herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well I'm gonna have to go against the rest because I loved this one. Great gift for Valentines Day too :-) Awesome aroma- not like any other. Nice burgundy color, amazingly sweet but surprisingly not too sour. Ultimate heaven in my mouth.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
berry aroma like nothing I've ever smelled, looks like a wine with a thin frothy pink head, spritzy mediciny, tart berriness and a hint of wheat on the finish
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Smells of mixed berries and oregano. Very thick and syrupy on the mouth, and very tart on the tongue. Aftertaste of oregano is unpleasant, and overall it leaves my mouth very dry. Friends with me tonight described it as cough syrup, steak sauce and vodka.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Off the beaten path of the other 3 widely distributed Lindeman lambics. This had a very interesting aroma: fresh cut grass and dried fruits. There was a very distinct smell of mandarin oranges that really carried over in to the flavor as well, like canned mandarin oranges packed in grapfruit or lime juice. A bit citrusy perhaps, but very interesting. Probably my least favorite Lindeman but good nonetheless.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a glowing ruby with a thick full pinkish head. This has a very good lambic aroma with hints of black currants. The flavor starts sweet and finishes tart, perhaps too tart for enjoyment. The black currant flavor could also be tuned down a bit. Otherwise, quite good if you like black currants.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 It looks more like a blackcherry soda than a beer, with a dark purple red color, large bubbles, and almost no head, just white lacing along the edges and on top of the beer. Nose is initially delightful, sweet cherry soda. Taste is interesting ... sweet and tart blackberries, grainy wheat and malt, and lambic sourness, with a refreshing sourness along with the sweet fruit at the end. And yet, it really does not taste like beer. My wife, who hates all beer, actually liked this. Nice, full-bodied feel in the mouth, with great bubbly tingle. All of that sounds great, and yet the over-all rating is one of the lower ratings I have given a beer. I simply could not figure out what I would do with a second bottle, ever! The sweetness rules out using it as an aperitif and rules out serving it with food. Despite the refreshing lambic sourness, the cloying sweetness rules out using it as a thirst quencher; like a sweet cherry coke, if you drank this you would simply need a couple of glasses of water afterwards to clear your mouth. Nothing about it seemed artificial or medicinal; it seemed just like berries added to lambic. But I could not figure out a use for it. Maybe if I had another I would just give it to someone who hates beer but loves cherry soda? // just change the over all. what was I thinking?
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark purple color. Medium head. Aroma is fruity and berryish. Kind of sweet and grapelike at the start yields to some tartness at the finish. Very carbonated, if not for the malts and the tartness at the finish I would think I was drinking a soda pop. Probably the least beer like of the 3 fruit Lindeman’s Lambics. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is tart and slightly sweet.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Currants in the nose and taste for sure. Reminded me of a cough drop my mom used to buy for me when I was little. Very sweet - too sweet at times, leaving it artificial and medicinal.
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/1/03: bottle. stunning light purlpe pour with a nice frothy head that quickly diminishes to a thin white line of carbonation. some lacing. rosè wine colour. interesting smell, hints of peat and of old dirty fermented grapes. this beer provides a lot of activity for your taste buds. the grape tastes include a little bit of sweet, and a lot of sour, with some tartness. it makes my mouth water, leaving a great after taste.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Artificial currant nose and taste. Dark purple color and purple head.