ivan9856 (189) - 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.
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle at an Irish pub.
Aroma: Sour Raspberries, sugar
Appearance: Red with a red/pink head
Taste: Same as aroma but a little too much sweetness by comparison, a lot of raspberry though.
Palate: sweet, light, light alcohol
There is a good amount of raspberry flavor here and it is nice for the apv but it is a bit pricy.
Poolieo (29) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
The smell in this beer almost knocks you out. The color is rich and bright. However I'm not a fan of sour flavor. I'm sure there are people who love it, just not me.
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Vincent68 (260) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fľaša 0.25 l, tmavočervená farba, hustá biela pena, ovocná aróma. Vyššia nasýtenosť, intenzívna sladká malinová chuť, na konci kyselkavá.
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Gangstergafje (170) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful raspberry color, deep dark red velvet. There is barely any foam. The smell is really sweet and fruity. You can smell raspberry and beer, resulting in a bitter sweet and sour smell. The taste is nice. You can clearly taste raspberry. Not artificial, but natural fruit flavors. A nice fruit beer, but still fruit beers aren’t my favorites.
Whatup14 (968) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur rouge foncée trouble, faible mousse rosée. Arôme de confiture de framboise, champignon, acidité. Goût de framboise , confiture de framboise, pépin de framboise, acidité moyenne, un peu sucré, léger astringence. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.
DrunkSanta410 (527) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a ruby red with pink head. Decent retention. Aroma is raspberry, faint grain and a light tartness. Taste is raspberry, nicely tart, moderately sweet. I haven’t had much lambic to compare this to, but damn this is good! Light, fresh on the palate. Clean and fruity. I’ll be on the lookout for more lambic!
martjoobolut (1370) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,375L bottle, BB 21.06.2015. Pours red with pink head. The small head stays. Aroma is intense raspberries, sourness, sweetness. Flavor is sour and sweet, raspberries, acidic. Finish is tart. It doesn’t feel watrey. Overall: nice raspberry juice-gueuze mix.
ChtiBreizh (94) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark red with lots of strawberry flavor. Quite easy to drink and very fruity, acidic. High sweetness makes it accessible for lambic beginners, but most people would find this too sweet.
zvsn (929) - ISRAEL - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours red with a pink head. Smell of raspberries. Taste - sweet and juicy with tones of raspberries, pleasant and balancing tartness. Medium-bodied, dry-ish mouthfeel. Quite simple but nice.
rayaron (604) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 250ml. Nice deep red with small pink head. Sweet aroma of raspberry, a bit syrupy. The flavor starts with mild raspberry sweetness followed by nice sourness, notes of wild yeasts, somewhat cheesy, quite dry finish. Mild carbonation, silky texture, light to medium-bodied. Nice.