Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle
This was 3 Euro at the bar in Belgium and unfortunately not exactly worth it. If you like sugary beers that taste more like sugary sodas then go for it. Otherwise you are much better off sticking to Trappist beers or seeking out some sour lambics that don’t give make your sweet tooth ache.
Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated grapefruit juice looks better in the glass than in the stomach. A pinkish white head gives hope it might be interesting. Blood oranges, raspberry tart, and a deluge of sugar blast the nose with 7UP with syrup.
Flavor / Palate - Icy tart raspberry extract make me wonder what I was getting into. Tasting more like fruity syrup it fortunately has a slight lactic bite. I say slight because it lasts about fifteen seconds. There’s no good reason to drink this in Belgium on purpose except if like me you did not do your research beforehand.
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of my good friends at great grog. Pours pink with light pink head. Intense raspberry aroma. Taste has lots of raspberry up front with some earth and must in the finish. Some sweetness with a light tart finish. Thought this was nice
rok1024 (1186) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear strong red color, medium head, intensive raspberry aroma, sour end, below average palate. Slightly below average Lambic style.
Grzesiek79 (3346) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bardzo smaczne malinowe piwo w stylu lambick. Mort Subite to legendarna restauracja a to piwo o malej pojemnosci jest przecudnie owocowe. W nozdrzach aż siedzą całe maliny. Pestkowy smak i slodko cierpki zarazem. Piana trwala i lekko rózowawa. Piwo takze w kolorze rozowo- czerwonym. Wspaniale na deser.
dnicolaescu (1031) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head: pink, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: rose, clear.
Aroma: raspberry, sharp yeast, raspberry seed bitterness. Taste: very sweet, raspberry syrup, slight acidity, slight bitterness, a bit astringent (elderberry?). It’s so sweet can hardly be considered a beer, but still has enough interesting in the bouquet, that deserves a higher rating.
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 25 cl. Pours dark rube red in color with a pinkish head. Candi sugar, a bit of wheat and notes of
raspberry in aroma. Sweet notes of wheat and raspberry in taste. There’s something harsh as well, but
fortunately that is quite subtle. A bit of green grass, sweet sugary notes and raspberries in finish.
mike_77 (3566) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red colour. Aroma is sharp raspberry. Flavour is sweet raspberry with a sharp edge. Could be worse!
77ships (4552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought that I had already had this one…
Pours a dark raspberry, light ruby with a collapsing off-white head // very quickly gone.
Smell is huge raspberry jam, quite lovely actually,… like opening a pot of no-brand raspberry jam from the supermarket.
Taste is raspberry jam, strawberry jam, grenadine, syrup, additives, white sugar, no over, dominating flavours of artificial sweeteners :) except a small touch in the back. This tastes like lollipops :)
Jammy, syrup, light grains body.
This is like drinking a glass of raspberry jam, I like it. Although I am a bit sad that the label says this is “brewed with century old spontaneously fermented lambic slowly aged on oaken barrels.” Because as far as I know this is not aged on oaken barrels, complete lie & the taste of this is so, so, so extremely far removed from lambic and because of the popularity of beers like this forms a wrong idea of what lambic’s are with the public. I used to think that lambic were this nonsense… One can also debate whether or not what they make & use in this can be classified as lambic. Bring on the diabetes. Still the back of the label makes me a bit sad…
(25 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from a Carrefour in Brussels. No BBF)
Martinus (3336) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby red colour, pinkish white head. Aroma of raspberry, metallic, very fruity, sweet, sweetener and iron. Sweet flavour, raspberry fruit, raspberry syrup, sweetener, metallic note. Bit thin. Sweet finish, raspberry syrup, raspberry lemonade.
Very sweet, but hey, what’s to be expected. Not really my cup of tea, but enjoyable, better than I expected it to be. Pity of the iron though.
(From 30cL bottle @ home)
kraddel (4175) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home / states 4,3 ABV ( in stead of >4,2 in description )
pours deep red, pink/white foam
smell is EXACTLY what i want in a raspberry beer ! i know it aint natural, but still. Love it !
too much gas,
sweet, sugary, raspberry . pure raspberry. call me insane, but this is something i realy like ! even though its not ’authentic’ and such.
a bit to sugary, had to rerate this by the end of the glass, cause it gets borning very quick.