McTapps (2329) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out in a deep dark ruby colour with almost no head and medium body. Aroma of unripe raspberries and sourness. Taste of green raspberries, acid, leaves, yoghurt and torf. Quite delicious and nice to drink with some big, dry Lambic hints. Not sweet at all, not quaffable at all but delicious anyway.
bursprak (145) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. 2010 version. Fin dybrød farve, smukt hvidt skum. Dufter af hindbær. Sur smag med toner af kirsebær og hindbær. Tydelig funk og Brett. Rigtigt god!
tectactoe (682) - Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Bottle: swampy brown with some lavender & faint ruby hints at the edges; topped off with a soapy, gray-tinted head that leaves nothing behind as it quickly dissolves to a ring. Aroma is raspberry juice, faint vinous notes, tannins, very timid acidity. Refreshing, but lacking in lambic-like complexity. Taste is a little tart up front but far from sour. Fades quickly into a residual, sugary raspberry sweetness. Light vinous grape skins, wine-like in flavor, on the sweet side. Raspberry juice aftertaste. Tastes almost like a raspberry fruit beer over a lambic. Tame sourness, absent funk, & not much complexity.
hackobock (665) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours clear ruby red with a frothy pink head. Aroma is nice raspberries, acidic cherries and very light funk. Taste is light acidic up front and then lightly sweet raspberries, finish is acidic raspberries.
knotthead (13) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sharp and acidic, this has none of the douceur of framboise. Heady aroma and unpleasant brown sediment, it has an overall rusty appearance.
StilleStorm (224) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DWG; Vintage 2012. Pours dark red with light red bobbly, fast fading head. Aroma is traditional sour with sweet rasperries and hint of spice. Taste mirrors. Light vinious. Crispy carbonated. Short finish, dry and fruity. Reminds me of -julebrus added some punch. Interresting encounter.
Zer0 (813) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle. Pours dark red with a light pink head. Aroma is sour fruit, raspberry, some barnyard and cherries. Taste is light sour and light sweet. Nice long sour finish. Medium body with average carbonation. Good!
SpongeRuiner (423) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transferring from Beer Advocate. Donít remember this one too much. Matching my rating.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly cloudy ruby with a large, frothy pink head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is raspberry, earthy hops, cork and cellar notes with wheat malt. Flavor is lightly tart raspberry, wheat malt, earthy hops and a dry finish. Light body and heavy carbonation.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle picked up from Binnys (Bolingbrook, IL). Opened during Iowa/Minnesota Game Day Action Side-By-Side with Kriek. Pours a deeper reddish hue overall, a mellow haziness gives way to some crimson and berry hues, good darker reddish glow, fruit punch glow. A smaller pinkish head atop stays as a small filmy ring, laces small overall. The glow, a bit more pronounced than the darker cherry. Aromas show some decent sharp lactic elements, raspberry skin and juice, a bit seedy with a decent sweetness still hanging on. Some straw, earth, and oak. Mellow brett and funkiness as it settles down, nothing too crazy but a nice blend of sweet and sour seem present. Initial is a richer berry presence, raspberries mingle between sour and sweet, a bit sour up front and sharp moving quickly to a more jammy and seedy middle. Richer fruit that works better than the Kriek for me, genuine seedy berry and tannic skin meets oak, earth, and a smoothed out lactic yogurty feel. Straw, grass, earthy bretty element kick in a bit as we start to round the corner. Subtle oak, vanilla and wet wood press on a bit more. Good sourness, some gentle effervescence and lighter body still make this quite drinkable even straddling the sweeter side of things (Though, not as sweet as the Kriek was for me). Finish is still sour, a good funkiness lays down and lingers on, sticks on the palate for me. Horseblanket, a bit of manure and straw. This is pretty solid right here.