boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 12 oz. bottle: An excellent Lambic. It has a somewhat sweet, fruity aroma to it. It also has a nice sour aftertaste to compliment the slight sweetness of the beer. The black currant taste is very evident, but not overdone. Nice purplish head, on top of a beer that has an almost grape juice color. Very heavy. The Black Currants are a nicer flavor than the Krieks or Boons. Definitely a one at a sitting brew.
Ernest (5610) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, fizzy, pink, mostly lasting. Body is
dark reddish-purple, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (light
with notes of cassis, blueberries, hint of medicine. Flavor is
heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium
body, creamy (almost syrupy) texture, lively carbonation, heavily
astringent. Pretty sweet, but the high acidity makes the flavor balance
better than many/most of the other Lindeman’s fruit lambics. Aroma is
less like soda/candy as well, but still a bit medicinal. Quite
astringent, though (my gums and cheeks went numb after only a few sips).
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Too sour for me. It has a different reddish-purple color, but in all, I just didn’t like it. The commercial description says, ’...with a crisp clean taste.’ This beer has Anything but a clean taste. it left a sour film on my tongue. If someone could tell me what I should be eating w/ this stuff, I might try it again.
blank (997) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, sweet. First experience with a lambic. Good but nothing awe inspiring.
rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep purple red, purple pink head that lasted about a minute. Overwhelming smell of blackcurrant, which almost smothers the faint sour note in the mouth and renders the finish way too sweet.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
reddish brown color, fruity aroma, refreshing.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep Purple color, the head is also redish-purple, the lace is decent. Nose is yeasty, black currants are noticeable, different to this nose. Front is sweet, the grape taste is quite evident, top thin, the finish is highly acidic, dry and quite an interesting beer, once again worth the try. Ranks #524 on my master list of beers.
pilsnerrogge (2271) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’m not a big fan off blackcurrant som my rating maybe is a bit unfair. But there’s just too much blackcurrant there.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not actually bad, but definitely not to my taste. I like blackcurrant tea, but blackcurrant lambic doesn’t work for me. The currant flavor is just too intense.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
probably my least favorite of the bunch. I do like black currant, but i think they went a little heavy on it. Gets worse as it warms but while it is cold it is tolerable. Too dark to really see the massive amounts of bubbles rising.