pantanap (3146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle had at an Evening w/ Pantanap #2.... iím not sure how they got that cork in this bottle but it was a pain to get out...
poured a truly vibrant ruby read w/ a white head....nose was true to form and consisted of fairly tart red fruit (mainly razz). so far so good!.....an explosion of sour and acidic red fruit, more acidic that the others by far and was difficult to take down.....not bad, but i preferred the straw and blue to this guy.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at "An evening with Pantanap #2". 750ml bottle. Thanks to pantanap for the uplands! Pours a glowing red pink with a fizzy white head. Sour cherries and raspberries in the nose. Earthy oak and acidic. Fizzy palate. Sour, tart, raspberries, seedy, with harsh, acidic, fruit, and sugar flavors. Really acidic, but decent.
drewbeerme (3643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at "An evening with Pantanap #2". 750ml bottle. the bottle gushed but after the dirk digler size cork we all realized why it needed something like that to keep it down. pours bright red with small white head. nose of raspberries, tart!, juicy fruity. flavor is tart! raspberry, harsh acidity that goes on until tuesday. it just grows. very acidic. a wonderful raspberry, seedy, fruity, flavor but the acidity is really harsh.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep red with a pink, fine head. Aroma is lightly sour with a strong raspberry flavor. Strongly sour flavor with an excellent balance of fruit with it. Excellent lambic.
Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by BBB63. Appearance of packaged frozen strawberries in syrup, only a bit more liquid. Off-white head. Aroma with sour funk, grassy notes, and sweet raspberry. Dusty, cobwebby body, with a surprisingly funky bite. The raspberries added the perfect fruit complement to the earthy sour funk. Sour dominates sweet, as it should be. I also noted a hint of antibiotics in the finish. Very impressive American lambic.
nolankowal (918) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cbus-x shared by ogglethorp. Red pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma of oak, light funk, raspberry, sour. Flavors of sour/brett, funk, oak, and tart raspberry. Light body, sour with a sour/dry finish.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A reddish pink appearance with a large head. The aroma is rather funky with raspberries and vinegar. The flavor is quite sour with some raspberries, lemons, and vinegar. The mouthfeel is rather carbonated. Overall this was a good one!
SSSteve (3376) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very cloudy pink beer with lots of sediment floating in the glass. notes of grapefruit, cherry, raspberry in aroma and flavor. acidic as hell. i liked this one, which is rare for sour stuff.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
opaque pink, fine pink head,
sweet and tart raspberry aroma,
rich raspberry flavor, huge fruity tartness, lingering tart finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Traumatic cork-removal aside, the packaging for these Upland lambics is pretty exceptional. The pour is explosive, to say the least, white head forming and rapidly dissipating and then repeating the process all over again. Carbonation flows aggresively upward through cloudy but super-bright watermelon pink hues. Pieces of raspberry seeds and yeast remnants are clearly visible. Funk and acetity in the nose are commendable and full-bore. Raspberry is fresh and lively. Yeast is powerful and soured. Fresh raspberry juice and near-perfect additions of extractions of sweetness and refined sugars are quite startling in their authenticity. This is truly funked and while it lacks the heavy must and barnyard power of some of the traditional greats, it is satisfactorily executed, and then some. The first thing I think of upon sipping is the overwhelming and easy comparison to powdered acerola, like the flavor found in chewable Vitamin C tablets. Tartness is medium-high, sourness is the same. Acetity is low but notable, acidity is very high and engaging. Sweetness is medium and well-integrated. This is fantastic, though the flavor unfortunately lacks much of the funk-leanings that the nose eluded to. The mouthfeel is velvety and full, nicely carbonated with big, fat, zippy bubbles and insanely easy to drink. The finish is sweet and satisfying, sourness lingering and growing slowly. A fantastic experience. A revisit is necessary and will come soon, what fun this was to sample!