Pinball (10799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 2008.08.12
best before 2010. might be useful as a chemical for removing paint. aroma was acid, very acid. flavor was acid too. very acid. more acid than vinagre. it burnt in the mouth. i braved up another sip to get the palate - palate is that it grows in your mouth.. yuck. hard to imagine something worse than this. iím not sure it was meant to be THIS acid and sour.
2009.03.06 re-rate.bbf 4-6-2010
apeears clear brown, thick light brown head. aroma is acid , vinagra, sour.
flavor is still strikingly acid and sour. concentrated vineagra. beneath that a very nice sour. if i should describe, take a cantillon, add sugar and vineagra. strange brew.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown with a large creamy off-white head that was mostly diminishing with good lacing. Good complex aroma of raisin, port and cask wood. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Moderate sour bitter flavor with a light astringent finish of long duration.
gunnfryd (10560) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Red brown colour with a beige head. Ripe apple aroma.Pleasent apple,cherry and yeast flavour. Sour aplle finish.
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty moderate hoppy sour aroma. Moderate sweet light bitter flavor. Very vinius acetic flavor with cherry notes. Average finish. Oily palate.
rlgk (10516) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, great offwhite head. Aroma from juniperberries, a bit tart and sourish, fruity from grapes and vinous. Flavor from grapes and juniperberry, fruity and with sour notes. Vinous feeling that gets more obvious in the finish. I like these kinds of beers more and more
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 [At Chez Moeder Lambic]
Dark red nearly brown beer with beige head. The sour aroma contains balsamico and prunes. Nice sweet sour flavor with hints of vinegar and berries. Nice complex beer that finishes with a delicious acid bite.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small local gathering. Pours a clear red-brown colour with a short fizzy head. Sweetish aroma of vinegar with fruits (mainly cherries) and wood. The flavour is very sour with cherries, nice sweetness, wood (oak), dark fruits and some strawberry in the end. Sour dry well lasting fruity finish.
bierkoning (10206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 I bought the bottle in 1986. Aroma: wood, cherries, sherry. Carbonation has partly disappeared. Still sour taste, but the intense sourness has eased away somewhat. Cherries, wood, chocolate and porto in the very complex taste. Almost creamy cherry aftertaste. What a great and very special beer after all those years!! Re-rate "fresh" beer best until 3/04. Creamy head. Oak, apple and cherry aroma. A good deal of sourness. Oak, cherry, some fruity sweetness and creaminess in the flavor. Has this beer become sweeter as it was some 15 years ago? It remains a beer of great depth and high quality, but I'll deduct 0,2 point from the original rating. Another re-rate: most recent Palm-Rodenbach version. Great aroma: caramel, oak, mustard. Rather vinous. Sweetish flavor: cherry, oak. Tart, but not as tart as it was 10 years ago or so. Grapefruit and even banana. Wunderful beer, even now. Not the dominating sours of the past, and I would like it less sweet, but that is partly restored by the complexity. 9 4 8 3 17 = 4.1
madsberg (10184) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 Bottled: Dark amber. Hazed. Medium lasting head. Has this great mingle of sweet and sour in the aroma, that makes you want to try it. Vinegar and spices in the flavour with a nice sweet touch. Dry in the aftertaste. This must be a perfect aperitif.
Maria (10149) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, red-brown, beige head that disappears rather quickly. The sour aroma spread around the table nad I fearfully let the glass meet my lips, as Iím reassured by the name, that tells me this must be good.... Iím very new to this type of beers... The first sips makes my tongue, palate and lips contract, so I must look pretty much has a henís butt-hole. But after the first sips of cultural chock my mouth gets used to this beer and the vinegar notes are much friendlier...
But then what?? Weeeellll, itís a very complex flavour wit many notes. I recognize cherries and fruit, and my thoughts go to a slightly sweet/sour kriek. The finish is refreshing, acidic and gueze like. Itís definitely an exciting beer, and I actually liked it a lot more that I expected, going as far as to say itís really nice!!