Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle thanks to duchessedubourg.
Appearance : Glowing red with small white head.
Aroma : Sharp cherries with nice funky notes. Light wet feet. Slightly acidic with nice sharp citrusy tartness. Some wheat and other grains.
Taste : Great sharp citrusy raspberries with sharp acidic finish. Light funk.
Overall : What a great beer. Really nice fruits. Light funky notes but not as much as most good belgian fruit lambics. Nice tartness, nice acidity. This does fairly well compared to the good belgian examples of the style. Pretty impressive.
jkwood04 (2949) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours purple/pink with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of raspberries. Flavor of raspberries, sour/tartness, some light malts, and a little oak/vanilla. Average texture. The aroma of this beer is purely raspberries, but the flavor is so complex with the raspberries and tartness. Really good.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Lactobacillus, citric acid and raspberries build a gorgeous profile which dives into a very dry and classy finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the misty pinkish red.
-The tiny, energetic bubbles increase the impression of dryness.
-The fruity perfume is adorable.
-This doesn’t reach lambic-like intensity, which means drinkability is much higher to me.
DrSilverworm (4100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz, shared by jstax. Dark red / pink orange color. Minimal khaki head. Medium body. Light carbonation, kind of sitcky, but a dry, tart, mouthwatering finish. Very tart, sour puckering taste. Big raspberry, very tart, kind of spicy aroma. Awesome, big spicy tart fruit beer.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle shared by JStax- thanks again, Jeremy! Bottled 2/6/2012. Pours a hazy red with no head. Aroma of oak, leather, cherry, sweet raspberry, faint vegetal notes, and acetic acid. Flavor of cherry, leather, lemon, lactic acid, oak, and raspberry. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, tart, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Mellow funkiness. Really nice.
JStax (2401) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle thanks to lukaduke. Poured a bright red with a white head of fizzy foam. Aromahas a lot of sour cherry and raspberry. Tastes very aggressively sour. The fruit really comes through nicely and finishes sour and dry.
b3shine (3576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle to snifter (thanks JStax). Looks good; a cloudy cherry with pinkish-white lacing. Smells good; tart and funky with a nice raspberry presence. Tastes like it smells with a nice, dry mouthfeel. Great beer!
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear hazy bright grapefruit pink with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma brings sweet red raspberry soda and clean funky wild yeast, so nice. Flavor is awesome bringing tart raspberries and a clean finish smooth, very tart, but smooth. Is that from stainless steel aging? Very nice fruit lambic not from Belgium!
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the source. Beautiful bright red color, slightly hazy, pink head with decent retention. Aroma of slightly musty cherries, blackberries, raspberries, subtle peach, tangerine. Taste is softly sour fruit, black pepper, dust, orange, lemon, dry and tangy finish. Very tasty.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Allagash. Shared with friends on 7/9/13. Clear red in color with a thick pink head. Aroma of raspberry puree, along with peppery and sour yeast notes. Crazy sour flavor with tart berries and a sour vinegar finish.