Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Ingelmunster, Belgium


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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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For 6 months the flesh of the fresh sour cherries slowly digests in the Lambic. The intense flavour of cherries and light nuances of almond from the pits determine the flavour of this fruity delicacy.

Note: ABV from 4.5% to 4% at some point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle. Almost no head at all, except for some cloud at the top. The beer has a "funny-red" colour; almost brown. There’s an extremely strong chrry flavour, almost fake. Or fresh. Quite sweet and tart aroma. The taste has some uncleanlyness, or then it’s so dry I can’t appreciate it. Foul finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Okay, here’s a real treat. This stuff...served HOT...with an apple wedge in it! No shit, they come up with the craziest things in random bars 30 minutes outside of Tokyo. Reddish-amber, cherry Fanta looking head that breaks up quickly. It took me a while to figure out what I wrote down there, since this was beer #4 and the word "Fanta" doesn’t come up a lot in ratings. On an unrelated note, my bro has this friend from Philadelphia named Fanta that he was once afraid to introduce me to, for fear that I would say something stupid. Imagine that, my own bro thought that I was a social liability! Or maybe her name was Fresca. But I digress. For this beer, I was very interested based on the strong cherry-apple aroma with some cinnamon; the heat really brought out some mad aromas. But then the whole damn thing falls apart in the flavor into a mess of cough syruppy blah. And since it was so hot, it seemed like I had drank half the glass when I had barely put a dent in it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (3344) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
250 ml can. Aroma is odd, smells like olive oil, with a touch of artifical cherry, Wow, this is sweet, sickeningly sweet, and very cloying. Kinda on the oily side. Tastes like cherry juice, and very very artifical.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle-Poured a cherry red color w/no head, & I mean RED! Looked like a glass of grenadine! Overwelming cherry flavor w/some fizz to it. Starts out w/a very sweet flavor, than turns to a very sour finish. Cherries, Cherries, &...Cherries. Not terrible, different, a change of pace, but too sweet & too one dementional for me. My first Lambic, hopefully I’ll fine some I enjoy more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Dusty red in color with a wisp of head, but otherwise clear. Aromas are yeasty, with dominant cherry fruit and wine-like mustiness. Sweet and fruit-forward. Cherries occupy most of the palate. A bit sour on the finish. Fizzy and plenty long on the finish, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
On tap at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark red with a faintly rosy head. Looks a cracker. Attractive cherry stone aroma. Taste has some sourness and bitterness, but it’s a bit too sweet for me. A crowd-pleaser: nearly very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (6241) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
i have heard that the bottle version is a shame...magic...This was an amazing amazing beer...magical and delicous....big cherry smell....looks beutiful in the glass....to good for words....not much more to say..on tap at the forum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lotty (8) - Biddenham, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007 does not count
Almond aroma. Dark red. Slightly pink head. Cherry, sour. High carb. Begins sweet. Nice glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 4, 2007
Nice dark red-brownish colour wth a short fizzy head. Aroma of sweet cherries indeed. Refreshing sweet flavour of cherries, bit wheaty, nice sour touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2007
12.7 oz. bottle. Pours a deep red - almost looks like a claret, with a thin, fizzy pinkish head. Lively carbonation. Very nice aroma of cherries. Cherry is also by far the dominant flavor. Initially very sweet. After a couple of seconds sourness overtakes the sweetness. The sourness actually lingers for a while after the swallow. A fun beer I’d love to try in the summer on warm evening.

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