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


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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe 27/05/06. Cherry (bright) body, poor head. Almonds and marzipan on the nose, heavier than other krieks which the better half has taken a shining to, Funky nose. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
This kind of has a that sweet cherry out of a can flavor, with the metallic coperry tinge to go along and match that description. Slightly syrupy sweet, with some mouth filling carbonation. Reminds me of those Ferrer Rocher nutty cherry candies.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2006
Bottled. Clear, intense red beer with a small pink head. Very sweet aroma with cherry, almond and a hint of sourness in the background. Sugar-sweet flavor with artificial cherries. Thin body and a finish with sweet cherries and some almond. (060709)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2006
12.7 oz bottle. Pours purple / brown with a pinkish / purple head. Smells kind of like cherries - more of a cherry cough drop smell. Medium body with very gentle carbonation. I was told by the beer shop this was a lambic on the dry side, I disagree. Quite a bit of sweetness that teeters between tasting natural & fake. Lots of cherry in the taste - on the order of cherry pie filling. None of the lambic style sourness. Strikes me as being close to a fruit beer. The finish has a bit of spice and astringency. While not great by any stretch, this isnít a bad beer. It was not what I was looking for tonight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2006
As with the last St. Louis I had, Iím going to rate this as a fruit beer, rather than a lambic (like a New Glarus Fruit). Pours a ruby red color with a very thin head that gives a little lacing. The aroma is all cherries, very light funk. The flavor is cherry syrup stronger than ever, a little background funk and nothing tart at all. The flavor is unfortunately too thick and sweet to be refreshing, which is the main downfall. Not worth the dollars and way too sweet. If it had more complexity, Iíd give it more props, but this thing is all cherries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2006
this is Belgian?! huh? beer for children and freshman college girls. itís almost too sad to discuss. so overtly sweet and cherry in your face, reminding me of cherry syrup. itís not as horrible as some american versions, but this is not what i expect from my beloved Belgium. even sweeter that lindemanís. i miss the tartness, but i guess iím a traditionalist. but, then, if you like new glarus belgian red, youíll like this. can i say girly-drink without offending the women? desert brew all the way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle. Sweet cherry and musty basement aroma. Dark cherry red with small head. Sweet/sour cherry blended with musty flavor. Another non-traditional (or if you prefer fake) fruit lambic that is very sweet altough is does maintain some lambic qualities. If you like Lindemans youíll like this but traditionalists will hate it for its inauthenticity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (1972) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
250 ml bottle. Ruby red pour with a nice pink head. Aroma was a wonderful cherry pie filling. The flavor was a bit too sweet however. Lots of cherry and not much else. I was expecting a bit of tartness, but it really didnít come through. Still tasty as a desert beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Bottled. Dark translucent red pour....fluffy pink head. Sweetish fruity, maybe cherry, aroma. Big sour twany on first sip, then some sugary sweet cherry syrup flavor. A little thin bodied...moderately carbonated. Finishes pretty tart...almost nasty sour. Not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
EithCubes (4811) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Bottled. Deep, ruby red pour with a respectable pink head. Smells of cherry candy. Sweer and sour, too much of each with seemingly no attempt at balance. I find this less artificial than their "premium," but not entirely free of syrupy and medicinal demons. Really, way too much sweetener, it affects detrimentally the palate as well as the taste, and the whole thing falls apart.

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