BartC (715) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím afraid my English vocabulary is to limited to describe such a superb beer. Hell, even my Flemish is to limited Iím afraid.
Purple head quickly disappearing after pouring the bear. Good carbonation. Self-evident fruity aromaís dominated by the cherries but after some time I also recognise the raspberries. Cherry is dominantly present at the start, but when the cherryís faint away, the raspberries pop up.
I donít think you can get closer to perfection for this style of beer. My first 20/20. Only a slightly longer lasting head might have resulted in a completely perfect score.
drewbeerme (3689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 750ml, bottle dated 2/14/07. strange how life in belgium works, last night i finally got to try 3 Fonteinen Framboos at the Kulminator and today I received this bottle from Armand at the 3 Fonteinen gift shop. pours deep, blood red, dense with pink head around the ring. this is really quite a looker. nose is extremely raw and earthy raspberries, wow, nose is so rich, and lucious. flavor is surprisingly raw and earthly raspberries that never really get that tart or too sweet. Iíve never tasted raspberry flavor like this in a beer. itís really awesome. carbonation and acidity are low. mouth feel is full and palate is very long. iím really in love with this beer. itís so drinkable, the fruit is perfect, complex and unique, and itís nice and tart and sour but isnít over-done and allows the fruit to remain the focus. the palate didnít seem long enough for how intense the fruit flavor initially was. however, this is really easy to drink and fun too.
Sigmund (4280) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, RBESG 2007 in Glasgow, Grand Tasting. Red colour, hazy. Strong aroma of ripe raspberries and farmhouse. Very sour flavour (vinegar), distinct notes of raspberries.
KnutAlbert (5212) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, RBESG 07.
A rather light raspberry aroma. A bit sharp edged - I would have preferred this more mellow. Acidy, sharp.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 Bottle RBESG 07 ... Deep red ... odd fruityness to nose ... sharp and sour fruit ... i couldnt detect raspberry or chery...3.4
bottle at home ... red .. very short lived head ... down to nothing ... sharp ... big big raspberry... dark fruits nose ... sweet fruits ... huge huge cherry ...definite citrus bite ... light vinegar ... quite tart ... so mcuh better than saint lamvinus 3.7
omhper (17561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at RBESG í07. Deep cloudy red, brief pink head. Fresh aroma of ripe raspberries. Dry and tart with a fruity citric acidity that keep growing. Fruit hides the barnyard, the berry flavour is aoft and mouthfilling and the mouthfeel gently sparkling. Great beer, but Iím not sure itís one of my favourites from Drie Fonteinen.
RoyceH (1180) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, RBESG Grand Tasting 07. Hazy pink, think pinky white head. Nose is sharp and full of fruit, raspberry, cherry. Elderflower there too. Mouth is sharp cherry, acidic, cutting, but cleansing. Perfect, some sweet balance at the end, just what this needed. Slightly sour, smooth finish. Absolutely outstanding.
rlgk (7538) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(RBESG 2007, Glasgow. Bottle) Red/pink color, almost no head. Sweet fruity aroma, apples, raspberry. Woody fruity flavor, sour and with oak notes.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Muddy red colour with small head. Aroma is raspberries, sourness and slight mild acidicness. Flavour is really sour and dry raspberries. Already quite promising, so it would be nice to see what a bottle will be in some years.
fonefan (29425) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ GBBF 2007, London. Hazy light to medium red color with virtually none, fair lacing, off-white, head. Aroma is moderate berry, (raspberry). Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration. Dry finish. ;o)) Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.