kepano (246) - 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)
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle poured into a La Trappe chalice. Pours a clear red with no head.little sign of carbonation as well, unfortunately. The aroma is dry red wine-ish. It tastes like if a Smarty was available in a Cabernet Sauvignon flavor. Not sour at all really, just kind of bitter and dry. Lighter to medium body.
BrunoSanchez (85) - Fermo, ITALY - SEP 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bellissima lambic colore vino rosso rubino con scarsa schiuma bianca. Al naso sentori di lamponi, yogurt, vino rosso e fragole. In bocca incredibilmente bilanciata con una acidità e dolcezza sposate alla perfezione. Corpo medio con sapore di lampone e vernaccia. Birra davvero beverina e gradebole. Una lambic per tutti gusti.
donniemillan (37) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It had close to no head, though I poured it in a large goblet so that may have had an effect. The aroma and taste were both mild which is surprising given the ratings here strong raspberry aroma and sourness, I don’t see it. It’s very cleansing and you could drink quite a lot on a hot day.
Silvan7 (700) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. aroma intenso fruttato, di frutti rossi ed ovviamente lampone in evidenza. Sottobosco, legno, vaniglia , cantina ed erbaceo da luppolo ben distinguibili. Colore rosso rubino, limpido, con schiuma rosata, poco persistente abbastanza fine. Gusto acidulo, non molto pungente, fruttato, di frutti rossi (lampone e ribes). Legno e vaniglia rendono più rotondo l’assaggio. il finale è abbastanza amaro. Ben equilibrata, non è un lambic estremo. poco spigoloso. armonico.
slowrunner77 (1859) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
5.5% 750. Better than the kriek, me thinks. A little more complex than I remember the cherry being. Very fruity up front, but there’s enough of a hint of cheese and tart to keep things interesting. I love me some framboise. It had been a while..."
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear red with a red head. Aroma of rasberries and some funky, sour notes. Taste is similar to aroma, but more dry. Beer is medium bodied, quite dry. Good lambic style beer.
Zlotta (26) - Bonn, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Nice bottle with a cork on it. Clear red colour. Not just sweet but rather balanced. Lovely fruit aroma. Not disappointing at all. Very nice one.
kevnic2008 (8053) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottel. Pours cloudy red, lots of head. Aroma of sour, fruits. Taste is the same.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
0.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Een van de slechtste frambozenbieren dat ik ooit geprobeerd heb, echt niets voor mij
degbert (1116) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
TPSA. Pours a slightly brown-tinged red with a rose-colored, shallow head. Smells like -- well -- raspberries. REAL raspberries, none of this raspberry candy crap. Tastes like raspberries, again, the real kind, with great tartness and a slightly bitter cherry-pit overtone. The bitterness sticks around through the finish, cutting through the slight sweetness and keeping the beer from being out of balance. Elegant and excellent.