fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eventID target=_new> Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Light unclear red color with a virtually none appearance, virtually none lacing head. Aroma is raspberry - green apple sour, raspberry, red wine, wood, cask wood, notes of vanilla. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate to light heavy acidic - tart - sour, moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. Very nice ;o)) (020308)
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2011 Re-rate 3/6/11: Cask at ZBF 2011. Hazy red. Aroma of barnyard, some raspberries and a light medicinal quality. Sour flavor with raspberry, some funk and citric notes. Medium-bodied and flat. 7/4/8/4/15=3.8
(3/1/08) Cask sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas. Deep red color with no head. Berry aroma with a bit of wood. Sourish-sweetish flavor of raspberries. Medium-bodied. Enjoyable. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wooden cask at ZBF 2008. Clear high red/ruby - no head. Raspberries, raspberrie-marmelade, wood, oak, low/light acid, light sweetness, light tar. Nice freshness.
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-03-01. Bright ruby red body, headless. Modest aroma is fruity raspberry that steadily grows in both the aroma (7+) and flavour. Pure tart raspberry flavour is sweet and sour, juicy fruit but not saccharine. Average palate is still but feels right for the beer. Very interesting! One of the more exciting beers at the festival.
Cask at Zythos Festival, St. Niklaas
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: Barrel at the Night of the Great Thirst.
Awesome pinky blood-red colour. Raspberry with a hint of cherry and some faint but clear barnyard notes. Nice and juicy but just a touch on the syrupy side for my liking although I know there was no syrup used. A little one dimensional maybe but still very good.
harrisoni (13780) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at ZBF 08. Vermillion colour with a slight haze. From the cask. Lovely pippy raspberry. In fact one of my favourite beers of the day. Sweet, sour, juicy and dry all in one go. Far better than the Kriekenlambik in my opinion.
Wim (2773) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
cloudy strawberry red coloured body with no head a fruity raspberry aroma a sour fruity raspberry taste and a fruity bitter finich
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at ZBF 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium
Hazy red/pinkish flat body. No head whatsoever. Sweet winey aroma of raspberry with some vanilla. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter flavour. OK balance. Very nice and smoothly.
daniele (5434) - ITALY - MAR 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
color rosa intenso sentori netti di lamponi in bocca un succo di frutta freso e leggermente acidulo
JoeinDahlem (1328) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Could be either a good or bad thing that I didn’t see this beer at ZBF until near the end of the day. Had I found it sooner, I might have been drinking it all day and missed everything else. Pours a deep red, totally flat on top. Big, big raspberry and blackberry nose, lemony notes. Flavor has a light sweetness balanced by that tart, unmistable berry flavor. A bit clean, sharp at the end, tangy. A nice experience.