MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful red with white head that fades quickly. Earthy, berry, bretty aroma. Semi-dry taste, very clear berry taste.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sort of a long term want of mine, kind of weird because I was pointing out a bottle of Cider I liked to my wife at a local grocery store tonight, to which she replied "the Lolita?"... no shit?!?! Lolita right there on a grocery store shelf in Des Moines fucken Iowa? Gracious me! Welp I was going to enter my 2000th tonight, so why not use thisn’ here to do it with.
Pours a reddish orange with a medium sized tight white head that fades into a small white head for a while, then fades into nothingness after a while.
The aroma is the primary beauty of this beer, for a raspberry beer this is basically as perfect as it gets, that gorgeous smell of fresh earthy raspberry takes me back to being a child and picking excess berries off my neighbors bushes. There is a lot of raspberry character in this beer, but it’s beautiful how it hardly smells sweet, like real raspberries... the sweetness is implied in the aroma but never do they smell overly sweet or sugary. At first the barn-yard funk is mild but as the beer warms the funk takes center stage putting the berry in the background which is also very nice.
The flavor is almost a a disappointment compared to the aroma, although the flavor is still very good. The beer is tart and dry and not unlike dry rose wine. The raspberry is jammy but not as brilliant or true as the aroma is. There is a little bit of spicy alcohol that does seem to compliment the other flavors pretty well.
I feel like a higher carbonation level here would have served the palate better but it wasn’t bad with a lower carbonation.
reggiedunlop (3648) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a medium white, foamy head. Aroma is sour with some raspberry...mild vinegar and leather notes. Flavor has tart raspberry with nice funk and a hint of leather. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry tart finish that has light raspberry.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Quite clear Dark amber coloured. fluffy off White head. Aroma of berries,sourness,mgrape, Spice. Flavour is quite tart. Full of berries, sourness and grape. Light sweetness country the sourness/tartness. Medium to full bodied. End on a Jerry dense sourness. Quite nice.
rodenbach99 (4164) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 2010: Bottled 12/04/10. 650ml. brown bottle many thanks to Pierre-Luc and Julien. Ale brewed with raspberries aged in wine barrels. Salmon-orange with a white head. The nose is very appealling with red wine (pinot noir) and strawberry. I very like this nose. The taste is wonderfull with wine, pinot, raspberry. There is some oak as-well. This is an easy drinking beer by it’s acidity. One of the best.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: An easy to drink, very dry and a bit funky raspberry beer. Very good
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately 6 months after bottling date. Bottle sent to me by FullObs, thanks a lot Brett
The look: Partly cloudy rust-color body with a quickly dissipating head (with a “psssssss….”) like a pink cola
In long: Nose has a lot of raspberry seeds, some leathery funk, some fresh raspberries. Taste is more is also dominated by raspberry seeds (or dried raspberries), lemon zest, some cherry skin, mild barnyard funk. A little sweetness on the attack but the beer quickly turns quite dry with an almost sandy finish. Fizzy carbonation. Somewhat light body. Mild sourness, medium acidity, medium harsh sandy dryness, rather astringent. This beer is thankfully not pushing the envelop and remains very easy to drink for a sour ale, it is borderline sessionnable. This is a beer that I liked more and more and I was drinking it more and more quickly as I was drinking my 22oz bottle, usually the reverse happens to me with sour ales. Another beer I’d like to drink on a regular basis, if it is true that my body is my temple, then clearly my god is a sadist who demands a lot beer sacrifices.
SlovakSniper (4984) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Une dégustation offerte par JulienHuxley. Merci pour cette superbe bouteille!) Un anneau de mousse qui flotte calmement sur un liquide à la robe orangée et voilée. Un nez qui offre tout un spectacle : les framboises sont goûteuses et justement surettes, les notes boisées perdent des parfums de vin, les bretts font un remarquable travail tandis que les fines notes épicées chatouillent les narines. Un amalgame appétissant et emballant. Des saveurs de framboises fraîches et de graines de carvi. Des notes surettes présentes mais peu intenses. Une présence davantage feutrée des brettanomyces. Une douceur maltée qui repose les papilles. Un liquide qui présente un corps plutôt moyen avec un pétillement soutenu et une texture légèrement huileuse. Une finale qui se fait sur des notes surettes peu intenses qui cherchent à s’installer. Une sour ale vraiment appréciable.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared 2010 bomber. deep red pour with a small white head. great nose filled with Brett, vanilla, oak, wine notes and raspberry. medium body, semi-dry, funk, raspberry and oak. vinous throughout with dark fruits. dry finish with more Brett funk and red wine notes.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. Cheers, Ethan. Pours hazy amber-pink with a moderate white head. Aromas of sour cherries, some strawberries, and a decent amount of raspberries. Bright acetic notes. Taste shows brett, more tart raspberries, and some earthy pith as well as wood. Pleasantly tart. Yum.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks emacgee for sharing. Orangish red with no head. Cherry, raspberry, oak, some underlying bretty tartness. Very clean. Easy to drink and tasty.