Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black currant aroma, bit sweet-syrupy. Dark blood red clear with light pink lacing head. Medium watery body and medium high carb. Very tart up front, good sour black currant flavor. Sour finish, some hoppiness. Light fruity after - my first cassis.
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled. Deep blackcurrant red colour that looks artificial. Poor deep purple head and low condition. Aromas of blackcurrant over some crappy farmyard lambic notes. Overperfumed and syrupy in the mouth and a dry short finish.
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
fat pink head looks great. sweet aroma but thankfully the sweetness doesn´t totally overwhelm the general lambicness of the thing. quite salty and sour with some rottenness
SilkTork (5323) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2003 Wow! What a colour, man! Hey! Gee! Oh my! I never seen one like THAT before. Get the camera. Get the FBI. Bring all your mates round. Let's just sit and watch and dribble and cover our toes with peanut butter. Mmmm. Gotta give that a 5. It radiates. It just gives off a glow, like Caesar burning. His robes smouldering softly in the evening light. O joy! And then that yeasty blackcurrant aroma. And then plunge into the devilish sweet/sour sharp/soft yummy yum yum of a fruity tang. Fresh. Slap your face. I love these fruit lambics. I just love 'em! [3.7]
Re-rate. Same again please guv'nor.
joet (2263) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Actually not as bad as the odd presentation and synthetic aromas make it out to be. Slightly sour, mildly acidic, not too effervescent and not foaming. Starts drinkable and then the sweetness hits me.
Ernest (6489) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, purple, mostly lasting. Body is
dark purple, moderate density of tiny particles. Aroma is lightly malty
(light bread), lightly yeasty (mold), with notes of cassis and concord
grape, hint of celery. Flavor is heavily sweet, heavily acidic. Finish
is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery
texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Weird vegetal
(celery/cilantro) aroma under the fruit at first, but it seems to
virtually disappear as the head dies down. Good flavor balance makes it
enjoyable though. Very sexy appearance.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I hate cassis (blackcurrant?) so it’s hard for me to rate this beer objectively. The aroma is very strong cassis which seems rather artificial to me. It has a nice dark red colour with a nice head and good lace. The flavor is again cassis but not as artificial as the aroma. It is sweet and sour unlike expected. The overwellming sweetness in other beers like this is not present here. It’s also pretty full. The finish lasts for minutes but again is of course the flavor of cassis.
Bov (9979) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
red-brown colour, few head, strong blackcurrant aroma, vinous, the sweetness is partially balanced by an interesting sourness - quite pleasant