blipp (6949) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a fizzy white head. Sweet candy like aroma with some solid funky notes. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side but has a nice funky base to provide balance. Enjoyable.
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed from 12 oz bottle the night before my birthday. This is one of the 65 styles I have left to try according to this site, hence my reason for purchase. Itís better than I thought it would be, still very very sweet like the other Lambics made by Lindemanís. The aroma is very nature-esque, like a barnyard of wild yeast, not really fruity at all. Appearance has a slight cranberry hue mixed with a regular lager, not much head. Taste again is very sweet, very tart, Iím getting raspberries and cheese. That might sound weird but I actually like it. Wouldnít try again though.
Sledutah (6031) - Utah, USA - JUL 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 bottle at The Bayou
Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly
Aroma: Green apples and tart fruit
Taste: Sweet malts, sugar and some tart fruit. Sweet finish
This was ok, but too sweet for me.
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour gives clear light reddish-brown color with thin brief white head. Aroma mainly sour and funky. Taste sweet with cherries, apples, candi sugar blended with sour fruits. Palate fairly thick and carbonated. Finish brief and slightly sour. No alcohol taste to speak of and didnít taste any hops.
The style is unique and that is probably the determining factor on whether you will enjoy this beer
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. Far too sweet, unnatural sweetness, but very grateful to get to try the style. I dont think its the style for me.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, shared graciously by NachlamSie. Pours a pink-hued copper with whitish head. The aroma is tanned leather, mild cheese, grapes, hay, a touch of raisin, and a bit of oak. Not too shabby so far. The flavor is, well, Lindemans. Unnecessarily sweet. I understand it is sweetened intentionally, but man. Strong juicy sweetness hits the palate hard right off the bat. A fruity acidity that somewhat reminds me of cranberries tries in futility to combat the sweetness, as does a gentle leathery tone. Thereís an interesting apple cider note toward the finish and even some distant sugar. These elements are decent, but the sweetness is just too much and overpowers the redeeming qualities.
NachlamSie (2962) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from the Party Source. yay. Pours a copper color with visible carbonation and a ring of white head. This actually smells pretty good. Basic vinegar, wild acidity, barnyard. Smells nice and tart. Iím pretty excited since nearly all of the Lindemans lineup is pure soda. I mean, jeez, Linemanís doing a style that actually requires the addition of sugar is enough to blast cavities into every one of my teeth. So, optimistically I take a sip and boy am I horrified. This is seriously sweet. How could my nose not detect this onslaught of sugar. Can we as humans not smell sucrose? Is my nose just that bad? Man, three more sips and Iím cringing. This is pure soda. It has that thick, syrupy, coating effect which makes my palate very sad . This is awful. Think really sweet southern-style tea, mixed with grape Kool Aid, and high fructose corn syrup.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted from bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours dark, sparkling amber with a large white head that quickly recedes to lace. The aroma is slightly sour with a sweet note, a hint of red wine vinegar, and a vegetal quality as well. The flavors are slightly sweet and sour with red wine vinegar and some fruitiness. Body is medium with sparkling carbonation and a medium malty and tart finish.
DietPepsican (1525) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown pour with a snappy white head. Aroma is funky sugar and caramel. Flavor is up front funk, but the sugar notes really sweeten this one up. A little bit of cherry, caramel, and nuts round this one out. Finishes sweet, obviously, but has a bit of a twang to it. Decent.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a ruby brown into the glass with a white head. Bright red highlights. Aroma is sour with the barnyard funk one would expect. Flavor is initially sweet with a sour kick on the back end. A little too sweet for me, but I realize that the style is traditionally sweeter.