FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, pink tinged head, that leaves a touch of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer smells strongly of raspberries, seed, skins, pulp and all. This is backed by a tartness that is light behind the raspberry sourness and there is perhaps a touch of mustiness here as well, and perhaps a touch of straw like grain character.
Quite dry, definitely quite tart (almost puckeringly so), the raspberry flavors are quite apparent, though not quite as prominent as they are in the nose. The finish has a hay like, and even cracker like grain / malt character to it, and there is also a certain bitterness / astringency here (raspberry seeds and oak perhaps). Fairly light bodied, definitely quite quaffable, but there is a certain viscosity here that is made up of raspberries and lactic acid slickness.
The raspberry character is very rich and dense, somehow jam-like despite the lightness and dryness of the beer. This beer is certainly not the most complex beer in the world; it is mostly raspberry, with just enough other things going on to not seem overly one-dimensional. Actually fairly enjoyable
kevinator (849) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice to have a beer with fruit that doesn’t taste like a dessert. Raspberry and other fruity esters. Rose colored with a minimal head. Light but full palate with good carbonation but a dry finish. Raspberry hits you first with a slight hint of citrus. Bitterness is low but a certain graininess is present. A little more refined than most.
djd07 (3299) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy amber with small frothy white head. The aroma is fruit and diacetyl. Similar taste to aroma, infection?
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle sample at beergeek in prague. red with a faint haze and a lingering off-white head; aroma of frash raspberry, barny and woody; faint raspberry wine vinegar tang balanced by some sherbet sweetness.
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
På fat. Smak och doft av hallonsoda, hallonsylt, hallonkärnor med toner av fat och vinäger. Lagom sötma, fin syrlighet, bra balans. Mycket trevligt i sommarvärmen.
dfroms (205) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish soda color with no head. Aroma is ripe raspberries, red wine, oak. Nice. Taste is raspberry soda, lemon, balsamic, bitter raspberry seed. Lingering sourness. Good.
kramer (4860) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear reddish body with a small fizzy pink tinged head that faded rather quickly. The nose is crazy delicious smelling. Lots of fresh tart raspberries with some wild funkiness and dry oak. Smells like funky raspberry jam. The flavor is tart and sweet all at once with a perfect oaky dryness on the finish. Lighter bodied with a clingy tartness on the back end. Sticks to your teeth like raspberry jam. Nice fizzy active carbonation. Really nice beer.
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours pink, very tart, raspberry, fruity and dry, quite nice.
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear red/ruby with 2 finger thick pinky beige head.
Aroma: Raspberry, acetic, funk, bandaid note, leather, fruity, musky going over raspberry.
Taste: High/medium sourness, low sweetness and bitterness.
Palate: Thin coarse texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering dry sour (mouth puckering) fruity funky finish.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
MrDick (346) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasty! One of the best Mikkeller spontan beers. Raspberry flavors blossom as beer warms up. Slightly acidic but doesn’t impact flavor.
finol (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm.
Aroma of black currant and rasbperries. Quite sweet and fruity brew, balanced with a light tartness. As the rest of the series, it feels too clean for a lambic...