Kevbo99 (149) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2002
2.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Too fruity and fizzy. Not enough malt to it. i would rather mix JD with cherokee red crystal club soda
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
It’s hard to explain. I’ve never had such a strawberry-like drink. It was good, but more like a wine. Good ranks everywhere except overall impression. It’s just not ’beer-like’
Aggie80 (776) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting! Bright Red, nice light pink lace. Nice change of pace. The first beer I’ve had that has both a cap and a cork! I could see this one as a good cross or things to share with the wine set.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks great, smells great, but lacks some of the sourness ususally found in this style (see Cantillion). As a result, its a bit too sweet.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again,sweet and sour balance, accompanies dessert well and makes a great sauce/glaze or sorbet.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 raspberry champagne. mainly a dessert drink. plenty of raspberry presence and sourness.
mrhowes (10) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine mixed of sweet and sour raspberry. This has been one of my favorites since my first taste.
yold99 (2) - FRANCE - APR 14, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
La biere Officielle de la ville de Guingamp à Paris...
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
O.k. I can give respect to the style, but I don’t have to actually enjoy it. I kept thinking of Fred Sanford drinking ’Champipple’. However, this was more palatable to me than their gueze. too sweet too sour. possibly an after dinner drink.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well here we go: Sean’s introdcution to the style, garnered on tap at Ashley’s, the premier beer bar in Michigan in my experience. Sorry to say but at this novice stage I think you guys are all nuts. This was like a dairy queeny rasberry froth - beautifully berry, perhaps, but hardly beer. Actually, as I think more on it, it doesn’t even do the rasberries proud as I expect a good tart to my berry and this thing is sweet as hell. I can appreciate that it isn’t quite as bubblegum bad as too many fruit beers, but I hardly enjoyed the experience. Can you really tell that there is malt in this? Maybe having it on tap was the bad idea.