BuckeyeSammy (551) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 On tap at spuyten duyvil durring brett fest in brooklyn. Very tasty beer. Sweet fruity aroma and palate. Thin mouthfeel. Lemon back end.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle from hi-time wine)pinkish/red with a small white head.aroma is a nice mix of strawberries,cherries,raspberries,and some tartness.flavor is slightly more tart/sour,with some lemon thrown in.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wow a low rater, people hate sweet. ok different but very nice, ruby haze and a small nearly white pink head. its sweet at first but it gives way to a refreshing sour. little funk and mostly raz aroma.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and on draft at Blind tiger. This is my favorite Framboise to date. Pours a murky ruby raspberry body with a pink foamy head quickly leaving only the body. Aroma and flavor is sour funky raspberries, melon, wood and leaves a dry tart finish. I enjoyed it more out of the bottle and my rating will follow as such.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of boboski. Clear, orangey brown with an off-white head. Tart and very fruity, berry-like aroma. Medium body with sweetish raspberry notes, some acidity and some fusty accents - cork perhaps. Sweetínísour finish. 270408
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle, best by 08 2011 (?); label is slightly illegible. Pours a hazy, deep, pitty red-raspberry color; significant pinkish head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing; solid, creamy bubble formation. Very nice, fresh raspberry presence in the aroma, somewhat reminiscent of a toned down NG Raspberry Tart; some mustiness and overripe red fruit apparent as well, but in the background; the dominant note is full-on raspberry with minimal tartness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: the taste is a bit of a let-down from the aroma: solid levels of chewy, pitty raspberries and red fruit, similarly overripe; but the fruit character is a touch syrupy, the tart / sourness is mild, and thereís just a bit of a metallic twang that isnít beneficial by any means (though this seems to dissipate after the first few sips); lively, effervescent carbonation, and the below comparison to a Kir Royale (Champagne and Chambord) is spot-on: a bit syrupy, lively carbonation, some mustiness and citrus; not bad by any means, in the way that a Kir Royale can be good when the Champagne is quality and the Chambord is kept to an accentuating role; though, Iím not sure thatís what Iím primarily looking for in a framboise. Medium finish: mildly tart raspberries, plenty of mustiness, and some lingering citrus.
jrob21 (2772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brickstore. Poured a very appetizing deep red with a light off white head. Highly carbonated and fruited drink. Obviously the raspberry is present and pretty aggresively so. Raspberry in the aroma and fruity, slightly sweet flavors of the fruit as well. This reminded me of a Kir Royale. Would want a little more sour and a little less fruit but whoís to complain with this being on draft?
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Poured a darkish red with a moderately large pinkish head. Aroma is tart raspberries and not much else. Flavor is the same with a huge lingering tartness from the berries. Fairly one sided, but itís a good side to take.
KAME (160) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Pours a ruby reddish brown with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet raspberry jam. Neither tart nor sour. Flavor is similar with a bit more earth and some light tartness coming through. Very easy drinking and quite tasty.
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - tasted blind. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has very strong notes of raspberries as well as hints of nuts. The flavor is very sweet - somewhat artificial, with notes of almonds and raspberries and hints of acidity from the berries, leading to a dry alcoholic and bitter finish. But inspite of the alcohol presence the body is medium. Thanks to Papsoe.