bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 375 ml bottle @ home. Wow! What a pour, deep red with a lacing white head. Aroma is berries and almonds. Taste is not as tart as othe fruit lambics. Lots of cherries and some marzipan. Heavenly beer!
bytemesis (6008) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep Ruby magenta, small pink head, decent lacing. Aroma is huge cherry, tart cherry jam, light funk, leafy. Flavor is light tart, light plus funk, huge tart cherry, must, oak, minimal sweetness, just huge fruit. Medium body. Solid.
MartyW (20) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark red (cherry) color with a pink/purple head. Aroma of old wet towel with some hints of authentic cherry sweetness and a slight almond hint. Taste is filled with semi sweet authentic cherries with a slight sourness. Sweet to sour is well balanced. Finish with dry cherries with a hint of almonds and marzipan. Hides the ABV completely. Overall a fine drink, but too boring at the same time and is definitely not worth its price tag.
VamboladeTolly (1234) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby red with pink small head. Aroma: floury, fresh cow shit. rotten hay, cherry, a bit yeasty. Taste: over riped cherries, malty, floury, medium sour, malty, weak balasamico. Smooth sour finish.
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - APR 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose has sour cherry. Some nice aromatic and perfumed notes, albeit very subtle of sandalwood and incense. There is a broad funky thickly barnyard aroma in the foreground that is almost distracting. Salty, sweaty feet come to mind. There is also the lactic funk of cheese, fermented butter and yogurt.
Mouthfeel is watery and juice-like. For the most part this is almost like drinking freshly mashed grape juice, rough and unfiltered. There is the sour of sour cherries with a surprisingly mild tartness, certainly without the acerbic finish of a cranberry. The grain bill is represented by a cloudy swirl of undigested barley, and maybe even the powdery heft of wheat. All this sounds ponderous, rough and poorly coordinated and believe me, this is just my poor mastery of the English language finally showing through. Words are not equal to the task of describing the harmony in this wonderful brew, the harmony of fruit, grain, alcohol, and the funky by-products of microbial life.
Finish is briefly bitter at the back of the tongue with the rest of the palate still luxuriating in a beautiful fruity sour.
Wonderful. Just wonderful. Overall the experience is like swilling a grape-prune juice mix that you let sit out a while too long and then hurriedly put back into the fridge and then cautiously took out to sniff and then quaff and then fall giggling to the kitchen floor.
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wlajwl (5385) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is cherries, fruit and slightly off-putting/rank. The flavor is cherries, fruit, malts, mild sweetness, slight funk and big sour/tart in the finish.
biirusaikou (2201) - - APR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller Tokyo. Another great fruit spontan with silky wine quality, maybe less complex than the Chardonnay version but still very enjoyable brew.
Westchesterco (1645) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12.7 oz bottle It is a clear deep violet color with a slight pink head. The aroma is a medicinal cherry and the taste is a sour cherry flavor with hints of oak that ease the sourness finishes with the reminiscence of store bought cherry pie filling
Iphonephan (5610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12.7 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear deep violet with a pink head. Fruity nose. Flavor of cherry, oak and a bit of funk. Pretty easy drinking.
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cara B. Dark reddish colour with pink head. Cherry, oak aroma. Sweet, fruity, cherry, oak, sour, wine and caramel taste taste. Medium body.
Svesse (7620) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Dark red colour with frothy, pink head. Fruity, sourish nose with dark cherries, almonds and red berries. Fruity, tart taste with notes of sour cherries, almonds, citrus (pink grapefruit, blood orange, orange peel), a touch of oak wood and a dry, tart finish. Medium body, dry. Clean and fresh cherry character and sourness, possibly lacking some of the funky barnyard and cobweb character of the best beers in the style. Nice one.