Chapeau Framboise Lambic

The 12 oz, mini champagne bottle with dimpled bottom and capped and corked presentation (along with the somewhat cheesy label), is impressive. This bottle came from Camp Creek Beverage near the Airport, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pour is quite well carbonated and gives a brownish, red body with a decent amount of carbonation, retention and lace. Looks promising.
The nose on this beer is AMAZING. It takes me back to my childhood where the aroma of Hartley’s raspberry jam come FLOODING back. Strong, sweet raspberries fill the nostrils, truly extraordinary.
There’s very little subtlety in the taste and that’s OK. This is a raspberry cocktail, even an alcopop and if you are looking for a lambic in the traditional, sour context forget it. Up front it as it leasts as sweet as a Lindeman’s and although the back end of the beer does show a little more restraint, basically this is a sugar bomb and I rather like it! Slightly musty in the final analysis but that may be something to do with the age of the beer. No date on this bottle, but I know it’s not young.
Drinkability is massive for 12 oz, but would drop off dramatically after that – I went for a compromise in that department!
Many will HATE this, I rather liked it. Tasty.

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09/05/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 3.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.43
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