Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by maniac at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a hazy dark purple color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of dry funky notes, tart berries, musty notes. The taste is tart fruits, tart berries, dry must. Medium bodied. Solid.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Hazy pink, thin rose head. Huge raspberry hit in the aroma - loads of syrupy sweetness. Some citric and light yeast funk notes too. Tangy and sweet raspberry flavours come in equal measure in the taste, lots of sugary sweetness, lemon juice, yeast funk, spices. Tart raspberry finish with an extra citric bite. Great full-on raspberry experience - lacking a bit of funky depth maybe, but absolutely delicious.
bluejacket74 (1125) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a cloudy reddish/purple color with about an inch and a half light pink head. Head retention and lacing are both good enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like tart and sweet (mostly tart) raspberries, oak and funk. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some lemon and a little bit of grape and vanilla. Lots of tartness in this one! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good fruit lambic, I’d like to try this one again.
Slayer85 (1025) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A hazy dark red/amber beer, with a huge, frothy/fizzy, mostly diminishing, off-white to pink head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, cheese), with a strong notes of raspberry, other notes of raspberry syrup, citric fruits, hint of wood. The flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Medium body, velvety texture, average carbonation, pretty long finish with light bitterness, lightly alcoholic. Not as complex as some of the best Belgian Lambics and I’m not really sure if it takes advantage of its higher ABV. Amazing strong raspberry aroma and refreshing. Liked it.
gunnfryd (9293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, raspberry, yeast, cellar notes. Flavour is sourness, raspberry, yeast, cellar notes. Medium body. Nice beer.
PriorL (880) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. Bottle from 2010!
APPEARANCE: red beer, small rather unstable white head.
NOSE: very sour nose, raspberries! nice fruitiness.
TASTE: very sour, raspberries come out great in this one! Not completely balanced though, since the sourness is little overwhelming, but I rather like it!
Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a tomatoey red color with a white head. The aroma is very funky with some raspberries and strong barnyard notes. The flavor is also quite interesting with some tart raspberry character, some light sourness and some cheesy, barnyard funk. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice lambic from Mikkeller.
SnakeTown (310) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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Errl (1086) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000..Pour is red with a white head..Nose is nose is fresh fruits, funk, amazingness, pie, sweetness..Taste is sweet, fruits, musty, sweetness, dry oak, raspberries..wow
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: funk, leather, tart raspberry, some vanilla, leaves.
Appearance: hazy ruby color, thick light-pink head with good retention and decent lacing.
Taste: nice raspberry character, fairly funky and dusty, pleasantly acidic, nice Brett complexity, earthy, really nice. Bold fruit and a bit of sweetness leads to a dry and funky finish.
Palate: light-medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: funky, fruity, great brew.