FlacoAlto (3849) - 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.
Maakun (1536) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 Bottle shared by me. Bottled 2009. Clear bright pink with big very light pink head that leaves a beautiful ring in the glad. Looks perfect. The nose is amazing, fresh raspberries with massive barnyard notes. Aroma is about the same; starts with fresh raspberries, goes into hay, funk, horse blanket, straw, lots of wood. Finishes with tart fruits, almonds, berry pits, slight vinegar. Taste is medium sour with medium bitterness. Light to medium bodied with crisp and prickly carbonation. Despite what it says on the bottle this has typical gueuze like carbonation. Fantastic beer, exactly how I like my fruit lambics. And the fruits still hold up despite the age. Great!
kryon (1889) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy burgundy with low head
Aromas of raspberry lemonade, caramel, citrus, sour fruits, hints of garden branch
Taste perfectly well balanced with raspberries, red currant, sour green apples. Lovely!
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dice. Loads of funk, oak, and rubber. Not particularly fruit-forward to me on the nose, but makes up for it in the taste. Jammy (like raspberry purée) and assertively, borderline aggressively tart. Medium body, lively carbonation.
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL shared by diceman. Pops hard. Pours with some head that fades into nothing. Thick dirty pink color. Dry raspberry aroma, some light fecal, tart smelling but not sour and no acetic. Flavor is smooth, lactic unsweet raspberry. Tart dry end. Low acetic, lower acid, tart and dry with fruit essence.
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. At the Tuulensuu, Tampere, Finland. 2012 vintage.
Pours hazy orange brown colour with lots of floaters and tiny head.
Sour... I mean sour... aroma with vinegar and mild raspberry sweetness.
Vinegar, tartness, rowanberry and hell of a lot sourness in the flavour.
A bit messy and unbalanced.
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy magenta... Aroma is vinegar... Tastes like balsamic... Really acetic... Weird beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ineedbeer (1221) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle acquired in early 2015 so I presume it is a 2014 vintage.
Aroma is moderately fruity with medium raspberry notes, light citrus and tropical fruit. Moderate barnyard funk and some light herbal phenolics. Light oak notes.
Pours a very hazy, red with some copper hues and a small, pink head that recedes to the edges where it is replenished by effervescent carbonation. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is moderately sour with some nice lactic notes and some light citrus and tropical fruit. Moderate raspberry notes, but not jammy at all. Nice moderate barnyard character that I like about De Cam and some light herbal phenolic notes. Definitely the most lambic forward of the framboises that I have opened in the past couple days.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an ugly beer - the carbonation kicked all the fruit bits up into the beer when I released the cork. But aroma and flavor wise this beer is great. So much nice funk that is supported by the fruit without being overwhelmed by it.
rxeight (1891) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from Belgium in a box, 9/2012 bottle. Glowing fusha pink color. Aroma is funk and fresh raspberry. Taste is raspberry purée. Medium sour and medium acidity. Usually raspy sours come off rather acidic, but this doesn’t.
Jow (2705) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At WTWBA. Very murky red pour. Funky nose with red fruit. Tastes of raspberry, cherry, wood, some wine residue, and floral. Semi tart and relatively understated flavor but lovely in subdued way.
drfabulous (4804) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the 750 bottle and poured out of a basket! Funky aroma. Pinkish red in color. Musty and light tart of fruit. Really great.