Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cassis (blackcurrant beer) spiced with coriander and curaçao like a witbier and with blackcurrant juice and aromas. The name refers to how the berries are called in Zuid-Beveland in the Netherlands. Thin and rather unstable, off-pink head, light burgundy colour (a kind of purple with brownish hue), hazy. Aroma of cassis indeed, as if you would smell blackcurrant jam, sugar, some wheat sourishness, lemon peel, coriander. Weakly sugary, almost ’Roosvicee’-like onset with lemony tartness, vague spicy hints, wheaty and malt sweetish, a bit yeasty, low carbo and thin mouthfeel, light floral hops in the finish, a bit sourish and therefore dryish but otherwise rather watery. Thin and not well-balanced.
MarcoDL (2340) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half decent fruit beer. Not as chemical as most others, but the body is a bit thin. The sourness is good though.
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7/II/14 - 33cl bottle from De Bierloods / Zytholoog (Adegem) @ home - BB: XII/2010 (2014-177)
Clear deep orange beer, irregular aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of black currant syrup, candy, blueberry, sweet and sugary. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: bit sweet, black currants syrup, little citric acidity, candy. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, bit sour, fruity, black currant syrup, but not too sweet or sugary, which was my biggest fear. This beer held up very well over the years.
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting from 2009.
Pours a cloudy, pinkish apricot, pastelly and cloudy with fine carbonation and lots of it. Biggest, baddest whipped up head of cream I have ever seen. Settled a good two inches out the brim in an awkward and leaning phallus shape that needed to be hacked off with a blunt object. An absorbing fruit nose that was reminiscent of my childhood, summer holidays and purchasing Berri™ fruit popsicles from the corner deli. The mix of candied, cherry icecream and blackcurrant fruit yoghurt is sultry in this one, not at all akin to beer. The flavour is more subdued than the aroma effuses, yet it still oozes fruit and fruit esters. Tart cranberry and cherry with pronounced blackcurrent sweetness adding a tangy edge. The body light and the carbonation high giving it the mouthfeel of a Rosé spritzer. Long fruity sweet and tangy finish. There’s not much else here. It is delicious, like in the way fruit juice mixed with Champagne is delicious. A strange one! (33cL, BBE 12/09, Int’l Beer Store, W. Leederville)
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - JAN 14, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(33 cl bottle) Bright red color, hazy, very small head. Smells intensely of blackcurrant, no surprise here, like fruit gums. Aroma is very fruity, taste is lightly bitter and luckily not sweet. As a fruity, thirst-quenching summer drink, I like it very much. Could get used to it. As a beer, not so much, since only the light bitterness and the yeasty haze remind me that I have a beer before me. I don’t get much maltiness of hop aroma out of it.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle@Home. Cassis aroma. Red, hazy, pinkish head, fair lace. Cassis with cherry pits mixed with water. Just bad actually.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of berries, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is a subdued berry taste, not a big as I expected. Finishes like a berry tootsie roll pop. Surreal taste, quite remarkable. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.
kappldav123 (5114) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks very simple. Beer in the glass red as cherry juice, small head. Intense fruity-berry aroma. Starts mild-fruity, modest sourish, not as intense as the aroma. Woody-prickly notes. Finish well balanced, mild, modest fruity. Quite drinkable. Interesting beer!
MrHangover (2660) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I really did not like this beer. It was like cassis without sugar and carbon. The colour was bright pink and aroma really had some good going on, but the taste was not that good. Maybe it was an off bottle or something, but my friends expierenced the same. Flavour was really sour with a bitter finish. Not nice.
Benzai (8752) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I did not have any expectations of this beer after I had read it contained different sort of berries. But it wasn’t as bad as I had thought or feared maybe. I didn’t like the smell, but the color was good and taste pretty decent.