minutemat (8203) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours a misty pink, small off-white head. Raspberry syrup on the nose, taste is perhaps a little old, tired malts, some stale off-flavours, overly sweet raspberry, imbalanced. Not sure this is a style that ages well. Note to self: always check best before dates in Vanuxeem! Will buy again fresh and re-rate. Scored objectively. superspak (8202) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2018
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, skin/seeds, red/green apple, red grape, honey, candi sugar, wheat, and bread; with lighter notes of hay, straw, grass, oak, funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/light funky yeast, raspberries, oak, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, skin/seeds, red/green apple, red grape, honey, candi sugar, wheat, and bread; with lighter notes of hay, straw, grass, oak, funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; and light yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, skin/seeds, red/green apple, red grape, honey, candi sugar, wheat, bread, hay, straw, grass, oak, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky yeast, raspberries, oak, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from fruit tang/tartness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/acidic/tangy/tannic, and slightly slick/syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is an awesome sweetened fruit lambic style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky yeast, raspberries, oak, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; very smooth and easy to drink with the the modestly lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. One of the best sweetened lambics I have had. Insanely jammy fruit with balanced sweetness, and adequate tart/tangy dryness. Mild levels of funk. A really enjoyable offering. DavidSvinth (775) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Smagt blindt.
Tydelig hindbæraroma, omend lidt syntetisk.
Fin balance mellem sødme og syre, men ikke særlig kompleks. Ok. Ysok02 (2756) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2017
Robe rubis, mousse quasi absente. Nez sur des notes de .... framboise, un coté lacté, une touche végétale. Bouche amère, framboise pas mûre, note boisée, fine acidité, longueur moyenne. Que dire.... moins pire que la précédente mais très loin en dessous de ce que l'on attend de ce type de produit. SinH4 (10432) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017
Bottle. Reddish color with white ring. Aroma is artificial raspberry sirup, honey, sugar. Taste is raspberry syrup with a touch of wood sugar, and a bit tartness. Sticky mouthfeel, low carbonation. Somehow works out the best in this series - which doesn’t mean a lot.
JaBier (9495) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle. Clear reddish copper pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, funky raspberry and sweet syrup. Malt and raspberry flavor with some funkiness before a sweet and tart finish. Rubin77 (4533) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - JUN 29, 2017
F: no real.
C: dark red/brown, hazy, opaque.
A: raspberries, forest fruits, raspberry jam, sugary sweet.
T: sweet sugary raspberries, bit of lemon, fruity sourness, sweet is good balanced with sourness, light to medium body, low carbonation, OK beer, 25cl bottle from Cora Woluwe-Saint-Lambert in Brussels.
SylvainCFC (487) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2017
Kriek rouge très foncé, opaque. Pas de mousse, juste une écume. Nez très puissant de fruit et de sucre. Arôme de fruit si puissant que forcément artificiel. Bouche puissamment fruitée, framboise clair, goût de confiture, sorbet. Acidité citrique présente. Longueur fruitée en bouche, confiture. Bonne bière fruitée industriel, peu avare d’arôme de framboise. tderoeck (13027) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2017
7/V/17 - sample @ the brewery (Toer de Geuze) - BB: n/a (2017-586) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the beer!mviljamaa (277) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2017
Clear deep ruby red to pinkish beer, small irregular pink head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots and lots of raspberries, sweet, raspberry jam. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of raspberry jam, sweet, pretty sour as well, bit lemony. Aftertaste: sugary, raspberry jam, lemon juice. Actually not as bad as I had feared. ;-)
Pours with a decent amount of light foam. Color is dirty brown/dark red. Aroma is a bit musty and has overripe raspberry, chloroform (swimming pool), bubble gumball, brewed black tea. Palate is well balanced and the carbonation is sharp. Taste is fresh and has very ripe raspberries, some lemon juice and tropical mixed fruit juice. A very enjoyable and refreshing fruit lambic and the score for this is an understatement. It doesn’t smell or look that nice, but the taste and palate are amazing.