jtclockwork (13265) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours muddy raspberry brown. Nose of tart funk, raspberry and chocolate covered cherries in a basement. Lots of basement funk. Taste of very tart raspberry, cherry funk and grassy earth.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with LeopoldStoch. Pours a hazy deep red color with medium pinkish head. The aroma is ridiculously full of raspberries. It reminded me of opening a jar of jam. The taste was that of, surprise, raspberries as well as sweet malts, some oak, and a fantastic tartness. This beer was surprisingly tart and the finish is wonderfully dry. This would be a great beer to tear down someones idea of what a beer can be and would definitely sway some wine drinkers to the dark side.
zvikar (4119) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting, Many thanks DSG, pours red to purple with an orange tan head, aroma of berries, cheese, olives, brett, lemon, wet leaves and wood, flavor is acidic with fine carbonation, sour berries juice, light biiterness, full bodied, amazing and refreshing.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at Pre Sex. Pours a murky pink with no head. Nose shows lots fruit and berry with a mildly acetic and a caramel sweetness. Flavor has a nice sweetness balanced by a mild tartness and lots of raspberry and fruity esters. Mild vitamin/chalky character. Palate is mellow with a low carbonation and relaxed acidity.
DSG (10579) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 Re-rate 11/3/11: Bottle at home. Shared with Tal. Vintage 2010. Deep unclear red color with a big frothy pinkish white head. Amazing rich raspberry aroma, somewhat funky, with candies, oak, lactic and cellary notes and a bit of caramel and cookies notes. Sour berries flavor with some oak, some cookie-ish malty sweetness and a dry, sour, lactic finish with a faint citric astringency. Later when I pour the last few centiliters left at the bottom of the bottle, flavor seems more sour and lemony. Silky rounded mouthfeel. Amazing stuff, one of the best beers I’ve ever had. 9/4/9/5/18=4.5
Bottle at a tasting. Hazy dark red with a big pinkish head. Lovely aroma of brett, oak, lots of raspberries and some citric notes. Dry sour flavor with salty hints, lots of delicious raspberries and light malty hints in the background. Finishes slightly astringent. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Awesome. 8/4/9/4/17=4.2
tomer (2733) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, small stable head, murky dark orange to light brown, aroma of raspberries, rose petals, shurbs and vinegar, flavour of raspberries with a strong sourness thats a bit packering and an amazing saltiness, very very dry and just a small touch of bitterness in the back, shortish sour raspberry aftertaste. Very unique and interesting but not easy to drink.
larsga (7102) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium pinkish beige head. Hazy deep red body. Waxy raspberry aroma with vinuous earthy fruity syrupy notes. Dry-bitter waxy raspberry and alcohol taste with wooden earthy notes. Light body. Sharp tart mouthfeel. Bitter waxy earthy vinuous wooden aftertaste is intense and long-lasting. Too sharp in the aftertaste, really. It sort of flays the lining off the inside of the mouth. (0.65l bottle, wine monopoly Vika, Oslo.)
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bright red/pink colour with no head. Aroma has tons of fruit, lots of sour raspberries, pear tart, some serious and malicious oak, wine, brandy and a faint alcohol burn. Explosive fruitiness, yet not obnoxiously sweet and candy-like. Very nice balance. Taste has tons of fruit as well. Raspberry, oak, raisins, rum, vanilla, wine, brandy, lovely alcohol-touch. Not extremely complex, just plain damn awesomeness! Fairly heavy sourness, lots of sugary sweetness and almost no alcohol in the taste. exquisite and intense.
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from erzbierschof.ch - cloudy reddish-brown in colour and with a persistent creamy head, nice lace; a solid aroma of wood and vanilla in the front and deep sourish raspberry notes below; very tasty and very carbonated, a robust sourness and a good malt body; the finish is quite dry with overwhelming woody and sourish notes, the raspberries staying again in the background; some warming alcohol notes - far too much wood presence here
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy and murky brown with no head - classic lost abbey style. Aroma is smack in the face with tart raspberries, oak and trat funky yeasts. Not very complex, but just. Plain nice. Taste is just the same, raspberry explosion, very very tart, funky yeasts and a hints of oak. I really dig this beer.