DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ cask corner, doncaster. Sour fruit beer. Very nice I loved it very much.
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JefVerstraete (1772) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red/brown colour, low carbonation. Aroma is sweet/sour. Fruity (raspberries) and sour hints. Refreshing but maybe a bit too sweet.
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 375ml. De couleur brune-rouge et voilée. Nez fruité aux notes aigres (framboises mûres et notes de confitures de framboises) et de levures Rondeur moyenne en bouche et assez pétillante avec une texture aux notes sirupeuses fruitées. Goût d’un mélange sucréet aux notes aigres de fruits (framboises fraîches) et de levures fruitées (faibles traces de cerises) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût plus sucré de framboises avec de faibles notes boisées (bois humide) qui s’étale tout au long de la gorgée. Post-goût moyen, très légèrement aigre de framboises.
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cellared cc bottle. Pours turbid dark brownish ruby with minimal off-tan head and not much lace. Nose is earthy raspberries, mild funk. Gets a bit funkier in the finish, but the semi-sweet raspberry flavor takes top billing.
Huhzubendah (2758) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
The beer is a sunburst brown / orange color. The head is thin and wispy, leaving barely a trace of lacing on the glass. The aroma is initially rather subdued, with a slight mustiness and scents of berries. As the beer warms, the aroma grows in intensity. The flavor is very fruit forward, with a large dose of slightly sweet raspberries, followed by more subtle notes of funk and a mild tannic character. The finish is nice and brings some funkiness. This is an enjoyable fruit beer in the Flanders style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-30-2011
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked this bottle up in DC. Served in a Russian River "TION" goblet.
Pours a muddy brown color with a low off-white head and not much lacing or anything like that. The nose brings a tad bit of raspberry and a bit of a tea-like character. Flavor brings a bit of tea and light raspberry. Quite odd and not very tasty, unfortunately. Not everything works together, and the base beer doesn’t quite work with the raspberry. Light body and some tea-like tannic character. Decent, but not something I would come back to.
Kristall-König (2346) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkle bräunliche Färbung, getrübt. Geruchlich intensiv himbeerig-kirschig. Dann im Mund ein süßlich-säuerlicher Oberton, der im Mittelteil von einem kräftigen Holzaroma Gesellschaft bekommt. Trocken im Abgang.
Gut gelungenes Himbeer-Fruchtbier. Weich und vollmundig.Test vom 1.4.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche
Zita (5078) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
red berries aroma,red, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, very nice berries finish. Nice bear.
davey101 (717) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml corked and caged bottle poured into a palm tulip. Dated cage reads: LFR 06/2017 B7164 which leads me to believe that this is a 2007 vintage. A - When I popped the cork it didn’t seem too lively. A quick, but even pour yielded a white head that faded quickly. Some chunks flowed into the glass even though I stopped pouring with 2 or so ounces left. First off, this beer is pretty clear. Which lets the sediment and yeast float around and become quite visible. The body is a deep purple color with bits off white yeast that are really taking their time to settle back down.
S - Raspberries and sugar. Its not fake and artificial, its just like very concentrated sweet, sweet raspberry syrup. No "funk" to speak of.
T - Sweet natural raspberry syrup. There is this aftertaste, that almost seems savory. I can’t describe what it tastes like, but it makes the aftertaste slightly odd but still approachable. Very easy drinking, and the carbonation is quite nice. Slightly tart but certainly not sour. O - I’ve picked up a few older liefmans vintages because they are priced really well, and they succeed in what they are. This isn’t a lambic based traditional framboise, its an oude bruin brewed with raspberry juice. This particular vintage might be a bit past its prime, but its still refreshing and a decent fruit beer.
Jimthechap (1855) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not at all what I was expecting. I was expecting something brash and sweet and was intrigued by something brown and sour but eminently drinkable (if you don’t mind sipping beer rather than stonking great quaffs). Tart, sour and just overtly raspberry. Quite wonderful. Why on earth was it retired?