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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
A Belgian Dubbel brewed with 480lbs of whole raspberries, Belgian Ale Yeast, Begian candi sugar, Hallertauer Hops, and American Oak chips.

mikeschuld's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeschuld (55) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAY 21, 2010
"400 pounds of raspberries for each 7 barrel batch" but sadly almost no aroma to speak of. Pretty cloudy looking beer with a sort of couch syrup color. Tasted like a real lambic (not the over sugared commercial kind) with some good sourness left but not really a ton of raspberry flavors. Tasted a lot like grandmaís hard candies.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (1766) - RÝros, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
Reddish color with a small white head - Raspberry aroma - malt body with raspberries that gives a light berry flavour,- Sweet finiah with berry - This way no lambic, just a sweet berry beer, as a beer in itself it was nice enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
GABF 2014. i appreciate that they call it lambic style.Very sweet with sugar and some berry flavor; with sweet malt in the aroma as well. Nothing like lambic at all; no sourness; no prominent yeast quality. Solid fruit beer anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"crimson, pink tinged. nice looking beer. doesnít really exhibit any true lambic qualities, to the point i toyed with adding it as a fruit beer, but iíll let the crew decide that. a hint of tartness (from the fruit) in the nose and flavor. also a hint of earthy hops. you can tell itís beer, as opposed to fruit soda. the raspberry isnít too sweet (itís an unsweetened beer) but very prevalent. a nice fruit beer, just donít expect lambic funk or sourness, cuz it ainít there."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (980) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
From a tap at the Sierra Nevada Beercamp across America. The pour is blood red and a sweet/sugary raspberry taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3219) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. A: a very attractive red--orange color; clear with a very durable off-white head and patterned sticky lacing. Aroma: wonderful mix of fresh strawberries, strawberry jam and bisquits. Flavor: At first it is mildly sweet but, by mid-taste, a bit more tart, with mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Faint wood. Feel: light+ body; Soft and smooth; medium carbonation. O: excellent version of this Belgian style!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
obscurename (9) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
This is an excellent take on a lambic, deep red in color with wonderful raspberry flavor and essence. Women love it and so do men, endless beer cocktail possibilities and dessert as well!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chickbeer44 (8) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
LOVE! Great raspberry aroma, fizzy and a beautiful pinkish red pour. Had it on tap at the brewpub. Made with 480 pounds of raspberries according to the beer menu. It shows! More please.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tap at the brewpub, fall 2013 - Pours ruby red with a strong raspberry aroma. It tastes sweet with tart raspberries. Bubbly and light to medium bodied, it has a lingering tartness. Itís good. Iím not specifically noticing he wild yeast here. The sugars may be overwhelming it, but regardless I enjoyed the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On tab at Relik Tavern in Benicia, CA. Tastes like a slightly alcohol raspberry soda.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Iíve had this bottle for probably 2 years now, not sure if itís one for the Cellar or not, but alas thatís where itís been.
Pours a very nice dark pinkish red, the head rises and falls like champagne.

The aroma is raspberries, thatís for sure. In some ways it smells like fake raspberry garbage that would be used to make some sort of candy, but itís also got some solid real raspberry character. I donít know, itís a little cough syrupy smelling as well.

The flavor is earthy and tart, not overly sour... but lightly so. The raspberry flavor is dominant and sweet up front but the beer finishes fairly dry. The raspberry character is more believable in the flavor than the aroma. The beer has sort of a woody, almost roughness to it thatís actually fairly charming when coupled with the big raspberry flavor.

There are far worse takes on Lambic out there than this, although itís not something I find especially intriguing. Many a perfectly good belgian brewery has done worse. Not sure why they are doing it @ 7% abv though...

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