ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours a hazy ruby-orange with a thin finger of frothy pinkish head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet raspberries with some tart light fruits, white grape, oak, vanilla, and some Brett funk.
T - Starts off with some tart raspberries and light fruits with some white grape, some acidity, and a bit of vanilla. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some Brett funkiness and some more vanilla. The finish is a mix of strong sour raspberries with some oak, Brett, vanilla, and white grape.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, acidic, and sour finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really great tartness from the raspberries on top of the temptation base. The extra flavor adds some great complexity and sharpness to the beer.
rvdoorn (13) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Big thanks to Joe for this bottle. Shared this 2011 vintage with Jeff, Erik and Jeroen during our sour power tasting. Served just after the Hommage from 3 Fonteinen. The old-world with the sour-beer tradition, versus the new-beer world, who will win...
Look: The beer pours bright artificial reddish color with a small white head that doesn’t last long. Reminds me of the Leffe Ruby.
Smell: It smells like artificial Raspberry candies, with a slight hint of sourness.
Taste: I can simply copy Jeffo’s review here; sweet sugary cherry-raspberries up front, sweet raspberries in the middle and some very light sourness in the middle and end. No funk at all. Taste is very short lasting. Just like lemonade.
Mouthfeel: Thin and medium carbonation, dry finish.
Overall: This beer was a huge let down after the 3 Fonteinen Hommage. It is like comparing fish-sticks with freshly prepared codfish, comparing the Wageningen Ice Tigers with the Boston Bruins. It just doesn’t make any sense; it is a completely different league. If one is unaware of the greatness that is out there, one probably thinks this beer is world-class. However, in a showdown with the better ones, this Framboise for a Cure is downgraded to the fish-stick- and Wageningen Ice Tiger level .The Hommage simply did to this beer what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki, it completely wiped it off the (beer)map. The only thing that has to be cured now is my faith in US-Raspberry sours….
jtclockwork (6890) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours ruby red with pink head. Nose/taste of tart raspberry, soured red fruits, aged cheese, wild yeast, oak and basement funk. Woody oak and tart raspberry finish. Medium body.
Reynolds314 (2007) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is stunning with vanilla, raspberries, and funk. Taste is very tart with the raspberries a bit hidden at first but strong in the finish along with the heavy tartness. Great stuff.
Ernesto987 (3222) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
funky, very tart and loads of raspberries. What an awesome beer. Just have a lot of cantillon type funk in there, not to common with american sours.
DalzAle (1898) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tim! Dark Kool-Aid red colored pour, a little carbonation and an aroma of sour berries. Flavor is fresh tart berries, sour vinegar and a slight bit of sweet and funky on the aftertaste. Very nice, but not outstanding in my book.
arminjewell (5584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, slightly hazy pink pour with no head, aroma brought notes of big fresh picked raspberry, tart lemon, fruit with some vanilla, biscuit, vinous raspberry and some awesome earthy notes, very clean, slight grape in there. Taste is a nice sharp acidic lemon, tart raspberry, cherry, vanilla comes in with some more acid, some hints of biscuit, finishing fairly tart, very clean, little to no funkiness.
Bacterial (1057) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Tim - thanks!! Raspberry nose, almost no head - bold pink pour. Really nice!!! Tart with strong fruit as well.
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jcartamdg (1591) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright pink color with no head into my ccb snifter. Aroma of raspberries, oak and funk. Taste follows the nose with raspberries up front then sour notes and funk, then oak while finishing back with the raspberries. Tart but not crazy which makes this highly drinkable. Overall this is my favorite framboise to date!
radagast83 (3998) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared from bottle. Poured a pink-red color with a slightly foamy pink head. Aroma was tart and funky raspberries. Flavor was funky notes, with a touch of tart sour berries. I enjoyed it, but my palate either wasn’t at its prime or something because it was good, but not out of this world.