aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 YUCK way to stinking sweet and that awfulraspberrie extract nose and palate are a disgrace to true lambics. This is meant for kids in Belgium because it tastes just like fruit punch.
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best and best-known fruit lambics. At just 2.5% abv, itís good summer lunchtime drinking. Poured the colour of Ribena, with plenty of fizz and a huge frothy pink head. The nose has that classic lambic sweet-sour combination. Raspberries to the fore, plus a hint of the oak barrels in which the beer is aged. The palate is syrupy and extremely fizzy. It begins intensely sweet but there are enough fruity acids and alcohol in the finish to save it from being a fizzy fruit juice. In fact, the finish delivers a decent slug of sweet sherry. Just a little short on complexity. (Bottle)
Gachupines (1248) - USA - FEB 16, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not sure if lambics just arenít my thing, but trying this one didnít make me want too many more. Red appearance with a pink head, it was definitely something different from my typical taste. Ultimate too sweet, and too carbonated itís not something Iíd go back to.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red in color with a huge pink head. Aroma is strong raspberries and some yeasty notes. Flavour is dominated by the raspberries, sweet and very syrupy. A nice sipper for dessert.
jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Prominent raspberry notes and some good esters, which add a warm quality to the nose. Light and airy in the glass, with a reddish tinge. Tasting yields more flavors, blackberry, and a wine-like tannin. Good full mouthfeel for such a light lambic. Still too sweet to my palate, however, despite a drier finish.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours nearly opaque fuchsia with small amount of head that leaves a swiss cheese lacing. I have to admit ahead of time that im not to much into the raspberry flavor or nose. It seems way overdone and for me that was the downfall of this one. It did mellow out as my taste buds adjusted, but still not my thing. (12oz)
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very good.. if youíre looking for sweet fruity beer. But just not my thing.. a little too sweet and not enough alcohol ;) On tap at BJís brewhouse.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely strong, syrupy, yet smooth, berry aroma. Pours a thick, frothy reddish purple, very similar to pomegranate juice. Flavor is fruity, but not overbearing with hints of raspberry, grape, strawberry - it truly runs te gamut. Palate is just bubbly enough with a substantial weight around the tongue. Finish is quick, clean, and sikly smooth. Would definitely buy again.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, nice white head, very red, medium body, very raspberry smell and taste, slight tart, leaves a nice sweet aftertaste.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Split with two ladies and they both enjoyed it. Magenta with a light and mostly diminishing light pink head. An aroma of raspberries and nothing else, but it is somewhat deep and enjoyable. Sweet raspberry flavor that is much more sweet rather than sour along with notes of watermelon jolly ranchers and cherry pie. Much better than I was expectng it to be after tasting that sickening Peche beer. Still though, this stuff is for toddlers.