topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and sour with fruity notes. Flavor is sweet, cherry, apple, with a very light tartness.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear reddish-brass colored body and clean white dissipating head. Some light visible viscosity. Waxy lactic aroma with buttery, nutty notes. Flavor is like oversweetened tea with some caramel and honey. Mild tartness fails to provide sufficient balance. Syrupy palate like a very sweet soda. This is pure candy beer. Based on this one limited example, this style serves no useful purpose for me.
SSSteve (3991) - - AUG 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. finally another faro lambic! pours a clear bronze/copper with absolutely no head. aroma with lightly tart with some root beer and vanilla. smooth palate. lightly sugary. a newbie to this style, i have enjoyed both quite a lot. need to have more.
Beerdrinker79 (1773) - Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle- Pours clear red to brown with a thin white head (I went against what the website said and used my Chimay trappist glass,whether that had any effect on the head retention, not sure), lacework is sticky. Aroma is tart, like the taste of an under ripe fruit, some kind of a wild berry. The flavor is cherries and raspberries and fruit juice with no sugar added, tart. The palate has no off notes, full body, somewhat syrupy, I could chug this stuff. My personal preference for belgian brews are not lambics, I tend to prefer dubbels and tripels, but there is no denying this is an exceptional beer.
argo0 (12428) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BCTC, 375ml bottle. Medium beige head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raspberry, some tartness. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry candy, light tart. Light-medium body.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this in a trade, and popped it at Sourfest. Clear, iced tea looking with no head. Nose is light spiciness and sweet. Taste is spicy, and flat, almost like iced tea. Too sweet finish.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured amber with a tan head that disappeared. Typical lambic aroma, but not surprisingly this beer is sweet. Caramel, some apple, white grape make it slightly fruity. Medium dense, low carbonation, somewhat oily top. Sweet aftertaste. Itís fairly well balanced. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had a sweet tooth.
gunnar (6715) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky amber with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of toffee and almonds. Taste is very sweet, rasperry and cherries, candy sugar and sweet fruit syrup. Turns sour towards the end, nice and even kind of balanced.
drfabulous (5048) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Took a chance. Itís not every day the HyVee will stock something like this and I knew it by reputation, not taste. 375 ml. Super sweet. Candi sugar dominates whatever lambic is there. Iíd want this without the sweetness.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010 Pours a hazy cloudy golden color with a quickly diminishing head. Carries a nice sweet fruitiness in the aroma, mostly of cherries. Definitely a bit tart in the nose. Very sweet on the palate with apple being the most dominate flavor. The finish is short and sweet.