Stew41 (2111) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 16, 2017 Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As soon as I started pouring I was struck by the raspberry jam aroma. It clued me in that this one wouldn’t be the sour lambic that I wanted but I can’t deny the appeal of such an aroma. The appearance was grand. All dark and stuff with one of those huge heads that makes a column in the middle and then collapses on himself. Alas, this is just a decently made but overly sweet raspberry soda lambic. I sort of like them but I don’t really find them satisfying. I can’t deny that there’s some good craftsmanship behind these things but whatever it’s boring.
Tame to the point of being unduly soft and friendly. Nose is great with lifted strawberry fruits (thanks Sherlock!) but diluted power in the palate and a lack of acid doesn't help. Bad keg? Cuso (8943) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 8, 2017
Bottle at beer[malade] tasting. Reddish color with pinkish head. Aroma of raspberries, some sourness. Distinct fruity taste with raspberries, light sourness in finish. fajry (2280) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2017
Flasa od Beermalade. Bledsia jantarova farba. Vona malinoveho sirupu. Jemne trpka. Chut ako ovocna dren malinova. Sladke, vodove. Lambic to veru moc nie je. jinroh (2379) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2017
Tap at Brewdog Tallinn, November 9th 2017 (thanks Marduk). Pours reddish pink with some white foam on the top. Nose is just perfect grandma's raspberry jam. Lots of fruit character and no cloying sweetness. Taste is reaffirming what could be understood from the nose, lots of fruity raspberry, good creamy body, not too acidic but rather soft and easygoing. Very enjoyable. Juks (1116) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2017
Tap at BrewDog Tallinn. Deep purpur colour, pink head. Beautiful colour! Aroma of sweet raspberry jam, marmalade, yogurt? Tastes sweet, raspberry, sugary. Some tartness. Acid only in very late aftertaste after warming up. In blind taste I wouldn't even consider it to be lambic. It's really good fruit beer, but really weak lambic. And that's why overall score goes down. Name it to fruit beer and I'd drink it.
Marduk (8518) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2017
Tap. Hazy red-pink color. Medium size, bubbly pink color. Raspberry jam, sour, acidic in aroma. Raspberry jam, sourish, sweet, bit acidic in taste. It is like fermented raspberry jam on drugs. I like it. Maracuja05 (1879) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2017
13-08-17 // bottle shared at Petit Belge Wiesbaden. Dar red coloured with a small pinkish head. Sweet rasperries and a slight sour nose. Taste is rasperry jam, sweet-sour. The_Osprey (9373) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Keg at CBC Brixton as Oud Beersel Framboise, 5%. First impression is just how jammy the aroma is, even from distance. Pours a hazy brick red, translucent bordering on opaque with a huge creamy pink head that leaves full lacing. Aroma is jammy dodgers all over, then raspberry filled doughnuts and some jolly rancher. So jammy. Body is light but quite rounded with tingly carbonation. Taste is again jammy dodger biscuits, thin jam on bread, stewed raspberry and general fruit cordial made up with sodawater. This is a pretty fun beverage to try. It's definitely sweet but I wouldn't say overly so. The complexity isn't really there. Quite tasty though. (7-4-5-3-15=3.4) koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2017
375 mL bottle. The pour is a darker ruby brown color with a lack of head and a seemingly no lace as it falls. The aroma is really sweet there is a hint of chocolate and a strong jam with a light alcohol and no real bright fruitiness. The flavor is much of the same. The jamminess works pretty well, but there is a sharp chocolate thing happening on the end. I'm not too crazy about it. The mouth feel is light and watery with a lack of carbonation and a lingeringly sweet chocolate and an interesting fruit. This isn't bad, but I needs quite a bit of help. 6 3 5 3 12 ebone1988 (2177) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle shared with Gus. Aroma is raspberry jam, some yeast, slightly tart, eh, strange raisin chocolate thing too. Appearance is dark dark red, thin light pink head, hazy. Taste is raspberry jam, milk chocolate, dry, slightly tart, no real funk. Mouthfeel is medium body, super light carbonation, dry watered down raspberry jam aftertaste. Overall, it's ok.