Pinball (12149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2009
75 cl bottle shared with friends.
pours red-orange, settles dark red, not much head.
ripe strawberries, vineagra inthe aroma. sweet strawberries and acid vineagra aroma clashes.
flavor is acid vineagra, balanced by sweet rasberries and sour and sweet cherries. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2009
750ml courtesy of JAXON and shared at the Black Friday tasting with the Phoenix crew. Pours cloudy maroon with a thin white head. The nose is cherry skins, sea water, light horse blanket. The taste is red wine vinegar, tart cherry, salted fruits and light funk. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Delicious stuff. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2009
yet another ridiculous bottle shared by sparky27 on 11/27/2009. bottle dated feb 14 2007.
pours cloudy raspberry tinted brown with a white collar.
man, it smells like a garbage bin... only garbage water made its way through and was allowed to sit overnight with the bag still in... rotten garbage water about sums it up. but, not in a repulsive way. that rotten umami stink mixes with dusty basement, raspberry and its tartness, herbal, some minerality and worcestershire sauce (which happens to be made of rotten vegetables... see where this is going?).
the flavor is similar after the rotten note blows over... green raspberry tartness, red raspberry fruity goodness, cream cheese, mineral/slate, grass, wood and a lemony tartness. it is complex and not overly tart.
the palate is sharp and crisp yet there is some grit/chalkiness to the texture. wow! 8/5/8/4/17/4.2
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27 @ the Black Friday tasting...ERIC ROCKS!!! Another one I never thought I’d get a chance to try. Golden garnet pour with a white film floating atop the body and a ring circling the glass. The aroma is pungent raspberry, tart cherry skin, lemon rind, and light barnyard. This was a really enjoyable sour...not jaw-locking, lip-puckering, or eye-watering...rather drinkable, satisfying, and memorable. Flavor shows freshly picked, slighly green raspberry, cheese, and balsamic vinegar. Really tasty and glad to have had a change to sample!!! THANKS AGAIN ERIC!!! tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2009
750 mL bottle, courtesy of ygtbsm94, dated 2-14-2007. Pours a pinkish red-orange with slight pinkish head. The aroma has a whole lot going on--raspberry, lavender, leather, cheese, oak, cherry (noticeable only after it breathes for a while), brett, lemon, and witch hazel. The flavor is a nice, creamy cheesiness with a very assertive sourness under it. The raspberry is rather evident, but I have to struggle to pick up any cherry. There is plenty of oak and general woodiness, as well as a bit of zesty character. Toward the finish is a nice, farmy brett character and a dry, waxy honeycomb (stole the descriptor from NachlamSie) note that I find rather fascinating. Quite a good beer.
NachlamSie (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2009
750ml from February 2007 graciously provided by Tronraner. Pours very red, making the use of cherries visually obvious. This is quite effervescent though without a head. The aroma is boggling my nose with its depth and complexity. I can pick out cherries, fresh wood, sourness, basement, barnyard, cloth. I could probably sniff this all day and not really come to a solid conclusion. The flavor is less sour than I was lead to believe, tough still with a tartness. I find hints at cherry, muscadine, oak, and a lingering honeycomb quality in the finish, oh and cheesecake. This is an impressively made fruit beer with tremendous depth and complexity, though in the end I usually prefer beer without the use of fruit. ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Bottle at Novare Res. Pours a cloudy reddish tan with a little white pinkish head. Aroma is fruits and leather. Flavor is what this baby brings to the table though. It’s got a initial bite of sweet and sourness from the yeast and fruit and has almost a fig-like flavor in malt backbone. Not an overwhelming yeast at all though, very mild mannered for a lambic...or maybe i’ve just had too many :-P Unlike most raspberry dominated lambics this one has a flavor of overripened fruits rather than unripe ones. This is a strange and unique one, a must have for sure. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
I nearly crapped my pants when Sparky27 busted this out for Black Friday, so huge thanks to Eric! Pours ruby in color with a pink head -- very pretty for a beer. Very barnyard -- loaded with the aroma of funky yeast and underripe raspberries. Tastes aggressively of Worchestire sauce at the front of the palate followed by an almost Kool-Aid-like tart cherry/raspberry flavor on the finish. Unique and memorable. Glad to have had this one. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Sample think that sparky 27 was responsible for this one two. Raspberry sour aroma with what seemed to be winter silage aroma from the old cold Wis days. Good raspberry flavor with a sourness to it. Also something in there couldn’t quite figure out what it was. So will just call it the funk you guys talk about. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2009
pours a reddish pink white head aroma raspberry kool aid vinegar. flavor is rasp berry medicine wet dog mold acidic sourness lemon funk. good sour.