thomashall (1249) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2018 knickskicks (1168) - - SEP 19, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
75 cl bottled Oct. 12, 2011. Bright pink/red with a pink-white head. Nose is berries (mostly strawberry), leather furniture, some vinegar, vinous. Tart fruits, oak, wine, star fruit, bitter grapefruit. Tickling tartness. Not incredibly tart but left my mouth pretty numb 2/3 through. Soft spritzy body. Probably the driest finish of any beer I’ve ever had. Leaves the pleasant chalky dryness you get in your mouth after eating a banana or two. Just an incredible palate.
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Tap at Scheras Zwanze day. Dark ruby red pour. Wine grapes in the aroma. Dry wine taste, nice fruit, funk. This is awesome. The_Osprey (9690) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
November 2017 - 750ml cork and cap bottle at home in Richmond as 'Cantillon Saint Lamvinus', 5%, almost exactly 1 year old. Training contract celebration beer. Pours a translucent ruby reddy-pink, still, big foamy pink-tinged head dies quickly. Aroma is rich with lots of plum and cherry. Later get leather, cat paws and metallic notes, animal hide. Keeps changing between intense red fruit and musty. Very nice. Body is initially frothy with tingly carbonation but softens over time. Taste is tart with lots of plum and black grape versus a citrus acidity. A little sherry in the finish. Very drinkable. Tart but not that acidic. (9-4-7-3-16=3.9) pjotrapostou (412) - POLAND - NOV 12, 2017
Zapach lekko przeleżanych winogron, trochę jak z piwnicy. W smaku jest dość kwaśne, ale zupełnie nie dominuje to głębokiego, tanicznego smaku i ściągającego długiego finiszu jak w dobrym czerwonym winie. Bardzo winne, złożone, wytrawne, zbalansowane. czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2017
(2016) packed with Red wine qualities. Great tart finish. Some barrel mouthfeel. Really sour. witt (96) - Elsinore, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2017
2016 vintage from draft:
Pours deep red with small pink head.
Aroma has red grapes, sweet red berries, little funk, little sour.
Taste is red grapes, hay, sweet red berries, lemon, tart, melon, little sour and dry finish.
-------- vintage from bottle:
Pours deep ruby with almost no head.
Aroma has red grapes, red berries, really funky, sour
Taste is red grapes, grapefruit, orange peel, funky, sour, barnyard, really dry finish.
beton (715) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane, rocznik 2014. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu. Genialne! koleminer20 (4171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2017
From notes. Pour at Zwanze Day 2017 at Jolly Pumpkin on September 23. The pour is a darker reddish pink with a thick and pillowy light pink head with a nice clarity and a good lacing as it falls down to a collar. The aroma is full of grapes up front. There is a light oakiness to it and a hint of sweeter wine. There is something that’s really bland about this. The oak is nice, and the grapes are light. The flavor is a little better. There is more of a wine character with a light grape and a funky oak and light barnyard. This is pretty interesting. The mouth feel is light and brightly carbonated with a lingering heavy oaked wine grape with a lasting funk. This is surprising. 6 4 7 4 14 superspak (6216) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2017
5800th review! 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/14/2016. Listed at 7% on the label. Cork was wet under the cap, and almost fell apart removing it. Pours lightly hazy ruby reddish orange/pink/purple color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart plum, apricot, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, red grape, fruit skin, lemon, lime, green apple, grapefruit, hay, straw, grass, cork, wood, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, vanilla, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of complexity of fruity/funky/fairly acidic yeast, red grapes, pale malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart plum, apricot, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, red grape, fruit skin, lemon, lime, green apple, grapefruit, hay, straw, grass, cork, wood, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, vanilla, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light fruit tang and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart plum, apricot, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, red grape, fruit skin, lemon, lime, green apple, grapefruit, hay, straw, grass, cork, wood, wheat, cracker, light leather/funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/fairly acidic yeast, red grapes, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy/tannic fruit/oak. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an excellent fruit lambic. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/fairly acidic yeast, red grapes, pale malt, and oak barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Well rounded Brett complexity and solid Lacto presence. Perfectly balanced between grapes, oak, and malts. Was expecting way more out of this. Not as much depth in funky complexity, and not as jammy/vinous on fruit character as I wanted. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example otherwise. ebone1988 (2233) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Sample at Zwanze 2017, Jolly Pumpkin. Aroma is grape, funk, wood, wine, juicy, excellent. Appearance is red, light pink head, clear. Taste is grape, wine, wood, funk, great. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, grape wine wood aftertaste. Overall, lovely. Jow (4169) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Tap zwanze brighter cranberry pour. Nose is acidic berry and wine. Tastes of zin, strawberry, basement floor, cobwebs, lemons and light vinegar. Very good tart and interesting.