FlacoAlto (3810) - 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
Saeglopur (952) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle il Pretesto Beershop, Bologna.
Dark copper, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, white, slightly pink head.
Delicious, complex aroma of oak, sweet-sour raspberries and other berries, barnyard, vanilla, some earthy notes.
Taste is sour, a bit tart, quite dry, with oak, funk, sour raspberries, citrus, grass.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes smooth, sour, dry, wooden, fruity, a bit earthy, also a bit sweet.
Very tasty! Especially the nose is wonderfully manifold, with sweet barrel notes, typical sour notes and lots of fruits. Taste is also very nice, more sour than the nose, but also with lovely oak notes. Overall the best Mikkeller Lambic I’ve had so far and pretty close to my perfect beer of this style.
GRM (3271) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 26/06/22, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), at Luc Bourbonnière’s (merci!), savoured on March 8 2015; eye: brown with a raspberry hue, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: musk, raspberry, Brettanomyces yeast, light woody, old fruits, horse; mouth: musk raspberry, Brettanomyces yeast, light woody, old fruits, horse, light sourness, light acidity, finale in horse with light presence of raspberry, medium body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: nice surprise
Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 26/06/22, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), chez Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 8 mars 2015; œil : brune avec une teinte framboise, trouble, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, très légère dentelle; nez : musc, framboise, levure Brettanomyces, léger boisé, vieux fruits, cheval; bouche : musc, framboise, levure Brettanomyces, léger boisé, vieux fruits, cheval, légère aigreur, légère acidité, finale en cheval avec légère présence de framboise, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : belle surprise
Tide (2155) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Ruby red color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, cherries, hops, tart, acidic notes, wheat and grass. Sour finish with citrus, cherries, tart, acidic notes and grass. Exquisite sour.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish-red, deep raspberry/currant aroma, barrel tartness with some vinegar. Vinegary, woody, dry, with a fair bit of lacto. Nice stuff.
aleksander9 (742) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
-Short review- Red. Strawberry, funk, lemon and floral. Balanced finish. Overall: Comparable to the cassis in execution.
ghendrix (144) - Cardiff, WALES - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear ruby red, thin fizzy white head that vanishes quickly. Aromas of raspberry jam, other berries, funk. Taste is tart, nicely sour, a touch of sweet in the front, quite acidic. Body is medium-light. High carbonation giving a tingling mouth. The finish is long and sour with a funky tinge. Not so keen on the funk at the end, otherwise a nice brew.
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful burgundy red ale with a thin white head. In aroma, wonderful raspberry jam with loads of horse blanket, lactic acid, Epsom salts, light Brett, funky and complex. In mouth, a nice tart ale with raspberry pulp, light Brett, light ground cherry, acidity, very nice smooth and wild. Bottle from Bièropholie via GRM. Merci Sylvain!
cfrancis (2688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small white wisp. Aroma is intense raspberry tart and some light vinegar. Taste is a slap of raspberry sweetness and tart, light vinegar and farm.
dfearnley (1179) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to goblet
Aroma of raspberries, brett, candy. Slightly cloudy bright red with frothy 1 cm pinkish head that lasts. Taste is raspberry, brett, pepper, lemon, and funk. Medium bodied, mouth watering, thick, with a long finish. Goooooood!
beer_est_deus (857) - örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oklar, oxblods färgad med ett rosa-brun aktigt skum. Doft: Hallon, funk, filmjölk, jordgubbar. Smak: Omogna jordgubbar, hallon godis, funk, gräs-halm.