brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bright red pour with a pink head. The nose is intensely sweet and candy like. Tons of raspberry, some jam, and a lot of sugar. Just a mild tartness in the background. Same story on the taste. Tons of raspberry fruit and jam notes, sugar, and a bit of lemon sourness. Very, very sweet.
luegomeloacabo (47) - A Coruña, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours strong pinked red. It smells very sweet and fruity, without classical beer taste. It tastes too sweet but it is not a bad one to taste,
b3shine (5960) - Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Best before 20/02/2015. Looks solid; a slightly hazy lightly burnt orange with bubbly off-white head. Smells mildly tart with a nice raspberry presence; on the sweeter side for the style though. A bit of oak as well. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied miuthfeel. Could be dryer with some sour and funk, but a nice training wheels framboise for the inexperienced.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark red pour with white head. Raspberry purée and tart aromas. Full raspberry, nice drinking raspberry beer. Not sour, a touch sweet.
bursprak (836) - 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 (467) - 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 (1399) - 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 (2584) - 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 (6160) - 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 (120) - 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 (186) - 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.