mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into wide champagne flute. Slightly hazy peachy amber color with tons of bubbly whitish pink head that faded immediately. Some bubbles cling to the side of the glass within the beer. Aroma is of sweet raspberry and dry woody wine. Taste is exactly the same as the aroma. Quite sweet. Decent, but nothing outstanding about this beer. High carbonation makes this fun to drink. I enjoy the bubbly feeling. Body is light, borderline thin.
Frozer (202) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 year old bottle. Sour raspberry smell. Tart raspberry taste. Light and fruity. Some vinegar flavor.
obguthr (4587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010: Sour cherry, stewed apple nose. Cloudy copper, headless. Oak and currant, slightly vegetal. Rose finish. Light body, easy carbonation, quite tart, but a little tangy at times too.
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of flowers and raspberries. Low but sharp soda like fizz. No head or surface bubbles at all. Goes down kind of like a sparkling wine with natural carbonation. Leaves the tongue feeling somewhat dry. Taste is all pit fruit. Like a combination of raspberry and cherry lambic, but not as sweet or sour as one. SInce the actual fruit used was raspberries, the most prominent flavor is obviously tart raspberries. If I had to briefly describe this ale to someone, I would say it tastes like a tart natural raspberry flavored white wine. Aftertaste is about ten seconds. It starts with pit fruit and ends with a bit of wheat/bread in the breath along with a sort of wine taste.
kraddel (4560) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 vintage, 66 cl. Pours clear amber. Small white head fades instantly.
Smell is rather sweet, raspberry in a jam form. Taste is mildly sour. Raspberry jam ( still very intense ). Slightly dry finish. OK mouthfeel, high side of carbo. Sourness is very straight, in stead of the complexity that can be found in the traditionally brewed Belgian variants. Still very nice though. But given its price ( especially to get it in Belgium ) I’d stick to the originals.
Cosmo6644 (86) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic aroma of raspberries and wine, tart flavors of sweet fruits and some oak, very nice
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Emeister84 (1556) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of red berries, mostly cranberry and raspberry, crab apples, red wine. Orange-red with a fully fading head. Dry, sour, funky, fruity. Medium bodied, some spiciness, sharp, with quite a clean finish.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Raspberries and brett turn to sour cherries and vinaigrette in this pleasantly acidic creation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no head of foam atop the cloudy red.
-Mouthfeel could be improved upon. Carbonation and body don’t gel that much. Higher effervescence could work better?
-The dryness remains one of this beer’s strengths.
-Acidity levels are moderate to high.
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes on 3/7/15
Friggin excellent. Had no idea Goose Island made beers like this. Tons of raspberry flavor. Nice danky basement like aroma and taste. mild spiciness. Looks a beautiful ruby color in my glass.
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Grizzley’s. Clear amber pour with minimal head. Strong vinegar sour smell maybe some cherry. Taste follows with with really nice dry finish. Really good!
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.” I am honestly disappointed that this isn’t with cherries & raspberries instead (I am sick). “Don’t cry, I’m sorry to have deceived you so much, but that’s how life is.” 2011 Vintage. 650 ml. bottle @ home. “Our imagination flies -- we are its shadow on the earth.” The beer pours a deep orange amber light red fruit, strawberry jam hued, head fizzes away very quickly. “You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.” Nose is puckering hugely American, typical almost aspirin & stomach acid sour with puckering wild raspberries and strawberries, bottled lemon juice. “We loved each other with a premature love, marked by a fierceness that so often destroys adult lives.” Taste is puckering, light dry plaster, puckering aspirin USA, bottle lemon juice, hugely USA in its profile, lots of standard bacteria, light mold, finish is wild raspberries & light wild strawberry sweetness, lots of puckering strawberry, finish carries some dry cardboard. “I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes” Too American really for its own good but enjoyable still. “And presently I was driving through the drizzle of the dying day, with the windshield wipers in full action but unable to cope with my tears.” Carbonation is prickling, strong bottle lemon juice acidity & very dry, cardboard feel to it. “She was only the dead-leaf echo of the nymphet from long ago - but I loved her, this Lolita, pale and polluted and big with another man’s child.” Interestingly the fruits reminded me almost equally of wild raspberries & wild strawberries only way sourer than the real fruit ever is. “And the rest is rust and stardust.”