mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours Red with small pinky head. Aroma of vinegar with slightly notes of raspberries and some leather. In taste similar, very sour, vinegar notes with raspberries flavour only in the aftertaste. High carbonation, light body, dry and tart finish. The bottle was fresh and already full of vinegar, I expected more raspberries in it after fantastic cassis.
Johnstledger8 (752) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish pink with no head. Aroma is of vinegar, red fruits, raspberry. Taste is of more vinegar and raspberry, cranberry, funky, tart. Oily, no carbonation.
kepano (261) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear peachy orange with absolutely no head. Smell is slightly dusty and funky. A nice roundness, with only a mild infusion of raspberry, not the overwhelmingly fake juiciness you find in other beers. The nose feels simple but balanced, with acacia honey and candied orange peels coming through strongly. This is a puckering brew from the moment it touches your tongue to the long aftertaste. I’ve started getting used to the mild tartness of American sours, but this one knocked me straight back to Belgium like a roundhouse kick from Jean-Claude Van Damme. The lack of carbonation is very apparent and disappointing, as it would have lent another dimension to an otherwise brutish flavor. The raspberry flavor does comes through, but not jammy, more like an underripe freshly picked raspberry. Not quite the fruity explosion I expected. There is a mild flavor of fresh goat cheese, alongside the heavy oak, black currant, apricot and honey. The balance of sweetness and dryness works well for me but unfortunately the simplicity of the flavor doesn’t rise to the sour kick. This ends up being as good about as the average ’muscles from Brussels’ film.
popway (165) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tart super juicy raspberry sour awaits. The pour is a rose wine pink. The closest beer I can compare it to is Paradox Scully barrell #30 with its watermelon goodness. This is pucker up time. Why do most beers fall into the 3.5-4.0 range ?!
Leini (1807) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
375ml bottle. Reddish body with a low head. Some raspberries, barnyard, tons of youghurt, oak. Ocerall thin with dominating youghurt. Loved their gueuze but this is a failed experiment in my book.
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... golden pink .. thin white lacing ... soft sharp funk ... big zezty tart raspberry ... tart funk ... long funky fruit ... massive raspberry ... very sharp fruit ... little acetic ... big rasp
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2016 Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours hazy red with a thin pink-tinged white head. Aromas of raspberry, sherbet funkiness. Taste is sharp, tart, light acetic, some brett, lots more raspberry and faint oak. Dry finish.
VastActiv (5680) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.375l at home, Nivala. Bottled March 2015. Colour us cloudy red with very small white head. Aromas and flavors: Red berries, raspberries, some sourness, tartness and sweetness. Also very dry.
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kent Beer festival 2016. Hazy pink red. Lasting pink head. Smells like raspberry pippy jam. Lovely aroma. Yes some vinegar sourness. But the raspberry is delicious. Full on sour. Wild. Not as sour as the cassis. More drinkable as it opens up. Sour though. Good interesting. Too sour for me.
RasmusOtt (2324) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an orange red with no head. Aroma of funk, oak, sour raspberries, lacto, horse blanket, leather and red currants. The taste is tart and funky with notes of oak, sour raspberries, lots of vinegar and leather. No carbonation but with a rather oily feel to it. Interesting and different indeed. I hate that I don’t have some good cheese right now.