shrubber85 (7390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at WOSF’10. Fresh tart raspberry malt aroma. Pale ruby color with no head. Smooth, lightly sweet raspberry flavor up front with a sharp tart finish. Nice.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased from Oaktree Buyrite.
Appearance: Pours a deep raspberry red with no crown or lacing. No pop when the cork is taken out either.
Smell: Loads of tart raspberries and sour acidic lambic notes. Quite pucker inducing but comes off kind of medicinal and unnatural if that makes any sense.
Taste: Now this is a BIG sour lambic. Tart and puckering, sour and acidic, with just a touch of funk. Not as extremely enjoyable as some other raspberry lambics (hommage comes to mind) but an intense experience none the less.
Mouthfeel: Way under carbonated.
Drinkability: The mouthfeel and boldness of this sour keeps it from scoring higher.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-26-2009
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Evil looking clear copper color. Huge big spicy aroma with a distinct acidic twinge. Flavor is scorchingly acidic with a spicy raspberry character.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from Orland Park Binny’s. Pours pinkish red with very small head. Aroma is extremely sour with raspberries, lemons, and some oak. Flavor is very sour and lots of vinegar. There is some berry flavor this was really hard to drink. Almost like a raspberry vinegairette.
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful deep red orange body; Pleasant nose with some fresh fruit but most of the aromas is of overripe raspberry like the aroma of cheap jam; Very soft textured quite filling body with a sharp acid; Even sharper acid in the finish where it both warms and burns your trouht , some fruit aromas. Not bad at all, but quite far from the best.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an almost clear copper color with a pink hue and off-white head. The aroma was doughy and tart and the fumes burned my nose. Very tart and acidic flavor. Some fruit if you can deal with the acid burn.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by ryan at the 2010 Max’s Belgian fest: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin ring of off-white bubbles. Very tart oaky raspberry nose has good complexity and fruitiness. First sip is full of tart acidity and raspberry fruitiness with some seed flavor before a drier puckering finish. An interesting but very sour lambic.
eaglefan538 (2865) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from SL, "Hanssens Lambic Experimental Raspberry." Pour was a grapefruity pink to light ruby. The head was weak, no pfffssst upon opening the cork-cage bottle. The aroma was strong raspberry, funk, lemons. The flavor was excellent raspberries with some sweetness, strawberries, light tartness, not a funky foul beast, like many a "true" lambic. The mouthfeel was moderate for the style, a little flat, but not out of the style typicals. Good stuff.
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [12.7oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogtownHarry. Looks like cranberry juice, simple as that. Aroma is big-time sour and I love it. Also funky, acidic and vinous. Flavour starts juicy fruity and then -- KAPOW! -- a sour monster! The finish is so sour, it’s almost ridiculous, but in a good way, and like the aroma I love it. Medium to full bodied. Repeating myself here but I’ll say it again: I love it!
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky red brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, raspberry (skins), red wine vinegar, and wild yeast. Taste was quite sour, with fresh raspberry, tannic wood, light vanilla, more vinegar, and lengthy sour finish...