msjacilynn (26) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Four Firkins. Pours hazy yellow with a tint of orange. Smells of tart fruit and sugar. Not overly carbonated. Tasted very tart with a lingering sour aftertaste. Was not a fan of this beer.
TheHOFF43 (1612) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours is a hazy red, almost pink. Some decent cherry flavor that provides no sourness, I dont get as much Belgian on this as I was expecting. Solid beer, not great, but solid.
Bacterial (1059) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery, hazy red with a small pink head. This is a nice beer, not too complex, certainly not sour or tart, but the berry character and earthiness is there. Not bad!
conway (1056) - - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Not as akin to a Belgian as advertised but the lingonberries shine through enough to make it interesting. Worth a try.
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FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to pokal:
Pours a bright, glowing gold with constant beading. A short lived white head swells briefly with the pour, sinking back to a thin cap.
Lots of smooth, fresh tartness. Sour grapes, yeast and clean grain.
Very unique beer. Sort of drinks like a berry infused Belgian golden. Unavoidable tart finish.
Nice summer beer. Much enjoyed this one.
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours the color of unfiltered apple juice. Very little head. Very unpleasent flavor and aroma.
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
did not pour pink rather apple juice yellow. no head and no aroma. taste is very tart and not much else
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit Scandia Chalice.
Appearance: Pale yellow-orange with just a hint of pink. Head foamed up but then disappeared.
Aroma: Sweet and tart berries and citrus, light bready malts, with an underlying clove-like dryness.
Taste: Somewhat like a classic Tripel - with light bready malts lightened by sugar, cloves, citrus and the tiniest touch of banana. Of course, the lingonberries add a whole new dimension with some nice tartness.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Despite a somewhat sweet beginning, it ends more tart and dry.
Overall: Very refreshing summer beer with just the right degree of tartness. Considering the abv, this is a dangerous beer because it begs to be consumed in vast quantities.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a hazy orange with a large offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter hops, bread, earthy and sweer sugary notes. The taste is tart fruity notes, bready and faint spices. Medium bodied.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this beer at the Casanova Beer Cave Festival (2011), had a sour taste to it.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Bob for the bottle! Poured slightly hazy lighter orange with a short-lived white head.. left a medium-bubbled ring around the glass. The aroma picked up sweet berries, tart wheat, lemon rind, and a touch of vanilla.. sugars were on the heavy side, but they masked the boozage a bit.. still assertive. The flavor found sweet berries and honey at the core, with berries and vanilla extending outward.. just lots of sugars all over the place.. some berry and wheaty tartness on the edges, but again sugars got in the way.. tangy, warm finish with more berries. Medium-bodied and filling on the palate.. metallic toward the back-end.. very sweet.. just a lot going on in this one, and it only sorta worked.