Sandorf (50) - - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purpleish with a pink head. Lambically sour, but with the sweet notes of fresh berries-fruits. average carbonation, a nice feminine beer
Douberd (2284) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Lindemans Cassis Lambic) Bottle 250 ml at home, poured into a small tulip. ABV 3.5%
Very deep red, almost purple in colur, with also a light purple head on top, small but thick, with very good retention, leaving heavy lacing on the glass.
Aroma of light wheat and sour grapes, overpowered by the black currant.
Taste is quite sour, helped a bit by the black currants, some wheat too. Very good.
Full body, quite tart on the palate, creamy and smooth on the palate.
Quite good, pleasantly surprised with this one.
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep reddish purple, lighter purple head. Aroma: deep aroma of dark fruits in heavy syrup, lightly woody, with a hint of funk. Taste: stone fruit, with black currant dominating, over balsamic vinegar, light leathery funk, slight floral and peppery character. Finish: lingering syrupy sweetness, slightly offset with a light tart funk. Notes: Another decent fruit lambic from Lindemans. Not my favorite (Kriek FTW), but still good.
tderoeck (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15/VIII/14 - on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2014-906) Thanks to Johan and Fokke for sharing today’s beers!
Clear ruby red beer, creamy pink head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, very fruity, black currants, syrupy, sugary, forest fruit candy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, bit sugary, sour notes, lemony, sour berries, bit syrupy sweet. Aftertaste: some bitter tannins, maybe due to the skins of the currants? Sourish, red berries, syrupy sweetness, lemony, cherry flavoured chewing gum.
dynamiteninja (1508) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma is sour, lactic, barnyard, blackcurrant, Ribena. Pink head. Reddish pink body. Bittersweet with some sugar notes. Sour finish.
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Variation on sweet kriek practically invented by Lindemans. A deep reddish purple beer with thin lilac head and aroma and taste dominated by sugar and blackcurrant, crème de cassis-like but without the alcohol, ascorbic acidity and spicy sweet finish. Lambic is only there for structural reasons but hardly noticeable. I can imagine this type of beers has its amateurs, but I am not one of them, though I respect the fact that Lindemans chose this way in order to survive - otherwise one of the best unblended lambics might have gone lost.
Horo (41) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bardzo zaskakujące piwo... które, gdyby nie było podpisane, wzięłabym za gazowany sok porzeczkowy. Ładna, dość mroczna etykieta i zaskakujące połączenie korka z kapslem.. samo piwo natomiast o nieco dziwnym zapachu, nie do końca porzeczkowym, natomiast w smaku czuć lekką kwaskowatość i cierpkość owoców z ledwie wyczuwalnymi nutami piwa :D
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprising. peppery smell and flavor to go with the currents. Nice fruity sweetness but not cloying. Good lambic.
Sjohnh (163) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright purple - could be a kids’ fizzy drink bursting with chemicals were it not for the frothy pink head. Very fruity aroma, red fruit flavours, with blackcurrant unsurprisingly at the head, against a sour background. Fizzy and light bodied. So, it comes in somewhere between Kir Royale and Vimto! I wouldn’t drink it all the time, but I think it’s a good thing that beer has these crazy relatives on the outer edges of its family.
HerrBierkoenig (266) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 0,25l bottle, BBD: 07NOV2015. Pours deep hazy purple liquid, small pink creamy head. Aroma: black currant, tar, Taste: heavy sweet, light to medium bitter, heavy sour, black currant, lemon, Palate: medium body, sticky texture, fizzy carbonation, long bitter sweet finish. Overall: good, but too much sweet and fruity, killing all lambic notes except the sourness.
gopherfan99 (456) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a purple/red with a dark pink head, aroma is sweet and similar to wine, taste is sweet and some tartness from the black currants, has a light dry finish, not bad