Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by thorpe429. Woohoo!
The beer is a gorgeous, radiant, dark ruby color, like a gem. A thin pink head rests atop the beer, leaving sparse lacing on the tulip. The aroma is wild and funky, like a fruit lambic. Smells very sweet. Huge raspberry presence, similar to a framboise. Sweet and teeming with berry flavor, balanced by a bit of tartness and wild yeast character. A great candidate for sharing, as the sweetness is a bit much after a small serving. Overall, very tasty, albeit a bit too sweet for me personally. While not my favorite offering from Rodenbach, I enjoyed this. Recommended.
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, from HJ Hansen, Odense. Clear, deep red colour with a small pink head. The aroma is filled with red berries, wood and cellar/dusty funk, along with a very unique note that feels like mint, but could very well be cranberries in combination with wood and funk. The flavour is dry and tart, but not as balsamic-sour as Grand Cru. Filled with red berries, even with some raspberry sweetness, with a spicy touch, and some tannic bitterness that may well be from the cranberries. A very unique flavour profile, and a very complex and flavourful beer. I can only imagine that this has amazing cellaring potential.
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken bij joes, rode kleur, schuim is roze. Ruikt zoet, fruitig, ranja, kersen, aardbei, cranberry. Smaakt zoals hij ruikt.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a lightly hazed ruby color with a pink head. Very nice nose of berries. Cranberry and raspberry are strong, but the cherries are not quite as pronounced. A mild sweetness, not all that vinegary. The flavor has a very strong raspberry note and a more subdued cherry and cranberry profile. Hint of red wine vinegar, a definite sweetness, light oak and must. Really nice.
boFNjackson (4117) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at a recent bottle share... This beer, this beer is amazing. Poured deep, dark reddish/ruby with a thin head. Sort of looked like tussin. Nose had medicinal cherries and sweetness that reminded me of simple syrup. This was nuts, just off the wall good. Sweet, fruity, fresh fruits and dessert like fruit pastries. Tart, not overly sour or acidic, sugary, fruit juice, cherries and other berry-like tones. Thick body, mellow mouthfeel. Just so balanced and the right amount of everything here. I would like another please.
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2014 bottle at ’t bruge beertje ... deep red pink ... thin pink lacing ... light sharp sourness ... sweet cherries ... light tart raspberry nose ... big full bodied fruit ... sharp tartness ... just like a tart raspberry ... quite an acetic bite in its finish
bottle at home .. may 2014c ... deep red ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet fruits ... big cherry fruits nose... soft fruits ... light fruit ... light cherry ...light tart ... soft fruits ... light sharp raspberry ...
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels. Deep red/amber color with a small reddish head. Fruity aroma, cherries and cranberries, leather notes, sourish, vinous, vanilla notes, hay and some dry woody notes, berries, cherry seeds. Sour cherry flavor, raspberries, notes of cranberries, sourish, berries, leather, metal notes, citrus, acidic, hay notes, vinous. Wonderful beer, love the mix of fruits, and the balance between sour and sweet. Cranberry finish with radpberries, metal, hay and some sweeter fruits.
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours glowing clear red with a pale pink head. The aroma holds cherries, raspberries, cinnamon, peppermint, vinegar, a touch of malt and wood. The flavour is light sweet and medium acidic with notes of red berries, citrus, vinegar and balanced malt. Hints of wood. The mouthfeel is tart and juicy with a light to medium bodied. Red berry juice and vinegar on the finish. Near medium bodied.
_angst_ (2612) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle bought @ Être Gourmet. Pours hazy ruby red with a fizzy pinkish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet and sour with tart raspberries, lemon juice, cherry pits, raspberry cough drops, lemon zest, grass, wood, dark grapes, raspberry vinegar, wet leaves, cereal, peppermint oil, acetic acid and hints of gastric acid and cranberries. Taste is tiny sweet, sour and fruity with sweet dark bread, red wine vinegar, tart raspberries, cherry pits, cranberries, dark grapes, lemon juice, hay, resinous wood, burnt sugar and hints grapefruit juice and unripe plums. Mouthfeel is tart, dry, very fruit hand medium bodied. Finish is sour, tart and fruity with raspberries, sour cherries, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, hay, dry soil and hints of cranberries and wood. Bit one-dimensional but very nice, tart and refreshing.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ BPW, Antwerp. Clear reddish coloured beer with a short pink head and practically no carbonation. Fruity almost cherry sour hinted aroma. Full light sour sprankling palate. Finish is light tart sweet fruity balanced, nicely hinted with cherry touches. Fruity tart ending. Very nice.