SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/purple color. Very sweet and noticable use of the currants. Slight tartness and vinegar taste but the sweetness heavily prevails. A little dryness on the end too. It is refreshing and tangy, just too sugary.
jsquire (3465) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found a Lambic I like, and it is this. Purlpe/red color with a grape juice head. Smells like the Cassis liquer and I did not notice the rotten hay smell I always get in Lambics. Very fizzy mouthfeel, like pop rocks. There is a little sour in here, but with an appropriate sweetness to balance. Still not a beer, still too tangy, but enjoyable.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste from a bottle at Monks Cafe in Philly. I'm not a lambic fan but this wasn't bad. Taste and smelled sour. Had a purplish color to it.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice appearance and good aroma start this one. The flavor is a bit strange,and quite tart, but also nice. My first cassis lambic, so I'm not certain what to compare it to. As such, this rating will have to stand alone for now.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby red with a small head. Nice black currant aroma and taste. Sweet, but not sickly sweet. I think it is nice but you cannot drink a lot. Sharing one with a friend is ok.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a strange beer...it has an unusual taste that requires closer inspection. Obviously not as good as the Framboise (Raspberry) lambic, but also not too much of a let down. The aroma smells very strange...I'm not really a fan of the smell. The taste is OK, but not worth the price. If you're going to pay this price, get the Raspberry.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark purple color with a thick pink head. The aroma was full, complex...grassy barnyard tones, sour, sweet, animal fur. The flavor was more one-dimensional...sweet/tart berries. Crisp feel...lively.
brettOmicess (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
excelent full bodied sweet amd sour at the same time a nice beer at the end of the night
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Deep purple ruby colour. Good flavours of black cherries and black current. Nice on the palatte, with just the right amount of tartness. Not quite on the same level as the framboise - but still nice.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid ruby purple color with a great looking red frothy head, damn impressive. Smells like the fruit market, full of mostly dark cherry's blackberry's rasberry's and stuff of that sort and dont leave out the rhubarb. Sweet, this has a definite rhubarbishness to it, not overly sour, remains sugary sweet with the perfect amount of tart. Kind of has a fizzy quality to it where the power of the flavor hits you all at first and then its an aftermath of lesser tasting foam.