ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow!!! This is one of hell of a Sour/Lambic. Shared a decanter of this 5 year old Horse with Urbain, Peter, Phil, and Joe at the Struise Farm. Pours into the glass as an orange/hazy color with hardly any head. This is where fun begins; the aroma was fruity and vinous with a hint of cherry, along with a light hint of wood. Flavor is a light cherry goodness, while remaining lightly vinous, lightly acidic, along with a light hint of wood; an exceptionally complex brew. The balance of this stunning sour and intermixing of sweet and sour flavors, with an underlying hint of cherry is just superb! Perfectly smooth light body and juicy funk to balance the sourness. Absolutely a world class beer and one that I would love to try again; words canít do this brew justice! Thanks Urbain for this rare treat.
abemorsten (2234) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from tap at HaandÝl 2013. Muddy yellow-orange body with a tan colored rim. Honey, prunes and alcohol on the nose. Dates, figs, bourbon, over-ripe tangerine and a subtle bitterness. Full bodied, thick mouth, long finish.
PotjeBier (1308) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. On tap @ BBF 2009. Pink to red color, murky. Big pinkish head, with a remaining layer. Aromaís: cherries, almonds, a bit dusty, sour, sweet. Flavor is medium sour, cherries, medium sweet. Light bodied. Finishes somewhat dry. Pretty authentic lambic from non-lambic country.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Share by urbain . 1983 vintage .
75 cl bottle
Pours red / amber / orange . Small foam
Smell is earthy .
Taste is very complex
Old chery , like a fine port , small carbo
Very nice , especialy for its age
thome50 (780) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 1983 bottle shared by MatSciGuy, thanks Levi! (Notes from back in October at Matty and Marks Bar) Pours a deep red that Iíd call cherry based on the pour and glass. No head or carbonation at all. (It is 30 years old, give it a break.) Aroma is cherry, vanilla, slight gym sock, wine grape and some odd laundry basket. Taste is muted on many levels but Iíve never had a beer this old prior to this so I canít say as it was this beers fault. More cherry, funk, sourness is mild at best and the funk is just slightly more.
johnnnniee (1841) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review from notes, sample from an auction bottle opened at Ebeneezerís summer 2010, thanks for the opportunity Chris!
Pours a lightly hazed light red color with a smallish pink and white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of cherry pie, leather, funk, a bit of lemon and raspberry with a hint of acetic. The flavor is tart with a nice fruity edge to it. Lemons cherries and raspberries meld nicely with a hint of vinegar some leather, oak, and funk. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a tart puckering mouthfeel. Very nice kriek, it seems to have held up very nicely.
Bontus (588) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Placeholder rating, hope to sample this once again .Tasted @ ACBF. This is dirty / sour / wood heaven IIRC.
kbutler1 (1334) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Shared by Levi, thanks! Original 1983 vintage. Pours a rosy red opaque color with no head to speak of. Didnít realy expect any head really though from a 30 year old beer. Cherry pie like aroma; cherry, vanilla, caramel, slight funk, apple and grape. Lots going on in the nose. The flavor is mirrored by the aroma; sweet cherry and fruit notes with some overarching funk to it. Not as funky or sour as I would have expected. Balanced. Overall, am I impressed by this? Yes and no. Yes in terms of how this has held up and the overall experience of getting to drink this. No in the fact that if this was a "new" beer I would have been a little let down. Some carbonation would have been nice. Medium mouthfeel. I find myself saying that I could drink this all day.
DalzAle (1847) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by MatSciGuy! Clear light cherry colored pour, small ring of carbonation and a slightly sweet berry aroma. Flavor is also sweet berries, very little tartness, very thin body and finished like a slightly subdued cherry jolly rancher. Very nice beer, thanks for sharing this Levi!
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. 1983 vintage. An unclear, orange-golden beer topped by a minimal-sized off-white head. Rather oxidized aroma with berries and sourness. Caramel notes too. The flavor too is rather oxidized, with caramel notes, some berries and a pleasant sourness. Medium body, dry and tart, finishing with sourness and oxidation. Trying to look behind the oxidation, I find a beer that was probably very nice some years ago. In this state itís not very good, even for me who often think some oxidation is nice. Maybe I shouldnít have rated it, but my ticker-brain canít resist. 120511
alexsdad06 (3857) - Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample provided by dudeabide. 100 % unblended 1983 batch. Pours a slightly hazy, reddish amber color with zero head. The aroma has tart berries, barnyard funk, oak, musty notes with mild caramel sweetness. The flavor has tart berries and cherry, musty basement, wood, funk, light vinous notes and sweet malts. Medium bodied, with zero carbonation. This has definitely held up very well over the years and added another special beer that lived up to the hype.