Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of funk, oak, black currant and fruit. Appearance is dark red with almost no head. Flavor is sour and sweet with taste of blueberries, tart and black currant. Thickles in the mouth. Almost no carbonation. Overall an amazing beer with complex taste and interesting mouth feel.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared kindly by fodog. Pours a gorgeous purple/magenta with a pink head. Stunning. Nose start soft fruity, currents, light tartness and a wash of honey tinged funk. Flavor start tart, a soft sour, fruity, berries, then the tannins come in. Bretty funk towards the finish with more berry, a touch acetic and finally a solid tartness. Soft, lush, dry without loosing the soft berry flavors. Fantastic!
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 12, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I finally got a chance to try this beer, thanks Jeppe! The beer poured a hazy, deep amber almost crimson body, dense. Vigorour head formed, vibrant pint color that receeded quickly and left a full ring on the edge. The nose was very tart, earthy and a bit of exotic fruit. The taste...tart, tart, tart! Don’t get me wrong, the taste is excellent. The blueberry notes are strong, fresh and wonderful. There is also some citrus and pepper on the tongue. If you take a look at the label, the face tells you the story of this beer. Tart yet wonderful. Well worth the effort to get it.
gyllenbock (9010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Sample from batch 4. (7, 4, 8, 3, 16) total 3.8 (April 2009)
In all honesty I thought it would both smell and taste more blueberries than it did.
The beer was still good with a nice balance between the sourness and sweetness from the fruits.
I must re-rate this one. The new rating is for a bottle of 2011 Vintage (batch 7)
I was a novice in terms of drinking Lambic when I drank batch 4 in April 2009.
The beer was tastier now, I felt more blueberries in both the aroma and taste. Someone mentioned the Swedish blueberry soup, Blåbärssoppa, I must say that was a good comparison besides the tartness that is quite spectacular in this beer. Very good beer but not as good and elegant as Cantillon Soleil de Minuit.
kappldav123 (6094) - GERMANY - OCT 2, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Very dark, dark red, modest turbid. Starts very, very fruity, also quite sourish. Notes of berries and elder. Sourishness is increasing, finish very intense and warming, prickly and scratchy aftertaste. Very, very good! Thanks to Todeon for the bottle!
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at BCTC thanks to Miver. Pours a hazy/milky pinkish with little to no head. Aroma of this wonderful sourness, funky and horsey. Some of the blueberry character still there but mostly all consumed by the wild yeast. Flavor was the same thing going on. So good yet so hard to explain.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 4, 2009 vintage Poured a dark pinkish red into my Cantillon tumbler. Head was a huge light pink creamy wonder. Aromas of sour cherries,raspberries,blueberries,pepper, and some leather. Perfect balance of sour and fruit. Amazing beer. May someday I drink again.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml courtesy of Fiver29 – thanks John! Pours a cloudy purplish amber with a thin tan head. The nose is barnyard dfunk, vinegar, aspirin and unripe fruit. The taste is sour lemons, red wine vinegar, tart blueberry skin and light funk. Puckeringly sour at first but that fades to a semi-sweet fruit finish. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very good - thanks again John!
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Sparky27...WOW!!! Thanks again Eric!!! 2007 vintage produced a crystal raspberry pour with a fizzy eggshell head...pink/lavender hue. Aroma is extreme barnyard, pungent lemon rind, vinegar, and funk. Flavor is tart and puckering, with no real distinguishable blueberry present. Got lockjaw with the first sip, but this either mellowed or my tongue acclimated to the sour. Definitely more drinkable as it warmed. Lively carbonation that ignited the palate. Very good.
HenrikSoegaard (13889) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2007. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Wonderfull red colour. Very sour barnyard aroma. Berrys not very present alas. Powerfull sour acetic flavor. Again lacks berries-notes. Long great sour finish. Oily palate.