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.
harrymel (614) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, ruby and beautiful pink foam atop. Smells of raspberries, nice deep raspy smells. I really like the flavor of raspberries and slightly tart with plenty of juicy character and fruit finish. Light syrup with some viscosity that helps the fruit stick around. Nice beer. Exactly as it intends.
Serving type: bottle
b3shine (3542) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a mostly transparent raspberry red with foamy pink head. Smells solid too; like fresh raspberries. Tastes like it smells with a tart mouthfeel. Not funky, but good nonetheless.
VinegarStroke (115) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (355ml): Light cloud or haze. Brilliant medium dense red. Nice pink head. Massive lift. Raspberry, candy and leather. Clean but funky. No excessive level of spoilage given style and microflora. Hint of malt and Candy apple. Palate is sweet and sour. Balanced. Little or no bitterness. Good depth of flavor and length particularly given alcohol level. Makes this even more remarkable.
Great lambic. Couple of years since I tried one. Hesitant to start with given possible spoilage and cork taint. Everything a winemaker,who has made wine for the other Lindemans, hates! Wonderful welcome back to the style.
kdm1984 (561) - Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to sizable pink head. Aroma of cream and raspberries; very potent. Taste is more sour and acidic than the aroma indicates - then super tart in the finish. As it sits, the aroma begins to take on the characteristic of the flavor - more sourness and tartness. Can’t really glug this one down, but it’s pretty interesting. One of the more drinkable sour beers for me.
STLGoldendog (11) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 A crisp raspberry aroma with a tart back end as expected. A deep purple color with a pink carbonated head when poured. Taste is similar to aroma with even stronger notes of tartness throughout tongue with a dry but clean thick finish. Overall a great beer for its category and a great note to end the night to complement a bitter or salty dessert.
Tomy63 (137) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beaucoup plus sucrée que toutes les "grandes" (Cantillon, Girardin...), très facile d’accès, très douce, elle n’a pas le goût chimique qu’ont certaines Kriek ou Framboise de GMS (Timmermans, Mort Subite, Foudroyante...). La version Kriek est du même niveau, la Faro très sucrée est bien faite aussi, par contre la pomme et la pêche sont très chimiques.
gschrade (334) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 20, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish purple. Taste sweet, tart, rasberry. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
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oliebol (33) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fles bij de 12 balken, Den Burg op Texel. Mooie kleur en roze kraag. Wel iets te zoet waardoor het bijna lijkt op frisdrank.
Derbeth (129) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle with expiry date 22 Feb 2015. Aroma: home-made raspberry juice, with a distinctive lambic sour finish. Very dark violet colour, minimal violet head (although better than in normal fruit beers). Medium sweetness, medium sourness, no bitterness - definitely not too sweet, sourness dominates this beer. Light body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Good one. I remember another specimen of this beer that was quite sweet and very fuity - this one is much more sour, probably because it’s older.
tectactoe (694) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: deep, ruby red, almost purple with a big, foamy, fuchsia & lavender tinted head that builds up & lasts for a long time. Aroma is intense raspberry, other various berry notes, mild lacto-like tartness, a touch of perfume, & some residual sugars... Jolly Rancher-esque. Taste is authentic raspberry fruit, candy-like sweetness with a little bit of tartness mid-palate. No bitterness, not much funk at all.... more like a raspberry fruit beer than a lambic. Tasty, though possible a little sweet in large quantities.