Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from bottle at The 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party at Pizza Port Carlsbad on March 8, 2003
#25 on the program. Wow...a very sweet aroma hits you with a bit of cherries and/or raspberries - a bit winey as well. The beer pours dark red with a pink head that disappears later. The beer's flavor is one not to be missed. IT's very sweet, but not as sweet as some of the others I tasted. The ABV here was 5% (not the 2.5 listed at Ratebeer) and I fear the 2.5% would be a bit too low. With the 5%, you get a slight acidity on the finish, but it's just the right amount. This would make a great dessert beer as it is easy to drink and very sweet/sugary.
jonas (5978) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Incredible fruity nose which makes you wonder where the vanilla icecream is that goes with it.
Neon red - low head.
Sweet, sodalike with a sour background - could be more though. All in all refreshing and nice.
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couldn't decide if it was a beer or a red wine. It's very sweet (hence the dilemma). The essence of raspberries is very noticeable. It's comparable to a sparkling grape juice. In all, it's a very good dessert beer.
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely raspberry tasting. Not like raspberry jam, but more like real raspberries. Fresh real raspberries. Liquid is dark ruddy brown, nice head. Decent mouthfeel. Just can not get over the raspberry flavor. Definitely one for someone who likes raspberries and one to avoid if you hate them. Then again, you probably could have figured that out without me.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A light burgundy color with a frothy pink head. All raspberries in the aroma with a hint of florals. A strong tart raspberry flavor with some sweetness as well. A hint of earthy wood flavor. This would be awesome poured over ice cream or made into a sauce of some kind (even a salad dressing). The best fruit beer I have had so far. I usually don't like them much at all. This is delicious, but I would have to be in the mood for it to enjoy fully.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Burgundy in color with a pinkish purple foamy head. Smells and taste like raspberry and oak. Doesn't taste like beer at all, just yummy raspberry. Would be a nice dessert drink.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a vibrant red with no head. Tastes of raspberry jam with very little alcohol. Just a sample off my wifes pour or I'd try for a more explicit rating.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma and appearance are incredible. the sweet raspberry filled aroma is very nice. the appearance is quite good looking too, pink head with a light red color for the body. the flavor is extraordinarily sweet...too sweet. this is still a lambic but you cant really tel unless you really look for it. there is only a touch of the sourness in the flavor if you look for it.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pungent is just about the perfect word to describe every aspect of this lambic. The aroma is of total reaspberries and almost something cherry like. The appearance is reddishy velvet/magenta with a thin reddish, lavender head. The taste however possessed some sort of medicinal cough medicine quality. Robitussin was my exact description of what it tasted like. A raspberry, extremely extremely dry aftertaste, with artificial sugars and a thick, syrupy medicinal taste. Very citrusy dry ending....definitely not as good as i thought the hype had this one at.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Seemingly authentic raspberry flavor, didn't seem to have as overwhelming a taste as the other Lindeman's lambic I've tried. The aftertaste did this one in though. Sticky (in a bad way) and made me wanna go rinse my mouth out.