LilBeerDoctor (3231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at SPH. Pours a dark red with a thin pink head. Aroma of sour raspberry, wheaty malt, diaper, hay. Flavor is very very tart and sour on initial and final sips. Light fruits, more generic than specifically raspberry. Lots of sour, milk, diaper notes as well. A bit too tart for my liking, I wish more of the sweet fruit came through.
Doodler (310) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - shared with Bill and Elijah. Pours a serious dark purple with a two finger foamy head..Nice, big funky raspberry and dark fruits on the nose. Taste is all raspberries, tart cherries and lactic acid. Nicely carbed with a sour puckering finish. Enjoyable stuff..
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a murky dark pinkish purple sort of color supporting a white head that carried a pinkish hue. The aroma offers up a nice load of raspberry like fruitiness as well as some tartness, sourness and yeasty notes into the end of the draw. The taste comes across as tart and then getting sour with wild like yeastiness that gets to the point of being a bit acidic like and puckering. Around those notes is a pleasing amount of raspberry fruitiness. Cool brew with more raspberry going on than I would have expected.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing black raspberry flavor. None too funky, great acidity and tart in the mouth.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
BottleÖ CCBís Hunahpuís Day 2012Ö Cloudy purple ale with a small, creamy, violet head. The bouquet presents fruity, acidic, black raspberries - and thatís pretty much all - and itís more than enough. Delicious. Light-bodied and a touch astringent with lively carbonation. Very fruity and very tart with tons of black raspberry flavor, including plenty of tannins that provide fantastic balance. Finishes fruity, watery and quite dry. Bottle courtesy of Maltzilla!
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by the Maltzilla at the pre-Huny tasting. Clear grape pour with no head. Raspberry nose. Sweet and delicious with beery, kool-aid, and artificial sweetener notes.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a bottle thanks to a nice trade. Color is purple red in the glass with a modest white head. Aromas are fruit forward of dark berry with maybe just a touch of sweet funk. Flavors are full of black raspberry, grape and slight oak. The lactic tartness is moderate and not strong. Alcohol is well hidden. Long finish of the above flavors. Really good well balanced beer.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. bottle pour. Dark purple color with almost no head. Perfect tart, acidity, flavor and complexity. Great Lambic.
craftycarl21 (2087) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again, monster thanks to GT2 for this gem! What a guy. Gorgeous burgundy pour with a small bubbly head. Nose holds big raspberry, tart acetic vinegar, and lactic acid as well. Touches of vinous fruit, like fig and red grape, and a bit of tannic wood. Lovely sour brew.
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Call me a homer for this beer, but I could taste it in my mouth the day after I had it on tap at the release. Iíve since had it from the bottle, and it was exactly as I remembered. Acidic yet balanced with a perfect tart raspberry sweetness. Dark, but not so thick that you canít enjoy a full pour of it. So - this is not blushing monk or framboise de amorosa. Itís also not framboise for a cure, which frankly in my mind lacked the funk or the complexity that this brew has. It stings, then it soothes, then it finishes clean. I have a few more of these and they are not for trade. Personal white whale right here. Markowski knocked it out the park on this bad boy.