DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Re-rate 5/25/08: Bottle. Clear deep red color with a pretty and stable pinkish head. Nice cherry aroma with some woody notes, a bit of sugar and marzipan. Flavor is sweet, a bit candy-ish, with cherries, sugar and light acidic notes. Light to medium-bodied with a rather sticky mouthfeel. Enjoyable but I would take a lambic with no fructose, cherry flavouring, sugar substitute and abscorbic acid over this any day. 7/4/6/3/13=3.3
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle in some small café in Brussels. Deep red with a pink head. Cherry aroma. Flavor is sweet with cherry and some acidity. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
Date: 01/27/1996boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Light red color, whispy almost nonexistant head, strong cherry aroma, high cabonation, sweet cherry flavor with a lingering strong but not as sweet cherry aftertaste. Much like a cherry wine or champange.
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
The body rolls from the bottle a thick, syrupy looking dark red. The head that forms is thin, modestly retained, bright pink. The aroma is nearly overwhelming, authentic sweet cherries just tumbling from the glass. Also noted is the distinct scent of freshly baked Stollen, candy sugar and tartness. the signs of open fermentation with wild yeasts are just a mellow sidebar. The flavor is highly sweet and mostly tart cherries, followed closely by sugars both real and artificial, light yeast and lightly toasty cereal grain. Acidity is relatively high and copmplimentary but repressed. Minor hints of wild yeast sneak out every now and then. The finish is sticky sweet and enduring, gradually becoming more tart. The mouthfeel is very full, lowly carbonated and very sticky and slick. Simple and enjoyable and by no means anywhere close to a traditional fruit lambic. There is a time and a place for this beer. It is a great companion to many desserts and could certainly pass as a dessert itself. BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
[Sampled to CH. final: Porto - Monaco: 1-0 in 2004.] My firstfruitbeer and it was really a great exp. I swallowed it all in a second at despite its Kijafa-flavor it’s not that bad. But now I’ll serve it in the oude version. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Pours a pretty deep red with a creamy pinkish head. The aroma reminds me of cherry syrup and ginger ale. Medium-bodied and lively it finishes quite dry and tart, stripping your tongue of moisture. The flavor is a very sweet and tart cherry with a spritzy texture. A bit too sweet up front and dry at the end for my tastes, but not bad. I prefer their framboise.
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Sour cherry...Sweet at first.. moving to tart. Aroma matches the taste. Another nice experience trying a fruit lambic. JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
An excellent beer. A great blend of sour cherry attributes into a lambic without becoming overpowering like the Lindemans Pomme can become. This is the best lambic brewed by Lindemans and everyone should try it at least once. TaxiDriver (1776) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle. Very sweet, strong cherry smell. Large red head, mostly dimishing. Red body. Heavy sweet start, slightly bitter finish, long duration. Dry and creamy texture, medium body & soft carbonation. Very nice one! DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Pours red with a foamy pink head. Aromas of cherries as was the taste.Along with the cherries there was sweetness with some sourness behind it.Finish was sweet . TET (3129) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Beautiful dark red colour with thin white head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet and very cherry. Only in small doses.