trevor211 (1510) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s. Dark red-purple pour, with a pinkish head on top. Tons of raspberries on the nose, with some chocolate as well. This is a cordial in a glass. Flavor actually brings a bit of roast in -- moves the chocolate from milk to dark, but keeps the fruit at the forefront. Tasty, but I’d be sold if they’d brew it with some brett... it needs some tartness!
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super dark purple with a bit of brown on the edge, awesome purple head... Really sweet nose with a touch of tart raspberry, a touch generic and too sweet reminds me of St. Louis Framboise... The taste is light tart raspberries, not is sweet as I thought, actually a good thing in this case, but a bit boring overall
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ PFBF... Poured dark, burgundy, with a pink head. Very fruit forward with loads of sweetness and candied tones. Some champagne-like dryness, and some yeast flavors in the finish. A little bit of a cheezy funk too.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the itap in St Louis. Pours dark with a reddish tint. Head is thick and pinkish. Aroma Is cherry and oak with hints of blackberry. Flavor is heavy fruit with a little bit of malt. Has a light sour finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11472) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark black cherry with an average, fuzzy pink head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, toast, bread), light hops (earthy), and average eaters (fruity) with notes of blackberry, cherry, and oak. Flavor is heavy fruit with some malt and hop notes. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a sweet-sour finish.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Leon’s. Pours a deep almost black with a pink head (not going to like. Scent is berries and some grain. Tart taste, dry finish. Not my dance.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
very sweet no sour to balance. i think if it had some brett, lacto and pedio it would be a spectacular sour. enjoyed out of a tulip at lucky pie pizza in louisville co
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Brixie’s. Pours red, with light pink/white head. Aroma of tart raspberries. Slightly sweet, good raspberry flavor without being overly sweet or sour. ABV well hidden. Decent.
Camons (8741) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ New Belgium hub, DIA. Pours deep ebony, no real head, just a white / pink ring of foam along the glasssides. Aroma of tart and sweet raspberries, some yeast. Taste is much like aroma, more sweet than sour / tart notes, alchohol well hidden. Thin body, light mouthfeel, low carbonation. 140411
3fourths (8881) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
i believe this is designed to be somewhat similar to their transatlantique kriek. body is dark eggplant color while the small, thin head is off-white to tan. earthy must (dirty) in the nose is a combination of raw, unsweetened berries with a small amount of charred oak and burnt cookie crumb. mild to medium tartness with medium-low acid and medium body, it’s a bit rough up front and seems to fizzle across the middle and back. the wateriness becomes strong in the short finish, comprised of the same charred wood, toasted cookie and unsweetened raspberry fruit character. not one of the better products.