phaleslu (7323) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum. Holy smokes, man. Thanks a ton! Bottled 2011/05/31. Pours a mostly clear rose color with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of raspberries and big floral notes, with tartness, barnyard funk, and earthiness throughout. Flavor of raspberry, lemon, earthy and floral notes, funk, and oak. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, dry mouthfeel. Really glad I got to try this. Dug the intense tartness and fruitiness, though Will said some of the raspberry has already fallen out (which he said made it better than super fresh). Doesn’t quite live up to its reputation but still a world-class fruit lambic.
Koelschtrinker (12171) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruchtig saurer Antrunk, leicht bitter. Konstant sauer, stimmig, spritzig. Fruchtiges Finish. 11/12/12/12/12/12
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crisp, bright, nose. Not very sour. Subtle raspberry flavor. Very nice, but not as great as I expected.
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BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to someone (backlog book from Spring 2012). Probably a good time to use it for rating #6900. Pours with a murky red hued body with a white head that lasts a bit. Intensely fresh raspberry aroma, jammy, medium funky, basement and horseblanket notes, very complex, red wine, delicious nose. Flavors are pretty strongly acidic (mostly malic and lactic), tannic, sharply acidic raspberries, medium funk that is completely delicious. Earthy, barnyard. Bright, zesty and lemony. Complex, very dry, lively carbonation. Great stuff!
Borresteijn (5239) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
75cl Bottle at Sloshfest. Great to see this on the table, although I know I’m not going to like it that much. Hazy pink colour with amber hints, light pink head. Aroma is sour, peppery, raspberries, citric acid. Flavour is tart, citric acid, peppery raspberries, lemon, light funky, fruity, sour finish. Very light-bodied. More drinkable than De Cam, but still far from a pleasant beer. What’s the fuzz?
jcartamdg (2354) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy dark brownish red with no head. Aroma is very funky, all funk up front. Taste is very tart, acidic finishes with raspberries. Very tasty
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stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy and red beer with a weak white head. The aroma is raspberries and fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional bitterness. The palate is sweetness and some bitterness. Overall a really good beer with complexity.
Minderbinder (2402) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Bottle 750ml . Thx JulienHuxley
Pours hazy red/pink with almost no head (would be pinky). Some lacing. Aroma is of raspberries (jam), fruits, sweetness. Taste is of raspberries, acid, sourness, sweet. Intense, but straigth-forward. Raspberries fading? Palate: somewhat ligth body. Overall: Very good. Not cloying, easily drinkable. Certainly a very good beer, tough I was not thrown down my chair.
[Edit: Had another glass of that stuff. I’d say it was sligthly better, with raspberries in pretty good shape!]
tom10101 (3672) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 28-10-2012 Bottle (750 ml) 2011. Shared by JulienHuxley, huge thanks to Julien & Pier-Luc! Hazy pinkish-red with with a minimal head and little to no lacing. Aroma of fainted raspberries, wood, funk and slight menthol (?) notes. Taste is tart and sweet with raspberries jam, wood and funk notes. Mouthfeel is slightly dry. My expectations were so high that this beer was a little deception but it’s still a world-class fruited lambic. Tasted back to back with Hommage and this last one stood up. (7-4-8-4-16 = 3.9)
EDITED 04-08-2013: The color was salmon this time with a more beautiful head and some lacing. The aroma was way better than the first time with juicy raspberries and light barnyard. The taste was also better with raspberries and mild barnyard. Fruity and enjoyable. Way better than one year ago. If it keep getting better, it will be awesome in a couple of years. (4-8-9-4-17 = 4.2)
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle from a different time. Those white whale beers. One of two bottles, shared with friends. But other friends were missed when it was opened.
Dry, tart, fading fruit, brisk nose, great fine mouse. Raspberry was, well, mature. I think this was the best demonstration of brett on Raspberry action, I have ever seen.
Thank you Amand.