ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I sampled a 355 ml (12 oz.) bottle, which filled the quirky fluted Lindemans glass that I purchased with the beer about two times. The bottle produced a glass of beautiful copper colored liquid and a surprisingly large, but quickly falling off-white head with an unmistakable pink hue. Holding the glass to the light, the beer is crystal clear, and reveals much more of its raspberry content. Of course, there’s no missing its advertised raspberry character right up front. The aroma and taste of this lambic are emphatically “framboise.” This was a bit off-putting on first impression. In fact, before reaching room temperature, this beverage more-or-less resembled a liquid version of a sour raspberry Jolly Rancher. But, with the benefit of a few minutes outside the chilled bottle, the unique flavors produced by the wild yeasts used to ferment this beer really step forward to reveal a curious mix of flavors. There is the raspberry-jam-like backbone, but the sour earthy flavors produced by the yeast balance out any treacly sweetness, while the sugars mellow the sour and wild yeast flavors, particularly those produced by the Brettanomyces strain. In the end, I also picked up some flavors of dark cherry, raisin and oak, but there is very little to remind the drinker that this is beer. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it. There is a pleasing long dry finish on this lambic, and the clear flavor shift that develops once the beer comes to room temperature make it worth trying again.
artmcd8 (640) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a red purple color. Pink light head. Tastes quite tart. This goes down easy but can only do one.
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charule (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at smokin joes. Poured clear dark red with a skim of foam. Great aroma of raspberries. Quite bitter taste with slight bubbles.
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olr1984 (284) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours dark brown and ruby red with a fizzy head. Big raspberry aroma. Same taste with a bit of tart.
MrHangover (1097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with cap and cork... why?? Anyway, this was shared with the misses and she loved it and quite surprisingly, so did I. It pours a murky, brownish pink beer with a small pink head. Aroma is raspberries all over, slight touch of oak. Flavor is starts intensely sweet, has a full raspberry flavor and light tart, dry finish. Very good.
Douberd (619) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle, at home, poured into a snifter this time. ABV 2,5%
Very deep ruby red colour on the body and very dark. On top sits a two fingers tall pink head, with good retention and light lacing left around the glass.
Very nice aroma with candy sugar, berries and roses.
Taste is sweet and also flowery, with obvious berries notes, a flavour that reminded me of red apples as well. It turns to mildly sour on the aftertaste.
Medium thickness on the body, soft carbonation. Tart on the palate.
Nice beer, tasty, good balanced, widely available and cheap.
20107589 (42) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
fantastic aroma of framboise, clear dark red collor with a fine foam, fantastic taste of framboise with a great sour taste, good mouth feel with its slightly fizz, and round after taste. A Great fruit beer.
czar (2223) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours hazy, almost cloudy, bright red with a pink-purplish head, some retention. raspberry cake, icing sugar, candies, cloying red jam, some grass, hint of acidity - few acetic notes, very shy bretts, almost cough drops. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body - sticky and oily, short to no finish. DP.
djroehler (151) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep red with thin off white head. Aroma is rich raspberry with slight mineral background. Taste is intense sweet and sour raspberry, with an effervescence similar to a champagne. Hoping for more to it, possibly was too cold.
skokott (32) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I’m unfamiliar with lambics so I’m not sure if this is a good execution or not. Supremely drinkable but too simple for me. Tastes like high quality strawberry syrup in dry ginger ale.
MaartenRF10 (1170) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark pinkish red, purple head. Aroma is raspberries! taste is raspberries! very sweet, medium sour. Rather full bodied giving its 2,5% abv. Ok carbo.