maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A reddy brown twiggy coloured beer with no head or lacing. The aroma is raspberry jam complete with the pips. The taste is on the sweet side with more raspberry fruit to the fore. However there’s a touch of acidity to make it more traditional than others of the poppy lambic variety. Very drinkable and easy to sink a shed load.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep reddish gold with amedium pink head. Aroma and flavor of razzmatazz,chambord,artificial sweet,syrupy.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I think this one would benefit from a decent storage time of say...., 5 years or so... as it was SWEET!!! Can’t say their attempts at a decent Framboise were superficial as this one reeks of perfect market-pleasing direction, yet for a lover of lambic beers I personally found it to be more a glass of fruit nectar than a product of the Senne valley’s wild-fermented beers. Tasted from the crown-corked bottle into a deep chalice (The bottles of this batch had inverted labels and a stupid thought ran through my mind of a certain stamp with an upside-down airplane printed upon it and its current value at auction, hmmm!). Anyway, pours a sparkling candi-apple red with a big, creamy-thick and faintly pink, off-white head that retained well and left behind some interesting patterns of lace. Oh, you got to admit it looked damn attractive in the glass. Though rounded, the strong, almost concentrated waft of raspberry conserve conjured up thoughts of plates of scones and whipped cream with grandma on Sundays as a child; this just reeked of IXL jam and it was similar in the mouth taste-wise. Inside, the body is full and creamy despite the best efforts of the champagne-like effervescence. It fills out and the dominant sweet raspberries really take hold. Quite honestly there is nothing else to it, and I’ve never known raspberries to be so sweet, so juicy and somehow so one dimensional. Finish is quite long and just continues where the palate left off. Where is the Kloeckera, the pediococcus, the acetic and lactic acid or even the Brett. This wasn’t awful, but it was a soft touch to such a classic style. Took me over an hour to finish a bottle just because I can’t take overly sweet beers. Need to wash it down with with some Cantillon Gueuze. Average. (37,5cL, BB 07/07/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, 250 ml. Red clear colour with a fast dissolving pink head. Synthetic aroma of raspberries. Sweet flavour, short duration. Average carbonation, medium body. More of a soft drink...
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 first rating
Bottle from the "order a whole case" section at Swedish "Systembolaget" in October 2005.
Pours a light pink/red color that looks like lemonade or juice of some sort. Pinkish head. Smells lots and lots of raspberry. Very sweet taste. Low bitterness. Nice before or after dinner, or outside a hot summer day.
(Mixes well 50/50 with the regular Hoegaarden.)
(Draught, Bishops Arms Avenyn, Göteborg)
Pinkish brown color, medium size pink head. Sweet raspberry lemonade mixed with raspberry pips. Raspberry lemonade taste. Ratehr sweet with hints of acidic notes. Medium mouthfeel, lo wbitterness.
Bottle at a blind tasting
On September 12, 2009
Sugary copper color, white head. Raspberry, sweet, buttery scent. Bitter, pips, sour (a bit) taste. Dry a touch bitter aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
JonMoore (1769) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish amber colour with a large lightly pink head. Sweet raspberry aroma. Taste of raspberries in a sweet and sour style. Quite pleasant.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 25cl. Orange colour almost without head and carbonation. Very nice raspberries aroma, not much intense. Flavour has again raspberries but this one is less sweeter than Timmermans Kriek, which is nice for me! It lacks a little of the lambic spirit but overall, it’s a pretty decent framboise.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Orange colour with a small pink head. Sweet raspberry aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet dry finish.
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Sweet fruity aroma of raspberries.
Sweet flavour of raspberries wqith light acidic notes.
Nekronos (3363) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 I like this lambic beers, fruit from this brewery. BUt sometimes I am curious about the sources of the flavor. I would like to visit the brewery.