CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
incredibly fresh raspberry nose. beautiful pink amber color. after the initial appearance/aroma, becomes somewhat of a letdown on the palate
bergeron (9) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best friut beer out there. People are surprise when I tell them itís beer. Natural rasberry flavor. Very light. Great red color. One of the very best.
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís like raspberry champagne with all small bubbles. Lots of Belgian Lace, complex fruitiness.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, pink, mostly diminishing. Body is
dark red, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (light bread),
with notes of raspberry syrup and cherry, hint of medicine. Flavor is
moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium
body, watery (almost syrupy) texture, lively carbonation. Slightly
medicinal and candy/soda-like aroma, too sweet.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2004 Deep red/purple body and a big bright pink head that looks like cheap soda. Initially has an incredible tartness alongside a strong raspberry overtone. The tartness soon subsides somewhat, and one is left with a quaffable brew dominated by raspberries with hints of cut grass, lime, and orange.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes a lot like a wine cooler, but vastly more complex. If I hadnít started this thinking of Belgian ales, I would have liked this a lot more. Iíll have to re-rate after more lambic drinking has occured. But I did like it a good deal none te less.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2003 Tasted again, for perhaps the fifth time. Much better than I remembered. Less raspberries, and a wonderful, pronounced banana flavor (from the wheat I guess). Not as sour as the "finest" lambics, but balanced. Looks better than any beer in a wide-mouthed glass, with sumptuous ruby color and pink foam. I wouldn't drink this more than once every couple of months, but it's a must try.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2003 This is a good beer for chicks. And maybe my friend Chad. A dot of it in a Young's double chocolate is ok.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had an unusual mix of brews with a few stouts before this. Right up in your face with the raspberries. Has the sweet and sour thing going on reminds me of a sparkling wine. Very different and I look forward to tasting more of this style.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fabulous lambic that fills the mouth with sweet raspberries. Has the exact right pop and goes down smoothly. This is a desert beer. After you drink it you wonít want other beers in the same sitting. I enjoyed it after 2 glasses of wine and it blended well.