Pundarquartis (19) - Odense, - MAY 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible aroma just packed with raspberries and funk. Taste is pure, tart, but sweetish, raspberries with a more toned down funk. Needs a couple of years to become truly amazing... but wow, this is an unbelievable beer.
musthavename (1) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Felt a need to get drunk so I popped this one.
0.75l Bottle all by myself. First beer of the day.
Edit: Not a good beer to get drunk on; stomachburn/won’t be drinking for the rest of the evening
Didn’t even finish the bottle.
Weak-ish smell of fruitlambic / raspberry
Difficulty getting a head on this despite a pouring from a height
large bubbles getting sparser and dissipating completely within 30 sec
2 min after the pour head is completely gone by now
little carbonation;small bubbles;drinkable;decent mouthfeel w weak carbonation. Thin-ish mouthfeel. Not as dry as most beers from this style
Overwhelming acidity,bites your throat as you swallow it and you even
feel it on your lips afterwards (and in your stomach) in a way you would with lemon juice;it completely dominates the fruit and leaves not much room for anything else.
Any finer components typical for the taste of a good lambic blend that you would have expected to be there are not felt due to this or are simply plain lacking.
Gets even more sour;despite having opened the bottle some 12-13 min ago
An unpleasant,overwhelming sourness completely domniates the fruit (and every/anything else?) and makes this tough to drink.
Taste is lacking in delicacy,depth and complexity when it comes to taste. Save for the medium to weakish raspberry taste that is taking the back seat due to the acidity and can never be felt properly. There is just not much more to it. Undelightful in every way.
Straightforward;lacking complexity. One dimensional. Uneventful. Marginally unpleasant. And gets even more unpleasant with further pours
Modestly a better crafted beer than most yet dull and uninspiring. Does not integrate the taste of (old/new) lambic has to offer with the fruit well(or at all. )
Most merit is due to the way raspberries happen to taste in general and to the fact that it’s beer. Only other plus (which is not really a plus cause it would prove to be a deficit in time ...) is the decent mouthfeel partly due to weak(/lacking) Co2 (most belgian beers are simply overcarbonated esp when fresh).
Won’t even be opening the recent batch of hommage (PM me!)
Like a slightly more fresh and refined,yet more acidic raspberry version of a crossover between 6yo old de cam kriek regular 3f kriek
but less intense in terms of fruit when comparing to the latter(fresh) esp when age is taken into account.
Probably wouldn’t have guessed this is The framboos if tasted blindly. (Though it does taste typically 3F in a way). Essentially there is nothing that would distinguish this from an off the self 3F.
AS it warmed:
woody notes become more noticeable. And a feint cardboard/grain touch reminiscent to the 3F OG(where it’s much more present)
Wonder how the other batches of Framboos would compare
hammerhead01 (65) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014 Vintage. Pour hazy ruby with no head. Very fruity aroma: raspberries /raspberry jam, barnyard and some hints of vinegar. Taste is sour, raspberries with medium and soft carbonation. THis is truly a well balanced and complex fruit lambic. Very tasty.
Holmen1 (3215) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske (tappet 180614) på RBHD-samling på Fridtjofen april-15: takk til Gunnar som ga oss kveldens mest særpregede ølopplevelse. Lydløs åpning, og ikke antydning til skum, øllet er helt flatt - har korken vært utett? Intens aroma og smak av modne og til dels overmodne bringebær, det er nesten som å være på selvplukk på Vølstad i august. Lang og intens, tørr ettersmak. Uten litt karbonering blir den en smule endimensjonal. Eller kanskje skulle vi ventet et års tid med denne?
Habanero (3015) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours hazy red with a small pink head. Aroma of barnyard, raspberries, wood notes and vinegar. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. A great fruit Lambic. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
abemorsten (3072) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75 l flaske delt på RBHD-treff på Fridtjoffen april 2015. Vintage 2014. Uklar burgunderrød kropp uten hode. God gjæret bringebær-aroma med litt vanilje og grapefrukt. God fruktsyre og veldig god munnfylde. Kanskje litt flat og endimensjonal, men kjempegod.
Holmen2 (1572) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD on board Fridtjofen 14.04.15. 2014-vintage. Pale red. No head. Aroma of lambic and sour cherries and raspberries. Almost no carbonation. One-dimensional rather than complex.
gunnar (6108) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at RBHD tasting. Pours hazy reddish with a tiny white head. Aroma is strong meaty raspberries, inviting. Taste is moderate tarty raspberries, crisp and dry mouthfeel, almost flat carbonated, could do with more co2,
Sigmund (5554) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml corked & caged bottle at local tasting. Red colour, very little carbonation, no head. Intense aroma of ripe and over-ripe raspberries. Sour and intense flavour, ripe and over-ripe raspberries again, some tart and lemony notes too.
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fonefan 241014. Red colour with a pinkish head. Aroma is pleasent with raspberries, malt, and sourness. Flavour is also pleasent with raspberries, sourness, yeast, lemon, funk, cellar notes. Very nice beer.
Erzengel (4923) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very sour and fruity nose. The beer starts very sour. Lots of sour strawberries with a nice tart sourish body. Great fruit. Tart sourish and fruity. Horse-blanket sourness in the end. Great fruity sour stuff!