GoufCustom (1533) - HONG KONG - APR 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Translucent dull ruby red colour with faint trace of yeast particles; Three-quarter finger head and off-pink foam which lasts for about 90 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, sugar, malt and light yeast; Close to light sweet taste of light malt, with raspberry juice, strawberry, cherry, carbonated soda, light molasses, light yeast, and faint sparkling wine; Light body, thin palate; Mouth feel is largely raspberry, cherry and strawberry juice - light and refreshing - with barely a touch of sweetness. Malt and winey taste can be felt but really doesn’t feel like a beer, more like a berry fruit cocktail… Hoppiness is only very faint grass aroma. No bitterness, just light malty fruit juice finish; Slightly dry after taste, extremely easy to mouth.
Comments: So, is beer brewed with coulis (mixed fruit puree) a good idea? I think this one is rather poorly-executed: the fruit juice part is pretty nice, fruity, refreshing and very low sweetness, but the light beer base just can’t pick it up to impress. Should a Lambic-base was used, the result could be pretty exciting. For now, this is just an inoffensive ‘Meh’.
Borup (11047) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Red colour with a reddish head. Aroma and flavour of sugar and berries.
thanatosti (1436) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Red with a large pink head. Red fruits in the aroma: cherries, strawberries, raspberries. Taste is sweetish but with a sour aftertaste. Not as sweet as kriek lambieks and the like. More of a Belgian white with fruits. Not bad for a fruit beer.
cgarvieuk (20766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Manchester beer festival... Big red... Massive Bubbly off white head... Soft sweet fruits.. Big berry nose... Big sweet fruits... Juicy fruits... Nice easy juicy... Yeah a little sweet but nicep
dutchbeerpages (2182) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Interesting aftertaste of fruit and a little grass. There is slight sour note which lifts this beer marginally above others. Definitely a beer I would finish, but still a little too artificial.
oliebol (40) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice head, tastes a little sour. Smells like fruit soda but not a nice color.
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Where: Poatersgat, Brugge.
Appearance: Red colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Sweet berries, raspberries, sugar.
Body: Medium body with a rather heavy carbonation.
Flavour: Very sweet, fruit, berries, raspberries, blueberries.
Comment: Too sweet.
berntholer (1557) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
pink head that disappears quickly without lacing. ruby-red clear colour. aroma of red fruits, raspberry, grenadine. taste is extreme sweet, sugar syrup, red fruits, grenadine. thin body quite a lot of carbonation. next time i want a limonade i’ll just order one .. nasty, #undrink. bottle 33 cl
Zupastan (160) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home, from B&S drinks Wilsele; red coloured with small disappearing head; nice smell of strawberries, cherries and blackberries; same taste, sweet, but not too sweet; decent beer!
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge red foamy head. Cloudy red color. Fruit mix, citrus, dark light fruites. Light body. Light sweet. Lingering fruity finish.