Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.375 l bottle. Ruby color with pink head. Sweet, fruity, cidery and refreshing aroma with strong blackcurrant notes. Sweet flavor with lots of blackcurrant, some acidity and some leathery wild yeast character. Sugary and juicy finish. Too sweet but still quite tasty and refreshing.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish purple with a large, light purple head. The aroma is loaded with currants and reminds me of early summer. Berries are also the dominant flavor. There is plenty of sweetness in this beer and at the same time a distinct tart flavor as well. Syrupy, cloying mouthfeel, which I think matches the character of this beer quite well. This is my first lambic, and I enjoyed it very much!
Arayaga2 (2099) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful red with big pink head. Aroma is unmistakably berry with just a whiff of sour. Whoo! This stuff is extremely sweet, perhaps even cloyingly so, but the berry component is solid. I am, however going to have to deduct points for the sickly sweet *aftertaste*, and the undeniable feeling that my teeth are rotting from contact with this beverage.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This currant colored beer has a nice, purple head and an intense black currant aroma, the kind you only find in fresh and sun ripe berries that you pick directly from the bush. The flavour is wonderful and I feel like I’m standing in the sun, picking and eating berries. Lindeman rules when it comes to fruit lambics!!
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good sized pink head on a deep purple body. Taste is lovely notes of blackcurrant, sweet but not overly so, aroma is soft, blackcurrant and a bit musty.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like grape soda with a smallish purple head. Aroma is very similar to a red wine mixed with currant. Flavor is sweet, tart and very fruity. I don’t think I could drink more than one glass in a session, but that one glass is absolutely delicious.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Odd Bins. I love this stuff, it’s like alcoholic Ribena. Deep purple with a light mauve head. That typical lambic aroma with notes of black currant; reminds me of red wine. Sweet and sour at the same time. Syrupy palate gives it a full mouth feel. Full of berry goodness. If you like black currant you’ll enjoy this.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy burgundy with a medium pink head. Some lace. Sweet black currant aroma. Taste is the same. Syrupy texture, Long, sweet finish.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Pours a dark pinkish/light red. Thin pink head. Very sweet aroma. Tastes sharp, biting, sour, sweet, and obviously prominant currant. The palate is full and crisp. The finish is crisp as well. Tastes and smells like all Lindeman’s sweet and exactly like the fruit they make it with.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled - Swan and Rushes Leicester. A rich, dark red coloured beer with a short-livde purply white coloured head. The aroma is sweet and packed with blackcurrants. The smell is very full and the skins of the fruit are to the fore. Seems artificial though. The taste is like alcoholic vimto. It’s very fruity with areal blackcurrant kick. Poppy and sweet. The fruit is again a tad artificial and over the top. Still drinkable.