Variety (28) - - AUG 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit beer without the cloying sugary overkill of many of their competitors. The aroma has a Ribena-esque tone, but the beer itself is a lightly flavoured ale that manages to retain some of the tang of fresh raspberries - an achievement. Not a world classic, but a respectable fruit beer by most standards.
Vaiz (2939) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Deep reddish brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is spicy, slightly fruity, licorice and yeast. Flavor is spicy, sweet fruity, sugary and with bitter licorice. Not much raspberries going on and quite boring as well.
MarcoDL (956) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought this one would have the taste of real raspberry, but it turned out to be a sweet articifial taste. A shame.
Grzesiek79 (2734) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre piwo malinowe. Piana spora i nie bylo to jednak slodkie piwo, wrecz przeciwnie lekko kwaskowate, piana spora i trwala. Kolor czerwonu i metny, a po dolaniu resztek zrobilo sie bardzo metne i brudne. Maliny jeszcze bardziej sie narzucaja w smaku. Dobra robota i krachla wystrzelia z hukiem.
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home... copper ... big white head ... soft toffee ... soft rasperry nose ... light bitter front ... some raspberry ... but mostly bitter and a little dull
Noctilucus (98) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
As so often with Bon Secours, open with care, quite a gusher right after you hear the pop...
Deep red colour, not that much foam remaining after a few minutes; the foam has a touch of pink in it, not surprising for a framboise.
The aroma is mix of sweet and sour from the raspberries, with some effort you can detect a beer underneath, a typical "amber" smell.
The taste is refreshing, definitely not too sweet but not enough body either; there’s the slight sour touch from the raspberries with a rather watered down amber or blonde beer, quite bitter and a touch alcoholic.
The aftertaste is a bit bitter, at times almost metallic. For me this beer is too inconsistent to be a good mix, it is as if the different tastes keep pushing each other to the background. It’s also very light on body, with medium carbonation almost adding to the light / refreshing character.
Afterwards I read that it’s sugarfree which partially explains the taste.
The first Bon Secours that is not a winner in my book...
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy purple color, medium off pink head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Taste is summer fruit, raw bread, subtle sourness. Not bad.
BlackEyePA (558) - USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall real nice. I actually like the bon secours beers. So anyway, the taste is nice considering it tastes natural with some help from syrup. Palate is clean with a linger of ester. Taste is strong raspberry and alco ester. Appearance is nice and red with a light head, weak legs. Overall nice offering.
Benzai (5754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Cloudy hazy dark red color, big white head. Smells very sweet, lightly fruity. Taste sweetness, grape-peel, raspberry. Slightly weird aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear red brown colour, pinkish white head. Aroma of malts and raspberries. Some higher alcohols. Quite sweet. Flavour of malt and raspberry. Just not complex raspberry, more one-dimensional. I think adding just juice and not whole raspberries to the brew has made it less complex. Sweetish, but with a dry ending. Not the best framboise I’ve ever tasted.
(From 33cL flip-top bottle)
Grima (2001) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red-brown color. Lots of small black particles swim around. Smells sweet, slightly singed and slightly alcoholic. Starts pretty sweet, slightly caramel-like and the raspberry only comes through very slightly. The finish is bitter fruity, strong grapefruit and berry aroma with strong malt body!