thedm (4853) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was marked lot 0534211 BBF 01/08/2008. It poured a extremely large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles with a pink hue that were mostly lasting and left behind a and a good lacing. The aroma was malty sweet doughy and mildly fruity raspberry. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of sweet malt mild raspberry and a hint of chocolate. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
light orange pink color fruity smell but not really pom. sour fruit taste which then turns to crisper cleaner hoppiness.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle marked best before end 2008/01/08. Poured a huge frothy, fizzy, off-white with a light pink tint head, fair amount of lacing, fizzy carbonation, transparent, and an orange hue. Sweet, cherry/berry nose. Flavor was sweet, cherry/berry, thin, and watery tasting. Smooth, watery, thin mouthfeel. Light body. Didn’t expect to find what I found in the nose and flavor of this one considering the style this has been entered as. Hmmm. Interesting. Different for this style for sure. Oh well.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What? Belgian Ale my butt. This had more cherry nose then most Fruit beers.
Tell ya’ the truth? Not bad at all. Very fruity and darn tasty. I still can’t believe this is a Belgian Ale. A little over bubbly for me but still.. nice. Got it at the Cellars in Minnetonka. Why has this not been rated more??
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light amber with a loose white head. Fruit and perfume aroma. Notes of pomegranite. Crisp and effervescent like a carbonated fruit juice. Relatively bitter and somewhat tannic in finish. Dry. It has a strange lingering oiliness. Pretty good though.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big ass fluffy head. Deepest orange with a strain of yeast running through it. Fizzy citrus on the first sip- almost like an orange soda. Really strange- but nice and refreshing.
ash666 (1) - houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma- Not great some fruit, overall starts off unimpressive.
Appearance- Clear, reddish very attractive action.
Flavor/Palate- One of the most unique beer I have ever tried. The combination of a raspberry lambic and De Block’s Kastaar leads to a beer that has no others in this style. Truly a great beer for those stepping off the beaten Belgian path.
bierkoning (9580) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pink color, pinkish dense red. Raspberry aroma. Absolutely dry with floral bitterness. Creamy and hoppy, withb touches of citrus, raspberry and alcohol. Prickly mouthfeel. Different from the "old" Speciale 6 as I remember it, but good enough.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2010 Reddish tinted orange beer, slightly hazy; good pinkish head, leaving textbook lace. Fruity, but not at all lambick-y. There’s some hops discernible, which is very surprising, historically speaking. Very fruity initial taste, travelling towards near nauseating grainy, porridge-like flavour. The onset, even slightly sourish, is the ONLY reference to this once superb beer from the 70-80’s (which used to be a mix of spontaneously fermented beer and top-fermenting ale). Medium bodied; refreshing but not overly sour. Aftertaste is a bit perfumed, like a bathroom product. Disappointing? Seen what I remember from this beer of yore, that doesn’t come even close. I cannot dissociate it from my memory - but in itself this is not at all bad, just average.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Beautiful clear red-orange-brown beer with a small white head. Weak malty aroma with some hops. The flavor is quite weak too, with malts and hops. Medium body with some acidity at the end. Nice lager-reminding ale. (060328)