BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brightish crimson appearance, good head formation . Intense sweet raspberry aroma with mild woody notes. Strong raspberry flavor, very sugarry. May be sweeter than Lindemanís.
ABUSEDGOAT (2321) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Clear reddish body. Aroma is fruity with notes of raspberry, strawberry and cherry. Flavor is the same, finishes sweet. I liked this, surprised to see it rated so low... but I havenít had many lambics so if I ever have it again (LOL) my rating might change.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Maharís. Super sweet strong tart aroma and flavor, almost sticky. Lindemans-like, a little tastier, fruitier. Yah, not a real lambic, but if you know to expect a lindemans clone, you know what your getting and it actually may be a little better than lindemans. A sweet raspberry beer with the faintest hint of real lambic. Shouldnít really be slammed for what it is, not a bad drinking experience if you donít try to compare it to a serious lambic. Yeah you have to want something very sweet like candy to enjoy it, but if you are realizing they are trying to please the lindemans crowd with this, youíre not dissapointed by this, and itís hard to fault them when so many people like it. And frankly itís not terrible, itís quite drinkable and fruity, and no itís not serious beer, so what. I wouldnít want to drink a whole bomber of it myself, sharing a tap serving with my girlfriend was just the right amount before I got candy sickness.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Bottle, best before 1/2006, had at Sunset Grille on 10/20/2005. Well I was honestly excited to see a new bottled lambic in my area, but it turns out the hoped for lambic is really just another "lambic". So disapointing, makes me not even want to write a review. Just another unspontaneous fruit beer. How much lambic is actually in this? 5%?? Maybe? Wow. Pours a muddy-caramel-beige color, huge pinkish-yellow head is lasting. Smells of dry, root-like vegetables in the background with some sharp, almost acidic notes. But itís dominated by sweet, thick, cloying raspberries. Well they donít cloy in the aroma, but once you get in to the flavor, ack. Heavy raspberry fruit flavor, with more or less zero lambic quality. Some dirty yeastiness is about all I got. But at least it wasnt horribly offensive like Chapeau or Cherish, but itís just so sad that these pretend to be lambics. Thick, sweet raspberries cloy by the end of the bottle, syrupy, fairly substantial texture. Way too sweet. Oh well, another dream shattered (not really).
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was excellent beer. A nice light sweet raspberry flavor with out being too sweet or to over the top. No sign of the alchol.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent example of the style. Not quite as good as the Lindemanís Fram, but then again that is the standard by whch I measure all other lambics.
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep red body with a red head.nice raspberry flavor and aroma.pretty good and my favorite st louis so far.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and fruity raspberry flavored lambic with a hint of sourness. Dark red color, pink head. Pleasant enough to drink one, but then would get to be too much for me.
Geiserich (3268) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Intensive sweet, fruity raspberry. aroma and taste like a rasperry sirup. Small pink head, intensive dark ruby color. Very sweet taste, fruity and sugary, rasperry flavor with a only light touch of sourness. Much to oversweeted.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) While sweetened, commercialized gueuzes can often be a pleasant experience. That is much more rarely the case with the sweetened, commercial gueuze-based fruit-beers. Nice pale red colour, very sweet, very fruity and fresh to some extent. Nice aperitif before it sickens you. 040993