beastiefan2k (2079) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rbwg shared by GT2. AROMA IS I DONT KNOW WHY THIS IS ALL CAPS I CANT TURN IT OFF. STUPID BOOST MOBILE PHONE. ITS LIKE RASPBERRY JAM WITH A BIG SOUR KICK IN THE JUNK AT THE END. THE JAM ASPECT IS COOL. FLAVOR IS LESS JAM AND LESS SOUR, NOT AS COOL. MORE DRY SOUR THAT NOSE MAKES ME THINK. COOL STUFF BUT NO NUT BUSTER.
jbeatty (500) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2011 release, 02/17/2013. Thanks to Jeffo. Pours reddish brown, opaque, almost no head but instead a hazy off-white foam on the surface and ringing the glass, light lacing. Soft aroma of raspberry yogurt, jam, a peculiar dusty mustiness, rich barnyard funk, light leather. Taste is incredibly well-balanced and round, fruity raspberry jam. seedy offset and cut with nice layers of funk, dry finish with a touch of oak. Medium light body, supremely drinkable. Tasted after de Cam Framboise and Lou Pepe Framboise, this was the clear standout, avoiding the excesses of both with elegant balance. A pleasure.
thome50 (571) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the 2011 release. Tasted at Matty and Marks pub in NE Minneapolis last Fall. (Pretty good bottle list) Pours a clear, deep red with no head. Flat as a female teen gymnast. Aroma was raspberry, cranberry sweetness, slight lactic sour aroma and some very, very mild cheese. Taste was raspberry forward but the funk was not that apparent which could have done a lot for this beer. The lack of carbonation was also disappointing. Would give this a try again in a few years but the price is probably not worth it.
KickInChalice (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 750 mL caged and corked bottle into a tulip. 2011 vintage. From notes.
Moderately bright, the raspberry brown color has a wispy, off-white cap. This is not heavily carbonated.
The nose is full of juicy ripe raspberries, with a very sour aroma overall. The fruit is just explosive; it smells mostly lactic in nature, and there is not much funk in the nose, probably due to the young age of the beer.
With the first sip my tongue is greeted with the soft, sweetness of ripe summer raspberries. With each passing millisecond, though, the flavor becomes more and more sour, peaking right at the end of the sip. The fruit clearly dominates the flavor, ahead of the funky lambic notes. The sour notes are mostly lactic tartness, although there is some acetic vinegar to it as well.
The early sweetness creates a slightly fuller than medium body, but the light bubbly carbonation and the sour acidity as the sip progresses drag the body to the middle of the spectrum in terms of lambics. The lactic acidity and light tannins create a dry sensation as well.
This is simply an incredible raspberry sour, which I have soft spot for anyway. With more time in the bottle, I am sure some of the fruit will give way to more of the trademark Drie Fonteinen funk. It will be tough for it to improve on how much I like it now, but it should mellow out for sure.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle @RLRL-offwhite-cloudy yelloe/gold. A-yeast, slight funk. T-raspberry, yeast, lt malt.
DrSilverworm (2701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, bottled 2011/5/31, shared by b3shine. Nice tart raspberry nose. Red / orange color. Hazy, minimal white head. Good spray of dotty lace. Good tart taste. Medium body, light carbonation. Nice tart aftertaste. Really nice fruit lambic. Very tasty.
HenrikO (22) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Old tick, at Sour & Bitter, Copenhagen. Tart, fruity and slightly perfumed nose, hardly any funk. More funk on the tounge, earthy, cellar floor notes complement the very fresh, strong and tart raspberry flavour. Mouthfeel lively, effervescent, spritzy. Perfectly balanced funk/tart/fruit. Possibly my best fruit beer ever.
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Tmoney99 (8768) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear reddish amber color with an average frothy reddish head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex sour berry aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Heavy sour berry flavor with a medium to heavy tart sour finish of moderate to long duration. Standout brew.
alexsdad06 (3032) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear to slightly hazy reddish amber with a small pink head. The aroma has a big burst of raspberries, acidic citrus notes, some funk, florals and mild woody notes. The flavor has a good dose of tart raspberries, lighter sweetness, some funk, wood, light acidic citrus, and oak. This is very good and I appreciate the opportunity to give it a try.
teorn88 (1198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle, courtesy of a Belgian friend. Vintage 2011. It pours a clear ruby colour with a large off-white head. Aroma is stunning: tons of raspberries and horseblanket. Lightly sweet, quite acidic flavor, becomes moderately sour. Taste is really complex and fruity, but not sweet at all. Really sour, but still balanced thanks to the fruity presence. Acidic, pretty dry finish. Medium body, lively carbonation. World class, awsome. But if I had to say this is head and shoulders above other great Framboises (read Lou Pepe), I couldn’t say that probably.