Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice aroma of berries and hint of yeast/banana...? Served to me slightly chilled at a beerfest, lack of head worried me at first. But the taste was marvelous. Oakey and sweet at first, then tart and hoppy bite at finish. Wish it had heavier body, but very nice.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy deep pink purple and virtually no head. Sour and wood-wine-yeasty and sweet raspberry aroma. Swirling the glass produces a burst of floral nectar, almost sticky, sweet fading to what is probably oak but fires up my brain receptors associated with the smell of an school room just after the inkwells have been filled. Palate changes very quickly from sweet to sour to bitter to that smell of ink again and back to a soft sour. Finish is a bland sweetish and unsatisfying.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jammy raspberry aroma. Raspberry not over dominant with a finely balanced oaky yeastiness. Nice dry touch to the finish. I bought this for my mum who doesnít drink and she enjoyed it.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cork pulls with nary a sound - a bad cork, spoiled beer? Cool refreshing smells of raspberry and toffee, a faint sniff of fine wood-aged vinegar. Surprisingly nice carbonation, very fine textured and delicate - appropriately for the style. Nice reddish-brown color with persistent 1/8 inch head. Sweet-tart elixir of rasberry, raisins, wood. Excellent evening summer refresher. Itíd be even better with a drier finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml, 1996 or 97 (says both on the bottle). Very very dark red, thicker and more lasting head than most lambics Iíve had. Nose extremely fresh, with some cream to go along with the sweet/tart of the raspberry. Flavor extremely sour, mouthpuckering even, but very refreshing and smooth and with just enough raspberry sweetnes to get by. Finish powerfully acidic and long. Best lambic Iíve had yet, and a totally worthy beer #500!
Earlier Rating: 5/16/2002 Total Score: 4
Lovely ruby-red complexion on this, with thick but fully diminishing head; nose is fresh raspberries and caramel, mmm. Flavor really nicely balanced, with some of that barnyard gueuze stuff coming through along with the sweet-tart fruit taste. Really delicious, and not overpoweringly sweet like Lindemans (though I love Lindemans too). Very dry smooth finish. Not as heavily carbonated as I would have guessed. Very nice, the best Boon Iíve had.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet and tart on the nose with raspberries clearly evident. I expected a sweetish initial sip, but was pleasantly surprised by lambic sourness. Thankfully, this is not at all like Lindemansí overly sweet rendition. Quite complex with leather, sourness, raspberry tartness, a bit of funky cheese (in a good way), and wood. Radiant mahogony color with a medium sized and quickly diminishing head. Iím still not a huge fan of lambics, but they are growing on me thanks in part to quality beers like this.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a great beer, it didnt have the sweetness the other framboise has on the palate but the nose was of fresh sweet berries. It was very smooth with a great sourness, very refreshing, could drink this all day.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Who let the cows out? Hee Haw! Down on the farm. There is a good dose of raspberry in the nose also. The palate is very acidic (apple) with a quenching dryness in the finish. The raspberries round-out this beer very well.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml cork bottle, marked 1997 crop. Big aromas of raspberry, bread and that particular lambic type of sourness. Refreshing balance of sweet fruit and tart sourness in the mouth and a dry tart, but refreshing and drinkable finish.
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lovely beer with a nice smell of rasberries and a little bit of caramel. I find it better than the Kriek. But I also like raspberries more than cherries.