bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
purple violet squish hues with a bubbly white head of effervesence. nose cherries and black currants fruity. very tart on the palate. takes a while for the mouth to get used to , like sour tart. would be great with a chees assortment. a nice lambic but maybe slighty too tart for me.
Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma is awful. Smells like a musty and moldy tent that’s been packed away too long. Light cherry is mostly dominated by the musty smell. Pours a dark red with a pink head. Nice tart cherry flavor. Sour finish and aftertaste. A little mustiness is there, but not like the aroma. Aroma absolutely destroys this score.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark crimson with a nice pink head and lacing. Nose of barn, socks, and berries. Smooth silky texture. Nice tart berry flavors with some horse blanket background. Some sour but more sweet than sour. This is the most tart of the Lindeman fruit line (that we can get here in the USA) and it my favorate of that line up. Very nice balance but still too sweet for a lambic.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish, purpley, pinky. Fizzy pink head. Cobweb, barnyard aroma and flavor. Taste is similar to the framboise, just a different berry. Very sweet, makes me pucker. Good stuff for something different.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell slight funk with musty berry skin overtones. Taste mild tartness, strong fruit flavor, not TOO too sweet, but still damn sugary. Not bad. Not great. When I need a sweet beer fix I’ll reach for some other Lindemans.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blackish purple-red w/ creamy dark pink foam. Sweet, blackcurrant aroma w/ an underlying grape-like tartness. Light, sugary, juicy body. Very sweet blackcurrant flavour gives way to a light tannic tartness. Finish is dry & mildly acidic finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like freshly cut vines, which is a tad bit strange... Nonetheless, this is quite a nice ol’ brew. Sour and sweet, with emphasis on the sour. I have never tasted a currant, so I couldn’t begin to tell you how closely this brew resembles one. Good stuff.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours unclear deep red colored with a solid pink head. Aroma of Ribena, black currants with mint tones. Flavor is very heavy also of black currants again with that funny tone of mint. Good sourness in the end. A nice and refreshing beer, but more like a fruit beer than a lambic! Quite impressive for a 3,5% beer!
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Once more, I’m missing the allure of a fruit lambic. This pours a deep burgundy color with a tall, creamy pink head. The aroma is very fruity, of course, and somewhat tart. It’s got a fizzy mouthfeel and tastes like sweet/sour currants. Finishes on a tart, fruity note.
tobias (203) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle: pours a nice grape red burgandy color, with a lavender head. the a aroma a tart, musty and fruity with hints of horseyness and oak. the flavors is a quite balabced tart and sweet currant grape like. sour and acidic, yet very sweet for a lambic. there is a slight woody, farm character on the end.