ComradeK (1068) - The Vale of Dundas, - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours a deep reddish-purple, with a large crimson-tinged head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves decent lacing. The aroma is mainly sweet blackcurrant, with some sour notes lurking in the background. To be honest, it smells mainly of Ribena. The taste is, thankfully, much more pleasant. It is quite strongly sour to begin, with some faint woody notes leading into sweetly fruity blackcurrant set against a nicely sour background. The fruitiness of the blackcurrant comes through more strongly in the finish, and there is a pleasantly sour aftertaste. I find fruit lambics can be a bit hit and miss; it really depends on the fruit. Blackcurrant seems to work pretty well with the sourness of the beer itself, although it does rather dominate the aroma. All in all, however, this is a very pleasant beer.
Iphonephan (4112) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 35 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a rose colored head. Slight pepperment nose. Flavors of tart cherry and other red fruit. Tart finish.
nickel (578) - - MAY 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark red like a wine.
Strong aroma of black current, grape, fruits.
Balanced and tender taste of black current with notes of citrus hops (or probably yeast). Great beer
Theydon_Bois (12174) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home, from Beermerchants, 16/05/15.
Rich Ribena red with a well appointed crimson covering.
Nose is rich blackurrant, raspberry jam, light wood, straw.
Taste comprises sweet blackcurrant squash, light background aciditiy, blackcurrant syrup, sweet licks.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet blackcurrant rinse.
Ok - no discernable lambic profile, I’d rate this as an OK fruit beer if a touch overly sweet.
Maxbier (655) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque burgundy with pink head. Aroma of black currant and funk. Sour sweet up front, sour black current tartness and berries on the finish. Not very complex, but tasty. Enjoyed as an after dinner drink.
Iznogud (1334) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Mas Plenum stand, Vinocom, Zagreb. Pours dark red to brown with off-white head. Black currant fruity, medium sweetness, sourish touch. Dry finish.
Vighals (1823) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk rød klar med høyt kremete rosa skum. Kraftig naturlig solbærlukt. Svært søt frisk solbærsmak. Kort. Stikky
hackobock (2116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 8, 2015. Bottle at home.
Purple with a large frothy pinkish head. Aroma is just black currant, smells just like the homemade black currant cordial we had when we were young. Taste is sweet fruity up front with a tart fruity finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. It’s all about the black currant in this, the lambic is lost, but I do like black currants...
VictorStr (1664) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Ölresa Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] riktigt bra för 3,5. Väldigt fruktig och druvig, bra balans mellan sötman och syrligheten
Gorm (1683) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mørk rød farve med lyserødt skum. Lukt av mørke bær. Smak av mørke bær. Fruktig og søt og syrlig avslutning. Det Gode Brygg.
nilsas (2155) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lukt: Kirsebær og andre syrlige frukter.
Utseende: Mørk rød farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Fruktig smak av krisebær og andre syrlige frukter.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Det Gode Brygg, Sandnes, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@250ml, ABV@3,5%, Når@01.05.2015