bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a purple body with a violet head. Aroma of raspberry, blackberry, and some roasted grain. Flavor of raspberry, blueberry, currants, light cocoa, and dough.
TBone (11728) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Taphouse Grill, Downtown Seattle as "Lips Of Faith Ooh La La"
Dark ruby-pinky, almost opaque color, steady pinky head. Sour, milky aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is strawberry jam then rasberry stones. Finish has tart fruityness. Nice fruit beer.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Off-white head tinged with pink, cola-dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry, some strawberry, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, some blueberry, strawberry. Light-medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation, alcohol well contained.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: October 30, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: opaque dark red, ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, lots of raspberry tartness
Flavor: rich raspberry flavor, chocolate and caramel, lots of fruity raspberry tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark purple maroon, small tan head. Aroma of raspberries and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet and slightly sour berries. Decent.
Tmoney99 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured clear purple color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart berry fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy tart berry flavor with a medium to heavy sweet fruit finish of moderate duration. Refreshing drinkable fruit beer.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ THE Steakout Saloon. Very dark maroon/brown appearance with a violet head. Dark raspberry nose that’s pretty sweet. Flavor is dominated by a quite sweet and fairly sour raspberry juicy flavor. Pretty sour finish. Raspberry flavor doesn’t taste nearly as natural in the beer as it does in Frambozen. It does deserve credit for masking the high ABV behind the sourness.
BMan1113VR (7770) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Apparently 60% 1554 blended with 40% raspberry puree. Pours with a very deep, near black body and a light pink to tan head. Head has good retention. Aromas of berries, raspberries specifically, light malic acidity. Feels slightly artificial. Flavors are bitter, tannic and tart with tons of berries and a hint of roast. Lively bubbles. Pretty dry. Slightly warming.
3fourths (7767) - 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.