presario (4806) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black currant cough drop aroma that I found appealing. Dark red-purple. Delicious fruit flavour, hard to believe this is a beer. Sweet and sour. Makes me anxious to rate some of the higher rated versions of the style.
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into flute, Hopleaf (Chicago) 7/2/04. Pretty standard: tasted like currants. Looked like a fruit beer. Mauve in the glass, pinkish bubbly/foamy head that rocketed upward at first and then mostly diminished. Sweet, but not too sweet, the flavor was a nice intensity, but not complex. Tart, good acidity, good soft carbonation. This was well-balanced and smooth.
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep cranberry color wiht a creamy pink head. Tarty aroma...blackberries in the aroma as well. Very nice. Smooth crisp taste. Kind of like berry punch. Tarty, berry like. I’m a huge fan of Lambic’s and I really have an appreciation for what Lindemans does. Very good.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep cranberry color with lasting pink head. Aroma of tart blackberry. Flavor is black currants, dark fruit and tartness. Very dry and fizzy. I don’t think this is my cup of tea. Perhaps I will try some of their other lambics.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like the Lindemans and Liefmans lambics. Whether you like fruit or not, you have to respect what they accomplish with these. Very nice.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark red color, clear at edges. dark pink lasting head. sour berry nose. hang time on lacing too. swet and dry berry flavor, light fizz.
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful cranberry colored, slightly hazy, with a grand pink head. Nice head retention and lacing. Big currant aroma, with sour cheeses and musty canvas intermixed. A fantastic mix of sweet and sour flavors -- red grapes, black currants, and blackberries release a tartness that is quite striking. Soft, creamy, and slightly fizzy on the palate. Tart finish has defenite oak flavors. Delicious.
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2004
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2005 This is the worst drink I have ever had in my life. I swear somebody mixed boxed wine and busch light together and stuck it in a bottle. Man up and drink some real beer.
bluekidney (8) - Sumner, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pete's Wines, Lake Union - Seattle: Currant flavor is a little tart. Tastes great if you like tart beverages (I do!). Nice color -- looks like a dark champagne. :-)
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent lambic, has a very tart taste to it. Sweet when you first sip it up then it leaves with a tart aftertaste. Way too sour for my tastes though.