oh6gdx (21837) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark red colour, reddish foamy head. Lacing. Strong flavour of blueberries. Blueberries in flavour and a long bitterish finish. Mouthdrying. Very refreshing.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black currant candies floating in red wine.
Prickly black currant skin covers the flavor spectrum with its heightened sweetness. Straightforward and perhaps pleasant on a hot summer afternoon.
I have a hankering for popsicles once in a while.
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong candy-like black currant aroma has some occasional minty notes. Opaque reddish-purple body with decent cover of pink-white head that laces nicely. Very sweet candy-like fruitiness that is enjoyable but displays very little beer or lambic character. Very slight tartness in the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle (City Market Burlington, Nov. 2004) sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, ClarkVV, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Olivier, Rastacouere and Simon.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark red color with a thin pink head. Sweet but somewhat unpleasant aroma of black currants. Unpleasant flavor of black currants, it’s much to sweet.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear pinky blood color. Limited head. Strong grapey cassis aroma. Extreme level of sweetness, nothing else, no alcohol trace whatsoever. So sweet it burns, overwhelming. The slightest hint at branches keep it from being a disaster, very cloying nature, teeth sticking. Smooth bodied, soft carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. I don’t know.. I don’t enjoy it, but for a fruit syrupy beer, it is well made indeed…
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Available in the bottle served with the appropriate glassware at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Pittsburgh, PA. Very nice appearance. An interesting musty aroma. Reminds me of the inside smells of the Noah’s Ark in Kennywood Park. Very easy to drink. I would consider this equal in stature to the raspberry. Equal, but different, a very good beer.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep purple body with a pink head, lots of lacing down the glass. Aroma is of currants with some light woody notes. Mildly sweet, currants and a light vinegar notes. Some light tartness balancing out the fruity sweetness. Overall a bit too sweet, but that was expected from this one.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark purple with a tall pink head. Very rich currant aroma, sweet up front with a slight sourness in the finish. Very thick texture coating the palate very well. This makes a very nice after-dinner brew that would pair very nicely with anything sweet and rich.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours dark ruby/purple, with light purple foam. Aroma is dirty, musty, stale water smell. Flavor has alot of vinegar and not much fruit at all. Aroma kills the score for sure.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
purple body with alight purple/white head that leaves nice webbing.smells alot like alexander the grape otter pops.nice well balanced grape flavor with a bit of a sour finish.