krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2005
here is the god of raspberry’s finest product, the truest possible incarnation of the soul’s of every raspberry ever grown on the planet. this extravagant little bottle is a chick magnet at brunches-- the champagne-like celebratory nature of every ruby pour will make you forget the price and wish you’d bought two. as red as beet juice, as warming as the richest hues of a persian rug, it sizzles into a glass immediately reverberating with it’s signature raspberry nectar aroma and a tartness so fresh it’s like being in the berry crushing facility. there’s a strong green banana smell as well, which is equally delicious and apropos to breakfast drinks. scarcely a beer with it’s paucity of typical beer characteristics, and at a dwarfish 2.5 % abv., it’s barely even an alcoholic beverage at all--so while it’s suitable to dispense to children, i haven’t met one i’d consider worthy. on just a spritz of effervescence, the cranberry tartness washes through the sweetest fruity sorbet, and even in the finish the harmonious effects are wound as prettily and snug as a french braid. Bravoromeo (4) - USA - MAY 1, 2005 does not count
Dark Red in color with light pink head. Smells very strongly of raspberries. high carbonation. Although this beer tastes very good, the strong raspberry flavor is very sweet , and may be too sweet for some. Great beer for drinking with dinner, or after.Not great for drinking more than one or two glasses. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 From a bottle. Pours a deep red color with a pink head. The aroma is great. Smells like I just smashed a bunch of raspberries in my hand and sniffed it. Great natural raspberry flavor. Very enjoyable and very sweet. I know that a lot of lambic lovers RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2005
Pours a definite red color with small beige head. Aroma of tartness and raspberries. Medium to high carbonation. Almost over the top on the raspberry sweetness (how much raspberry syrup did they use?). This one is nice for a half-pint or so. I prefer it mixed with a stout like Guinness. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
Sweet raspberry pastry aroma seems somehow over-produced (like a plastic-wrapped pastry). Clear reddish-brown with shy tan head that recedes to ring with minor lacing. Strong raspberry jam flavour seems overly sweet and juice-like with just a very light tart finish to take the edge off. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle (City Market Burlington, Nov. 2004) sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, ClarkVV, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Olivier, Rastacouere and Simon.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2005
Scarlet rose in color with a resounding, foamy pink head. Aroma is of raspberry Jolly Ranchers. Very fresh smelling. Tastes very sweet and of ripe raspberries. Syrupy and thicker than expected. Mouth watering, sticky finish. My wife liked it. JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - APR 20, 2005
bright red lambic. very fruity and sugary. Nice drink to finish off the night. Maybe for dessert Very good for fruit lovers. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2005
Pours a dark red color. Unpleasant aroma of raspberries. Much too sweet flavor of raspberries, feels a lot like fruit syrup, yuck. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Aromas of plastic, raspberries, woody hints and earth make up the nose. Once again, this is a pinky red colored beer, in which an insane amount of residual sweetness resides and hunts your wildest unbeery fantasies. Strong overwhelming raspberries, balance is inexistent. You just need tartness in that kind of beer, typical sticky palate, very low carbonation. JFGrind (2057) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2005
Raspberry dominates this Lambic. Enjoyable, refreshing and tart. Not something I could drink on a regular basis, but a nice change of pace from an over the top, hoppy pale ale I usually drink.