wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Carringtons, Chorlton. Poured a Hazy pale orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma sweet and saccharine. Flavour was similar, lightly tart with apple, lemon and honey notes. Moderately carbonated. Teetering on the edge of cloydom. Some sourness in the finish. Nowt special really.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Primo Faro assaggiato, comperato in una piccola bottega in rue des Abbesses a Montmartre, da assaggiare nel pomeriggio (e così ho fatto, guardicchiando un’idiota trasmissione francese su M6 nella minuscola ma graziosa stanza dell’Hotel Utrillo); mi colpisce l’aroma, decisamente ottimo, degno di un vero lambic. In bocca è dolce e appiccicoso, con sentori di pesca e albicocca, ma una comunque non impercettibile presenza acida che lo nobilita. Somiglia più ad una birra che ad un lambic, in ultima analisi, ma sono giunto a ritenere che non sia un cattivo prodotto; quando assaggerò qualche faro più buono (magari di Cantillon) allora potrò riconsiderare bene la qualità effettiva di questo.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle green, 375 ml
Appearance: Pours burned orange, peach skin like bosy colour, black breakfast tea like, colour of burned sugar being watered down a bit, body texture is a bit hazy, carbonation of body is lively like a fizzy drink, head is unstable, rathr fizzy to foamy but after a quick initial decrease it becomes very, very small and stable. Head colour is beige. There is quite nice lacing.
Aroma: Front is winy, some powder sugar, caramel and nice burned sugar, some notes of light white table wine, deeper there are some grainy notes, some accidity, creamy, milk, mild and well balanced aroma, ’a bit flowery’, some yeasty notes and wheat with little banana and some spices like clove.
Flavour: Really a very positive experience with my first Lambic. Front is naturally sweet like from the fructose of a very sweet fruit, later on the accidity begins to play a main part in the whole taste, especially just after you swallow the beer, later on there is a strong accidic taste of fresh green apple and natural soft and refreshing citrusy lemon without the shade of bitterness. Rather no hoppy accents playing any significant role here but there is some thin small of bitterness in the deep texture of it and some slight wheaty - malty notes, not that strong to call it bready. Finish duration is long.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is accidic with some sweetness, palate is sticky from burned sugar and perfectly balanced by this stickyness, finish feel is accidic on the one&sweet on the other hand.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Dark brown with a small head. Aroma is sweet, with toasted malt and a faint lambic background. The flavour is cloyingly sweet, especially the finish. crisp with caramel and fruit. The palate is a little too weak
BoBoChamp (5452) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl, from Geers Oostakker, not complex sweet brew, clear, good head, nothing special
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 375 ml bottle. strange, it has a bottlecap and a cork ?? whats that about ?? nice orange golden colour. off white head. taste is fruity and sweet.
3fourths (8038) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl bottle. Super sweet apple butter and honey in the nose. Sweet apple cider and pasty honey tasted, very simple overall, sweet, but somewhat artificial tasting. Under-whelming but that’s pretty much as expected.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25cL bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a slightly hazy, golden-orange color; thin white head with solid, glistening fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of overripe fruits, sugar, and stale chewy malts in the aroma; very overripe, flabby. Medium mouthfeel: chewy, syrupy overripe fruits and sugar; slightest acidity; flabby mouthfeel: and the slightest tannic red fruit character (barely); basic, syrupy, sweet fruit beer, plenty of apples. Medium finish: sweet apple juice, sugar, and overripe fruits.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of acdz. Hazy pale body with a tiny white head. The nose is sugar, cheese, lemon and yogurt. The flavor is sweet, lightly tart with apples, sugar, lemon and honey. Medium/light body is a bit thin with moderate carbonation.
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hat at Le Poechenellekelder in Brussels on 6/22. Pours a hazy golden amber color. with a minimal white head. Aroma of candied apple. Similar taste, but with a pleasing lightness to it, and a nice sourness in the finish.