Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As soon as I started pouring I was struck by the raspberry jam aroma. It clued me in that this one wouldnít be the sour lambic that I wanted but I canít deny the appeal of such an aroma. The appearance was grand. All dark and stuff with one of those huge heads that makes a column in the middle and then collapses on himself. Alas, this is just a decently made but overly sweet raspberry soda lambic. I sort of like them but I donít really find them satisfying. I canít deny that thereís some good craftsmanship behind these things but whatever itís boring.
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours deep, hazy red with minimal pink head. Lovely sugary raspberry aroma. Taste doesnít quite match with faded raspberries and a subtle sourness.
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is deep red with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, raspberries and sweetness. Very juicy, in fact too juicy for me.
ninecats (296) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at En ÷l- & Whiskymšssa, Gothenburg, April, 2015. Deep hazy red, small pink head. Bose is massive raspberries, both fresh and old, hints if funk, vanilla and oak. Taste is fairly sweet with sour notes, again lots of raspberries, lightly woodiness, semi sweet/sour/dry finish. Light body, close to zero carbo. Very drinkable, uncomplicated.
SlackerMads (2012) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep red with a medium sized pink head. Nose is pure raspberry. Flavour also has raspberry and little else. Seems a bit simple, perhaps some almond in there too and a hint of funk if I look for it, but otherwise raspberry. Light body, hardly any sourness, mild sweet. Feels somewhat thin and fizzy. Mild sweet finish.
Maakun (1269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Bottle at home. Reddish brown with short lasting greyish head. Leaves, rotten fruit, funk, cheese, more rotten and mold, moldy bread. Very thin light sour taste. Thin bodied with low carbonation. Wow, this is not good at all. Something must have gone very wrong here, canít believe its supposed to be this way. Will update when I have it again. &&&&&&&&& update. Another bottle from the same batch. Moldy again. Not as horrible as the other bottle as here there is actually some raspberry taste now, but still very bad.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some non lasting head. Pink rose Colour. Delicious nose with sweet red beriges. Medium body. Sweetnes and a light gartners. Some red berry frugt. Nice
thebeertourist (5072) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Erzbierschop Black Rider, Zurich. Deep purple with a lively pinkish head. Intense raspberry aroma. Nicely balanced raspberry flavours, not too sweet or sour, some oakiness mellowing the fruit. Complex.
Fukito (891) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque red rose color with a small diminishing rose head. Aroma is of lemons and some barnyard and mustard. Flavor is vinegary lemon with some red fruits and a slight balsamic finish. Light to medium palate. Complex but yet approachable
UXO (700) - CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy red with one finger of loose light pink head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, no lacing. (4/5) Nose is strong raspberries, sour cherries, mild funk. (8/10) Taste is very low sweet, mild bitter, moderate sour. (9/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, dry tart finish. (4/5)
Thatís a heckuva nice fruit lambic. It initially smells like raspberry jam and the expectation is that itíll be sweet - but itís not, at all. Excellent fruit flavour and very mild sweetness gradually gives way to a traditional tart lambic character. Better than the framboises by Lindemans or Mort Subite, and comparable to the Boon - though definitely a bit short of the high water mark set by Cantillon. (17/20)
kwik-lime (1461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep pink-red with a pink head. Acidic, champagne-like taste at first then gives way to a sweet raspberry body and finally a slightly sour finish. Complex and enjoyable beer.