DeanF (1808) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fruity beer, almost no grain notes at all. Foggy red body with a modest head. I was hoping for more balance between currant and beer beer, but overall it’s not bad for a fruit beer. However, could use more complexity.
reebtogi (4739) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a small white head that leaves virtually no lacing on the glass. Aroma is currants with some light grains and hops with hints of yeast. Taste is some sweetness from the currants and malts with some hoppy bitterness and light yeast. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry finish. A very easy drinking strong ale that is quite refreshing and enjoyable.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey pear light cuurrant. Reddish poyr no head. Reddisg poue ni gwas. Curranta honey poear. Lifht yeast ns pear finish. Meh (jon 2009).
Ungstrup (30149) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. A deep red beer with a slight haze under a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of black currant. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of black currant, leading to a dry and slightly woody finish.
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mahogany color,small beige head.Winey brown sugar nose.Acetic tart fruit profile, light brown sugar overtones. Not good, perhaps an old bottle?
robinvboyer (3485) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
650ml bottle from mgermani, thanks.
popped the cap, and there was ZERO noise, not a good sign. aroma is wet cardboard, and sour red wine, pretty much a big nose of red wine vinegar. Flavour is sour, syrupy, and vinegary. This bottle has to be off, there is no way they intended it to tatse like this. It actually tastes like a flemish sour ale now. still i couldnt dinrk it, the vinegar flavour was way too much to stand
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grapey brown colour with no real head. Aroma is current and some alcohol. Tastes like currant juice as there is little carbonation or noticeable malts. Very sweet and quite easy to drink despite not tasting very beerlike.
Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Brewery Creek (bloody expensive too!)
Poured a reddish brown with no head.
Strong currant aroma, young red wine tones, some malt backing it up.
Flat tasting, soft dark fruit flavours, some alc presence. Underwhelming. I was hoping for a bigger belgian flavour.
Upon opening there was no release of pressure and no head formed when poured, perhaps my bottle was poorly capped...???
jonas (6079) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 1 year old Bottle@Spnnakers. Blackcurrant nose.
Red amber low head.
Light metallic earthy berry notes.
Yeast fruitiness in the background.
Medium to light body.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black currants, apples, pears and berries in the nose. Clear purplish-amber coloured body is topped by a low, off white, large bubbled, shy head that recedes to a partial cover. Thick, strong and bready malt profile with fair bitterness. Raisin like fruitiness that lingers is especially notable in the aftertaste. Medium full body is a bit slick in texture with somewhat low carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperatre. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Mar-08).