wedgie9 (2630) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting, big thanks to jackl for allowing me to finally taste this white whale. Pours cloudy dark red with an average off-white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is super intense sour raspberry with tons of signature 3F funk, and an intensity that almost reminds me of briny black olive. The flavor is not quite as sour as I expected with most of the sourness coming from the raspberry, but very funky and complex with some barrel treatment, and just a light hint of that olive up front. The body is medium with some light tannin, lively, nearly sparkling, carbonation, and a long complex raspberry, sour, and barrel treatment finish.
kryon (2711) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy raspberry with no head
Aromas absolutely mind blowing with tart notes of raspberries, citrus , cracked garden branch, garden leaves, earth
Taste has very tart notes of raspberries, citrus, cracked garden branch, earth, green grapes, green apples
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light raspberry with no head. Aromas of raspberry, red currant, citrus, slight cherry. Nose is perfectly blended, just amazing. Taste is soured fruit, citrusy notes and slight earthy tones. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Insanely well balanced between tart, fruit, earthy notes and floral notes. Wow.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4589) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Remi. Deep red with a sharp jammy raspberry, acidic vinegar and oak aroma. Light bodied, tart, very acidic with tons of bright berries. Yum , very sharp delicious raspberry.
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear light pink color. No carb. Raspberries and basement. Medium mouthfeel low carb. Long sweet finish.
Zlotta (2086) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2016 Sampled from 0.75 l bottle, 2014 vintage, shared by kermis at Not THT, thanks! Murky, brownish red, no head. Sourish-fruity, moderately funky aroma of raspberries, some strawberries, red wine vinegar, some oak and some bitter almond. Quite sour, fruity and moderately funky taste of raspberries, strawberries, red wine vinegar and a bit of bitter almond, followed by a medium long, quite tart and woody-dry finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent and quite astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Good stuff!
sjogro (2717) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 Bottle vintage 18/06/2014 courtesy of RandomStrangerNL at Klooster Delft. Hazy red poor with thin greyish head. Vinagorous sour raspberry, rich fruity, light metallic, more lactic. Fruitstone bitter. Woodiness. Milky yoghurty feel, fruity sour, lovely!
Bottle courtesy of kermis at Not THT. Vintage 2014. Cloudy dark red, no head, no bubbles. Big raspberry, fruitstone, bit rubbery woodglue, grassiness, hay. Pretty sour with moderate fruity sweetness coming through. Medium body, low carbonation and fruitjuice texture. Stingy sour finish with fruity sweet aftertaste. (4.0)
deanso (8933) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared.
No head. Murky red pour. Very tart aftertaste. Raspberrys too
Maakun (3918) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle shared thanks to kermis. Murky dark pink to brown with no real head. Some hay, funk, raspberries, red berries and black currant. Light bready, mineral, green leaves and a touch of red wine vigegar. Over medium sour and very light sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. It’s good, but really not as good as the hype.
mariuspoenari (1459) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. 2014 vintage. Muddy ruby-brown with no head. Notes of raspberries, and lambic funk. Very tart, almost abrasive. Medium body, flat, tart aftertaste.
milsem (10) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Candy for grown ups, the kind you’d gladly steal from a child :p Rasberry heaven, I bet that this was what God really made on the 7th day, the resting bullshit was just a huge cover up.
The taste is a funky blend of raspberries and citrus. Love this as much as some people love Sofiero!