JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Off-white, quite stable medium head, looking solid. Well-carbonated, light amber clear beer with a reddish(?) shine. Fruity, slightly sourish nose with aroma’s of dusty, slightly sulphury & cheesy hops. The fruit aroma reminds me of gooseberry at best, but the hops are distinctive. I do know Tayberries quite well, but this doesn’t ring a bell. Ever so slightly sourish, faint fruity flavour, and a brief, but unmistakable surge of hops. Palate is more MF than taste: vaguely fruity and well-carbonated. Light body, and drops a bit dead despite all the CO². First of the Williams Bros.’ beer that disappoints me rather. 2 serious hints for Messr. Williams: use whole fruit next time - and a LOT of it (brambles don’t work very well in lambic neither), and 2), bottle-condition!
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours an apricot pink with a pink fluffy head. A light but warming malt aroma - don’t pick much berry in there. Berries and hops fill the mouth first, but then a sour and sharp palate takes over. Works quite well.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy reddy gold colour. Aroma of raspberries and malt. Maybe a little toffee aswell. Malty, fruity flavour with a touch of bitterness/acidity. Quite nice.
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing red colour, with a sweet cremola foam fizzing nose, little berry sour and sharpness, with a fruitness and touch of hop.
harrisoni (13214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Booths. So blackberry and raspberry? Burnt orange colour. Lasting thick white head. Fruity soapy aroma, soft in mouth. More berry, pippy fruit on end, but it is soapy without doubt. It’s not exactly subtle. Lots of fruit over an undistinguished beer.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, deep garnet colour, very acidic, sharp aroma, quite a tart taste but rather subdued, could be better
Maria (10124) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thank you Jan (Drillings in Nibe) for this nice present! Dark, copper-red color and a slightly pink head. Both the aroma and the flavour has notes of raspberry and blackberry, and it has a nice acidity from the berries and a light sweetness. 1931
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep red colour, generic hoppy nose, intertwined with a hint of berry. Mouth is much more berryish, raspberry, blackberry and perhaps some floral elderberry taste. It lies slightly bitter on the palate, with a certain tannin from the berry. Ok.
johndoughty (3856) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.I dont usually like fruit beers but this was very pleasant. Reddish in colour with a fruitiness that is active without taking over.Rasberry dominates. Left lots of lacing and a pleasing aftertaste.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB Feb 08). Orangey amber colour. Fruit not initially pronounced on nose - noticeably grassy floral hops. Lightly tart raspberry flavours grow in the mouth and work quite well with the hops. Very little bitterness and indistinct malt leaves this with a short poor finish which is slightly metallic and highlights the artificial carbonation on the next sip. Could be better and suprisingly its not the fruit that lets it down.