mdfb79 (8) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From 11/05/10 notes. Had at a small tasting thanks to ygtbsm94; huge thanks to Brad for sharing this very sought after beer! Bottle is from Batch 3, 2007 Vintage.
a - Pours a reddish amber color with two inches of fluffy white head that has excellent rentention and leaves a little bit of lacing and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of tart blueberry, sour fruits, brett, and oak. The blueberries aren’t overpowering, which makes it wonderful to smell and enjoy.
t - Tastes of blueberry, sour fruit, yeast, and brett. Hints of oak as well, but not as much as the smell. The tart blueberries come through a little more in the taste than the smell, but again, pretty amazing.
m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and crazy drinkable. A little bit tart but not too lip puckering, which allows it be be drank easily. Perfect mouthfeel.
d - Wow, what an amazing beer. At 5% ABV, I feel like I could drink a whole bottle of this and still want more. I’m not just marking this up due to rarity; this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had and if you like blueberries as I do, you’ll love this one. We tried various sours at the tasting, including LeBleu and Crianza Helena and I enjoyed this one more than both of them; I came home the next day and immediately tried to trade for a bottle. Would love to have again sometime and truely worth the hype.
ALIBALI (1824) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh Bottle. 2016. Need the older Ones :). Stunk, KellerfussWaltz und fies rund. Lambikwunderkind mit absolut blaubeeriger Tiefenwirkung 👌💋. 375ml Bottle. Shared with Rasmus & Scottie. Ca. 15 Euro. HIMMERIGET, Kopenhagen.
Iphonephan (6823) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 33 cl bottle vntage 2013 courtesy of Kermis in Den Haag. Pours a cloudy blue-tinged mahogany. Aroma of blueberry and sour grapes. Sour, and bitter finish.
sjogro (3764) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2017 Kermis the cellar digger just levelled up! Thanks for sharing. A bottle labeled "16". Hazy dark purple with light pink head. Big sweet and sour berries, similar to (but apparently not the same as) bluberries, hay, grapes, grape most, big funk. Grape stone bitter. Moderate sweet and sour and bitter. Over medium body, very very juicy, soft carbonation, lovely stuff.
Svartvit (512) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by kermis, 2015 vintage, thanks! Pours a nice dark red with a pinkish head. Heavy on the berries but also very funky, more than I remember from previous occasion. Really deep, intense funk with a nice depth to it. Berry sweetness. Over medium sour, medium sweet. Medium body & carbonation.
Maakun (5178) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared massive thanks to kermis!! Deep purple with light purple head. Lots of hay, funk and horse on the nose when smelled directly from the glass, but there’s also strong bilberries from a bit further away. Taste has loads of Cantillon funk and horse, soft fruits, hay, light minerals. The berries are a bit in the background, with mostly berry skins coming to the foreground. Medium sour, light sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Very good, though not as fruity as I expected.
mariuspoenari (2555) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Hazy dark ruby pour with a pink head. Notes of blueberries, forest fruit, dark cherries, a lot of funk, minerals. Quite tart, slightly mouth-puckering but pretty nicely balanced by sweet and mineral notes.
witt (32) - Elsinore, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours beautiful dark ruby color, almost no head.
Aroma is moderate sour, red fruits, hay, barn, funky, lots of blueberries in the finish.
Heather_B (254) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible. Smells like dark fruits and beautiful lambic mold. Looks ruby red with a small pink head. Mouthfeel is great - carbonated but not overly so. Flavor is straight blueberry juice.
Garrold (5067) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Himmeriget, Copenhagen. 2016 version. Darkest pink. Soft haze. Pale pink, foamy head settles to a thin ring. Nose has that unmistakable Cantillon cobweb fustiness. Soft, tangy, ripe red fruit. Some vanilla oak. Some new leather. Taste is dry and tart, with a light, berry sweetness. Mouthfeel is cleansing, with some acidity. Finishes dry and slightly acidic. Hint of berry sweetness hangs in until the close.
Aarslew (48) - - JAN 14, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2016) at himmeriget, Copenhagen. Aroma is packed with red fruits and obviously blueberry. Also some of that funky lambic smell. Amazing. Taste is bitter, sour and rather dry. Really crispy and clean.