kevinsenn (983) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear ruby with foamy pink head. Creamy raspberry aroma. Tart sour raspberry taste. Dry vinegar finish. Thin body.
Alpha10 (271) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/03/29 - Pours a deep ruby colour with a small, fizzy, pink head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. Aroma is tart raspberries and subdued balsamic vinegar. Taste is tart raspberries, faint funk, red wine notes and mild vinegar. Mouthfeel is medium, with mild carbonation and a tart, dry finish.
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probstblueribbon (2766) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml bottle from LCBO, 2012 vintage, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep clear ruby with a very modest pink head.
Aroma: Lots of raspberry aroma (almost cherry-like?), both sweet and sour, Lambic funk lurks beneath this.
Palate: Medium-ish body with full, sparkling effervescence and slight astringency.
Flav.: Tart raspberry, raspberry greens, a little jammy/stewed fruit, very restrained funk; dry with mild tartness and a long raspberry finish with faint Lambic character.
This is the second stage for introducing people to Lambics. Not the sweet alco-pop of some fruit-based examples and also not bracingly sour or overly funky.
Spab (2143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear brown-tinged ruby colour with small pinkish head. Aroma is tart berries and light fruits, even something slightly acidic. Flavour is dry with tart raspberry, some dry white wine notes and a hint of vinegar. Fine carbonation. Not bad, especially if you donít like your fruity beers too sweet.
TheJester (1728) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle. 2012 vintage. Clear, dark purple-red with minimal head. I got a whiff of vinegar as it poured, but it is mostly raspberry coming from the glass. Certainly not sweet or syrupy. The vinegar is there, underneath in the flavour as well, but it is not unpleasant. The fruit, while not fresh tasting is real tasting. A hint of sweetness at the end. Dry and highly carbonated. A nice change.
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
LCBO new arrival. Pours thick pinkish, a few lace dots and minimal had. Raspberry aroma. Itís the real thing. Very drinkable and above average mouthfeel.
Frothmeister (527) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle. Pours a clear dark ruby red with a thin white head with a very light pink hue. Aroma has a massive hit of raspberry juice, light balsamic notes, light caramel, and the smell of fruit wines. Big acidity up front, followed by raspberry that is unfortunately buried a little under the lambic characteristics, light mineral notes, and some bready yeast in the finish. Itís decent, but not at all worth the price.
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red pour in chalice. Nice mild berry aroma. Taste is a bit thin/dilute with restrained berry, sour-bitter acetic lambic taste. Palate ok but on thin side, dryness is a bit papery in feel. My instinct is that i could make a good braise or stew with this - beef or chicken, maybe veal shanks. The dry sourness could work well.
hangunder (193) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tart raspberry, cherry and lambic aromas in this one. A bit funky. Beautiful red color, streaming effervescence. Simple but delicious flavor, upfront get the sour raspberry, finish the acetic and funky notes come through. Quite dry, above average carbonation and light bodied. Would be great on a summer day.
GoufCustom (621) - HONG KONG - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014
750 ml cork bottle ď2011 vintageĒ bought at Valentino Chocolatier in Wan Chai.
Looks: Clear cherry ruby colour with particles of yeast sediments; Half-finger head with off-pink foam which fades in 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with active, barely notable carbonation.
Aroma: fragrant raspberry flesh, with fairly light yoghurt, strawberry flesh, light red wine, tannic, sugar and light malt.
Taste: Pleasant light tart taste of light malt, with light yoghurt, non-sweet raspberry, light cherry, tannic, shades of red wine, lemon, and good grassy hops
Body: Mid to light body. Thin palate.
Mouth feel: very well blending of lambic and raspberry. The yoghurty taste is light, not dominating and quite tasty, and raspberry is quite fresh, non-juice like, and the best of all, no sweetness despite sugar in the mix. Some great brewing skill at work here! Good hint of red wine with light tannic.
Hoppiness / Tannic: Unusually strong hops for fruit lambic, with good lemon and strong grass in taste. Bitterness is very low-fi, with moderate tannic for a fairly light astringent finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry after taste. Easy and tart to mouth.
Comments: A very nice and neat raspberry lambic - strong fruity raspberry, just right light limbic tartness, no sweetness via skillful blending, a touch of red wine and unusually good hoppiness. Its aroma is more expressive than taste, but overall itís very pleasant to enjoy without even worrying about sweetness. A joy!