Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red coloured beer, very little carbonation and an average white head. Fruity, raspberry aroma with some light sour touches. Full palate. Finish is sour fruity, again that typical raspberry touch with some fruitstone hints. Very nice.
Wim (2712) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy red coloured body with a little white head a sourig fruity aroma a sourig fruity taste with a sourig fruity bitter finich
JoeinDahlem (1325) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s incredible what 10 months has done to this beer. Extreme initial tartness has mellowed to reveal an amazing drink, an outstanding aperitif of sumptious fruit. 75 cL bottle pours a deep maroon-red, pinkish-white head fades fast. Huge nose of raspberry--real, fresh raspberry--with notes of lemon and bits of old goat cheese (wish I had some to pair). Incredibly juicy flavor, Intense but reasonable fruity tartness, with a wave of dryness bubbling out of the champagne-like mouthfeel. That real fruit reigns throughout.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Muddy, pink/red body (lots of pieces of raspberry). Head disappears fastly. Aroma is full of raspberry with some wood. Lightly bitter, heavily sour initial flavour. Moderately sour finish. Quite nice with an ok complexity.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Jason for this one. Cloudy red color. Aroma is a sour raspberry fruit, much like yogurt and cheese. Flavor is a sweet sour fruity mix. Body is medium and plentiful.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: medicine, Band-aids, sourness, and fruits
Appearance: reddish-purple, small head, little lacing
Flavor: sourness, seedy raspberries, tart cherries, stems, leaves, hairs, juices, cherry pits
Palate: smooth with tart bite, seedy fruity aftertaste
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Courtesy of kramer17801. Cloudy, hazy ruby red body with a small beige head with a slight pink tint. Sour pie cherry nose with cheese, lactic acid, light berry and horseblanket. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately sour with an enormous amount of sour pie cherries, lots of raspberry, some yogurt, cheese, melon and lemon. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation. Finish is very long with a lasting pithiness.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Bottle lot number 14/2/2007 so 1 year old. Very nice and not too sweet. A little sour but still splendid. This is a perfect good fruit beer. No sirup. And with reel lambic it is a very good combination. I love it
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mucho thanks again to RadioMGB for this treat. Simultaneously ruby, pink and peach with a thin ring of head. Nose is raspberries and cherry juice. Acidity is there but hidden. Some black cherry soda (not sweet - but that kind of richness) is there. Flavor is cherries, acid, lemon, oak. The fruit is incredibly fresh but the acidity is quite aggressive at the same time. Finish is more cherry than raspberry, a solid woodiness contributes to the dryness. Interesting but seems to be missing something to tie it all together - maybe age?
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 Re-rate 12/19/12: Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Bottled 2/14/07; Cellared in Yuvalim 11/26/08. Cloudy reddish orange. Aroma of wood, lots of raspberries, barnyard and light lemony notes. Sour flavor, funky, slightly lemony, with lovely raspberries. Silky mouthfeel. Really great stuff. 9/4/8/5/17=4.3
(3/14/08) After looking for this one everywhere during my 3-week Belgium & Amsterdam trip, turning down one in Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst early in my trip in hope I could find it easily elsewhere, and disappointed by the fact that the guy in Moeder Lambic couldn’t find any more bottles (for 25E) in the cellar, I was thrilled to find this one for 11.5E (!!!) at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.
Bottle drank at a friends’ house in Amsterdam. Deep red color with a small pinkish head. Magnificent raspberry aroma with some earth and barnyard. Wonderfully tart berries flavor with some citric notes, wood and earth. Great mouthfeel. Amazing. 9/4/9/5/19=4.6