Stew41 (2118) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 18, 2006
I still need to do a fair bit of work to better appreciate the style. Cherry red tending to maroon. Sweet nose, almost syrupy. Light mouthfeel (2.5%), again a touch syrupy. Sweetness is very evident. Touches of sourness in the back palate but not enough IMHO to keep it interesting. nessalindsey (1) - ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2006 does not count
Slightly acidic and so sweet, pink frothy head stays atop, dimishes slowly. The rasberry aroma fills a room when opened, and flavor bursts with every sip with a slight oak aftertaste. jdjuice (502) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 7, 2006
Looks like cherry soda, tastes like raspberry soda. Hardly a beer. I’d think more favorably of this if it wasn’t so expensive for something that tastes so much like soda and such low complexity. Very strong flavor of sweet raspberrys with a very well balanced bit of sourness that tastes very good. Whatever beer that was used in making this however is barely detectable under all this fruit and sourness. Very tasty and refreshing, but not worth drinking for refreshment at something like 6 bucks per 12 oz bottle. Worth a try, but you probably won’t buy anymore afterwards. turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2006
Pours raspberry red with a dense pink foam. Aroma is very sweet with the tell-tale tinge of acesulfame. Why, oh why?!? Still, the beer has a nice sour bite to it. I like the style. ALLOVATE (3089) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2006
Pure elixir; this was a pleasure to drink defying the quaint alcohol level with a mouthful of intense flavours that put it quickly into the slow sipper category. I honestly didn’t expect it to be this good. Poured into a flute from the crowned-corked bottle just on cold. Raspberry jam in appearance; slightly murky, garnet red with a thin layer of pink froth that left an abundance of fine lacing. Initial waft of champignon mushrooms subsided to reveal a deep conserve of ripe and over-ripe raspberries - stinging and piercing to the nostrils - vinous, oaky notes, apples and a little lambic ’hessian sack’ underneath. It was intense if not overbearing but wonderfully complimented the palate. Full fruit in the mouth; sour, slightly puckering with a generous sweetness to balance. Body is appreciably big for a beer of such strength and the sprightly carbonation tickled the tongue for the length. Flavour moves between sour green apples and ripe raspberries that fill every corner of the mouth, woody notes, vanilla yoghurt and a sharp, vinous bite that adds more edge to its complex fruit flavours. Finish is so long, sweet and tangy if not slightly acidic, and dominated by ripe raspberries and just a touch of cheese. Took me an amazing length of time to polish off a bottle, and it sits rather heavy in the stomach so it’s definitely not a session beer. But what a wonderful beer it is, have to grab a few more bottles before they run dry here in Oz. Lovely!!! (37,5cL, BBE Nov ’07, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2006
A mostly diminishing thin frothy pink head tops up a clear medium red (pink) body. Moderate lacing. No particles. Many small bubbles. Aroma presents malt being very light grain while hops are light ... Yeast character is moderate sweat. Also, there are evident evocations of raspberries (duh!) Initial flavor is lighty acidic while development presents some raspberries and some metallic impressions. Finish is medium . medium body... watery texture... Lively carbonation...
Lowe1983 (1657) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2006
[Bottled ; dates are unknown]
[IDLB, Nov 05]
Pours a dark red color with a thin red head. Aroma is pretty much just raspberry. Flavor is pretty much the same as expected. Not really a beer that I would buy to just sit and enjoy but would go well with a desert. Oycpff (93) - USA - MAR 28, 2006
On Tap at Richos : Pours medum pink with light head. The aroma and taste are dominated by raspberries. The taste is very sweet with almost no sour flavor and absolutinely no alcohol taste. kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Pours a dark pink with a light pink head. Aroma is very strong with raspberries. Taste is sweet, raspberries definitely make their presence known, with a slight sourness. Sweetness is actually a bit overdone. mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Didn’t know what to expect from this, my first lambic. Good as a dessert drink because of the intense sweetness. The rasperries really jump out at you in the aroma and taste from beginning to end. High carbonation and I don’t sense much alchohol at all. I like the pink, foamy head though.