madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
17th September 2013cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
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!
Bottle at chrisO... Light hazy pink amber.. Massive balsamic... Big fruits.. Smelling it nearly kills you... Sharp tart.. Massive vinegar... Might be a great base for a chill sauce... Fascinating Leighton (21299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle "thanks" to jtclockwork. I’ve 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.Theydon_Bois (19546) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
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 can’t 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 it’s 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 can’t 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.
Craft Clerkenwell. Tuesday Horal Chugging Tasting, hand bottle (big thanks and no thanks to Leighton!!!), 17/09/13.
Has the appearance of 3 day old festival toliet water, murky amber reddish with a thin off white head. Only the lack of floaty globules prevents this one from a string of point ones !!!
Nose is straight from the inner workings of the Sarsons plant, rotten apple pulp, full on vinegar, mutated salt and vinegar crisp packet insides.
Taste comprises battery acid (I can only imagine!), high octane burning vinegar notes.
Not sure what kind of body this shit has - it just burns you, a real throat scraper, I pitty the plants in the bay window that got the rest of this - RIP.
Undrinkable. I pulled 3 or 4 convulsive faces on the back of this ! James in NJ - you owe me one, how could you let this out of your country think disease/germ agents etc ;) rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth, Eater Tasting 150404. Vinegar. And some other quite terrible things.
jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Bottle from mbrady. Shared at a tasting at my house because who wants to drink this by themselves? Pours cloudy orange. No head. Nose is foul - lots of acetone, nail polish remover, children’s glue and some orange. Taste is same, but the orange comes through the nail polish better than expected. Though, still not nearly enough. Sour orange nail polish finish. Did I mention nail polish? Because there’s a lot of nail polish here. Nail polish. Nail polish. Nail polish. Medium body. Scopey (14778) - 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. crossovert (12937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Flat pour, acetone scent, some sugar, blood orange. The flavor is sweet and malty, blood orange, some butter, but mostly acetone. Definitely a poor buy. Hopefully dark horse can come through with a refund as they knew they were selling a sub-par product for a lot of money. mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle at the Pre-Zwanze tasting. Thanks to Leighton for this spectical of a specacularly bad beer. Tiny sippy cup pour, bleive me it was enough. Aroma is pungant vinegar / acidic. Milky caramel / shit water coloured pour thin scummy head. Palate is acidic and burns the esophagus and stomach on the way down. I would love to know the ph of this badboy. So acidic. REally vinegar flavour. Fetch the fish and chips. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at jtclockwork’s place for a tasting. Pours a hazed orange amber. Smells like straight up nail polish remover. Gag inducing. Even more acetone in the flavor but it’s not as bad as it smells. There is a touch of orange, but the acetone is overwhelming. This is a bad, bad thing.