FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jan 2009 Bottle Date
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a one finger thick, pink tinged head. The beer is a nice red-amber color that shows a lightly hazed, pink-red tinged, copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of floral raspberries, children’s aspirin, musty phenolics, woody raspberry seeds and a touch of oak character up front. If you really dig for it, the phenolic character starts to get a bit plastic like, and there is perhaps a touch of dried, grassy, grain character.
Nicely tart, but not hard, this accentuates a floral, fruity, but dry raspberry flavor. The finish has a light touch of children’s aspirin, some oak like woodiness, a hint of astringency (seeds and wood perhaps), but really it is the raspberries and the associated children’s aspirin flavor that really lingers on the palate. The carbonation is quite light, there is a soft prickly carbonation here though (this is by no means still), and the body is quite light, but does have a touch of texture / viscous character such that it is not watery. As my palate adjusts to this beer it does have a touch of soft, fruity sweetness to it; much of this is accentuated by the floral raspberry flavors. The acidity here is mostly lactic in character, but the raspberries certainly contribute to the acidity, and the is a complexity boost from notes of urea. Phenolic, musky, musty, and plastic like notes come out more as the beer warms up.
This has a really nice raspberry flavor to it. The underlying lambic doesn’t come across as being the most complex in the world, but it serves the purpose quite well. This is quite light, and as long as you like funky, it really is quite refreshing. I am a sucker for this beer since it is a Lambic, but objectively it is not quite where I would want it to be.
ElManana (334) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red, dark pink. Lots of raspberries, cherry, tartness in the nose. Taste is not too sour, raspberries, red berries, tarty but not too much. Good one.
Rasmus40 (11686) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Jazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy raspberry and barnyard. Flavor is medium sweet and rather acidic. Dry and rather acidic finish. 121114
Camons (6248) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours golden orange with a fading offwhite head. Aroma is light sourness, sweet raspberries,, wood. Flavor is very sour, vinegar, acetone, oak, some raspberry notes. Medium body, lively carbonation, very sour acidic finish. 121114
chrisv10 (11333) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, raspberry , tart and a little barnyard. Flavour is malt, fruit, raspberries, tart, oak, little sweet, dry, acid, sour, little barnyard, little sour fruits and notes of acetone.
biggsbowler (370) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ’09 - Pours a cloudy ruby red. Sour, tart, and raspberries in nose. Very acidic and tart w/ a hint of raspberries. Tasty!
Bobhund (66) - - OCT 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drucken på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. Helt fantastisk rakt igenom!!' Grymt elegant syra som riktigt känns i gommen. Fantastisk!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
eduardovl (925) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
Bottled in January, 2009. Enjoyed in a hotel in Luxebourg during a business trip.
A: Pours a haze pink to red color forming absolutely no head and no lacings... Flat
S: Great fruity nose. Strong notes of raspberry, vinegar and oak. Sour but not extremely. Traditional Lambic yeasts in the end
T: Slightly sweet fruity upfront followed by a tart raspberry taste. Notes of oak in the mouth too. Vinegar. Lambic yeasts
M: Mediun body. Very low carbonation. Fruityand sour aftertaste
D: Great drinkability. A smooth and well done fruity beer. My first De Cam. Oude Lambiek and Oude Kriek in the upcoming days...
[ BA Review @ 2/19/2014 ]
Nische (871) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have heavily sour, tart raspberries, Brett, acidic character, funk, wood, some citrus notes, finishes with a decent sour character.
jookos (2530) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle@sbwf14. Reddish hazy. Oh gosh. I might just have gotten vinegar, this is so acidic. The bottle’s apparently ok, as all othr bottles of this batch were the same. So the batch is to blame. Vinegar, very faint red berries. Acidity. Vinegar. Throat burning.
Hermod (3415) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled@sbwf14. Red color, thin white head. Strong vinegary aroma. Who ah. Too much. Burning cherry, vinegary flavor. Somethings wrong here.