FlacoAlto (3737) - 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.
ninecats (54) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, Gothenburg from a 2009 vintage bottle. Pours a hazy deep red with purple undertones. No head, not even the smallest ring on the surface. Complete flat. Aroma is absolutely wonderful, with tart raspberries, vineagar, some muddy funky tones and oak. Taste is raspberries (old but very juicy), vinegar, oak and like a knife cutting straight through: a massiva sourness, perhaps the most sour beer I’ve had. Wow! Ends dry and tart with an old taste of raspberries. Low (close to no) carbo, medium to full body. 10cl was enough, still, a great show of perhaps the most aggressive taste this style has to offer.
DutchDrebus (3469) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home shared by joes. Clear ruby colour with a huge off-white head that doesn’t last but makes a lot of noise. Smells sourish, raspberry, cork, dusty. Tastes very sour, very very sour. Vinnegar. I don’t hate sour but this is an annoying sourness. Very low carbo, medium body.
traPISSED (99) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle at home, 2009 Vintage thanks to Stephen! This was fantastic!! Right up there with the best fruit lambics I have had. Just lacking that final piece of complexity to make it a 5/5. Bright red/pink pour, reasonable carbonation but not spritzy by any means. Huge fresh fruit aroma and flavor. This still feels very fresh after 5 years in the bottle. Good bit of funk too. Lots of raspberry jam and seeds!!
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. 2009 vintage. Poured a ruby color with a pinkish head. Berries, some earth, and a lighter funkiness.
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska från troligen 2012 (2009 på etiketten som dom tydligen använt i flera år...) Rubin/koppar. Massivt skum. Hallon hallon. Surt. Salivsprutare. Så pass brutal syra att det känns som chili i halsen. Det svider.
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity funky sour raspberry aroma. Fruit sour tart funky raspberry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart raspberry finish.
Vignale (1805) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från Etre Gourmete drucken med ölföreningen. Fin doft av hallon, smultron och jordgubbar. Stor frisk vinägersyra, koncentrerad, hallonvinäger, hallonkärnor, jästig funk. Lätt fruktighet och i kombination med en rivig syra. Friskt syrlig, men på gränsen till för mycket. Fantastiska hallonsmaker. Ett utmaning men riktigt häftig.
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Med ölföreningen. Smak och doft av hallon, jordgubb, vinäger, saftsås. Fin doft men eftersmaken är förskräcklig, fräter i halsen, lite som koncentrerad saft.
daniele (4888) - ITALY - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle: 9/2012. Pinkish purple color. No head. Oak, raspberry and hints of rubber in the aroma. Dry oaky leathery flavor with lemon and raspberry. Short raspberry finish. Good complexity, but rather shy.