aleigator (398) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a decent, foamy head, with a clear light-ruby color.
Smells of sweet, ripe raspberries, sugar and tart hints - reminding me of raspberry marmelade, which got a sour note to it.
Tastes actually not as sweet as the nose promised, due to an unexpected high carbonation and a watery middlepart. Begins quite fruity, centered around raspberry marmelade, with a gentle, refreshing sourness, drying out the tongue. Finishes with both, a subtle sour acidity and a sweet fruitiness, while the overall impression remains, that this beer is a bit too watery and sweet for this style.
Ernesto987 (4451) - Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bought in amsterdam, tis a mere fruit beer, nothing really lambic here. Just a jammy fruit beer with some vinegar added. Whoop de freaking doo.
AndySnow (4604) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Red colour with a small pink head.
Aroma: Raspberries, fruit, sweet, sour.
Body: Light to medium body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Raspberries, acidic, fruit, sour.
Leini (1210) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ a tasting event. Red body with a low pink head. Raspberries & tart pretty much. Refreshing & dry.
Nische (1115) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red with a small head. A lot of rather sweet raspberries in the aroma. Also some light notes of barnyard. Also a lot of raspberries in the taste, but not as sweet as in the aroma. Dry with a light tartness. Refreshing and pleasant to drink.
hackobock (2102) - 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 (1655) - 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 (2229) - 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 (2132) - 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 (328) - - 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.