KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Poured a dark clear plum color with a large frothy pink head that lasted a little while but left some really nice retention floating on top which allowed for some excellent lacing. The aroma was overwhelming with the scent of cherries and a definite sour or tart odor. It tasted moderatley sweet with a strong cherry flavor in the beginning then became a bit tart with a nice sour finish. Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a very fizzy carbonation. Overall the flavor was very interesting with sour and sweet melding so nice, giving way to a nice cherry ending.
gEUS (577) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This rating is for the a mid 90s version, when all was well (aka not taken over by Duvel Moortgat). Bottel at Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles, given by Jean from a stash of old bottles - thanks! This stash was a 12 bottle box that actually was stored on its side and about 1/3 to 2/3 of the bottle was gone. The muzelet was almost totally eaten by the rust but the cork was totally intact. For the sake of the tasting exercise, we opened it. To our surprise, there was still even carbonation escaping (even with the little pop while uncorcking) - lovely! Aroma was incredibly fruity for its age - cherries and strawberries and a hint of madeira. Taste was like a fruity soft drink, nice sour and a bit sweet, but still a fruit explosion! An almost perfect beer.
Frothmeister (385) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. I’m a sucker for Belgian fruit beers, and well, this is the best I have had. I will preface this review with, "I love it!" Pours a hazy garnet colour with a short lived rosy beige head. The nose is cherry pie filling, a light floral note, faint earthiness, and tart candies. The taste is full on "Cherry Blasters" candy. Seriously. Tartness, sweetness, sour cherry with a little citrus in the finish. This is a well balanced dessert beer, and I love it. I love it so much. Jesus this is good!
dnicolaescu (102) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: minuscule, poor retention. Colour: ruby, slightly hazy.
Aroma: balanced sour and sweet, lots of cherry, some sharp yeast too. Taste is the same. The finish is sour and sweet.
Hoppypocket (109) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown/red with pinkish head and little lacing. Aroma of light cherries, vinous notes, and light caramel. Taste has lots of sweet cherries, vinous notes, light acetic sourness, little caramel. Medium body and medium to low carbonation. good and refreshing.
mathieuc (276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a little red hue. The small head that tops it is not really persistent but leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is of fresh cherries with quite a bit of sweet-sour impressions. First sip you’d expect a sour beer but it is only faintly sour but not too sweet either, balanced really. Flavors of candy sugar, cherries of course and just the tinyest touch of grain. Mouthfeel is good with an average carbonation level. A well executed fruit beer!
ajnepple (468) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mayor of Old Town. The aroma is fruity and sweet with juicy cherries. Similar flavor, smooth and tart with a sour finish. The body is light and soft. Pretty good stuff.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a medium red color with a white head. Aroam was of light venegar, apples, and cherries. Flavor was cherries and apples, light horse blanket and lemon.
R2k2 (93) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You’d expect a red colored beer, but a red-brown color pours out of the bottle. It has a very sour aroma, which smells like cherry’s combined with red wine. The taste however is sweet-sour, en this will go on in a gentle, sweet aftertaste.
Je verwacht een rood bier, maar er komt een rood-bruin kleurige bier uit de fles. Het aroma is vrij zuur, met iets van kersen en rode wijn. De smaak daarentegen is zoet-zuur, en deze gaat over in een subtiele zoete nasmaak.
kennydiaz (342) - staten island, New York, USA - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby red. Has a sweet cherry taste with a mild funkiness to it. A nice mild fruit punch aftertaste.
EdwinLitzau (44) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great sour/fruiy smell, beautiful dark color. No carbonation, minimal head. Sweet and sour taste. A very good beer.