Turtles (1466) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy ruby red, no head except for a few small bubbles along the edges of the glass. Aroma has phenols, tart and fart. Dry and sour mouth feel, low carbonated, medium bodied. The taste is funky, sweet raspberry, oak, lemon, green apples, strawberries.
Cool_Bond (2187) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good raspberry scent. Highly acidic raspberry flavor. Not so much bitterness but more acidity in the aftertaste that fills the mouth forever. Delicious sour beer. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Alengrin (4065) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apparently an unblended raspberry lambic, I guess with the intention of blending them afterwards to make a genuine framboise, something Hanssens does not have in their assortment yet. This unblended form forms practically no head, only with some forcing, a very thin and eventually dissolving rim of small, milky bubbles forms around the edge of the glass; the colour of the beer is a truly stunning vermillion red, lightly hazy but of course cloudy with deposit, with a few bubbles of gass here and there but no real carbonation, as is not to be expected from unblended lambic anyway, of course. Utterly fruity, funky aroma of raspberry vinegar, sharp lemon penetrating the nostrils and announcing a lot of acidity to come, stewed red berries but subtly so, wet wood, horse meat, lots of unsweetened yoghurt, a really striking resemblance to salted tomato, redcurrant, wet leather, fermenting hay, pomegranate; it has all the funkiness youíd expect from lambic drenched in raspberry aromas, but not really sweet fruits, rather a sharpish fruit acidity. Taste is puckering sourness all the way through, with a very sharp lemon and wine vinegar acidity attacking the tongue immediately, puckering in the cheeks even; it carries a subtle yet fragrant raspberry fruitiness with it, just a weak hint of fruit sugars, providing a little bit of softness against the burning acidity. The body is lean and smooth, not carbonated, with the expected bready barley and somewhat sourish wheat; drying wood effects play in the finish and further accentuate the dryness coming from the puckering acidity, so that this beer ends bone and bone dry, with a mouth watering effect to it. It leaves a wonderful, rich, juicy, íhorse meatyí, almost somewhat umami-like flavour of red berries, in this case tart red raspberry but also a bit reminiscent of salted tomatoes, behind in the mouth and throat. Fascinating fruit lambic but not easy to drink: as elegant as it may look, like some very red rosť wine, it sure bites and belongs to the most acidic beverages I ever tasted; it takes an advanced lambic drinker to enjoy this, I assume. It has all the qualities youíd want in a framboise lambic so if the idea is indeed to blend one with different ages of this, Iím sure it will be a fine example of the style, and the carbonation coming from the blending will make it more effervescent and easier to drink. Iím looking forward to it - but then Iím only guessing, so for now, weíll have to do with this unblended form, and this one is not for the faint of heart.
murran (507) - - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a redish body with no head. Very sour aroma, almost like vinaeger. Taste is very sour but a nice fruity end.
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Aniela (4207) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my backlogg:
Bottle. A bit hazy reddish beer with an offwhite head. Fruity sourish raspberry, citrus cherries, tart aroma. Sourish raspberry citrus rubber grassy leather tart flavour. My kind of beer :-)
popery (1849) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is light brown shaded over with a pinkish hue. Itís fairly hazy, could be bottle handling. No head formed when I poured my glass, just some bubbles, and it looked pretty much flat. The aroma has tons of jammy jam raspberry character. Itís very fruity. Farmerís market stand in berry season fruity. Some acetic character. A little vinegar creep. Maybe, even a touch of nail polish remover. Little funk. Some oak. Taste is quite sour. Too much acidity for me. It blocks out all of the funk and most of the fruit. It just kills a lot of the delicacy that I like in lambics. Thatís fairly harsh, and the beer is still enjoyable. Itís not as sour as many American hype monsters. Anywho, thereís a solid kick of oak. Fairly dry. Lots of pucker. Low carbonation.
olsvammel (5096) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (or maybe it was a bottle shop in Belgium, I canít remember). Tart and fruity smell with rasberries. Similar taste. Very sour, actually almost too sour, but I liked it. Very nice!
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pink yellow, no head. Very upfront dark raspberry, fairly horsey funky. Extremely fruity, very tart, initially sweet but dries out through the finish. Chewy medium body, bit of oiliness. Long sour finish. Excellent.
Bobhund (128) - - JUL 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Fältöversten. Mycket hög och fin syra som genomsyrar doft som smak. Förutom de fina hallonen karaktäriseras smaken av ekat som tyvärr blir lite väl stor smak för att det ska gå hela vägen fram, men helt fantastisk!!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Brewhemia (146) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Really pretty fruity red color. No head. Nice aroma of sour cherries. I think this is the most sour beer I have ever had. A bit of a shock at first, since the aroma made it seem so well balanced between sourness and sweetness. But sourness definately dominates. But sipping along, I find I really enjoy it. Your moneys worth of sour cherry flavor (I realize its a raspberry beer but sour cherries are what I taste). Its really salty as well. So lots of flavor all in all. Got to love that! I donít know if I would appreciate it as much on any other day, but right now itís pretty damn good. Updated note on rating: I actually had to pour out the last third, since the sourness was becoming too much. So even though I liked it, I need to get that in there as well and deduct some points from the taste. In the end way to sour for me when drinking a whole bottle alone.