ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be. Pours a deep cherry red slightly hazy body with a small pink-hued white head. Nose is strong raspberry notes, straw, hay, mild barnyard funk and hints of cherry pits and dark fruits. Taste is raspberries, citric peel, mild barnyard funk, hay and hints of dark berries and red fruits. Medium to light body, medium to high carbonation. Pleasantly tart and very fruity, this is a classic framboise indeed; very accessible and easily drunk - I can imagine even for beginner tasters of sour/fruit beers. Good stuff from Oud Beersel.
rouhlas (313) - GREECE - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at BierCab, Barcelona. Light hazy red color with big pinkish off-white head. Aroma is sweet and sour, fruity with raspberries. Taste is sweet raspberry fruity. Medium to light body, oily with average carbonation.
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
iAroma of raspberrycandy. Flavor is tart up fronbt with funky bandaid and metallic berry. Light tart raspbery jam. For me too fruity, like it more on the sour side, but still an ok beer
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Not quite up to par complexity-wise with the geuze and kriek in that there’s little follow up to the initial hit of raspberry and light musk. The aroma and appearance (deep purple with red edges and a pink cap) are stunning, the feel and flavor nice but lacking depth."
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml green bottle, corked. Rediish pour, maybe some purple hues in there too.Clear. Head is pinkish, fairly small. Nose has sweet raspberry, jsut a touch of tartness. In the mouth the beer has sour raspberry, vinegar notes, wood. A little tangy, a little dry. Crisp and lively.
SinH4 (251) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Erzbierschof. Dark purpleish color with large head that dissipates quickly. Sweet intense raspberry flavour, not too much tartness. Taste is rather sweet and slightly sour. Rather light to medium body, nothing much to critizise, but also not too distinct. Easier to drink than Cantillon?s products, but not as dry and complex. Really lecker.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.375l. Pours deep red with light pink head. Aroma is full of raspberries and some cherries. Very fruity. Taste is light bitter, light to medium sweet, light to medium sour, raspberries, cherries. Aftertaste is rather sweet and somehow sticky. It reminds me of artificial sweetener. Strange. Could be much drier and sour. Ok but a bit disappointing.
Bosskie (456) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby transparent beer with a weak head and nice carbonation.
Smell is berries and subtle wood. Quiet sweet.
Taste is sour watery with an astringent finish. Citric peels finish and a herby alcoholic finish.
Minderbinder (2007) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours purple with low off-white head. No serious lacing. Aroma is of raspberries, cherries. Taste is of raspberries, cherries, acidity, fruits. Lambic features are only noticable via acidity for me. No serious funk. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Fruity. Mildly acid (less than expected). Good drinkability. Mouth drying.
Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Traditional framboise, i.e. made of pure lambic and fresh fruit without added sugar. Dirty pinkish, loose head, quickly degenerating but leaving a rim on the edge of the glass. Colour is burgundy with pinkish and orangey hue, transparent, almost clear after slow and careful pouring, but darkish red-brown with chunks of dead yeast after adding the deposit. Powerful, somewhat weird and amazingly complex aroma of indeed red raspberries but also tomato ketchup, old sherry, earth, wet hay, Worcestershire sauce, liquorice candy, pipe tobacco, barnyard, pomegranate and, very prominently, the kind of artisanal elderberry syrup my late grandmother tried to cure a persistent cough with. Taste kicks off with a citric acidity cleansing the mouth, medium carbonation, softened and sweetened by tons of fresh fruit (pure raspberry juice and raspberry bushes without any sign of added sugar, but accents of elderberry and tomato as well), tart and funky but not too agressive, mellow lactic acidity, ever more dry towards the finish, fruity esters, hay, ending very woody and leafy hop bitter. This is something else: couldn’t be further away from e.g. Lindemans Framboise. A purely artisanal barnyard beer, stubborn and demanding, very unlike the overtly sweet ladies’ framboises most people are more or less familiar with. A challenge, but I did like 3 Fonteinen’s framboise a bit better, not to mention the Cantillon products containing raspberries. It was a bad idea letting this sit in my cellar for a year: fruit lambics are at their best when they just left the brewery. I should re-taste this when young as soon as possible.