illidurit (2180) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Blue Palms during RBSG 2012. Thanks to Dak for letting me have a sip off his glass after I got snubbed on a pour of my own (not cool enough I guess). Pours a hazy deep berry purple color. Striking fresh raspberry aroma, lactic yogurty, lemon, currant. Vibrant raspberry flavor, as potent as any raspberry beer I’ve had, while maintaining a great balance between lactic and acetic sourness, also melding the fruity sweetness with the firm sourness brilliantly. A lovely beer.
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, Chris! Pours a cloudy reddish color with a light pink head. Smells of raspberry, leather, red wine vinegar, and oak. A touch salty too, which is a bit strange. Lemon and straw, a touch of earthy funk. The flavor is quite sour, though it leans toward the acetic side. Still, some nice lactic notes and lemon zest. Raspberry is there, as is a bit of oak, leather, and must. Not anywhere near as funky as most 3 Fonteinen beers. Enjoyable, but not amazing.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mjames, 3fourths, acrococker, whatever the fuck his stupid ass name is brought this over and cracked it open at my house tonight. Vibrant aroma with some familar and strange things going on..salty, brininess over raspberry sting, solvent possibly, very piercing nose. Flavors were a lot tamer, more concentrated on the fruit and a lot less of the strange...seems underwhelming right now flavorwise, missing funk and sharpness and seems young and muddled and too early. That’s me. Still tasty though...but I want more piercing acid to come out that I’m personally not finding.
Dunbar72 (134) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours hazy red with a small pink head. Pure aroma of raspberry. Pretty sour to the taste, raspberry and citrus. Very nice!
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle of most recent batch. Pours a nice ruby red color with a pinkish head. Aroma is filled with tart raspberries, with lots of funk. I get nice oak character, some vinegar, almost balsamic vinegar, some barnyard, horse blanket, light cheese aroma, light like cherry notes and quite tart aroma too. Flavor follows the nose with lots of tart raspberries, with vinous notes kind of like a Rose, some oak, vinegar, cherry like notes, and funk of, musty old flavors, barnyard, cheese, horse blanket, with a nice fruit and sourness balance. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall an amazing Fruit Lambic, the best raspberry Lambic and probably also the best Fruit Lambic I have ever had!
kbc (30) - Vitoria - Gasteiz, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Uno de los grandes Hypes de la temporada pero que al menos para mi cumple todas las expectativas que puedo tener en una lambic de Frambuesa fabricada por el maestro Armand.
gnoff (8010) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Cloudy reddish brown color, smallish white to pink head. Sour, raspberry, acidic, lactic acid, a bit metallic, some sweetness, tart, fruit peel, fruity taste. tArt sour puckering fresh mouthfeel, very low bitterness, almost non existing. Raspberry, sweet, acidic, sour, stable scent, very nice! Aftertaste is tart, unripe red currants, berries.
hopscotch (9738) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Update: Bottle... A bit more funk and sourness; a little less fruit. I’ll take that trade-off every time. Sample courtesy of GT2 at RBWGJAX2013! March 3, 2013
Bottle… Cajun Café on the Bayou Sour Festival 2012… This beer rocks!… Murky dark brown ale with red highlights and a small, creamy, pink head. Excellent retention. The aroma offers big-time horseblanket funk and loads of raspberry jam. Medium-bodied and creamy with especially soft carbonation. The flavor is funky and sour, but not quite as sour as I would have liked coming from an unblended lambic – the aged hops provide both flavor and moderate bitterness. Finishes tart, a touch astringent, mildly bitter and dry. As with most 3 Fonteinen beers, the yeasty bitterness and subsequent balance turns me off just a touch. From the geuezes, I expect this; but not from an unblended fruit lambic. Still, another world class effort from Armand! Original score = 4.0 on July 7, 2012.
tkrjukoff (4116) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours murky red amber with a small pinkish head. Aroma is lovely raspberries sour stable cellar fruity sweet. Flavor is funky sour stable raspberries in start lovely tartness and bitterness adds on in the middle with good dry touch. Finishes longlived sour tart and fruity. Nicely balanced refreshing.
_angst_ (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours hazy ruby red with a small fizzy pinkish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is tiny sweet and sour with tons of raspberries, hay, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, gastric acid, lemon grass, wet soil, gooseberries, red currants, raspberry candy, orange zest, crackers, barnyard, grapes and like leaves. Taste is intensely sour with raspberries, wet hay, dry soil, horse blanket, lemon juice, barnyard, leather, gooseberries, unripe currants, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, crackers, green apples, dark grapes, wet soil, grape zest, plum zest, lime juice, lemon grass and like leaves. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with raspberries, gooseberries, currants, hay, horse blanket, barnyard, wet hay, dry soil, crackers and gastric acid. Possibly a bit young. Some hints of oxidation might balance it but that’s just speculation on my part.