90 (732) - BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2017 FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jan 2009 Bottle Date
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a one finger thick, pink tinged head. The beer is a nice red-amber color that shows a lightly hazed, pink-red tinged, copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of floral raspberries, children’s aspirin, musty phenolics, woody raspberry seeds and a touch of oak character up front. If you really dig for it, the phenolic character starts to get a bit plastic like, and there is perhaps a touch of dried, grassy, grain character.
Nicely tart, but not hard, this accentuates a floral, fruity, but dry raspberry flavor. The finish has a light touch of children’s aspirin, some oak like woodiness, a hint of astringency (seeds and wood perhaps), but really it is the raspberries and the associated children’s aspirin flavor that really lingers on the palate. The carbonation is quite light, there is a soft prickly carbonation here though (this is by no means still), and the body is quite light, but does have a touch of texture / viscous character such that it is not watery. As my palate adjusts to this beer it does have a touch of soft, fruity sweetness to it; much of this is accentuated by the floral raspberry flavors. The acidity here is mostly lactic in character, but the raspberries certainly contribute to the acidity, and the is a complexity boost from notes of urea. Phenolic, musky, musty, and plastic like notes come out more as the beer warms up.
This has a really nice raspberry flavor to it. The underlying lambic doesn’t come across as being the most complex in the world, but it serves the purpose quite well. This is quite light, and as long as you like funky, it really is quite refreshing. I am a sucker for this beer since it is a Lambic, but objectively it is not quite where I would want it to be.
Bought @ Wijns.
Tart raspberry aroma, slightly sour, raspberry jam, lambiek, rather sweet aroma. Much sweeter than I expected. Taste is more sour than aroma. Green twigs, spring twigs, raspberry jam, tart. Sweetness fades and aftertaste is sour raspberries. Grzesiek79 (4381) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Many thanks for this Lambick to tderoeck. Vintage 2009. Almost nine years old fantastick Lambick. Alez totalny kwas, jakiz aromat malin, szlachetnego octu winnego. Wyglad to rozowawo-miedziana barwa, metna, zero piany. Mocny octowo owocowy zapach. A smak totalnie zwalajacy z nog. Mocno i ekstremalnie wytrawny, wykrzywiajacy usta i wargi na wszystkie strony. Owoce jezyny, maliny, wyczuwalna czerwona pozeczka, czerwone winogrona. No i ta kwasnosc ktora mi przypominala zalewe w sloiku w sorowce z czerwonej kapusty z czerwonym winem. Thanks Tim for this old Lambick. Yeah!!! Wim (4133) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2017
Together with Yves and bart on the zaalvoetbal bbq 2017 at my home hazy rose red colored body with an off white head and with a fruity raspberries sour aroma a raspberry fruity sour dry bitter taste with an sour bitter finish
Yves (3110) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2017
Shared with wim at bbq zaalvoetbal 2017 at wim's place. Pink colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Fruited framboise aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is quite sour fruited framboise hinted. Hoprider (726) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2017
Pours an unclear pale red... white head. This one gushed a little bit and the mouthfeel was also kinda lively. Aroma has big raspberry and big vinegary funk, citrus and lactic bacteria. Taste is super puckering with fairly big fruit. Long acidic aftertaste. Always nice to revisit this once in a while.
ALIBALI (2401) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2017
SOURMeister mit creamy TartMADNESS on Top🎆!!! BerryStachelMaster auuuuch😁!! Neiin..bitte keine Peitsche ...😉👌 Big Bottle Stuff im BEYOND BEER HH. dropi6 (584) - POLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Intense red, slightly hazy. Mainly raspberry scent, mint, raspberry syrup, some wild notes, horse, hay. Very sour. heman (1134) - Tychy, POLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Aromat średnio intensywny, nuty skórzaste, wioski, wyraźne zioła z dominująca miętą, maliny wyczuwalne, ale nie są jakoś bardzo intensywny. W smaku średnio-wysoka kwaśność, cierpkie, maliny stonowane, zioła. Posmak octowy. FinnIckler (791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours murky red. Nose is raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, mint. Palate is sour raspberry, vanilla, some strawberry, cherry. Very sour finish. Too sour. But I like the raspberry. Ritzn (1716) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Murky red with no head. Aroma is cake, raspberry, a hint of dark vinegar. Taste is vinegar and raspberry marmelade, still interesting. Maybe too old?