DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full mixed fruit bouquet, cherry red, pours a large pink head. Great taste of berries. Not overly sweet, dry. Wonderful!
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sort of an unfair rating, because I did not relize before drinking this that I do not like the taste or aroma of black currants.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Though I'm no good judge of lambics yet, I did enjoy this one. The beer is garnet in color, with a frothy pink head. It tastes throughly of currant.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby red like a merlot. Purple head with lots of purple lacing. Smells like cherry sucrets or dark cherry shasta. Lightly tart flavor with some overlaying sourness with subtle ease. A nice fruit balance but a trad on the cloying side. Finishes cloying but tart enough to offset some of it. Easy to drink even with this though. Interesting lambic, really reminds me of when I used to grind up cherry sucrets and make cherry sour-throat smoothies.
JorisPPattyn (8343) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Absolutely superb cardinal-red beer with deep-cyclamen head, slowly collapsing. "Pure" blackcurrant nose, like cassis-sherbet or cassis-icecream. Slightly sweet nose. Again, cassis-ice like taste, but with a good sweet-sour balance, nearly tart. Taste is less aritificial, candisweet-like than the nose. Palate remains too sweet, though. Virtually no indication of lambic, the acidity is purely fruity in character, like citric acid. Tart, mouthfeel not light. Dry-out effect on the teeth and gums. This is a perfect soft drink for somewhat larger children. IMO, it's not beer, and doesn't deserve the name lambic.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice purple colorsmall white head that faded fast.The aroma was hard to describe since i don't know what a currant is i won't get to involved with the aroma other then to say that it is unique.The flavor was much the same being a bit grape like at the middle and i just can't explain the beginning flavor,Very tart slightly sweet and the after taste is tart and that currant taste i guess.It certainly is a unique brew and very good but i guess i prefer framboise a little more for the flavor.Well worth trying.
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 (3694) - 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 (1017) - 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.