redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong grape aroma. Pours a dark purple with a light purple head. The flavor is just like a sweet tart! Sweet with a great tart finish.
vanvenlo (1773) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 Jan 05 - BIg sweet blackcurrant aroma. Red purple colour, low head and suds lacing. sweet luscious blackcurrant flavour, but lacks some other flavour to add complexity. well balanced sweetenes and acidity, with a slight sour note. Overall - Would marry well with a sweet dessert or paticulary a berry sorbet.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured with a very dark purple body that reminded me of grape juice. The head was light purple and clung tenaciously to the glass. I hav ehad currants a few times now, but the aroma always reminds me of grapes and blackberries. The taste is fairly tart with some rich currant flavor. Like the other St. Louis beers, this tastes like a strong fruit juice more than a lambic, but it is not cloying or artifical . You can tell it is real fruit not concentrate. I like this one, but a litle less than their other fruit lambics.
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark dried blood colored liquid. Light scarlet head. About the deepest red head I have encountered. These St. Louis brews all have a very familiar aroma. Strong black currant aroma with the familiar mild acidic quality in the background. Very sweet with almost enough acidity to keep things in check. The problem is the balance swings in the middle. Starts real sweet, ends real sour. Only a brief middle ground where things seem balanced and happy. I would wager this would make a nice salad dressing, but as a beer it like a sour fruit juice.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark red colour with a strong and quite convincing blackcurrant aroma. The taste is... well, blackcurrant. A slight, hardly noticeable tartness at the finish, very different from the intense sourness of some lambics. Quite fizzy. Easy to drink.
Choos (729) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: black current, massively sweet. As it warms it has a cheesy/yoghurt overtone. Apperance: deep red with a patchy pink head. Flavour: tart black current/berry and a hint of sulphur. Palate: thin and bubbly, leaves tart/sour aftertaste with pine needles and mild cheese. It’s like a non sweet softdrink.
Sten (742) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep blackcurrant colour with a small pink head. The aroma is to overwelming. The taste is acidic. (Bottle 25cl).
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(30cl bottle) Pours a lagre, frothy raspberry head with a deep grape juice coloured body. Nose of sweet and tart blackcurrant. Initially sweet with a lasting tart blackcurrant, raspberries and sour cherries. Not bad... I’m even impressed! Many thanks Argo0!
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 25 cl) Dark red with a reddish head. Seems sweet by the first moutful, but quickly you’re hit by a dry, quenching tartness that spreads to every corner of your mouth. Very strong black currant flavours - but nicely so. 270497
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark purple, with a lighist purple lingering head of fine bubbles. The aroma is sweet, almost candy-ish with grapes and cassis evident. The taste is sweet but simultaneously bitter, with a refreshing and carbonated palate. Very refreshing, a good dessert beer.