocre lambic and kombucha tea - light funk, tea, mint, some spice. Vinegar on the flavor as well, bitterness as well, mild tea, more mint and spice. Meh.
BVery (9387) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Tart fruit and quite dry - maybe some tea elements in here. I thought this was pretty solid.
mansquito (5080) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia 750ml ($16): Pours murky yellow with barely any head. Aroma is an herbal bomb. It is a smell I remember very well, but I can’t quite pinpoint it. Sort of tastes like middle eastern food. Probably reminiscent of some Komboucha I have had. I am getting way more Komboucha in this than I am getting Lambic. My brother has been dying to try this for quite some time, but upon trying it, he was sorely disappointed. I have to say that I was expecting something better as well.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
7/08/2010: Lambrucha... Aroma: Tart (like cranberry) and minty?; a bit fruity. Appearance: Fuzzy melon color (think blush wine). Flavor: Tart cranberry right up front and then POOF! gone... to tea with some floral notes and weak berry to a hint of peppermint and then finishes sour; quick and painless since nothing lingers; not much there. Palate: Light; mild carbonation. Overall: Refreshing, but it’s a very weak lambic; somebody said, "pickled watermelon" and "table lambic" and both those describe this beer well!
1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (3.5% Alc. by Vol.). Rating #157 for this beer.
Scopey (11949) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Tampa. It pours cloudy gold with a small white head. The nose is earth, damp leaf, mustiness, herbal, lemongrass, faint blue cheese and sour apricot. The taste is lemon, juicy tartness, sherbet, lime, sour apricot, mild acidity, vinous and earth with a dry, tart finish. Light-medium body, high carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. I’m not a massive fan of the nose, but it tastes rather nice. Nice refreshing sherbet thing going on.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sourfest. Pale golden pour with a bubbly white head. Weird, almost off putting aroma of tartness, herbal tea, and yeastiness. Flavor was just as awkward. I’m not sure what to make of this.
poisoneddwarf (2243) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from 6/9/13. 750 ml corked and caged green bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a white soapy head with great retention. Aroma is bizarre: earth, vinegar, barnyard funk, herbal (I have no idea what Kombucha tea smells or tastes like). I’ve never smelled a beer quite like this. Taste is sour (8 in a scale of 1-10), acidic, herbal (like a gueuze spiked with herbal tea). Mouthfeel is foamy, body medium to near thin, finish dry. Odd. I’m glad I got to experience it, but I’ll never buy it again.
jcartamdg (2977) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange gold with no head. Aroma is vegetal and piney. Taste is tart, vegetal and funky. Kind of off putting. Not what I had hoped for. It doesn’t capture lambic or kombucha. It’s not good
milewide (2009) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden color. Very hazy. Medium head. Sour tea aroma and color. Very unique.
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a light hazy golden color lambic with a medium size bubbly head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light funky notes. Taste is refreshing with easy drinking tart notes with some light funky notes. Kombucha tea was harder to detect. Body was about average with good carbonation. Nice refreshing drink for summer with just the right amount of complexity.