axl (426) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours hazy light red with no head. Aroma is tart and acidic with some nice funkiness, barnyard notes, sweet raspberries, raspberry jam/marmelade and a slight earthy touch in the very end. Taste is tart raspberries, raspberry juice, funk and earthiness and the acidity is quite high. The mouthfeel is smooth, the carbonation is non-existant and the aftertaste is lasting with raspberries and acidity.
Blasphemer (108) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25.9.15(Flasche):orange-gelb,gleichmäßig trüb,kein Schaum. Im Aroma Himbeere, Birne, Getreide, Vanille und etwas Käsekuchen. Der Geschmack ist sehr sehr sauer. Fast essigsauer. Sonst fruchtig wie im Aroma. Es hat genzlich keine Rezenz und ist erwartend hoch vergoren. Ein nettes Lambic
Foffern (1595) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy orange-red color and no head. The aroma is filled with oak and berries, mostly raspberries, along with cider vinegar, earth and some barnyard. Pretty sour flavor with lemon juice, oak, red currants, cherries and hint of the sweet raspberries in the aftertaste. Has a silky mouth feel, medium body and solid berry bitterness. A pretty sour framboise but the raspberries is there along the way.
tmrmwel (1632) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, vintage 2015. Pours orangy red, with no head. Aroma is tart fruity notes with raspberries, lactic acid, some funky farmyard and wooden barrels, as well as tannins and leathery notes. Full body, with very soft carbonation. Flavour is sour with lactic acid, tart fruit peel and berries, wooden barrels and notes of musty and earthy bretty notes, as well as tannins and leathery notes. Lingering acidic finish, with tart bretty fruity notes. A bit too sour to balance out, but still nice and refreshing.
bleeng (1651) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light red/pink color. Beautiful fruity raspberry nose. Taste is tart and very citric, with a mouth puckering palate. Goes down well when warm too.
A good drink.
Lilja (2499) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av jäst, hallon, vinäger, ladugård med toner av jordgubb, körsbär, trä och jord. Frisk, syrlig, fruktig, torr, fina smaker i bra balans. Fin syra och sötma som avrundas med trevlig beska.
thebeertourist (5169) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy, pinkish red, no head to speak of. Nice sour raspberry aroma.Sour flavours, raspberry and lemons, dry finish with hints of wood. Fruity, tart and accomplished.
caesar (6303) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from de Molen, dated Febr 2014, large sample. Clear orange to amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of raspberry, sharpish tartness, funk, citric acid. Quite sour taste, quite fruity, citric acid. But sticky on the palate, but sharp raspberry sourness. Lacks a bit complexity and balance.
ClarkVV (5138) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, unsure of date, probably 2014 give or take a year, drunk 8/15/15.
Deep, black raspberry-colored body shows good clarity and a small, beige head with low retention.
Rich, fruity, acidic, sweet, black raspberry jam nose also allows some very light black pepper, a good dose of vanilla and some strong lactic acidity on the end reminiscent of cheese rind or grapefruit rind. Not exactly graceful, but the raspberries, though somewhat sweet, are pretty tough not to love. They’re quite authentic and just bursting forth out of the glass. No alcohol or flaws.
SOUR in the mouth. Holy crap, this stuff is pretty powerful. Heavy cider vinegar-like acidity does show the acetic acid (though I don’t think it’s particularly out-of-place) while the raspberry flavor is sweet, chewy and very fruity/tart. Pretty flavorful stuff here, but like noted in the aroma, is pretty forceful/overdone. Certainly can’t deny the delightful, real raspberry flavor, but that of itself does not a complete beer make. Full body for a lambic, on account of the sugars and carbonation with a slick mouthfeel and no alcohol noted in flavor.
Personally I don’t mind the intense beat-you-over-the-head sourness but I could do without the sweetness. It’s very possible that this stuff could age fantastically based on the huge fruit, sweetness and acidity, but I’m not going to up the score based on speculation. Hopefully I can try an aged bottle at some point.
Reynolds314 (3216) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby red color with no head. Aroma is jammy raspberries, funk, vanilla, balsamic. Taste is very tart with moderate acedic acid but still balanced nicely by jammy fruit.