ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for the unavailable in ’Murrca surprise! Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game.
A: Pours a dark plum color with a shit ton of ugly sediment floating about. The head is an awful looking lavender film floating on top of the brew with big bubbles and general ugliness.
S: Very earthy, to the point of being ’dirty’ smelling, almost even fungal. Light cherries and acetic tartness comes through in a timid manner.
T: It’s far more tart in the flavor profile. This one starts with cherries briefly - then BOOM! Acetic, vinegary sourness bombards the palate - I’d reckon the balance is 85% tart, 15% sweet cherries. More of the earthy qualities from the aroma appear later on to finish the brew off. Shame it came after three excellent gueuzes, because this one really spoke to my sour tastebuds very well. It just couldn’t measure up regardless.
But compared to the fruity, Arbor Mist-esque (artificial) sugar bombs Lindemans is wont to creating, this is a damn godsend.
M: Not as dry as the gueuzes I just sampled - but just as tannic, if not moreso. As such, it comes across a little harshly. If anything, aging this should give it a more delicate subtlety to the palate qualities.
O: I love the sourness this is providing. If I didn’t just have a trio of quality gueuzes, this would probably score a little higher, as unfair as it sounds. A year of age should round out some of its rough edges a touch.
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was alternatingly extremely tart and quote sweet. Very pink head and red body, this wasn’t very enjoyable to me. Just too tart and sweet.
PhilosophyGuy (539) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
W aromacie wiśnie i końska derka - dobry balans. W smaku mega kwaśność, wiśnie, wysokie wysycenie, pestkowość, końskie nuty raczej niewyczuwalne. Wysoce przypomina kompot. Bardz dobre piwo!
AaronIPAAPA (90) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barwa krwistoczerwona, klarowne. W aromacie wiśnie i stajnia. W smaku potężna kwasność, pestkowość. Ocena na podstawie notatek pisanych przed założeniem konta na RB.
Yonass (33) - WRCLW, POLAND - APR 8, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Niezbyt gazowane, barwy czerwonej, klarowne. W aromacie głównie wiśnie, trochę derki. Kwaśności i cierpkosc bardzo ładnie stonowana.
Jimbo2 (396) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart, fairly low carbonation and really, really crisp and with super fresh cherries. Sour and summery.
JStax (6006) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear red with a fizzy pink head of foam. No head retention. Aroma has big notes of cherry skins, oak, and some hints at chocolate. Fairly acidic and fruity taste. Medium body and high carbonation. Pretty good!
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lindemans makes some of the most affordable and accessible Lambics out there, but I forget that they sometimes brew things that are downright lovely. Cuvee Rene is one of the lovely ones. Deep red hazy pour. Nose reveals a gorgeous balance between tart cherry and earthy funk. Same goes for the taste, and you get subtler touches of raspberry and horse. Fizzy, acidic body. Not too sweet, not too sour. Fantastic.
piscator34 (2408) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 5, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark rose in colour with spritzy carbonation. Aromas are of sweet cherry, mild barnyard, earth, and florals. More sweet cherry on the palate along with dried out wood, and some mild funk. Perhaps a hint of vanilla in there too. Light bodied with a moderate amount of acidity and sourness. Not as bombastic as a 3F or Cantillon beer, but definitely the real deal.
HuskerTan (2077) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Red color, clear liquid, pink head.
T- Barnyard, funky, cherry, slightly tart.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish.
O- Really nice and I’m not sure why it took me so long to try this. The aroma was mostly cherry but the palate introduced a touch of funkiness. Well balanced and certainly one I could drink quite often.
BRW (2648) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red colour with white head. Cherry aroma. Extremely sweet, cherry, yeast taste, some sourness. Medium body.