ThirstyBird (2996) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Pours a beautiful rubine red with a tiny pink head. The smell is huge raspberry, raspberry seeds, nice fruity tartness. The taste is intense tart raspberry, nice sourness and a touch of funk. The body is light and a bit thin with light carbonation. Fantasmic stuff. MarcoDL (5377) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Soft pink color, no head and no sparks. Strong aroma of sour raspberry, tart and barnyard. Very rich taste of sour raspberry, horseblanket, core and stringently fruity. Very balanced, with a long fruity bretty finish. What an amazing beer. I was afraid it would be a hype, but this is truly amazing. sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2015
75cl bottle sample @ lucha libre night comes to LeRoeulx. Thanks Scott.
De couleur acajou, léger trouble, col très fin et presque inexistant.
Arôme offre un bouquet énorme de framboise. On y ressent très bien le côté sauvage et fruité avec ce côté très naturel et terreux.
Palais est léger avec un plein de framboise toujours très plaisant qui met bien en avant ce caractère terreux accompagné de notes surettes caractéristiques de ce fruit. Retrouve un léger picotement en bouche avec une petite note épicée de barrique. La framboise reste le point fort de cette bière, sans pour cela en obscurcir le profil de lambic.
L’un dans l’autre, cette version est supérieure à Cantillon LP quoique toute deux se valent. Mais le profil framboise est plus marquant ici. Rapport qualité-prix, Cantillon l’emporte avec une grande avance. Fredd_an (250) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Fantastisk hallon arom! Fantastisk brutal kropp!! Fick en chock! Som en sur godis påse x100! Vilken kropp! Vilken syra! Vilka hallon!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 77ships (11007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
HUGE THANKS! 2014 Framboos. 2013 Hommage. 2011 Framboos sampled side-by-side. This is a beer that I have been wanting to try forever & ever. First 2014 Framboos & 2013 Hommage side-by-side. 2014 Pours a very dark deep raspberry, surprisingly little carbonation. Hommage on the other hand does carry a definite head, light smallish pink head, also a very dark raspberry. 2014 Framboos has a very deep raspberry smell, almost coulis, mashed raspberries, funk is light, touch vinegary raspberry acidity. Hommage on the other hand has very clear funk, rustic, cherry pits dominate a bit & are far more clear than any raspberry. Taste is of 2014 Framboos is huge pureed raspberries, huge amount of fruit, very thick, coulis, very straightforward, juicy, almost simple, there is some horseblanket but it is light, light oak, jam,… Low carbonation, pureed raspberry / coulis type of body. Simplest of the 3 beers. 2013 Hommage has a huge amount of kriek & kriek pits in the taste, the dominates strongly despite only the small percentage,… Thicker body,… def. carbonation. More rustic character & more complexity than the 2014 Framboos. While an amazing beer, a bit too much kriek pits & kriek flavor for something that is more or less meant to be a raspberry beer. 2011 Framboos. Clearly superior to the 2014 version. Way frutier,… Dark raspberry & clear carbonation. Huge fruity character which combines perfectly big a big barnyard funk, fruit tastes somewhat like wild strawberries to me, thick fruity, wild, barnyard, explosive. Spectacular, best of the 3 easily for me. 4.9 for the 2011 Framboos. 4.8 for the 2014 Framboos. 4.9 Rating here is for the 2011 Version.
ajax25g (76) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Thank you to Travlr for sharing! Great deep muddy ruby color. Huge nose of fruit. Very funky. Fruit is present but not as obvious as i expected but the bottle was from 2011. Tasty stuff! markextrae (4485) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 2014 bottle. Shared with a friend. Poured a murky dark red colour, flat as a pancake. Raspberry aroma fills the room, raspberry jam, funky barnyard, hay, horse blanket, raspberry sourness sour fruit, oak, citrus, strong tart sour aftertaste. Incredible mouthfeel. Medium carbonated. Boy this is so complex! This is not just a beer... It’s a piece of art! Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 2015 Framboos (bottling 18/06/2014), 75cl bottle shared on first release day. Pours a hazey red with quickly vanishing pink head. A: raspberry funk, cassis hints, slight jam, very dry finish’ lots of fruit - such a rich aroma! Same dry finish on the taste profile. I get lots of raspberry, medium sour, horseblanket, barnyard, oak, some vinous notes, citrus peel, lots of earth and tart. A lot of depth and the low carbonisation makes it very unique and allows rich flavours to intertwine. Probably one of the best fruit lambics around! djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4600th rating. 2011 bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Thanks to GT for bringing this and Graeme with the assist. Pours a cloudy red brown with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong raspberry seed and light funk. Thin mouth, tart raspberry, funk, nice sourness throughout, really enjoyed this one! tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 Bottle: 2011 vintage. Murky, crimson tinted copper with a brown & ruby tinted collar. Almost muddy. The lavender-khaki foam fades in seconds. Huge lemon & raspberry aroma, both incredibly jammy & acidic; full of sharp, seedy raspberry fruit skin, lemon rind, mild corky barnyard funk, earthy undertones, woody hay, & a touch of sweaty funk. Gushing & incredibly juicy rasperry flavor, sour as hell, backed with acidic lemon, wet barnyard hay, moldy cork, stone fruit, berry, faint vinegar, a touch of white wine, a wonderful finish of oak tannins, perfect sourness. Acidic without the burn, juicy & jammy without being to sweet. Dry. Incredible stuff.
Bottle: 2014 vintage. Surprisingly enough, even though this bottle was much fresher than the last, the raspberry character was actually lighter. Lots more yogurt, lacto, & straight up lemon flesh acidity right out of the gate. Body was a bit flat & oily, too, so many some time would help to develop a bit more carbonation which was much needed.