notalush (4473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Dry Dock - listed as "Walt’s Frambozen" - turbid reddish pour - decent head - earthy raspberry nose - creamy on the palate - sturdy malt base, with some semi-sweet notes of chocolate - the fruit is very well-integrated into the malt profile - lightly acidic, tart/nearly sour up front - full but mellow raspberry throughout - notes of the whole fruit: sweet fruitmeat, bitter seeds, tart skin - a very light leathery character - linger sweet/sour finish - mild but interesting flavor profile - I enjoyed it quite a bit.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma - heavy raspberry, tart;
Appearance - dark reddish-brown, opaque, fluffy head, laces well;
Taste - mild front, tart back, faint raspberry notes, finish is somewhat bland;
Palate - good crispness, average body;
Overall - decent effort though pretty lacking in flavor.