Ontape (360) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Lukaduke, thanks! Pours a deep, rich orange with a small white ring around the edge. Smell is powerful raspberry and dirty mineral funk. Nicely complex. Taste is tart and dry with a long finish. A nice earthy funk holds things together and makes this especially interesting. Solid lacto punch. Raspberry showcased but the wonderful coolship qualities shine along in harmony. A nice special occasion beer, wish I had more!
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. A pour hovering somewhere between orange and red. White cap. Aroma of fresh raspberries, cut grass, black pepper. Raspberry comes through lusciously in the taste. Has a wonderful sourness but less oaky than some. This feels very close to the fruit lambics of Belgium; certainly more than their gueuze did to Belgian gueuzes.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, Vintage 2014, at 5.2%Vol, new exclusive American brew, with raspberries, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex sour fruit brew, sour/fruity and slightly malty/woody, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew, yet very expensive!
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicate sour citrus with a little aged cheese and raspberries and oak. Flavor is delicate balanced sour with raspberries but no sweetness. Fantastic.
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
Aroma: The aroma is sour and fruity, cheesy and funky as well
Appearance: It pours a pinkish color with a soft head
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, sour fruit and plenty of funky flavors
Palate: The body is medium, it has average carbonation, and a mid-tart finish
Another really nice one to try at Where the Wild Beers Are. Not too much written for the overall in my notes, so I’ll just leave it with that.
poech73 (214) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample@Quintessence 2014. Framboise très axée sur le fruit, plus que la Cantillon. C ’est un corps malté un peu fluet, et en même temps sirupeux, avec un léger biscuité boisé qui se termine avec une une douce acidité. Fin surette mais peu amère. Assez moelleux en fait.
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks, Rob. Hay, almonds, freshly cut wood, and mashed berry aroma. Woah, this is intensely acidic. Brazen lactic acid brings some general fresh raspberry notes at about 50% of full intensity. Lemon juice, yogurt, oak, and ground leaves. The raspberry fruit notes give a hint of acetic, but I don’t think it’s really there. Snappy and really sharp. This seems incredibly young at this perspective. I think a more aged blend would have created a more graceful beverage. Bottle aging won’t work since the fruit will be eaten up by the time the beer softens and mingles.
VsXsV (2449) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Grote Dorst. Vintage 2010. Clear red liquid with small light pink head. Aroma of red berries, funk, barnyard, earth, lemon and vinegar. Taste is dry and medium sweet with notes of funk, harsh malt and red berries. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice but not that elegant.
jcartamdg (2087) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright red with no head. Aroma of raspberries, oak and funk. Taste is big on berries, sour, very funky. Tasty sour with a ton of raspberries!
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Cherry and tart funk aromas. Flavors are super tart and funky cherries, really a lambic here .