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, thereís no missing its advertised raspberry character right up front. The aroma and taste of this lambic are emphatically ďframboise.Ē 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. Thatís not to say I didnít 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.
bubblehouse (429) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good and fruity. Pours as dark as a juice with a nice foamy head. Very goof for sipping around dessert.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"you can definitely taste the fruit and acidity. almost juice like in quality. incredibly sweet. i enjoyed it. Great as a float. Amazing mixed with a can of Youngís Dbl Chocolate stout. tastes less like a lambic blend than the others iíve tried in the Lindeman line. maybe itís a weaker blend? (only 2.5% after all)"
thmsboyd (36) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle dated 06/01/2016. Well-chilled. Deep, maroon-red body with a large candyfloss pink, frothy head. Tart cherries, raspberries and blackcurrant on the nose. Immediate heavy sweetness to taste and a strong tart-fruit sourness. Sharply acidic. Taste mellows and finish is short. Medium body, slightly syrupy texture and high carbonation. Unusual beer thatís initially a shock to the senses, but is a pleasant daytime fruit beer.
Augdraught1981 (119) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
These fruit lambics are excellent after a strong Belgian ale. Sweet, tart, aromatic & flavorful with just enough alcohol to be fun and not enough to be dangerous. Iíve had lindemans kriek and this one is definitely more tart and more adaptive to sipping. Excellent and exciting.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The sweetness of the berries cut the tartness. It has a rich raspberry red color and aroma - and the flavor is rich, as well.
eluosiren (51) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of all lambics this one seems the weakest one. The aroma is ok, but the taste and the spirit ruin everything
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is called íthe leg-spreaderí in Belgium, and its easy to see why - the fruitiness and easy of drinkability make this a great favorite with the ladies. It is also a guilty pleasure of ímenís mení who love it too, but who donít want to admit in public. Why are you looking at me like that?
chinchill (1954) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml bottle served ina Belgian snifter.
Flavor: exceptional and strong raspberry flavor with a light sweetness nicely balanced by some tartness.
Excellent body with appropriately high carbonation.
The use of wild yeast shows in the somewhat funky aroma.
AtronSeige (643) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2014 Aroma: Medium-high raspberry, tart.
Appearance: Body: Cloudy, red/purple. Head: Thin, pink
Flavour: Medim-high tart, Medium raspberry, crisp.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high Carbonation.
Overall: good fruit lambic.
Taste at Joburg Festival of Beer
17F. Fruit Lambic
cattaneopapa (189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear pinkish red colour with one finger of lasting pink head. Raspberry aroma
Taste: Sour raspberry
Canít taste any alcohol
Pleasent Sour finish