zvikar (2068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks DSG. Pours brown to pink orange with a beige to pink head, aroma of raspberries, amazing fruit sweetness, raspberry jam, great acidity, wood, lively and fresh, flavor is sour acidic with vinegar, plums wood, cork and wax, malt, zesty, full bodied, amazing brew
KickInChalice (849) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Tasted side by side with 2011 Framboos
Hommage pours a hazy crimson color with just a tiny wisp of an off white head.
The raspberries are definitely noticeable in the nose, although the cherries are surprisingly prominent. A strong tart aroma has a strong acetic vinegar component to it. The acidity in the aroma seems to mostly overwhelm any funky wild elements that might be there.
Cherry is actually the stronger flavor coming through with my first sip. Tart cherries, overripe cherry skin, sour raspberry, red grapes, oak, and balsamic vinegar all come together nicely. The flavor has a gentle sweetness up front and then strikes a nice balance between fruity tartness and acetic vinegar. There is a slightly off-putting plasticy note that comes through at the beginning of the sip, but other than that this is very enjoyable.
It has a nice, smooth, medium body for a lambic that is peppered with vinegar acidity. The carbonation is on the lighter side of medium, and there is a slightly oaky and tannic finish.
This is clearly a well-crafted lambic. I thought that raspberries would be the dominant fruit, but I was not disappointed that the cherries came through so strongly. The plastic flavor in the flavor was enough for me to knock down the flavor and overall score, but everything else was solid.
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle generously shared by cpferris. Big thanks to Chad. Pours a reddish amber with a small white head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is lots of cherry, some raspberry, a light medicinal note, and funky oak. The initial taste is sweet with some cherry and raspberry. There is also lots of funky oak and a light medicinal note. The finish is tart and funky. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Quite Tasty.
teorn88 (1222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. It pours a reddish almost copper colour with a small white/light tan head. Aroma is big on raspberries with funk, dust and oak. Taste is similarly fruity with raspberries, citrus peel, big funk and barnyard character. Dust and oak. Finishes dry in the palate. Good carbonation. Rounded and bold. Aged very well apparently.
tomer (1228) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, murky red to rusty orange, aroma of canned corn, ripe raspberries, rose petals and some woodiness, flavour of raspberries, wood and some vinegar, extremely strong sourness, scraping the throat a bit. Bold and very good.
kraddel (917) - deurne, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours clear red, white fast fading foam. smells fruity, hint of sourness. tastes like old red fruits, overripe, with a very very sour aftertaste. the most sour 3F i had so far ! yet its good, its not waawing me. yet i’m very happy to get to try this since i wanted it a long time. so damn lucky since again, i drank the last bottle they had ( sorry guys, its getting a bad habbit of mine ! )
thnx so much to 77ships for the tip where to get this !
Zita (3510) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice sour raspberries aroma,red, hazy, light red foam,light sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, soft carbonation, sour raspberries finish.,
hapjydeuce (890) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opened in celebration of the 2012 Presidential Election, November 6 with my wonderful wife. Ive been hanging on to this bottle for roughly 3 years now. 2007 vintage is marked on the bottle. Cork comes out with a faint pop, pours a hazy golden cherry color with fine carbonation and a thin ring of head. Immediate aroma of acetic acid, funky cheese and sour cherry. The power of the aroma is nearly overwhelming. Barnyard and must is all over the nose. I cant believe how tart this is even with the age. The flavor is less intense than the aroma, with a dry sweet blend of cherry and dried grass. Flavor profile transitions from sweet to bitter cheese and yeasty biscuit, but incredibly complex. Undertones of old oak wood, wheat, peppercorn, rosemary and lemon zest. The finish is light and dry with a tingly carbonation sting on the palate. Overall a delightful drinking experience, the unbalanced aroma dinged it in my book, but the complexity gives it points. Well worth the wait, now we’ll have to see what the bugs in this beer do to my bowels tomorrow morning...
JulienHuxley (1749) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My bottle, at our super tasting. Red pour with brown/copper hue and just a hair thick ring of white foam around the perimeter. Aroma is quite citric, lots of old raspberries, subtle cherry aromas, strong leathery funk. Taste is citric, tart, lots of berry tartness, the fruit comes off fresher than in the aroma. Palate is fairly dry despite the fruitiness, carbonation is rather low for the style. Very good, but not mindblowing.
Minderbinder (824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 750ml. Thx JulienHuxley.
Corked with synthetic stuff. Pours hazy dark amber/orange with low off-white head (almost none). Lots of lacing. Aroma is of barnyard, funk, raspberries, fruits. Taste is sweetness, barnyard, funk, sourness, fruits (raspberries), acid. Overall: Very good, impressive. Surprisingly drinkable.