Hoprider (780) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
Pours byrgundy deep pink or ruby red with no head. On the nose I get the sweetest and richest raspberries emaginable. Sour, ripe garden raspberries made into jam, small hints of something salty, light whifs of forrest berry yoghurt and of course bretty underlying lambic. One of the nicest and fullest fruit noses of any beer I’ve come across. Intense fruityness in the taste with a good sour kick. All in all packing a helluva punch, ballanced by perfect oak. Full almost oily mouthfeel. The aftertaste lingers and in the same direction as the taste. Intensely fruity, intensely sour. Masterpiece! MrOrla (3692) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle 2015 himmeriget. Pours red with no head. Aroma of tarty raspberry, funky, fruity jam, light barn, very tart, light yeasty. Taste is rather tarty, fresh berries, quite funky, rather thin body, with little to none carbonation, but overall a nice experience. rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Une bouteille partagée avec SlovakSniper. 18/06/2014...06/2024. C’est dure à croire que cette bière est la meilleure de son genre au monde. Elle a bien sûr un goût de lambic et de framboise, mais la texture est mince, elle n’a à peu près pas de gaz carbonique et se rapproche plus du vinaigre de framboise que des meilleures lambic aux fruits. À des lieux d’une Lou Pepe Framboise. Belgianloner (41) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2016 Bottle bought DEC/2015, consumed, JAN/2016: Dated 2014.
AROMA: Intense, subdued Brett,
APPEARANCE: Pinkish, pinkish head. Medium carbonation.
TASTE: With all due respect, for the money one would expect the utmost incredible beverage and I’m not saying it isn’t exceptional. However, I just felt that when you hold a beverage with such high regard it’s not easy to meet the expectations of the imbiber. OK, so it was like drinking raspberry jam, however quite sour.
PALATE: Imagine slightly watering down raspberry jam, thick consistency, cloying. Decadent.
OVERALL: Going to extremes does not a good brew make. Yes, I’m glad to have tried it but going mad and adding ridiculous amounts of fruit isn’t going to make things taste better, however I do get the feeling that there is a pressure on the brewery to go to such lengths. All fans of the brewery and style should certainly try it once though it’s not an something I will crave and I see why it’s so limited. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle, 2011 and 2014 vintages. Deep purple pink pour, with a white pinkish head. Huge raspberry, sour, puckery, seedy raspberry jam, hay, barnyard funk, lemon, and yogurt. Good, but is this really the highest rated fruit lambic? I would like to try it again :)
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
(Date de mise en bouteille: 18/06/2014). Rouge sans mousse. Nez très fruité, bien acide, très framboise. Goût très lambic, très et/ou trop acide, un tantinet de finesse aurait été bienvenu. Bouche sans bulles. Finale aigre à la puissance 10. Difficile à boire. Je ne comprends pas la folie qui entoure cette bière. nickd717 (4997) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
750ml, 2011 and 2014. Hazy deep reddish purple colour with a lasting white layer on top. Big raspberry aroma, funky, wild. Big sour flavor, loads of fruit, more so in the fresher one. Very bitingly tart. Medium bodied, biting, average carbonation. Really good shizz here. bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2016
Corked Bottle, 2014 vintage. First time I had this beer since the mid 80’s. Pinkish red color. Raspberry and dominant oak in the aroma. Raspberry flavor. Sour. Oak. Carbonation is almost flat. Slightly disappointing, i must admit. Lacks the complexity of many other 3 Fonteinen beers. spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Unbelievable example of the classic blended lambic with fruit, in this case raspberries. The beer has been made in 3 different vintages. Im’ rating the 2001 vintage as I’ve also had the 1999 and 2014. The smell of sour lambic is perfect with the raspberry colored lightly carbonated was poured into an Fonteninen glass. Taste was strong raspberry flavors with that sour and bitter flavor profile. Quenching to the palate and overall one of the better beers I’ve ever had. Look forward to opening some up with friends in the near future. Cheers! Sjohnh (1032) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Thanks Beer Gonzo for my Christmas Day beer. Wife got it spot on when she said it looks like sangria, just minus the fruit. Oodles of fruit on the nose, though, pushing the funky barnyard smells to the background. Carb is low but the palate explodes with sourness. The fruit blast in the mouth has raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and goodness knows what else before an acetic finish. Gets better as it warms and the fruitiness occupies your mouth.