Ratman197 (8824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear ruby red with a lasting pink head. Aromas of strawberry, chjerry, raspberry, cookie and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of sweet tarts, strawberry, cherry and light vanilla with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering sweet tart finish.
KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a medium cranberry in color with a large pink frothy head that lasted throughout and produced excellent lacing. The aroma was overwhelming with a mixture of berry scents (cherry, raspberry, strawberry ect...) to the extent is smelled a bit like berry Kool-aid. It tasted moderately sweet and a little acidic with a strong berry flavor that engulfed the taste buds from beginning to end with a nice mild sourness at the finish. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery yet very mildly dry in texture with a fizzy carbonation. Overall very fruity and refreshing almost candy like. I particularly liked the sour bite at the end.
unclemattie (3991) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL bottle, caged and corked. "Liefmans Fruitesse", Vintage 2010. Bright Red color, white head. Aroma of Red Kool-Aid. Cherry, Strawberry, and Raspberry are all included, all with a sugary scent. Tastes of same fruits. Odd chemical mouthfeel afterwards.
ha1ag (683) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25 cl bottled from AH in Mestreech. Clean red color with a fluffyl pink head. Sweet cherry nose. Aroma is sweet (too sweet!) , cherry, strawberry. Sweet berry finish. Could be more sour. way too sweet
DutchDrebus (3330) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, called Liefmans Fruitesse. The glass suggested that you should throw some ice in there. Crazy. Not much of a beer, but it tastes okay (more like rootbeer/soft drink).
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap (listed as Liefmans Fruitessa, no variety specified). Pours with a clear, vibrant red body with minimal off-white foam. Aromas of artificial berries and sugar, cherries, raspberries, fruit punch, gatorade, and tea. Sticky, cough syrup. Flavors are cloyingly sweet, cherries (artificial), soda and diabetes. Medium to lively bubbles. Sticky.
jolo (842) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2011 Bottle 250ml. A light red colour with a pink small-bubbly head. An aroma of fruit (cherry). The taste is medium to heavy sweet. a medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation and a light fruity finish
Benzai (6219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is nice, dark with a dark, deep red glow. Taste and especially smell are way way too sweet. Carbs are ok for this sort of beer.
magsinva (843) - Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pours a deep clear red with a finger and a half of pink head. Aroma is very strong raspberries and other red berries. Taste is a little watery sweet and sour with a malt finish. Not as sour as most lambics I’ve had, but noticeably sour. The carbonation is lively and the mouth feel is both sticky and watery. Overall, it just feels like a lite version of it’s more robust cousin, the lambic. It just doesn’t quite deliver on the fabulous nose.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is very sweet and fruity with a mixed berry candy quality. There is also a tiny bit of malt but not much. The appearance is red with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a huge fruit taste and a sweet and slightly tart finish. The palate is fizzy and refreshing. Overall this is a very good beer.