Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially large, frothy, pink, mostly lasting. Body is
dark orange-purple, moderate density of tiny particles. Aroma is lightly
malty (light bread), with notes of cassis, blueberries, and licorice.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet,
moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture,
lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Nicely balanced for a fruit
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light pinkish color, well carbonated, moderate foam. Woody berry aroma, light sourness. Sweet blackcurrant flavor but restrained with a balanced tartness. A little sour and puckering in the finish. Not too sweet, shows the lambic qualities in addition to the fruit.
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich tangy currant aroma, slightly champagne-like. Reddish brown with stiff thick head. Flavor and mouthfeel are drier than Lindeman’s fruit lambics. You can also taste more of the beer than just the fruit. Closer to the taste of the taste of a gueze than Lindeman’s as well with the sourness.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RE-Rate: well, it is quite sweet, but manages to keep a slight tart edge, and a dry-ish finish, but very ’ish’. I don’t mind this stuff to tell you the truth, a little bit artificial, but OK, tastes like very good Ribena.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/pink, decent amount of froth and bubble. Sweet blackcurrant aroma, a little over done. Likewise the taste, too sweet and fruity, not very sour or crisp. Not that I found it offensive, just not adult enough for my palate ;-p
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Again, mort subite/Belle Vue thinness in body. Lacking in complexity but choice of fruit makes this interesting.
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sugar and black currants…Not much more for me…My least favorite of their line…
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tonight is rather warm here in east Flanders and it really is getting to be Lambic time, which I’ve been waiting for all year. So to the beer! Rose orange clear with faint pink-beige medium lasting head and a nice finr lace curtain left on the glass. Excellent delicate but strong aromas including sour and sweet black currants, boiled lollies, bubblegum, banana and those candy cigarettes you used to get in the 1960’s. Palate is clean, crisp and biting but not too sweet or sour for me. Soft refreshing mildly sour finish and sweetish aftertaste. As radiomgb says - ’tastes real good’!.Definitely one for mum but I could easily knock back a half dozen on a night like this.
radiomgb (2263) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2006 Rose, red amber colour, pink head. Taste is sweet turning to sour. Tastes real good.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong artificial cassis aroma. Red color, pink frothy head, nice lace. Sweet, very cassis, not as bad as expected but where is the oak? Sweet finish. My wife loved it.