bartlebier (2072) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(retrieved from 08/2013 Midwest jpg backlog, CHI tasting - 75cl bottle courtesy of CHI tasting crew, thx). Pours gorgeously deep pink, little bubbly soap head. Earthy-fruity aroma of defrosted, slowly thawing raspberries, a delicate tartness that is all berry and no sour beer. Watery palate, the dried? hops are not really creating enough of a dry mouthfeel for me here. Some nice vanilla from the cask. An excellent showcasing of gorgeously fresh and fleshy raspberries in a very fruity and refreshing drink, but far from an artwork in terms of sour beer brewing/blending - this lacks a Framboise lambiek’s complexity and depth. - Have to go with diabel’s older but still valid Belgocentric evaluation here.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Pours a deep, deep ruby red with a pink laced healthy head. The moment you open this bottle the raspberry scent wafts across. The taste lives up to the nose here - somehow the tartness does not overpower the sweetness here or vice versa. I get no sour feel here - this is a pure dessert beer. Somehow the mouthfeel and lasting taste here give the sense that you have been drinking a squeezed/pressed bagful of freshly picked raspberries.
Nephilium (1428) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong raspberry aroma, with a hint of oak. Pours a clear dark red, with a large off white head. Much sweeter then most of the framboise I enjoy, but this does have a nice raspberry flavor, with a quick tart finish. This may work well as a way to transition people off of Lindeman’s and onto the sour framboises.
baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish magenta in color... Aroma of fresh raspberry jam, syrup... Flavor is intensely sweet raspberry jam up front, funk and blue cheese notes come through on the palate, fairly tart finish... Oak, vanilla... Really nice, but definitely not for everyone
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dresden (998) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bit of a reddish brown color. Big beautiful raspberry aroma, some slightly funky smell here too that I didn’t really get from the other fruit beers by then. Taste is a fantastic raspberry jam, some sour, but actually less tart than I had expected. I could drink this every day.
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I got this in Wisconsin. Pours reddish with off white head. Taste sweet, rasberry, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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blipp (6433) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Rich sweet raspberry, sweet malts, faint acidity, and a long fruity rich finish. Damn good.
DrewFace (912) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a fairly murky dark amber color with tan head. Huge fruity nose, tons of raspberry aroma, juicy, framboise like sweetness, tart aroma. Flavor is intense raspberry juice, not artificial, refreshing tartness in the back and more raspberry lingers in the finish. A lot of raspberry packed into this.
HughConway (818) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle, fresh in the WI. Pours ruby, red, mahogany. Beautiful raspberry aroma. Taste is sweet raspberry tart with a bit of a sour beer base back. It’s a great beer for a gorgeous summer afternoon.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
29.06.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet, slightly concentrated fruity, raspberry syrup, sugar, grass, caramel malts.Taste is sweet sour-ish, sugar, soda powder, slightly concentrated fresh raspberry juice, raspberry lollipop, grass, berry skin, caramel malts. Nice fresh light acidic mouthfeel. Nice and easy drinking.