jmm635 (831) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured bright red with a bubbly pink head. Aroma of tart raspberries and Brett funk. Sweet and sour flavor. Palate is light, fizzy, and lively. Good fruit beer but not really my favorite style.
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On the Second Day of Christmas 2013....pours light reddish brown with a very small and quickly dissipating head. Aroma is earthy, funk and raspberry. Taste is sweet with a lingering tartness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very good brew.
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/18/2011. From bottle. Pours deep red with a large pinkish head. Cherry, raspberry and citrus with Belgian yeast. Tart and sour with somewhat high carbonation. Very nice.
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from TWM earlier this year - pours ruby, nice dark fruits on the nose. Yum!
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 6/9/2011. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart raspberry, cherry skin, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, Brett funk, vinegar, leather, clove, pepper, red wine, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of tart fruits with spicy/funky yeast and brett notes with moderate malt sweetness; and great strength. Taste of tart raspberry, cherry skin, pear, green apple, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, Brett funk, vinegar, leather, red wine, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart fruits, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, Brett funk, vinegar, leather, red wine, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of tart fruit with spicy/funky yeast and brett notes; with a good tartness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, moderately syrupy, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited wild ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruit and yeast/brett flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
merc7186 (1751) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Ruby Red hue, Reddish White Foamy Head, some Lacing
S: Funky (definite Brett), Sour Raspberries
T: Raspberries, Brett, neutral Fruit (like apple or pear)
M: Well Carbonated, Light to Medium Bodied, mild Tartness and Sweetness
Overall, a decent one off from Ommegang but not their best (even this year, see Gnomegang). Fruity, Funky, mildly Bitter.
boxofrane (1887) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at craft ale house. Pours reddish copper with a small off white head. The aroma is a gorgeous mix of raspberry and cherry. The taste is raspberry and relatively sweet. Solid.
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle 9/14/13 (Binny’s Glen Ellyn)-46° in Shaker-Pours a darker ruby with a rose pink head. Aroma of yeast, pear, and berries. Taste of tartness, raspberry, funk, and yeast. This light bodied brew almost comes across as a Lambic but with much more to it. It ROCKS.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured reddish orange into a tulip glass. Large head initially but it quickly dissipated. Light lacing on my glass. Aroma of apples, pears, raspberries and some yeasty funk. Flavor is initially quite sour. Each subsequent sip lessened the sourness. Nice raspberry flavor. Just an ever so slight sweetness to it. Finishes with slight bitterness. Great beer.
tcane7 (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with Lee. Pours a purplish-rose with light head and some lace. Nose of strawberry, raspberry, brett funk. Medium to light body. Decent fruit beer.