kepano (260) - 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)
nathanvc (200) - Brugge, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy red with a thin white head. The aroma contains raspberries, cranberries, vanilla and wood. It tastes light fruity sweet and medium sour. Acidic aftertaste and dry finish, light body.
Baramba (861) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red with white head. Strong raspberry aroma, sweet raspberry flavour, very light sourness
DwarfeD (2611) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle shared at home. Hazy dark red with a medium off-white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some sour and bitter tones. Raspberry, sugar, funk and citrus. Quite nice.
Johnsense (1322) - - JUL 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Murky red pour, smaller head. Jammy aroma, raspberry, light funk, lactic sourness. Raspberry vinaigrette taste, lighter fruit, sour. Lighter body, soft carbonation.
Lele (403) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ASPETTO: tra viola e fucsia, limpido, schiuma rosacea, abbastanza abbondante, fine ma non particolarmente persistente. AROMA: forte aroma di lampone, con un retro marcato da lambic. GUSTO: in bocca non decolla affatto. Si sente molto il lampone, un lampone acido, ma il sapore non è ben legato a quello del lambic, per cui si avverte anche una sorta di marcio che stona molto.
vincentvega72 (363) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 Mooi helderrood bier met babyroze schuimkraag. Vineus aroma, ruikt als een goede wijn. Lekker zoet maar zeker niet té zoet. Confituur, framboos, snoepjes. Afdronk beetje droog met héél klein zuurtje. Lekker !!
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at cara B. Red colour with pink head. Fruity, raspberry aroma. Sweet, fruity, raspberry taste, slightly acidic. Medium body.
mariuspoenari (1378) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Beertemple. Clear red pour with a light pink head. Smells like a sweet raspberry syrup. The taste is dominated by raspberries. A bit too light bodied and sweet.
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great initial smell of raspberry but has a surprisingly light finish. Ruby pour with good pink head and lacing. Some light citrus. Light tang on finish but generally a little empty. Light palate. Bottle from 2013.
minutemat (4145) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours deep blood red with pinkish head. Aroma is bright raspberry pips and berry pulp. Taste is wonderfully fruity with a smooth, oily mouthfeel, very lightly carbonated. Sourness seems restrained, would’ve liked more of an edge to this, but it’s refreshing and fruity, if a little too slick.