GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Borefts 2012. Reddish pink with a small white head. Aroma is funk, raspberries, sour candy. Nice tartness on the palate, pretty well balanced. Taste is raspberry, sour candy.
MaartenRF10 (1542) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Cloudy warm pink, light pink head. Aroma and taste is lots of raspberries, some sourness and some sweetness. Well balanced. Nice body and carbonation.
Ktwse (1836) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours light red, like a deep rose wine, with a pink, frothy head. Aroma is really mostly about the raspberry, very sweet and fruity, with a hint of champagne underneath all those raspberries. Taste is very sour from the start, again with lots of raspberries (perhaps they’re a bit too dominant, compared to e.g. Framboise de Amorosa). There’s a slight sweetness to balance out the sour taste. Reminds a bit of a rose champagne. Body is light and fresh but still with a presence, with medium carbonation. Nice.
kraddel (2716) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 at BBF 12, smells like framboos ( witch is kinda overtime, like always with sours) tastes sour, with a very nice afterglow of good framboos. i’m still not a fan of this style, but this waawed me. best of the festival, couldnt get enough of it ! need these bottles !
Hermod (3005) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ SBWF12. Poured red in color with a thin, pink head. Sour raspberry aroma, some woody/earth-like notes later on. Flavor has raspberry, candy, sweet notes, more tart towards finish. Funky. Refreshing, this just works. Medium bodied.
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Borefts beer festival, de Molen, day two. Hazy rose pour with a thin white head. Lots of funky brett with raspberry backbone. I prefer the blueberry effort to this one.
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Borefts 2012. Darker pink, close to no head. Smells of raspberry jam and some grenadine, some raspberry pits, lightly sour. taste is raspberry pits, some grenadine, touch red berries, sweeter because of the seemingly a bit extract added fruits, lemon sour a bit in the ending, touch lactic sour. Medium bodied, very simple, the extra fruitiness makes this one of the more enjoyable ones. Compared to the real thing, this is nothing really.
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is a pinkish-red color with a light pink head. Strong raspberry aroma along with a hint of red wine vinegar and lactic tartness. A bit of oak, some straw, and grass. The flavor is lightly sweet from the fruit. A very nice raspberry character to go along with a subtle grassy funk and the sourness. A bit of red wine vinegar, some lemon peel, and mild green apple.
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours a dark hazy ruddy color with a pink tinged transient head. Aroma of freshly crushed raspberries. Med body or nearly. Flavor is very fresh framboise, with a great deal of tartness. Yet it is not funky. The fruit flavor is very, very intense. It finishes dry and tart with a lot of fruit.
b3shine (5138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle to snifter. Looks good; an opaque raspberry red with thin white lacing. Smells solid; fruity and funky. Tastes like it smells, only not quite as good. Average on the palate. Good overall, but not the best example of the style, and (as are most Mikkellers) overpriced.