JK (5563) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
RBSG 2013, thanks to Bobby for sharing this one. Light red color. Sour acidic aroma. Flavor is very sour as well, with lots of berry flavor. Girardin sourness and flavor accentuated by the wine and fruit. Excellent beer. This was probably the best beer of the weekend.
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to TRApissed. This rating is unfortunately a rush rating for a bottle that was opened and reclosed by a customs agent. I guess I can stil say thanks for letting it by. Rather dark purple pour with a few bubbles of white head, light carbonation has survived which bodes well for protection against oxidisation. Aroma is quite fruity, fresh raspberry aroma, slightly reminiscent of Cantillon’s rose de gambrinus, light woody notes as well, funk is really tame, light lemony aroma. Taste is tart, lots of berry tartness, strong grapefruit flavor, cranberry also, woody finish. Broad spectrum of fruity flavors. Palate is fairly dry, no real residual fruit sweetness, carbonation is low, but that was expected under the circumstances. Overall, a very tasty fruit lambic. The blackberry doesn’t stand out so much on it’s own, but the blend is good.
PhillyCraft (5086) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super rare whale bottle compliments of Frank, Pours cloudy hazy cranberry with fizzy white head, lots of carbontation, little lacing. Nose is like a framboise with a light sourness, a touch of blackberry, strong brett, light medicinal qualities, raspberries, red grape skins and vinous oak. Finish is bitter and grainy. Not as dry as I expected, kind of juicy. Very good.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to forgetfu for sharing this bottle. Served in a mini gueuze glass. Pours a slightly-hazy caramel-crimson color with a short head. The nose brings a bit of acidity along with blackberry. Flavor has blackberry and some acidity without much backing in the way of funk or minerality. Not bad, but not all too full of depth. Body is light-medium with good carbonation. Good, but not great.
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon and lactic horse blanket nose. Sweet blackberry start (subtle fruit) mouth. Sour and bretty finish.
tom10101 (4789) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Bottle (750 ml). Huge thanks to Pier-Luc and Julien for finding these bottles and to David for sharing it! Slightly hazy amber/pinkish with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is dicrete at first but the fruits and the red wine treatment slowly show up and finally give this beer a really interesting nose. Taste is moderately sour with blackberries, slight red wine presence and acetic notes. Mouthfeel is winey and slightly dry. Very good fruited lambic. I’m glad I had the chance to try this one!
Martinus (4349) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear bright red colour, white head. Aroma of brett, quite sour, light fruity, light tart, overripe fruit, light red wine, quite some candy notes. Sour flavour, blackberry (braam), red wine, quite astringent. Fruity finish, quite sour blackberries and other berries, noticeable raspberry.
Very lovely, great lambic!
(From 75cL unlabeled bottle, number written on the cap. @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of tderoeck. Thanks Tim!)
callmemickey (4111) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Dark hazy orange-amber body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose shows mild funky oak, must, blackberry, lemon and tannic red wine. Flavor carries these notes forward, presenting a bold, deep, and well-integrated flavor profile that shows a nice balance between the assertive blackberry and lemon notes, and the mild funky oak, must, earth, and wet hay. Medium to light bodied, good acidity, sourness, and gentle carbonation. A nice tannic-dry finish solidifies this as an excellent fruit lambic. Hopefully these guys have another project in the works--I am all in.
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by forgetfu. Thanks Bill! The beer is light crimson with a quarter inch of head. The nose brings berries and funk. Decent flavor with a tart finish. Sour berries and earth. Dry finish. An enjoyable beer that was not on my radar. Overall, this was pretty good.
50belair (3204) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously shared by Seth. Red Amber pour with an off white head. Funk and berry bouquet. Effervescent with tart berry, funk, wet blanket, and brett highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.