Oakes (13135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 24, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
1986 Vintage, sampled May 2004
Orangey-amber colour. Funky aroma - stinky cheese, raspberry and earth. So well-integrated you can’t help nosing the beer over and over again. Slight acetic hint to the big acid body. Hugely complex - raspberries, nuts, leather and oak. Extremely well-balanced. Some sips you’re drinking a collection of great flavours, other sips you’re drinking just one great flavour. Drinking this is like peeling back layers of time as the beer slowly reveals itself. Outstanding.
Fredd_an (132) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastisk hallon arom! Fantastisk brutal kropp!! Fick en chock! Som en sur godis påse x100! Vilken kropp! Vilken syra! Vilka hallon!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
77ships (4693) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
HUGE THANKS! 2014 Framboos. 2013 Hommage. 2011 Framboos sampled side-by-side. This is a beer that I have been wanting to try forever & ever. First 2014 Framboos & 2013 Hommage side-by-side. 2014 Pours a very dark deep raspberry, surprisingly little carbonation. Hommage on the other hand does carry a definite head, light smallish pink head, also a very dark raspberry. 2014 Framboos has a very deep raspberry smell, almost coulis, mashed raspberries, funk is light, touch vinegary raspberry acidity. Hommage on the other hand has very clear funk, rustic, cherry pits dominate a bit & are far more clear than any raspberry. Taste is of 2014 Framboos is huge pureed raspberries, huge amount of fruit, very thick, coulis, very straightforward, juicy, almost simple, there is some horseblanket but it is light, light oak, jam,… Low carbonation, pureed raspberry / coulis type of body. Simplest of the 3 beers. 2013 Hommage has a huge amount of kriek & kriek pits in the taste, the dominates strongly despite only the small percentage,… Thicker body,… def. carbonation. More rustic character & more complexity than the 2014 Framboos. While an amazing beer, a bit too much kriek pits & kriek flavor for something that is more or less meant to be a raspberry beer. 2011 Framboos. Clearly superior to the 2014 version. Way frutier,… Dark raspberry & clear carbonation. Huge fruity character which combines perfectly big a big barnyard funk, fruit tastes somewhat like wild strawberries to me, thick fruity, wild, barnyard, explosive. Spectacular, best of the 3 easily for me. 4.9 for the 2011 Framboos. 4.8 for the 2014 Framboos. 4.9 Rating here is for the 2011 Version.
ajax25g (65) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thank you to Travlr for sharing! Great deep muddy ruby color. Huge nose of fruit. Very funky. Fruit is present but not as obvious as i expected but the bottle was from 2011. Tasty stuff!
markextrae (1488) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 2014 bottle. Shared with a friend. Poured a murky dark red colour, flat as a pancake. Raspberry aroma fills the room, raspberry jam, funky barnyard, hay, horse blanket, raspberry sourness sour fruit, oak, citrus, strong tart sour aftertaste. Incredible mouthfeel. Medium carbonated. Boy this is so complex! This is not just a beer... It’s a piece of art!
Beerconnaiseur (161) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 2015 Framboos (bottling 18/06/2014), 75cl bottle shared on first release day. Pours a hazey red with quickly vanishing pink head. A: raspberry funk, cassis hints, slight jam, very dry finish’ lots of fruit - such a rich aroma! Same dry finish on the taste profile. I get lots of raspberry, medium sour, horseblanket, barnyard, oak, some vinous notes, citrus peel, lots of earth and tart. A lot of depth and the low carbonisation makes it very unique and allows rich flavours to intertwine. Probably one of the best fruit lambics around!
djd07 (4899) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
4600th rating. 2011 bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Thanks to GT for bringing this and Graeme with the assist. Pours a cloudy red brown with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong raspberry seed and light funk. Thin mouth, tart raspberry, funk, nice sourness throughout, really enjoyed this one!
tectactoe (2867) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Bottle: 2011 vintage. Murky, crimson tinted copper with a brown & ruby tinted collar. Almost muddy. The lavender-khaki foam fades in seconds. Huge lemon & raspberry aroma, both incredibly jammy & acidic; full of sharp, seedy raspberry fruit skin, lemon rind, mild corky barnyard funk, earthy undertones, woody hay, & a touch of sweaty funk. Gushing & incredibly juicy rasperry flavor, sour as hell, backed with acidic lemon, wet barnyard hay, moldy cork, stone fruit, berry, faint vinegar, a touch of white wine, a wonderful finish of oak tannins, perfect sourness. Acidic without the burn, juicy & jammy without being to sweet. Dry. Incredible stuff. Wow, just incredible.
berntholer (1175) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slight pink head fades fast and leaves little lacing. redpink murky colour. aroma is horse, funk, raspberry pits, strawberry. taste is citric acid, mouthpuckering, raspberry. very dry mouthfeel, quite carbonated. nice, but not better than rose de gambrinus .. by far. bottle 75cl / bd may-2011 / thanks BeerLover_Ben
Vestergaard (632) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
15 cl pour from a 2011/2012 (don’t remember when it is from) 75cl bottle thanks to a couple of nice guys from Drikkeriet at Fermentoren. Pours a deep, dark, semi-clear red with a small pink head. Aroma has lots of both tart raspberries and riper sweet, frozen, dirty raspberries. Deep vinous notes, almost like rosé or lambrusco.. well, not in a particularly bad way. Taste shows some more funky and leatherish fruits, and thus showing the aging. Very sour and dry, but with ripe raspberry sweetness. Got some of the almost metallic sourness that frozen strawberries sometimes have. Haven’t had this fresh, but damn, the aging seems to suit this beer well! Crisp and fresh body, yet deep and tasty. Thrilled to have this!
maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 vintage. Thanks to KL. Funk attack, and raging mold, rhubarb compote. Cloudy dull copper color. Sharp but pleasat initial fruit, green olive juice, pickled cabbage, leather,a dn mild bittering in finish. Medium body. So tasty and complex. Solid stufff. Will certainly improve over time.