JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle at Max’s. Pours pinkish red. The aroma is raspberry and olive. The flavor is tart and sour with again raspberry and olive. This is one of the most incredible beers I’ve ever had. MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
A: Pours a pinkish red hue with an average sized pinkish white head that quickly disappears.
S: Lots of raspberry, strawberry, wild mild funky notes as well, and a weird sort of rubber smell.
T: There is some raspberry and loads of acid, but there is something wrong with this beer. The taste of burnt rubber dominates. I think something has gone wrong here. ISO another bottle to rerate.
M: Medium in body, a long rubber like after taste. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Thick deep red-pink pour with little head. Lots of pure fresh fruity raspberry aroma. Almost not funk or vinegar. Best aroma on a lambic. Sour fruitiness with lots of raspberry. Fantastic. sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Eagle poured me this one, thanks Brian!! Medium sized pink head, good retention and lace. Lightly hazy amber red body. Gorgeous nose of funk , fruit and wood, lightly musty. Body is light with a palate cleansing acidity, nicely tart and tannic. Well balanced flavors of raspberry, light citrus, mellow lumber with some cherries and apples, earthy and funky. Pleasently puckering dry long finish. A really nice beer. Props to Brian for sharing. Lovely brew indeed. User37895 (3042) - - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle enjoyed at the NSSRQSOSLT, 1/10! Thanks to me, who brought this one, another fine one of the night! The pour was ruby-mahoganey, nice generous pink colored head, steady carbonation bubbles rising to the top. The aroma was tart raspberries, funky barnyard elements, oak, and I guess cherries. The flavor followed, raspberries tart but not over the top, a pretty unoffensive but assertive sour brew, lighter fruits underneath, oaky finish. The mouthfeel was clean, acidic, featuring even a faint residual sweetness, perhaps. Excellent, shoulda bought two bottles on the day I saw this out of the few it was on the shelf at SL a year and a half ago or so.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
From notes. Ruby pour, minimal carbonation. Raspberry, cherry, earthy old wood, barn funk, red burgundy wine, plenty of acidity. Flavor is a bit sweeter, less sour. Medium body, low carbonation, juicy. This sample was not long after it was released, need to try it again soon. GMCC2181 (1609) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 16, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 Bottle from eaglefan538 thousand!?! Shared at roberts house. Nice muddy red color. Tart aroma. Taste is nice... Slight tartness of some cherries and raspberries. Overall a little sweet as well. Acid level is high. Really smooth and easy to drink. I wonder how old this bottle is/was? Good beer. ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Reddish pink color with a sparkling pink head that settles quickly.
A great smell, clean and well defined. Great aromas of tart raspberries and cherries. The fruitiness is very pleasant, acidic, genuine and pulpy. Some gentle funky notes. Grass, earth and yeast - the usual lambic suspects are present but subdued due to the fresh fruitiness.
The taste follows suit with a beautiful fruit character of semi-sweet and tart raspberries and cherries. Pleasant acidic character all the way. The fruits are just unbelievably well defined and rich. Notes of grass, dusty cellar, earth and just a hint of funky wet hay. Fruit pits, some barrel notes. The finish is very dry and rather sparkling with a nice sourness and lingering fruit aromas. A very gentle, well balanced and pleasant taste.
Medium body, gentle yet active carbonation.
This is a fantastic beer. Great, razor sharp fruit profile and clean flavors. Good balance between the fruits and the rustic lambic flavors. Refreshing and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review) craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle @ Ebenezer’s. Beautiful pour; dark rose/plum pour with an effervescent head. Aroma is magnificent; start is an insane raspberry character that melds into cherry. From there, a woody and vanilla tone emerges, with some interesting spice ideas, much like nutmeg. Throughout all of these stages, a beautifully mellow barnyard funkiness provides the foundation of the nose. Flavor is out of control; the tart cherry is phenomenal, and the raspberry sweetness compliments it adeptly. Really nice secondary tier of flavors includes pear, apple cider, oak, and grape skin. Palate is full, with a bone dry finish. Exceptional lambic. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2010
The pour is a murky rose in color with a patchy white veneer. Aroma is bursting and vivacious with loads of pureed raspberries that culminate with distinct funken cherry notes near the end. Further notes are prolific and hard hitting, manifesting in with wet hay, straw, barn, and subtle earthen funk. The flavor makes my jaw drop with wonder and intrigue. Massive raspberry is prevalent, while the sour cherry is accentuated by the wild yeast arrangement. Pear and apple with mild notes of acetic acid, grapeseed, and super subtle tannins. The palate is full, mildly effervescent, slippery in the body, and dry in the finish. Perhaps the best fruit lambic I’ve ever had.