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Eylenbosch Framboise Cuvee Speciale

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89
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Formerly brewed at Mort Subite (Alken-Maes - Heineken)
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Kobbegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Pretty, pale reddish colour, small head. Pronounced raspberry nose. Very raspberry flavour with a discreet sweetness on an underlying tart base. Nicely balanced between the sweet and the sour. Lovely Framboise considering this was never really my favourite style. 170598

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonas (5737) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 Bottled, vintage 89 @ Akkurat Nice sweet and tart frambozy aroma. Hazy strawberry color, creamy lacing head. Mellow on berries, sweet with slightly dusty roasted edges. Light berry dryness, sparkly mouthfeel.

Tap, Vintage 86 @ Plan B
Cloudy red, off white creamy head. Big fruity aroma - extremely fruity for its age actually. Brilliant balance of fruit vs. Sourness, marzipan red fruits pralines with port. Sparkly dry mouthfeel

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2004
Draught, Plan b. Fruity with notes of biscuit and caramel. Refreshing acidity in the finish. Well balanced but could use a little more lambic character.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
On draft@plan b Copenhagen. I’ve tasted this 15 years old gem quite a few times over the last couple of months. Every keg is different in colour and taste, But every one of them is wonderfull. The balance between the sweetnes from the raspberries, and the acidicty from the lambic is outstanding. I recomend that everyone who can, get a sample of this beer. But save some for me!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
Draft at Plan B, Copenhagen. Allegedly they have the last kegs in the world, aged approximately 15 years. My favourite lambic beer (so far). Very nice raspberry notes and an excellent balance between the sweet fruitiness and the refreshing acidity! According to our host Eylenbosch used 300 g (10,6 ounces) of fresh raspberries for every 37,5 cl bottle!?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Draft @ Plan B, Copenhagen. This sample was about 15 years old. Plan B has only a couple of kegs left of this fine brew, its the last kegs of this beer in the world!!! Light red body, bubbly, no head. Nice sweet raspberry nose, backed up by some sourness and nice fruityness. Very sour flavor, raspberries of course, dry, woody and a another late sourness. This beer is so balanced. Very nice beer, have to try it again. About 6.5$ for a 25 cl sample!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
Orangey-amber colour. Aroma is slightly grapey, raspberryish with leather and horseblanket. Fairly sweet - raspberries with cream - leading to a late, appley tartness. Sweet & sour, sugary, fruity finish. 1989 vintage, tasted at 15 years of age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 On tap@Plan B, Copenhagen (around about 15 years old sample). Unbelievable how balanced this is given the age. Amazingly there is some sweet (and quite fresh) framboise at the front of the tongue, it the quickly turns to a slightly sour, tart palate, with some aged mustyness/woodyness, nice dry finish, and very moreish, something i could have sat down and drank all day, if it wasn’t so expensive, delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 Draught @ Plan B, Vintage 1989 : Amber coloured. Unclear. Not much head, but it sure looks beutiful anyway. The nose is almost perfect. Full of fruits and some sour notes. Not so earthy as the really sour one, but still classy. Flavour is very fresh, acidic and fruity. There is a citric sourness the perfectly matches the fruitsweetness. Has a delicious full and complex body. Is dry, sweet and light sour in the end. Is very refreshing and cleansing. This is a tough one to beat.
Bottled, Vintage 1989 (9,4,9,4,18): Orange/light red coloured. Dusty. Light beige impressive head. Raspberries, sweetness and other fruitnotes in the aroma. Is light citric . Flavour is fruity with a subtle sourness underlying. Light spiced. Very smooth and balanced. Has a nice sourish fruitflavour in the end. Refreshing. Looking forward to try this from tap at Plan B.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
Had this one a couble of times at plan b. cph. normaly i’m not into winy beers, but this one was great. pink-red color, raspberry aroma and tast, full sparkling body, fresh, light sour finish.


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