kepano (249) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rosy-bodied and pink-topped, it’s tough to look manly with a glass of Boon’s craft in hand. Aromatically though, the fruit’s luscious intensity is about as delicate as a jackhammer. Strawberry cheesecake, grape candy, red apple and raspberry jelly; there’s pie crust and peaches, brown sugar and cookies. All this is only meagerly balanced by well-aged hops, but no matter, the variegated fruit flavors are truly inspiring. As for the flavor, imagine The Shining’s elevators spewing torrents of raspberry syrup instead of blood. Surprisingly dry, the fruit is full but not cloying and the fine carbonation adds wonderful texture to the experience. Hints of fig, browned butter, oak and black cherry, a finishing touch of blackcurrant, it’s an impressive brew. If it had further explored those sour notes of leather, this certainly would approach perfection in the realm of fruit lambics. For those outsiders who deem a pink fruit beer girly, let me again borrow from Jack Nicholson’s oeuvre and say "YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE FRUIT!" (01/07/07, 2004 bottle)
RasmusOtt (1757) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brownish red with a white head with pink nuances. The Aroma is fruity and tart with some sweet raspberry yogurt, fresh raspberry juice, weak marzipan, jammy notes and red gummy bears. The taste is tart and has some notes of dry straw, fresh raspberries, some bitter woody notes, jam, sweet gummy bears and some black and red currants.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle->tulip. Cloudy deep red with huge frothy pink head. A: deep raspberry, yeast, citrus. T: watery raspberry, yeast, grains. Thin, taste pales to aroma.
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to flute
Raspberry, syrup, cherry. Dark, translucent, sludgy amber, with lots of particulates and no head. Taste is raspberry, hay, sour.
Cunningham (6052) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely nice and balanced ale.
Red color with a small pink head. Both flavor and aroma are dominated by mellow and nice raspberries. Pleasant acidity and a moderate sweetness. Medium body and a pleasant carbonation. Good intensity in both aroma and flavor. Recommendable.
[Bottle from YNWA Bottleshop in Kolding, Denmark]
rocbyter (1980) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderate even sweet and sour raspberry aroma. Crimson color with a small white head. Lightly sweet beginning with a light tart finish. More of a balanced lambic than others I’ve tried.
Cristobal37 (458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 bottle. Aroma of raspberries and whipped creme. Dark cherry color. Minimal head. A bit dry but full of raspberry juice. Not too sweet not bitter or tart at all. Simple carbonated raspberry syrup drink. Good for guests or people who dont traditionally like beer. Thanks for sharing LagziLajcsi!
ston3s42 (102) - - OCT 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red appearance with close to no head. Tastes of sour raspberries and some cherries, with some tear gas. Light body, low level of carbonation and a ok finish of berries. Fresh, but far from a favourite
kapusil (887) - HUNGARY - OCT 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.375l bottle, vintage 2013. Clear ruby body, thin pink head. Aroma of raspberry syrup, bread and yeast. Not as sweet as what the aroma suggest. Taste of raspberry syrup and soda with a tiny bit of bread and a hint of lemon zest. Sweet, but the finish is a bit sour too. Not so complex but OK.
Gurthnar (3821) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting. Aroma strong strong raspberry. Singledimensional. Seems even artificial. Almost clear dark red colour. Taste is thin, mouthfeel watery. Simple raspberry flavour, light light sourness tartness and sweetness in good balance. Lacks intensity and body though.
MisoW (2524) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours red color, lightly pink head. Aroma of raspberries, black currant. Taste is sweet, lightly sourish, raspberries, watery, black cherries.