The best way I could describe this is that it tasted like a wine cooler. I know, I'm going to get ripped by Lambic lovers, but I swear that's what it reminded me of. To me, it reminded me more of a "malternative bev" than it did to a beer, so don't go into this thinking you're going to be trying a regular ale. It had a bright pink head, and before I filled the glass up, it had a bright red color. Once the rest of the beer went in, it got darker, naturally. It had a strong raspberry smell and flavor (which is the fruit that was used to brew this) and was very effervescent, like champagne or wine coolers. Really rather decent, but I'm still not sold on Lambics. With wine coolers, I tried the novelty when I first started drinking, but they wore on me. I liked this flavor better than Chapeau Fraises (strawberry), but they were equally good, so they get the same rating.
Reviewed: September 27, 2003