3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2006 vintage 750ml bottle. effervescent sparkling gold, slightly cloudy. naturally carbonated, billowy tall head. slightly oxidized nose of black currant and grape jolly rancher, moderately sweet with heavy floral yeast present. floral spices up front turns more to semi-sweet grape and green apple jolly rancher (green apple?). delicate and soft carbonation joins with a dry and pillowy malt texture, finishing with a quiet note of apple spice and cassis. works really well when chilled but develops some flavors (mostly yeast) that don’t work so well when warmer. treat it like white wine, keep chilled. Ungstrup (37625) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of vinegar and malt. The flavor is both sweet and sour and dominated by malt. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
4th July 2008. A frothy and crisp beer. The blackcurrant is quite mild. Best when very cold. A little watery which detracts. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle @ Cole’s Italian Beer Tasting. Cloudy ruby brown body, thin head. Nose is appley, grapes, apple cider sludge and a small amount of nutmeg. Flavor is apples, some rich candied malt and a nice crispness provided by the carbonation. Reduced apple cider & a bit more sharpness in the finish. bhensonb (15197) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours slightly hazy amber with a bubbly 3-finger beige head. Mild black current aroma with a hint of herb. Suggests a belgian ale variant. Medium body with very frothy carbonation. Flavor starts very black current, then heads a bit towards citrus, then herb or wood, returning back towards bc. Interesting stuff. Not all that sweet, in fact hardly at all, finishing a bit acid/citric. Towards the end of the bottle I’m really liking it.
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
[2408-20090801] Bottle. Roasted fruit and mild black currant aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. More black currant in the flavour with some woody hints. Medium body. Super fruity, odd but not too odd.
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
(w/ others @ BCTC; Cooperstown, NY)
Bottle, dated 1-2-06. Pours hazy orange with a huge, rocky, white head, lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw), light hop (grass), average yeast (earth) with notes of black currant and sugar. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Amber with a thick white head. Fruity nose with tons of black currant. Flavor is fruity and sweet, tart and tangy with a mildly sour finish. Not bad for a fruit beer. astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Gold-amber. Huge, frothy, fast head. Aroma: Currant fruit and malt. Flavor: Berries, yeast, sweet. Sweet finish. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2009
Huge, chewy malts blend well with the strong currants in the aroma. Opaque straw coloured body is topped by a generous and very long lasting, fine bubbled white head that sticks well to the side of the glass. Currants are strong in the flavour but never overwhelm the round and bready malt character. Medium body with lovely soft bubbled strong carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle. Need to follow up on purchase date but it’s at least two years old.