kepano (247) - 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)
Sevenlee (1407) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruits such as cherry and raspberry, vanilla with some sourness. Taste is sweetish of fruit leading to a sourish finish. Nice.
Gerardgathier (357) - - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Recent op bij de Drie dorstige herten. Ik had hem niet zo zoet verwacht maar was verder wel erg lekker, goede framboos smaak
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Shark_Pants (264) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby red. Lots of tart raspberry and cherry in the aroma, with glucose syrup in the aroma. The taste is pretty much exactly the same but with a light astringency too. Quite mild lambic.
k0mpsa (1361) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle at tuulensuu. Clear dark red color, light red head. Aroma is nice raspberry, some earthy notes. Taste is raspberrys, other sweet fruits, some sour notes.
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the body dark red, brown. It smells fruity intensive, bit sour. The taste is intensive sour, refreshing, rasperry, . Pretty nice.
tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, dark red body with a small, frothy, light pink head that laces the glass pretty well. Strong flavour of lightly ripe, acidic and tart raspberries, raspberries, raspberries and raspberries. Also distinct notes of cherries. The flavour mirrors the aroma. Light sweet and light to moderate acidic taste. Crisp mouthfeel, light and dry with a moderate carbonation. A very mild framboise, sure it’s tart and acidic but there’s definitely a sweetness in there as well, and I find no funky stuff that could scare off newcomers to the style..
[37.5 cl bottle, 2011 vintage, enjoyed 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Takatsuki AEON Mall liquor shop. Strong, fresh blast of berries, some funk. Dark reddish brown, light pink lace. Mildly tart berries in initial, some acid attack in mid, hits a good sweet-sour balance. Thin, tart, and moderately astringent. Nice all around. Not as big or overpowering as some acid blasters, but alanced and highly drinkable.
flemmingwillum (1038) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1020, flaske fra Toft Vin. Rødbrun, mørk, næsten intet skum. Vinøs duft med masser af friske hindbær. Meget syrlig smag med masser af hindbær og en del sødme. Hint af kirsebær og træ. Medium tykkelse, skummende i munden. Ganske fin.
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Mortlach (1005) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @Mad For Beer (Rome). Rossa intensa, scura, quasi bordeaux, schiuma bianco-rosata cremosa, leggera. Al naso sentore di yougurt al lampone, non proprio finissimo. In bocca è dolciastra,zuccherosa, solo lievemente acidula sul finale, cremosa di consistenza, sembra (sembra!) volutamente edulcorata. Una delusione totale.