Dark reddish brown color. Much foam, but it dissapears quite fast. Aroma has strong raspberry in it. Taste is a bit sourish and has no hints of hops or malt in it. So the idea is the same as it is with other St. Louis kreiks and lambics that this is not quite like beer but more like some soft drink.
Bottle, at the Manneke Pis, Tenerife. ABV was 2.8%. Contains 25% raspberries. Dark red colour, low pink head. Intense aroma of ripe raspberries. The flavour is intensely sweet and sugary, with strong notes of ripe raspberries throughout.
This was the perfect size for me. Okay, so I shared it with about 4 other people, but they all enjoyed it because it is the antithisis of what a lambic/gueuze is. It's sweet, syrupy, perhaps a bit cloying and really over-the-top fruity. Tons of fresh raspberries in the nose. I'm talking still on the vine fresh, because there was that bit of musty/earthyness there as well. A touch acidic in the nose too. Appearance was a medium-dark reddish color, with a light pink foamy head. Mouthfeel was a bit on the thick side. Flavors were raspberries, tartness, a bit of funk, but mostly raspberries. It was a PERFECT accompanyment to the cheesecake we had for dessert. I mean it reaally was a beautiful thing. This is a dessert beer if there ever was one, and it's pairing should be forever tied to cheesecake.
Bottle Date 08/2007, Cork Date 08/2005, Sampled September 2007
I can only assume that is a best by bottle date as I purchased this a couple months ago. Very hazy, with an opaque, unhealthy brownish tinge to a somewhat reddish colored beer. Topped by a frothy, initially one-finger thick, dirty tan colored head. The beer is intensely aromatic with notes of thick, syrupy raspberries just jumping out as soon as I pop the cork. No matter how I dig, I can’t get anything else out of the aroma except for raspberries; hints of tannin, a touch of sourness, but mostly just fleshy, sweet raspberry pulp.
Thickish feeling up front, it starts to get intensely sweet, but then some sourness kicks in to mitigate this a bit. This is really candy sweet, the sticky sweetness is just too much, I feel like I should be using this as a syrup (though it is not nearly that thick). Raspberry flavors, while not as dominant as the sweetness, play a huge role here in the flavor; between the two there is not much else that can be tasted. The finish has a touch of funkiness to it; slightly woody, perhaps a hint of musty mushroom and a very light acidity. I wasn’t expecting this to be good, but for some reason I was not expecting something so much like raspberry syrup. I could see adding a touch of this to an authentic Berliner Weisse, it is just that concentrated. I certainly can’t / won’t be drinking much of this.
This fruit-lambic pours a deep raspberry color from a 375ml bottle. Small sized pinkish foamy head. Aroma is raspberries, must and tart. A medium bodied Framboise. Lots of raspberries flavors, sweet but with some tartness. There is some tartness and some malt backbone is this beer. Kind of sweet and a little one-dimensional. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Bottle: Poured a reddish color beer with a nice medium size light pink head with average retention. Aroma of raspberry is clearly dominating with a nice mix between real raspberry and some syrup. Taste is also quite dominated by the raspberry with some very subtle sourness. This really reminded me of the Lindemans Framboise with a bit less tart and sourness.
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