degbert (1099) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from a trade with a good friend. Pours a hazy-opaque crimson-violet with a quickly dissipating fuchsia head. The nose is a subtle, perfectly balanced bouquet of fresh raspberry, balsamic vinegar, floral (lily? dogwood?), vanilla, horse barn, and light smoke notes. Intensely sour on the front of the tongue, then it opens up into fruit and more flowers; the sourness stays with it the whole time, but the ghost of those long-ago raspberries floats over the top, haunting the acetic intensity. Finish is long, warm, and mouth-watering. This beer makes me smile, and on the first really cold night of a Texas fall makes me think of summers long ago. Canít ask for much more than that.
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep red-purple pour with rapidly receding pink head. Aroma is very fruity, raspberry juice/jam, some leafy notes, tart, pretty authentic lambic aroma, mix of funk and fruit. Taste is very sour, fruity, sour raspberries, quite funky, somewhat acetic. Palate is med-dry, fine carbonation, light body with a mineral finish.
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Darkness Day! Pours a hazy red, aroma is sweet, rich raspberries. Flavor is sweet raspberries, slightly tart. Really awesome, could drink a ton of this stuff.
BVery (6074) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Bottle. Reddish pour. Super rich raspberry aroma and especially taste. Sweet, tart, and excellent.
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, sent from pantanap (thanks a lot, Kan), pours a reddish orange amber with a medium beige head. Nose is pure raspberries, with some tartness, and moderate funkiness. Flavour brings out loads of raspberries, a little funk, and some tartness. Not really like a traditional lambic, more like an American sour, though more like a lambic than most. The more you drink, the more the complexity comes out. Wonderful stuff.
50belair (2210) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light pinkish pour with a white head. Sour berry aromas. Tart and acidic with sour berry notes. Good mouthfeel and body. Wow, this one sour biatch...
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: An easy to drink raspberry funky-tart ale that is surprisingly faithful to its Belgian lambic counterparts. Excellent
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed almost one year after receiving it from cpetrone84, thanks a lot Chris.
The look: Cloudy dark red body topped by a fizzy medium pink head that quickly dissipates to ring of foam.
In long: Nose is intensely raspberry with a nice lambic barnyard funk, surprisingly on style for an American lambic. Taste is loaded with raspberries, grains, a good amount of funk, lactic acid, no acetic acid whatsoever. Acidity and sourness levels in the low-medium range relative to the style, quite easy to drink. Very full chewy body with a lively carbonation. Iíve been disappointed by some Upland sour batches but this latest (I assume latest) batch of Raspberry Lambic is spot-on. Smells and tastes a lot more like a raspberry lambic than a American raspberry Sour. Could pass as a true Belgian lambic. Apparently I love receiving beer in trades, I love it too much, after many complaints UPS said they would no longer deliver beers to my home if I didnít stop hugging their drivers.
tastybeer (1703) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2011 ed. Bright hazy purple/pink pour, small white head. Aroma of rich raspberry, lactic, dust, light oak. Taste is tart, quite acetic, dust, raspberry, lemon. Palate is dry, tart, average carbonation, lactic finish.
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL 2011 version thanks to tastybeer. Beautiful full haze purple pink pour. Thin acid cut foam. Nose is seedy raspberry pie, sharp, mild impending acetic acid, rhubarb. Taste is lemon lime heavy, mild Acetic heat, quite lactic, but the mouthfeel is pretty chalky, powdery. Acetic heat through finish.
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amazing sour beer, super tart and punchy, almost like a Russian river amazing brew yummm