Raspberry Tart

Thanks go out to brickstoredave (and Lucy Saunders) for the chance to try this beer – something I’ve been waiting on for some time.
750 mL with the usual wax-dipped neck presentation.
Having had the Belgian Red (cherry) I thought that I knew what to expect, and this replicated the style of the cherry and did not disappoint. Straight from the outset I enjoyed this MUCH more.
A dark crimson (almost blood like pour) even with a small head. It’s raspberries all the way, both in the taste and the nose. Sweet certainly, but balanced. The raspberry taste is REAL, with it feeling a lot like just the raspberry seeds have been pulverized and bottled – the essence of the fruit.
This seems to have a balance, an effervescence and a fresh edge that the cherry lacks. MUCH lighter with some characteristics of a Lindemanns Framboise and a Kasteel Rouge.
I don’t think that everyone will enjoy this, but at 4.00% ABV this is RIDICULOUSLY drinkable. The sweetness is tempered, and I enjoyed this much more than the cherry.

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04/18/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.0 %
Appearance: 5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.63
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