haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - FEB 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great aroma, perfect for the style. Tart, incredibly complex, cask is quite obvious. Magnificent brew but it lacked something from perfection
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of indeterminate age. Pours a deep brown with a ton of red hues. Funky off-white head just seems to make some bubbles at the top but lingers quite a while and leaves good lacing. Acetic aromas with touches of malt and perhaps cherry. Initially sweet for a microsecond and then the acetic flavors pounce in and just as quickly fade. Medium to lighter bodied. Quite nice.
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber,small fast fading beige head. Plentiful tight bead.Astringent winey nose. Tart fizzy flavor. Poor balance in my opinion, as the acidity completely overpowers malt, and that isn’t the way it should be
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Bottled. Typical reddish colour, but more of a head than the Classic. Aroma ranges from vinegary to mustard with some hints of yeastiness. Not overly complex, though. Mustard taste with vinegary and peppery notes. Hints of grapes and grapefruit. Tart, but not in the citric way of a berliner weisse , rather like balsamico vinegar. Ends pretty sharp. As it warms up, it gains more sweetness.This beer is very interesting, though I presume that 99,9% of the world population wouldn´t like it. I´m still not clear on whether I like it, though it got much better as it warmed up. Therefore I´m inclined to give it a good rating. Next time I drink it, I´ll take it out of the fridge like half an hour before.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As soon as the bottle is uncapped I can smell the port aroma. Pours with little head, dark copper/brown in color. Grape juice, port aromas and you can really get a sense of the sweetness and sourness of it. First taste is overpowering and puts me off balance. Flavour and sourness mellows as it settles and warms up. Suprisingly sharp finish to this with a tart sweet finish very different from the initial surge of flavour. Getting better with every sip. Cheers!
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I guess I just don’t appreciate this style, as I’ve given this a second chance and the second time round it was atleast as unpleasant as I recall. Pours dark red with white fluffy head. Taste like red wine gone bad mixed with ginger-ale to me, but what do I know.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent beer and may turn me away from Lambics. It’s got a nice nose, an excellent sour fruit mouth, an a very thin head. I’ll be drinking more of this and will probably have a few bottles in my luggage on my return.
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml brown bottle. Poured red with subtle orange tints. Small layer of light tan head with many fine bubbles, leaves sticky lacing. Strong red wine accents in the aroma, with cherry and wet wood. Initial burst of acid and then sour cherry and green grapeskin. Very tart and quenching, not quite as complex as I expected, but still amazing. Need more!
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red, small head. Strong aroma and flavor of concord grapes, almost expect to encounter seeds. Interesting.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Redish brown hue dry red wine aroma right away you can smell the oak barrels and aciity excellent acidity in the palate... great example of the style.