MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arômes intenses de framboises assez fraîches, notes sauvages assez rustiques. Quelques notes vinaigrées également. Robe rose foncée et trouble, effervescence très faible et peu de mousse. En bouche, les framboises sont également bien présentes et se marient bien à un lambic assez intense et rustique (veille cave, yogourt, fromage). Finale très sèche et très acide (acétique, lactique citrique). Très intéressant, mais peut-être un peu trop intense pour être bu en grande quantité.
lusikka (6179) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Bottled 01/2009. Pours a dark hazy ruby red colour with a firm white head. Aroma of sweet raspberry pie, some deep herbal notes and pie crust. Flavour is very rich and acidic with tart raspberry juice, raspberry seeds, herbs, heavy acidic lemon peel, fig and quite heavy raspberry sweetness. Some mineral notes. Long, sour, acidic finish. When yeast is poured in, the flavour gets a lot smoother and the sourness steps aside a bit. Fizzy carbonation at first, but it settles down. A big sour beer. Heavy jam-like and juicy raspberry sweetness combined with almost throat burning sourness, still remaining a brilliant balance.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Bursting raspberry juice evolves into citric acidity in this simple but superbly developed Fruit Lambic.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the raspberry red.
-Carbonation is really low, which is not much of a surprise.
-There must be tons of raspberries in this for the fruit flavor and aroma to be so clearly expressed over and within the lambic.
-Drinkability is quite high despite the important sourness.
-There isn’t much complexity here, but it is still a beautiful expression of the style.
aleigator (197) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a deep saturated reddish pink color, which is slightly hazy, with a small, fizzy head.
Incredible fruity aromas of ripe raspberries with only tart barnyard hints in it, adding to the fruity nose.
As the aromas already awoke the impression of putting ones nose into a raspberry field, the taste is defined by an intense raspberry fruitiness, with all its sweet and slightly sour facettes. Gentle tartness inherits only an amount of sourness, which is actually natural for that kind of fruit, resulting in a mild, fruit focused lambic, with tart hints of bretts. Has a perfect fitting carbonation, rather low, doesn’t distract from the lovely, warm fruit notes, while adding the neccesary sparkling freshness. The finish is slightly sour with bitter hints, and there are still a whole lot of sun-ripened raspberries on the palate. Dry, pleasant ending, with lots of tart acidity in it.
Alengrin (873) - BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Truly traditional framboises are uncommon in lambic world because they are relatively expensive to make, so I welcome this one even though it is apparently unblended raspberry lambic and therefore not a ’real’ framboise (which should be a blend of raspberry lambics, like oude kriek is a blend of cherry lambics). So it has practically no head, only some light pink bubbles quickly disappearing; colour a deep fuchsia red, cloudy when the deposit is added. Tart and funky aroma with lots of fresh, genuine raspberries, yoghurt, tomato, meat stock, sweat, strawberries, wood; taste begins with a very powerful ’fresh’ fruitiness thanks to the high dosis of actual raspberries, quickly accompanied by a sweaty, lemony, wheaty and ’yoghurty’ lambic character, lots of lactic acid, hay and sherry, woody finish with citric acidity, long and dry. Interesting experience as bottled raspberry lambic in its unblended form is a true rarity.
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from belgiuminabox
hazy dark red brown which colour grab described as "firebrick". Temporary white lacing. Rich sourness, cherry skins and fruity raspberries. Medium carbonation, fruity, lightly tart, lemon juice, dry, jammy. Slightly woodsy Brett notes
olsvammel (3027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers in Belgium. Fruity and tart smell. Massive sour taste, fruity with berries and funky with barnyard. Long aftertaste. The sourness is different from similar beers.
Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Todd. Thanks!
A: Plum red with a whispy white head.
N: Raspberry, grapefruit, lemon zest, funk, horse blanket, peppercorn, bubble gum and wine grape.
T: Very, very sour. Super sour in fact. Broken tongue sour.
M: Lighter body, heartily carbonated.
O: This is a really good Framboise. Not that I don’t love the style, but this is a winner. Moar!
tectactoe (1657) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Bottling date of 9/2012. Thanks, Jeff. Opaque crimson with some small, suspended sediment... Light gush when opening the bottle. Soft, pink-beige head fizzles for a few seconds before it’s completely gone. Aroma is like fortified raspberry juice with equal helpings of acetic acid & lemon warheads. This smells incredibly sour. Lightly jammy but mostly juicy with vibrant acidity & a very mild vinegar sourness underneath. Taste... wow. Yeah, sour as fuck. Puckering. Very, very sour notes of raspberries infiltrate every corner of my mouth. Sour raspberry acid setting up shop deep in the pockets of my gumline. Lactic, yeah. Light vinegar aspect & I love it. Hint of yogurt alongside the lacto, a touch of musty hay & grains towards the finish. Puckering, dry, just fantastic if you love ass-puckering sour lambic. Had this after 2012 Blåbær & while both were beyond great, this edged it out for me, personally. A great framboise.
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 at Aloft during RBWG. Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart raspberries, Brett, acidic character, funk, wood, some citrus notes, finishes with a decent sour character.