illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Frugal MacDoogal. Pours a murkey red with a pale pink head. Aroma of cherries and brett. Lighter side of medium bodied with a fine carbonation. Flavor of pale belgian malts and cherry juice, with a dry and moderately sour finish. Not much residual sweetness left. The brett character is there, but this is a little thin in texture, and the cherry juice gives off a cough drop like medicinal character that really distracts from the overall beer. Kudos for using brett. Next time lets add some body and use real cherries.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Um, this one was drain pour for me. Reddish pour with a huge pink head. Lots of floaters and bits a cherry skin. A little too much even found a little bugger in there. Not that protein is bad but they couldív strained this or something. Nevettheless I gave it a shot. tastes of moldy cherries and metal with a little cherry cough syrup mixed in. Pass on this one.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright Red, with a pinkish head. Slightly cloudy. Aroma is cherry and some funky notes. The cherry aroma is fairly fresh, but I did get a slight artificial note. Flavor is cherry, cough syrup, some tart lemony notes, and some funky, barnyardy notes. My bottle said 25th anniversary 1985 - 2010, so I assume this had a little age on it.
madvike (2399) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours hazy red with some nasty sediment that I really should have left in the bottle. Very little head to speak of. The aroma is better than I though itíd be: dry, lightly funky cherry, with some cheesy barnyard and light band-aid. Not terribly tart or pungent. The taste is a little off--cherry is still there, but it tastes more artificial than natural. Cough drops, plastic, a bit of tart funk on the dry, medicinal finish. Decent carbonation, but the just isnít anything terribly interesting about this beer. I do, however, appreciate the attempt, and Iíll throw one of these in the cellar to see what two years will do to it.
NachlamSie (2540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bearden Beer Market. This is a ridiculous red hue, it doesnít really look like beer. Iím pleasantly surprised by the aroma. Lots of genuine lambic goodness is present in the way of barnyard, cheese, vinegar and a tasteful amount of cherry too. The flavor doesnít quite live up to the aroma. The cherry character is quite natural and not overwhelming, I have no real complaints about that. The funkiness is good, but nowhere near the complexity one can expect from a classic Belgian Lambic. Still, this is a solid beer and one of the better American attempts Iíve tasted. I think the low score on the site is unwarranted. Itís a decent brew.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a faint pink head with a brown/red body. Aromas of very barnyard notes and some sour cherry. Flavor is not overly sour. Mostly a faint cherry, slight bite, sterile bandage, and some nastiness. Finish has some cherry notes and a little refried beans. Not very sour. It does get better as it breathes.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy ruby body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chemicals, vinyl seats, vinegar, greenness, and cherry. Flavor of cherry, herbs, and some medicinal.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Labeled as Kriek Lambic. Pours a clear pinkish orange color with a pink foamy head. Aroma is fruity cherries, slight band aid and must. Tart flavor with some sweet fruit and a salty finish. This is just a little sour.
twindadplus2 (570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red with a small, fizzy pink head. Aroma is a lot of sweet cherries and spicy yeast. Flavor is reminiscent of cherry sweet tarts. Lots of cherry in there, pale malts and zesty yeast. Lively carbonation and a sweet, dry finish.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured surprisingly fiery medium reddish-amber with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up lots of sweeter cherries and an odd blend of almost buttery malts upfront with a bit of Belgian-y yeast and light biscuit notes behind.. sweet overall, with something off-putting that I really couldnít put a taste bud on. The flavor found sweet cherry meat and sticky paler malts at the core.. lightly tart cherry skins, seltzer water-like carbonation, and light peppery yeast around.. finished much sweeter than tart on the finish, with more cherries and some welcome, tangy oak. Light-medium bodied and sweeter than I wanted on the palate.. overall it was drinkable, but too sweet and short on complexity.