Sarlacc83 (1542) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle from Todd. He remembered! I feel so special.
A: Brownish red color, creme colored head, some lacing.
N: Raspberries, cherries, oak, wine grape, leather, tobacco, and a hint of olive.
T: Nicely sour. Some sweetness as an outlier.
M: Medium body. Sparkling wine carbonation. No alcohol burn.
O: A big raspberry beer that makes me quite happy and seems like quite the tip o’ the hat to the founder. I hope they continue to release this.
Sledutah (6256) - Utah, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared at The Portland tasting, thanks
Cloudy reddish with a small pink head, some lacing. Aroma of cherries and cheesy. Taste is sour, barnyard and sharp citrus
sherm1016 (1255) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle at Redlight Redlight. Pours a reddish pink color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, sour cherry, some barnyard funk. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, yeast, some earthy funk, cherry, raspberry, oak, with a tart, fruity finish.
thirdeye11 (5863) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy cherry/brown, fine white bubbles. Nose of huge Pedio, cherry, raspberry, super funky, fruit jam, sometimes Pedio if in huge quantities smells like plastic and urinal cakes and it does to me in this case. Taste avoids that though, raspberry, cherry, just the right amount of tartness. Really nice carbonation, soda like.
weihenweizen (2497) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a glass. Translucent red with small off-white head. Aroma is cherry with some raspberry, medium body, medium carbonation, and medium small-bubble lacing. Taste is tart cherries some raspberries. Good, but I remember enjoying Lou Pepe Kriek more.
markextrae (2512) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 shared a batch 1 bottle with a friend!! 2007 release. aged in perfect conditions. poured a orange colour with (just slight murky) with no head. the red fruit colour is completly gone! but still a lot of raspberry in the nose. but the more juicy jam smell is gone. verry tart!, horseblanket, cherry, barnyar, a lot of funk, more sour red fruit, acid, boy this is a sour boy! long lasting sour taste in your throat. to bad we never get to try a batch 1 again!!! but this was just amazing!!
JStax (4124) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour. Pours a somewhat hazy red with a fizzy, pink head of foam. The aroma has big fruit. Cherries, raspberries, funk, wet wood, pie filling. Taste is sweet, mildly funky, a nice sourness. Medium body. Kind of lower carbonation. Great stuff.
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
super rasberry and half as much cherry, nice balance. Low carbonation good palate/mouthfeel. Very enjoyable
czar (6217) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle with friends, thanks guys! pours cloudy pink with a small pinkish head demonstrating minimal skills of retention and lacing. 3f funk, plenty in fact, bright raspberries - fresher than framboos, possibly brighten by tart cherries - still discernable, pepper with lots of herbs/grass/leafiness, light to medium acidity - citric, lactic and an acetic touch, well integrated woodsy notes. bright carbonation, light body, tart fruity and grassy-leafy finish. good balance. very tasty. excellent fruit lambic.
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013 bottle poured at the Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a creamy white rim of head on top. Aroma is very funky barnyard, hay, dry dusty oak, and bandaids. Uh oh. Flavor follows with big time bandaid flavors--just like my first bad Fantome--some dry oakiness, and a bit of sour cherries in there. No evidence of raspberries whatsoever, unfortunately. Very dry body, medium plus carbonation, and light plus mouthfeel.
Well, this was awfully disappointing. I assume this was a bad bottle. They had 4 of them there, but I only got a pour from one. No way this is what this beer is supposed to taste like. I’ll have to revisit this one again if I can ever find it.