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Eylenbosch Framboise Cuvee Speciale

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Formerly brewed at Mort Subite (Alken-Maes - Heineken)
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Kobbegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (1925) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
1980 Vintage bottle in Brugge, Belgium. An amber/red coloured pour with virtually no head on top. Stale, sour, vaguely fruity aroma. Tastes similar, sour, fruity, cardboard like, slightly boozy. Well past its best but it is 33 years old. Interesting nevertheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
Clear amber colour, no head. Aroma of caramel, funk, hors blanket, attick, wood. Ligh sour flavour, light sweet touch. Some prominent funk. Very delicate. Finish light sour, light sweet, hint of cork.
Nice to taste this one. The raspberry isnít noticeable anymore though.
(From 33cL bottle @ The Vintage Tasting during Brugs Bier Festival. 1980 vintage. As Gueuze Framboise des Ardennes. Courtesy of Filip. Thanks for sharing!)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ej (680) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
0,375 bottle fr 1986. golden with a tint of pink. no foam or head formation. aroma is berries with some woody, oaky notes. taste is sweet with loads of berries after a rather unpleasant astringency. more like a very fruity port or white. rather thin body also.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
1986 bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew on Christmas Tasting 2012. Got this by a series of accident and decided it would be a great Christmas gift from me to the merry gang in BBGTC. Also, this is my first vintage lambic so expectations are...well, I donít know what they are but Iím definitely excited! :-) Pours a clear amber body with no head whatsoever. Oh well, I guess 26 years tend to let out most CO2. Aroma is surprisingly clear, with incredibly sweet raspberry tones, port wine, nuts, caramel and hints of brett and dark plum-like fruity notes in the back. Amazing how the fruit character has stayed strong like this, but I was kind of expecting more sourness to it. Medium body (also: surprisingly thick!), no carbonation. Almost like fruit wine, and probably a bit past its heydays but still mightily impressive. Totally worth it! :-)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Dark red pour, very small head. Nice dusty raspberry aroma with some yeast and old woody funk. Flavor is sweet and funky raspberry and some yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
1987 bottle shared by Bobby at the Grand Tasting 2012 LA. Pretty deep red, kind of thin but oily. Nice raspberry nose. Not a whole lot of acid or funk, just big clean raspberry. Very sweet, nice raspberry flavor. Too sweet, not very challenging as a lambic, but it has held up wonderfully.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours a murky amber color with almost no head. Sweet, very sweet, in fact. Raspberry, sugar, cardboard oxidation, and mild tartness. The flavor is moderately sweet with a decent amount of acidity. Mild vinegar on the finish. Sweet raspberry and some oxidation. Flat and slick on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle @ Kulminator, Antwerp. Vintage 1987. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, cherries and oxidated. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 240712

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8174) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
375mL 1987 ed thanks to t0rin0 pouring at RBSG Grand Tasting. Full haze, murky pink to peach pour. Nose is rich strawberry and raspberry smoothie, Taste is sugary, lightly sour, clean...almost tastes more like a kriek. Oilier, stickier palate. Seems like this also is a sugar added lambic.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
77ships (3546) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
1987 Vintage @ Kulminator // 37.5 cl; covered by cooked on dust but not so much as you would expect with part of the label gone, split between me & HeardAboutIPA // clear copper hued amber with no head // smell is a warning, rusty metallic & lots of old rotting & ancient chemical sweeteners, I quit smelling this after two tries because it is bad & unpleasant // taste is bad, apply described by HeardAboutIPA as being drinkable but that is just about it, even the drinkability of this is a borderline case, burned sugar, oodles of old gone bad sweeteners, completely expired, very nasty cough syrup, band aids, copper, rust, bitter metallic, tastes expired, vile // flat & slightly sticky body // other reviews seem to indicate that this has held up quite well but unless if my pallet is not good enough to pick up the awesomeness of this, my body was simply way beyond past date & which might mean that not all bottles have held up great //either way, I donít want to check it out


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