ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2005 Not surprisingly, pours a dark blueberry color with a touch of light reddish-tan head. Bottle conditioned. Aroma of dry currants, brown bread baking in the oven and a bitterness coming from the yeast or currant tannins. Body is medium and very heavily acidic and sour. But itís not a nice lambic kind of sour, itís a way too much cassis kind of sour. Itís like they dumped a ton of cassis peel extract in. On the finish is a bittersweet flavor that waxes quite sweet and reminds me of those gourmet fruit candies (the sugary blackberry ones). I had to fight to finish this one, and that almost NEVER happens. Better than the kriek but still vastly unbalanced. How do these people make these fruit lambics and also make the Cuvee Rene? Mind boggling. . .
Rerate I donít know why I sugar coated my numbers, well actually it was because these were the first "lambics" I ever had and couldnt compare. All fruit syrup, powerfully sweet, chalky, syrupy, cloying, simple.
sayravai (4669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 (Bottled, 3.5% ABV) Dark, scary, deep blood red with a medium, dark pink, lacy head. Only mildly sweet, but not the most pleasant, blackcurrant juice and blueberry aroma. Slightly sour and acidic, dry-berryish blackcurrant flavor with dry-woody, acidic bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied, thick, quite acidic and mildly sour palate. Too acidic and sour for teenagers, but too sticky-sugary for lambic lovers. Too compromised, IMO, to be a truly enjoyable brew.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very potent aroma and flavor dominated by sour berries. An excellent beer, though I prefer the Framboise.
Nate (3708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful black currant aroma. Fruity, musky, earthy. Tannic skins mix with light hops. Dark cranberry red, slighly hazy. Light pink head with a bit of lacing. Medium watery body with medium carb. Very tart to start - puckery. Fruity acidic liquid coats the tongue. Lactic sourness at finish. Sweetness is there but not overpowering. Fruity & light bitter after.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep purple body with a pink head rapidly diminishing to nice lacing. The aroma was not surprisingly like a kir-royale. Body, thick and rich blackberry flavour.Smooth acidic finish.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby and purple appearence. Off white head that fizzles away into nothing. Sharp, acrid aromas of currant. Currant flavors mostly. Musky body with a sharp finish. Fairly one dimensional.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured very dark, the color of grape juice concentrate. Aroma is very spearmint-like. I found this Lambic quite enjoyable. Flavor is very sweet with lots of grape and berry tastes intermixed. Quite good.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I did not really care for this one, I found the flavors too be a little over the top and cloying. Everything about it is really nice, but just not to my taste. Pours very pretty in pink so to speak, with a big puffy head that fades away quickly. Lots of dark fruits, berries and currants.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blown away! This was a fantastic drink. Beautiful red body with frothy "pink" head. Looked more like a sparkling wine. The aroma was tantalizing. Very berry. The taste was awesome. Good feel in the mouth and more berries in the flavor. This is delicious. Will be stocking up.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
wow this stuff rocks. Dark ruby with a thick fluffy strawberry sherbert colored head with great lacing on the glass. Black currents with some blackberry in the nose, same in the taste maybe a little more frutiy (strawberry?)