Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2007 In short: Variable beer. Either a funky raspberry lambic or an overly clean raspberry lambic.
How: Bottle drank in Belgium 2006 (funky). Batch (2007) imported in quebec (too clean)
The look: Cloudy redish-copper with a long lasting medium off-white head.
In long: Funky 2006 bottle (4.0/5): I could sense the Brett on the start. Good start. Initial impression is a pleasant balance between brettyness and sourness. Raspberries flavour is not dominant, which is a good thing. Funky body full of hay/straw/etc. Finish brings in a welcomed tartness without loosing the fruity sourness. A superior raspberry fruit beer that is only a little bit behind the much more reputed 3 Fonteinen Framboos that I had a few days later. Underrated. 2007 bottle (3.5/5): Compared to the above: softer, cleaner, not funky at all, almost sweet. Highly drinkable fruit beer. I still like it a lot but this is not the same thing as I drank a year before. The raspberries are more dominant in this one. My Canadian food guide says I need between 10 and 15 servings of fruit everyday. Keep those Girardins coming.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Slightly hazy, ruby red color with a medium, pinkish and lacy head. Slightly sweet, very natural aroma of raspberries (with stones). The flavor is exactly like the aroma, with natural raspberries and some acidity, plus dry bitterness from the stones. Light to medium-bodied palate with slightly fizzy carbonation. A quite decent, although sweetish framboise.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 27/05/06. Smells like cordial, clear pale cherry red colour, raspberry, light to medium body, not as sugary as the krieks I’ve tried and got a bit of aftertaste like a cordial.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brussels. Cranberry sweet aroma. Reddy beer with white seafoam head. Tangy sweet, tart. Sours are subdued. good berries and sparkling water, light alcohol. lightly sweet and grassy. Nice, though I was expecting something a bit more extreme, this is more "drinkable" just wish it was somehwere between this and the more extreme stuff.
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice brown-reddish colour with a big sligtly pinkish and off-white head. Sweet raspberry aroma. Tart raspberry flavor with some sweetness. Fruity sour finish.
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy white but short lived head. Hazy red body. Apparently with a lot of life in it whether it is carbonation or just the yeast. Solid fresh raspberry aroma. Strange though not unpleasant creamy mouthfeel. Flavor of raspberries and mild acidity.
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful pink head on a red and deep orange body, beautiful laces; Deep complex nose, very pleasant but could be a bit more up-front, super balanced mix of sour, sweet, fresh, age. It has raspberry, orange, wood, sour and dry notes, very, very pleasant; The body has a very special texture and carbonation, that melts together with an oily feel with out being the least sticky and still staying super fresh, quite full, a little sour and a very little salty; Into a very long finish where the aroma is super mellow and flows out softly, the acidity is very pleasant and stays very long. Super, super, super beer!
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown-pink colour. Strong fruit aroma. The taste is a blend of fruity sweetness and tartness with a sharp bitter edge. I thought it was delicious.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a red-brown body with an off-white pinish head. The aroma is very flowery with notes of raspberries and oak. Flavour profile tends to be more of a straight fruit beer as the wheat and bretty character are mostly non-existant. There is lots of juicy fruit but the carbonation is quite high and not pleasant.
Purchased at Streekproductencentrum in Halle, Belgium on May 11, 2006.
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best Framboise Lambic I have had. It smells like sweet but annoying fruit. Tastes like cheese cake with framboise mermelade. Very nice, It is extremelly good. BUt I thought it was a velle veu.