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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 1.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
madmitch76 (23312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
17th September 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting! Handbottle - thanks to Leighton for this unique experience! Cloudy amber beer, no head. Light dry palate with a slight crispness. Nasty vinegar nose leads to a reluctant half mouthful. Incredibly strong lemon acid and balsamic vinegar that is quite lierally painful to swallow, burning al the way down. Leaves the mouth watering, presumably an auto immune defence mechanism to stop the enamel on your teeth dissolving. Certainly not in anticipation of another sip of this god awful beer. As an exercise in brewing, clever perhaps, but not something that should be unleashed on the public!

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Leighton (19502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle "thanks" to jtclockwork. Ive now tried this beer on three separate occasions and, as such, I think I can give it - without reservation - the perfect 0.5. The bottom line is that this beer is, quite literally, painful to drink. Indeed, I am fairly confident that if someone actually drank more than a few ounces of this beer they would inflict physical damage to their body, likely by blistering the esophagus or, perhaps, burning a whole in the stomach lining. Because this beer is, essentially, pure vinegar, though far more acidic than any off-the-shelf vinegar.

The beer pours murky, copper-gold with pretty much no head. The aroma is all vinegar with hints of cherry, maybe some Jolly Rancher candy. The flavor is so sour you really cant pick anything up. Swirling the liquid in your mouth induces goose bumps. The beer first burns your mouth, then your throat. And then, once you think its all over, the beer wreaks a special kind of havoc in your stomach. Yes, this is a beer that keeps on giving. The body is light and the carbonation is somewhat spritzy. The finish, as you can by now expect, is marked by harsh pain, burning acid, and extreme sourness. There truly are no redeeming qualities to this beer. I feel very lucky to have tried it, because I cant imagine ever encountering another beer of this caliber; it would take a monumental effort from a brewer to achieve something like Lambeak Wants Blood Orange again.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
teorn88 (7198) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Hand bottle at Bruces, many thanks to Leighton! It pours a cloudy red colour with no head. Aroma is just strong vinegar. No beer in it. Harsher than balsamic vinegar. Taste is just uber acidic. More than vinegar. Very difficult to swallow, it feels like it could really hurt you. Overall, I can see the potential as a salad dressing and would probably rate this 4+ on ratevinegar.com, but as a beer is just a disgrace.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Taste, big thanks to Leighton.....! It pours murky amber with no head. The nose is acidic, strong vinegar, lemon, vegetables, mostly hard acid.....The taste is highly acidic, so much that it hurts, battery acid, turps, vinegar, nail polish, rotten vegetables, lemon, sherbet and more acid....really, really nasty. Perhaps the worst beer ever. It really hurts to drink this! Wow.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheAlum (7051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle shared at Dans Birthday Tasting (Lyons, IL). Pours a nice darker amber gold hue, well hazed and dulled, a good haziness. Frothy offwhite head atop dies to a nice film, laces ok. Aromas show sour oranges, lemon, and acedic acid. A touch of acetone, nail polish, and bread. Initial is oranges, richly acedic and sour. Acetone, acid, and sour lactic twang. Wow, a bit harsh. Middle has a touch of a redeeming fruity citrus character, but really moves quite quickly back to acetone, acidity, and citrus. Wow. Backend is a bit harsh, acedic. Oranges, lemon, and touches of harsh lactic and acedic acid feel. Finish is a bit harsh, acedic, dry. Meh. Not good. But I was surprised that this wasnt as bad as people seem to indicate. People today said this bottle compared to the tap was considerably better.. but not good, certainly.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
TheHOFF43 (2046) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from drowland/homer321. Pour is a weird hazy brown/orange. The aroma was literally the worst thing to ever hit my nose. It was like nail polish remover mixed with vomit. The aroma actually was better than the flavor. My god, what the fuck is this stuff. Burning acetone, poison, dentist office and someone elses sweat mixed together. This is honestly the worst thing I have ever tasted.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 So heres the deal. This beer isnt good, but its not quite as bad as the ratings suggest. 10 of the 25 ratings came from a single bottle that had been opened anywhere from a month to several months earlier and sat at room temperature for that time. I tasted the beer from that bottle on a few occasions (made for a fun experiment), and even though the beer wasnt very good to begin with, it got significantly worse as time went on.

My rating here brings the mean rating up to what it would be had these ratings not been entered, or at least it comes close.

Im not defending the beer, Im defending its right to be rated fairly!

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
8/23/13. 750mL bottle thanks to Homer321! >4oz sample thanks to RBSH3. Ugh. Caramel orange-ish pour with basically no head despite a big hiss when the cap was popped. Awful aroma. Awful. Pure nail polish remover/acetone on the aroma with a big dose of alcohol. Veggies, caramel, and citrus if you really search through the garbage. Sweet, sour flavor, tons of acetone, burning, rotten fruits, veggies, caramel, disgusting. Worse than CIB, and thats saying A LOT. Disgusting.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Aroma of rotten orange, nail polish and wasabi. The smell goes right up the nose. Pours flat and orange. Tastes light burning. Hot pepper, pure rubbing alcohol. Acidic awfulness. It hurts to drink.

1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Muddy, darker orange with almost no white head, no legs / Sour, delicate, acidic nose of orange, apple, nail polisher remover, oak / Light to medium body . . . the previous reviews say it all. Undrinkable, possibly dangerous. Might get that tough to remove spot off your car, though.


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