lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this year but the cork said 1998. I mulled it for the tasting. From the 33cl bottle.
Pours a hazy, opaque reddish-brown. No head very still. Smell is spicy and sweet. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and tart cheries. maybe hints of alcohol.
Taste mirrors the smell. Spicy and sweet. Cinnamon and nutmeg underpinned with ginger and clove. A light chery tartness on the tongue and quite sour on the back of the throat which makes for a nice balance. Medium bodied and sweet but not sticky. really tasty warm, not so hot (pardon the pun) as it cools. Definitely shines when warmed properly. I probably could have heated it longer. A good winter beer that I had not had in about 10 years. It was too long!
ALLOVATE (2477) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served this gem up at room temperature, not game enough to heat it up, and poured it into a Gouden Carolus stem-glass. The body, a deep hazy and congealed looking orangey-brown, with yeast particles dropping swiftly to the base of the glass. Little to no head, due to the very light carbonation. Strong, almost overwhelming cherry, plum and vinous aroma with an underlying peppery spice. Aroma continues to waft from the glass as you down it. Treacly thick across the palate, little carbonation at all gives it a port feel, and it has a similar warming, long port-like swallow that belies it’s ABV. Very fruity in the mouth, lightly acidic (lactic), medicinal and quite tart in the back. Big whack of cherries on the tongue, fresh and aged, concentrated and dessert-style sweet. Balanced throughout, mellowing and pleasantly, well rounded in it’s strong aroma and flavour. I think this is as close to wine as a beer will ever get. Turned out to be an absolute treat and another classic for the Liefman’s range. Lovely!!!
Lunkie (1477) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2005
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sweet cherry malt aroma. Dark red brown clear colour with no head. OH MY GOD! Sweet cheryy flavour. Not my cup of tea. Flat palate.
Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: cinamon, cherry and lots of mustiness. Apperance: lightly cloudy red with a hint of brown and NO HEAD. Flavour: rich sweetness lots of sauciness (ketchup) and heaps of spice. Some sweet cherry notes. Palate: reasonably carbonated medium mouthfeel and lingering sharpness, lingering spice and cidery notes in the aftertaste.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - MAY 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Hot) Red hazy coloured, big head fastly disappears. Vinous, sweet spicy aroma (clove, cinnamon), fruity. Taste is vinous, sweet, light fruity tartness, less spicy than aroma.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Room temperature: Pours muddy brown with a small thin tan head. Heavy spicy aroma dominated by cinnamon and clove with a nice note of cherry. Very delicious and almost warming. Sourish cherry flavor with a fine spice note and a long dry tart finish. Very christmas-like and tasty. What a nice surprise!
Hot: Different aroma, more like red-wine or gløgg [mulled wine containing raisins and almonds]. The spices are more recessed. Flavor reminds me a lot of a mild gløgg - fruity and spicy - nice and warming. Very enjoyable and one I will definately drink more of next christmas!
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 1998. First half serveed at room temp 70F. Mild cherries and rum raisen in nose. Poured deep ruuby red with no head and almost nil on the carbonation. Thick mouthfeel,lottsa body. Black cherry and spices in the flavor and not much else. Left lips slightly sticky. 2nd half served at about 55+F. Spices become a bit subdued and an acidic tartness came out. Nice.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold: Quite sweet. Well balaced body. Velvety mouthfeeling.
Hot: Sour and acidic. More powerful. It becomes a completely different brew when heated.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky reddish brown colour with very little head. Aroma of sour cherries. The taste has a nice lactic tartness without being overwhelmingly so. Great taste of spiced cherries.
drpimento (2295) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
for a warmable sour cherry lambic, dis is da bomb. Brownish red mahogony, light head, had it both warmed and chilled. Thinking of very plump ripe cross of eating and pie cherries. Warmed and you pick up the cinnamon, and maybe allspice? Earthy aromas, a little oak and leather. Some tanin like flavor. Great for an after dinner digestif.