FlacoAlto (4133) - 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.
Torrefacto (1398) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rubí limpio sin espama. Aromsa intensos de frambuesa y ligero cuero. Cuerpo ligeor, con sabor de frambuesa, cuero, acidez redodnda y amable y final largo seco.
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Nikos! Pours a mostly clear bright red with a very small white head. Aroma of berries and funk. Taste is tart raspberries and funk. Excellent.
fombe89 (1990) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 22/06/2016 BBD:2035
Color rojizo, sabor frutal, final acido y seco.
Lowenbrau (3139) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 22-06-2016.
In short: moderate dry framboise.
Pinkish, a bit liveless, relatively dry. Enjoyable anyway.
alvaro78 (219) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma espectacular a frambuesa y ácido
Bien aspecto con poquísima carbónatacion
En boca muy ácida y un sabor muy limpio a frambuesa
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Japalo (1774) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home with Tobacco. Haze Purple. No head. Intense raspberry and Black currant. Sour dry. Some oak. Nice but the missing carbonation reduce the score. The corks from the brewery should be nettet.
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NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks..vibrant dark red, no carbonation.
Smells..lots of raspberry, some sweet oak and almost a floral dank.
Tastes..full of tart raspberry, some lemon and unripe green fruit sourness a little oak and wood at the end, soft and delicious.
suprchunk (2944) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pink pour. Small white head. No lacing. WTF, not much cherry. What the crap nothing like cherry taste. This is the worst cherry beer ever. For real.
DavidBe (71) - BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goede frambozenlambiek. Wel een groot verschil met andere fruit-lambieken. Zeer diepe, zeer zure smaak. Maar met momenten toch plakkerig en zoet overkomen. Prijs-kwaliteit een stuk beter als die van Cantillon en Drie Fonteinen, stuk makkelijker om aan te geraken ook.
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 in Rome. Thanks Mortlach! Pretty deep rose red. Intense sour aroma. Body is intensely sour, its gone towards vinegar. Ok fruit complexity but insanely sour.