Filed under: Brewery Fonteinen, Lambic (flute, tumbler) | Tags: amazing, beautiful, bitter, cherry, cloudy, depth, excellent, grapefruit, intent, interesting, marigolds, nice, orange, overpowering, peppers, poetry, presence, roast, sharp, sour, strong, stunning, surprising
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Size: 25.4 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 310C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aural: interesting cork opening, high carbonation, simple pour
Aroma 10 out of 10
Balance: very sharp (incredibly sour)
Malt Aroma: roast
Hops Aroma: marigolds peppers orange
Other Aroma: cherry
Notes: what an amazing aroma. overpowering with sour cherry content and context.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: deeply cloudy,
Head Retention: poor
Notes: An absolutely stunning color, depth and presence. No head at all.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: roast
Hops Flavor: grapefruit
Notes: What an amazing, surprising and wholly sour flavor. Knocks you down with intent and determination. A beautiful flavor with dark intent. This beer wants to take a bough of arrows and send each of them deep into your heart, and you still love it so! It is a fruit based flavor that wants to convince you of IPAs. it’s phenomenal.
Palate 5 out of 5
Notes: what an amazing palate and finish – great depth to the bitterness and sourness of the palate.
General Impression: 18 out of 20
Freshness: quite fresh
Personal Taste: loved
Notes: It is dominated by sourness and acidity, but it is interesting to no end as a result. It is not sweet or cloying, but you are overwhelmed by the things we associate with sweetness — cherries, grapes, and melons (rinds). So nice.