Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay... this was my first Lambic. Did it taste good... yeah... but it also tasted like a wine cooler with the delightful smell of moist hay and cow. The color was magnificent, a beautiful raspberry/ruby color. A good head on it that lasted longer than the beer. The smell was noticably of raspberries and also a musky, moss on a humid day kind of smell to it. It was bubbly and light and other than the scent and the head I might have been drinking champagne. It just doesn’t seem like beer to me... at least not yet.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 This is my favorite lambic. Beautiful deep red color, purple head, wonderful raspberry aroma. Strong sweet raspberry taste, a little tart, but not bitter. Very nice.
zenbrew99 (20) - USA - SEP 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
excellent lambic. not overpowering. not extremely souir.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to admit I am not a big lambic drinker, but this is one of the best I have had. Not overwhelmingly tart like some other lambics.
stormking (23) - Cuddy, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Only because lambics are in their own class, does this get these stellar ratings, not because this is the best beer I have ever had. It’s tart like a sour candy, and sweet. Like fresh rasberries were crushed and added. A decent amount of carbonation. You just can’t top the color or this beer. Even the head is dark pink. One of my favorite pubs makes a cheesecake out of this stuff. Sooo good.
aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on draft at a tavern in Atlanta and it tastes more like what I would imagine a rasberry cider would taste like. There is very little of the typical beer flavor here. Maybe it’s because I had it on draft, but I experienced little of the bitterness or bad smells that I have heard in complaints about this beer and other lambics. You’ve got to go into this beer with an open mind or it’s going to catch you off-guard. Still, not as good as the La Trappe Trappist Ale I had in the same sitting.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a terrific ’dessert’ beer. Raspberries dominate in aroma although there is a nice lambic mustiness presence as well. The first thing noticeable upon tasting is the raspberry sweetness, then a bit of a tart finish. A very enjoyable treat.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now, this is hardly a ’beer’, but is an incredible ’drink’. Tastes almost like a wine cooler or something, but the flavor is wonderful, the aroma and appearance are among the best, and you’d be cheating yourself not to try it. Probably won’t be the favorite of the average Irish burly man or the Australian, but for someone who can forget that it’s more of a woman’s drink, and just taste it, you’ll love it. Oh, and one tall bottle will last a long time in your fridge.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You gotta’ try the raspberry. I previously tried the cherry and peach flavors. It didn’t do it for me.
Try the raspberry.
blank (997) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cherry.... this is a hardcore lambic. Doesn’t feel like beer, taste like beer or look like beer. But doesn’t mean that it’s not still good beer. Sweet and fruity. Always good if your looking for something new.