biermonk (259) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber in color with ahuge frothy head. Aroma is very heavy with the currant. Flavor is sweet almost like a fruit soda. MOuthfeel is more tingly than any beer I've ever drank almost like champagne. Finish is very tangy maybe borderline sour. Very new to the style. Not bad.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is my first ever blackcurrant beer! I do like this beer even though it is very artificial in both aroma and flavor.
It has a reddish amber colored body with a frothy head. I can't say if the aroma is blackcurrant, because as said it is very artificial fruity. Like chewing gum. The flavor is just as artificial and I wonder if they used real berries in this beer at all....?
Not much of a beer, but drinkable.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber,huge light pink head.Great blackcurrent nose.Slightly vinegary huge fruity flavor that seems both sweet and tart at different times lingers on the palate.
fiulijn (12200) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red color; pink head. Cassis candies aroma. Dryer, more sour, less sweet (therefore less cloying) than the Lindemans'.
Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favourite fruit pastille (jelly lolly) is the blackcurrant. Well it is clear that they brewed this by opening about 50 packets of these things into the mash. Needless to say the blackcurrant aroma is huge as is the colour through its reddish purple hue. The head is firm rocky and long lasting with the subsequent flavour being sharp and sweet at the same time, a clean and crisp greeting of the palate. The touch of lambic sourness balances well with the sweetness, even the burp is good. The bitterness is low but is not a negative factor. I am pleased to see this will also ward off a cold with its L-ascorbique acid content.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very basic lambic. Pours a purple-ish pink color with a big frothy carbonated head. Very cloying, overly sweet, with cheap wine like fruit flavors. Finish is bitter and metallic.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2003
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Red amber beer with pink head. Cloyng sweet atrocity. Overwhelming cheap blackcurrant flavour like spangles. YUK
diabel (1584) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red colour, white head. Sweet cassis aroma. (what a surprise) It is not bad but it tastes more like some kind of soda than like beer.
Nate (3327) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of black currant & talcum - dry & old. Pink champagne foamy lacing head above weak Cherry Kool-Aid clear liquid. Medium-high carb in med watery body. Sour start, currant & cherry. Bitter soapy finish & weak fruity after. Refreshing but not a great lambic.
JorisPPattyn (7312) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2003
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale amber mixed with pink; pale pinkish foam, good head, lacy. Horrible artificial fruit-like smell. Another toilet deodorant. Terrible aroma gets its prolonging in the taste. It is however less unpleasant, thanks to a certain tartness – and a general ‘fade’ flavour. It remains awful, however. Mouthfeel is the best; tartness, dry-out effect, OK. Once the toilet cleaner aroma is gone, the beer becomes tolerable. I will never buy this again – compared to this the Lindemans cassis is a treat.