madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Very red coloured. Has a very reddish dense head. Loads of blackcurrents in the nose. Sweetness with a nice sour twist is present. Flavour is quite complex, though the berries are dominating again. There is a balanced sour sweetness. Is quite refreshing and full bodied. Ends on a mainly sweet fruity note, but again the sourness is balancing the sweetness quite good. Nice one.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very potent, blackberry, raspberry aroma, sharp almost medicinal taste at first, but it calms down still tastes like blackberry but eventually settles into a black currant taste. Doesn’t have that nice cask aged taste of the Kriek and Peche, but still sweet , soft and satisfying.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purple and grape juice like. Looks beautiful in my Chimay goblet. Some sourness and some acidity. Very bubbly and nice feeling in the mouth. Not as divine as their framboise, but a decent drink. A good intro to the style to people that don?t know beer is anything else but BMC. The prices kill with all lambics, so I couldn?t get addicted.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 Looks a lot like slightly carbonated grape juice. Nose is dark berries and hints of yeast. After mellowing, the flavor is a nice mellow, dark berry sweetness with wheat beer characteristics. Pretty good.
Nuffield (3772) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was first introduced to the joys of cassis about four years ago, when I went to my boss’ house outside Oxford and he poured pre-dinner cocktails of white wine and creme de cassis. It was most interesting. It may be the memories of that eye-opening experience, but I rather enjoy the cassis flavor here, which has veins of grape juice and blackberry preserves. There is a bit of sourness to it, but who are we kidding, this isn’t "lambic" in the classic/traditional vein. Still, there are things to like here. For one, the color. Wow--purple, with as purple of a head as you’ll find in any liquid. I’m getting visions of Barney liquified in my glass. The aroma has that brash hit of cassis as well. I was surprised, that it wasn’t as sweet as I would have thought; there is a stickiness, but at the same time it isn’t sweet to me in an artificial way. Overall this was a rather pleasing drink--taken purely hedonistically, because if you’re high-minded about thinking of yourself as a "beer drinker" you may have a hard time admitting this to your world.
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
it have a strong smell who is not unpleasent. Really good look and a good taste. I think that cassis is my favorite taste for a lambic
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:red pink with a pink head..
Flavor:small acid taste,fruit cassis,chemical..
leaparsons (8728) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark red with a pink head, very "feminine". Aromas are sweet black currant with some musty sourness - unlike the Kriek Lambic. Flavours are sweet, then sour black currant. Quite tart - as a lambic should be. Tastes more factory than barnyard but still better than the Kriek.
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.
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.