MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another introduction to lambics for my girlfriend. Already pushed the other Lindemans on her and thought she was ready for the Cassis. Poured dark purple with good head. The black currants stand out and add to the "medicine" flavor so many raters mention. Girlfriend enjoyed it but not my style. Give me a big belgian with a high ABV and none of this sissie stuff!
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like merlot with a medium head floating on top. Cough medicine smell made me hestitant. Very berry on the start turning really tart. Dry sour finish.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2001: At first I thought I was chewing on Band-Aids. Medicinal taste with cherries added. Dry and sour.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medicinal, dry and the nose of a full basket of cassis blackberries. A bit sour to start and continues on through.
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer is more than a little medicinal. It is, to tell the truth, just like carbonated Dimetap. The only aspects of this beer that I can be even remotely positive about was the palate and appearance, which I found to be typical of berry-flavored lambics. There must be something about blueberries and beer that simply doesn’t mix, because this is the second (of 2) blueberry beers that I have been unable to finish.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little more purple than the framboise. It was also more dry than the other Lindemans fruit lambics. A little medicinal in the beginning.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Weird weird weird. Aroma so hard to describe: green, grassy, weedy, minty, dandelions. Flavor is much the same, grassy and green. Easier on the mouth than the nose though. Tart. Lemon balm? A hint of blueberry but overall much more herbal than fruity. Hint of vinousness. Rubyish color is nice.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have never had currants before so I didn’t know what to expect with this lambic. But it was pretty pleasant. A little more spicy than the other fruit lambics. It’s sweetness is balanced by a nice touch of sourness. A good lambic but there are better ones.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is hard for me to rate because I have nothing to compare it to. Color was a deep purple with a smooth medium head. Strong aroma of a rasberry pie with some blackberry thrown in. Flavor is of cranberry at first followed by that same rasberry and blackberry. Overall it wasn’t bad but aa little on the wine like sweet side.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i like this one a little better than the others..has enough tartness to stand up to the fruit flavors. especially as opposed to the framboise