durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Candy beer picked up at Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Pours a slightly orange-tinted slightly hazy ruby-pink with a generous light pink head. Nose of raspberry candy. Taste adds a hint of oak and some metallic notes. Sweet and tasty but pretty simple and not complex by any stretch.
bursprak (664) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Mort Subite, Brussels. Clear purple pour with a pinkish head. Raspberries, cherries, sweet, syrupy.
UXO (259) - CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy purple-tinged brown with one finger of off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, minimal lacing. Nose is tart raspberry and pretty much nothing else. Taste is low to medium sweet and moderate tart with lingering sour, faint oak. Light to medium body, prickly sustained carbonation, with a dry mildly sour finish.
Better than their kriek. The raspberries are intense on the nose and powerfully fruity on the tongue, without being overwhelming, and don’t taste the least bit artificial. The sweetness is restrained and just sufficient to balance the tartness of the berries. It’s no Cantillon Vigneronne, but it’s quite pleasant. Public opinion be damned, I like it.
RABinCO (1364) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a glass. Cloudy, ruddy pour with an off white head. Aroma of jam and wood. Taste is lightly tart raspberry, wood, hints of vanilla. Sweet fruit jam. Easy drinking. More wood, less sweet fruit than other shelf framboise.
Alengrin (2060) - BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Classical ’compromized’ framboise, i.e. not 100% lambic and sweetened; like their geuze, it still shows a subtle and limited sourness and woodiness of lambic, though otherwise it is dominated by sweet raspberry juice and sugar. Since 1986, shortly after Lindemans’ breakthrough in the genre.
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Similar composition to the kriek, just a different fruit. Soft with light funk and sour aspects. Tasty though. Hits the spot for a cheap raspberry fix. Slightly over carbonated. Pinkish
dreamer (96) - PORTUGAL - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is red with a medium initial head with a pale pink color. Medium body and good carbonation. An intense aroma of raspberry, slight yeast. Sweet taste and also sour. Aftertaste is long, dry and slightly sweet.
Tselloufc88 (152) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the bottle shop, Brugge. Deep red in colour, no head at all. Looks like a glass summer fruits squash! Aroma is of blackberries, some tart raspberry a touch of Belgian yeast. Taste is pretty sour, with some tart raspberry coming through. Taste is a bit like a fizzy sweet in the finish. Refreshing enough but hardly outstanding and a bit too much like a cheap can of corner shop pop.
Sledutah (4916) - Utah, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours slightly cloudy red/golden with a medium sized pinkish head and good lacing. Aroma of raspberries, some sweetness and sawdust. Taste is smooth, raspberries, sweet, woody with a tart sour finish
Good, easy drinking
aumax1 (251) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bouteille de 375ml de bière rose rouge. arome intense de framboise et petits fruits. au gout elle est tres acide. bien rafraichissante, bonne petite bière d?ete. goute plus le jus que la bière
punkska101 (919) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from saq A: raspberry not much like the fruit more like a candy type app: clear dark pink wth light pink head. Great lacing. T/p: med body tart finish. Fizzy. O: good fruit.