Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 16, 2001
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Raspberry and vinegar nose with a raspberry tart (vinegar-free, thankfully) flavor. High carbonation. Not quite up to par with Lindemanís.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 15, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth raspberry taste. Not overly sweet but not too fruity. Sadly it finished with a slight vinegar aftertaste, although still good with desert.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Less thick than Lindemanís framboise, and which of the two is better is a matter of personal preference. This one is certainly zippier, though, and is the one that might be enjoyed with dessert as a beer rather than a topping. Refreshingly sour.
boto (1789) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raspberry taste was strong, but not overpowering.
I also had the 5% version.
marg99 (1) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a cheeky light fruity number with plenty of body. donít go near if you are adverse to raspberry. the sour notes hit the back of your tongue like a sledgehammer. my mates thought it was a pile of piss!
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2001
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A most excellent fruity lambic. I had this just below room temperature. Slightly cloudy color, very assertive fruity/sour nose. Flavor was a good balance between fruit and lambic sourness - the latter more present in this than in say, BelleVue or La Becasse. Slightly sticky finish, but that may have been my palatte. Excellent if you donít mind the high price.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2000
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Golden amber colour. Complex aroma - raspberry, sugar, leather. Sweetish palate - candy, raspberry, sugar. Lacks funkiness. OK as a dessert lambic but not in the league of the great ones.
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2000
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2000
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this. I like lambics. THere are definitely some better ones out there though. Smooth but can definitely taste the alcohol.
young (45) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2000
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first Lambic so itís hard for me to know if this is true to style, but here goes. Aroma - Almost wine. Can definately smell the wood. Head - Quickly disapates, no lacing to speak of. Taste - Wooden but not dry. Definate raspberry taste. Overall - I really donít know. Itís complex for a beer, but I kept having this nagging voice in the back of my head saying expensive wine cooler. Iíll definately try a few more in the style. (NOTE: The version of this beer that I tried was 5%ABV. Not sure if there are two varieties, but itís worth noting)