hackobock (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 10, 2014. Bottle, 2014 vintage.
Pours red with a small slightly pinkish head, Aroma is tart raspberries, lemon, barnyard, slight yoghurt notes. Taste is medium tart and funky with citrus, vinegar, barnyard and light to medium raspberries. Finish is medium tart raspberries. Medium bodied, light powdery notes in the finish, average carbonation.
BMMillsy (1469) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired from La Cave a Bulles in Paris. Poured in my hotel room in Antwerp. Pours a deep reddish pink color with a small, quickly receding, pinkish white head. Aroma is lots of sweet, sweet raspberries, just a hint of tartness, a little bit of medicinal notes but not bad. Flavor is lots of very sweet raspberry, but this still has the expected funky sour gueuze in there that puckers you up. Returns to very sweet raspberry on the palate, with just a hint of medicinal note. Light to medium bodied, medium plus carbonation. Overall the raspberries could be dialed back a bit here to let the funky gueuze shine through. But overall not bad at all.
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours ruby-tinted copper with a pink-tinged head.
Nose shows authentic raspberries with a little funk in the background.
Flavours focus on sweet raspberry jam at first followed by a pronounce, balancing bitterness. Perhaps just a little on the sweet side overall.
Nice moderately high carbonation works well.
nilsas (1622) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fin rød farge. Syrlig duft av kirsebær. Tynt lag hvit skum. Syrlig fin smak av kirsebær.
Cimbasso (187) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This lambic-style pours bright pink. Strong raspberry taste. Not quite as sour as the Girardin Kriek (cherry) version not sweet either. Has a biting dryness without the astringency of the Kriek. Could be refreshing when served chilled. It does not have the ’wild’ tastes of some lambic beers.
Holmen1 (2692) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Cardinal, M2 ssesongåpning: lyserød med kort filmskum (som de fleste slike). Kraftig bringebæraroma (ingen overraskelse). Den er ganske tørr og lett astringerende, noe som gjør den lettere å konsumere, men det blir allikevel for mye Kongen av Danmark for meg.
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic framboise with thinnish, off-white head and dark orangey red robe. Lots of rewarding lambic funkiness in the nose but in an elegant way, drenched in loads of fresh strawberries, woody, vinegary, lemony notes, barnyard, ’wild’. Tart taste teeming with fresh fruit, very fresh and crisp, bit funky, no disturbing artificial sweetness, long and complex, woody lambic finish. Authentic.
ClubGonzo (4163) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from etregourmet.be webshop. Pours a clear orange-hued deep pink body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is tart raspberries, cherry pits, red fruits, lemon acid and hints of barnyard funk, hay and citric peel. Taste is tart raspberries, lemon acid, mild apple vinegar and hints of barnyard funk, hay and dry lemony citric tones. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Lovely, clean and tart Framboise from Girardin, very refreshing indeed; accessible and high in drinkability.
Holmen2 (1146) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle had Cardinal. Bright red. Not much head, as is standard in this style. Strong and refreshing aroma of raspberries. Similarly fine and refreshing taste. Dry and slightly sour. Well balanced with good drinkability, but not as complex as the top examples of this style.
tandembrauer (216) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Copper/redish color, cloudy. Aroma of raspberries. Good balance between sour and sweet.