cfrances33 (32) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a wine stem. Enjoyed 12/7/2013. Pour is a deep magenta with a wispy pink head, which recedes to a rim. Some effervescence. Smell is bright, juicy raspberries, cobwebs and funky blue cheese. Quite jammy. Huge raspberry profile carries over to the taste, with an additional increase in the level of cheesy funk. Quite sour. A bit of lactic creaminess, and a touch of oak on the finish. Very drinkable, despite being more sour than I expected. A top notch lambic for sure, but I think some additional time will do this well.
MrHangover (2146) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Epic Sour Sourpuss Tasting, massive thnx to kermis for sharing this. 2011 vintage. Pours a murky pinkish beer with a small beige-ish, off white head on top. Aroma is a massive raspberry bomb together with some wild yeast, moldy red fruits and hay. Wow this is wild for sure! Flavor is medium sour, shining trough are the raspberries and fruityness of this beer. Very well balanced, complex and easy drinkable. This beer is the reasons why lambics are so well thought off. Very well crafted, very enjoyable, amazing beer!!
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle shared at the epic sour sourpuss tasting (thanks to trade with gEUS). Pours a murky red brown with a small pinkish head. Massive raspberries coming straight out in the aroma along with barnyard. I don’t just mean barnyard like a lot of sours have barnyard, I mean absolutely full on, I really am down the farm (with raspberries) barnyard. Manure, hay, jam, earth, horse blanket. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Some lemon citrus aspects lingering in the palate in the long dry finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Yes this is excellent. Really good.
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Jay, James, Nicole, and beerman6686. Pours a deep pinkish-red with a small-medium off-white head. Aroma is fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, raspberry seeds, with a nice funk but little acidity. Taste follows suit, lightly tart, nicely sweet with lots of raspberry and cheesy funk. Finish is dry, with a some lingering funk and acidity. Really a beautiful beer, and it absolutely lives up to the hype. Rate 300!
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage. Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks a lot guys! Pour is hazy red with minimal white head. Aroma has lots of raspberries and other berries, funk, light cheezy notes (way less than first time i had it last year), tart. Taste is mainly raspberries, funk, oak, little cheezy, barnyard, little sweet. Light body. Very good! A lot better than first time.
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml at a tasting big thanks to JulienHuxley.
Appearance : Ruby red with small head.
Aroma : Big raspberries, light syrupy cherry-ish notes. Light raspberries leaves and light funk. Moderate lactic acidity. Big big fruits.
Taste : Big fruity raspberries with light raspberry leaves. Light cough syrup notes. Dry and sharp raspberries. Finish is quite persistent
Palate : Average carbonation.
Overall : Really glad I could try this. Very nice intense raspberries. Like biting the fruit itself. Nice complexity coming in the form of green-ish leaves. Nice finish. Fairly similar to Hommage IMHO. Can’t say this was better than hommage though. I was hoping for a bit more funk perhaps but the fruit is probably really dominating the base lambic. All in all a truly great beer but I guess I was expecting a bit more from such a big whale.
fletchfighters (1013) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hazy reddish pink color. Thin white head that fell to a collar. Good visible carbonation and body.
Nose is raspberry, strawberry jam, acid, cheese, and vinegar. Went in and out of all those smells very well and each stood out on its own quite well.
Taste was put best by another at the tasting. Fruit, sour , then fruit. Very well put.
Sweet and sour in the mouth. Perfect carbonation to cut through the sweetness and acid on this. Slightly dry finish.
Pallieter85 (14) - BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 40cl bottle from the late 1970’s, cork "Debelder Beersel", straight from the cellar and shared with a few friends. I had the honour of opening the bottle and I was careful as one should always be with old bottles like this. The cork came out smoothly and everyone’s eyes opened wide when we heard a pop. A release of CO2 and the room filled with an earthy, raspberry smell. Incredible start! The cork was in excellent condition and still completely sealed the bottle, after all it’s been wonderfully aged in a good cellar. Shared in 3 glasses. Poured wonderfully smooth, still slightly pink but most of the color has faded due to the age. Nice stable head on the beer which stayed for several minutes. Aroma was full of raspberries, combined with the earthy, woody smell of old lambic. The taste was full of raspberries, in perfect balance with the sourness of the lambic, A very little hint of vinegar but not too dominating. Who said raspberry lambics should be consumed within 2 years or the raspberry taste is gone? Hell this bottle is at least 35 years old and still a raspberry bomb. Hints of vanilla too, some oak. Full body, champagne like carbonation, loooooong finish. 10 minutes later you could still taste raspberries. One of the finest vintage beers I ever had.
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with friends courtesy of Dave. Big thanks for this one man!!! Pour is hazy reddish-pick with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Big Raspberry jam, strawberry pit, fruit peel, somewhat oaky, a touch tannic, cheesy, and funky aroma. Taste is super rich raspberry pit, strawberry jam, citrusy, lemon, tannic, fruit peel, straw, horseblanket, and floral with a medium sour finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Such a rich and fruity lambic, yet very sour and rich. Well-balanced and extremely tasty. Wow!
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of skycracksopen. THANK YOU DAVE! Pours a murky purplish maroon appearance with a pink head. Spritzy, bright seedy raspberry, fairly funky, light barnyard, a bit cheesy, jammy, really rich raspberry aroma. Quite tart but not overly sour, really bright, rich raspberry meaty, light cherry, raspberry pulp, super rich fruity, basement, a bit woody, light barnyard flavor that finishes with just a massive amount of raspberry, fairly dry, and tart. Raspberry just lingers on the tongue. Fairly reminiscent of Hommage and I think I may prefer Hommage a bit better, but this is a real treat. Thank you so much, Dave.