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Raspberry Lambic - Six Rivers Brewery

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Raspberry LambicRaspberry Lambic

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Six Rivers Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerZack on 03-31-2008)
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Reviews by Nage37:
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

03-25-2012 06:05:16 | More by Nage37
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3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Overall I rate this beer a 2.75 because I dont really like it- That other attributes rate higher. I hate flavored beers. And this specimen tastes more like a wine or something. I guess it is a beer so here we go.. It has a great dark appearance but again, cannot compare to an equally great appearance in a copper or amber colored ale, its a different thing. Remarkable pinkish purple head. Smells good like a fruity drink but purely tastes like a hard soda pop or something of that nature. Strong hints of grapes and berries mask the alcoholic taste although I believe it as an extra boost in alc cont. seeing as it has almost been fermenting in the keg. All in all i would say try it if youre into fruitty beers. for me it is certainly not my thing. The chick on the tap handle is quite delicious herself. I love poring these.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2014 01:21:18 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub.

A: a very attractive red--orange color; clear with a very durable off-white head and patterned sticky lacing.

Aroma: wonderful mix of fresh strawberries, strawberry jam and bisquits.

Flavor: At first it is mildly sweet but, by mid-taste, a bit more tart, with mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Faint wood.

Feel: light+ body; Soft and smooth; medium carbonation.

O: excellent version of this Belgian style!

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2014 19:58:20 | More by chinchill
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-22-2013 01:58:45 | More by ktanner99
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-02-2013 00:37:25 | More by Beerenauslese
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-14-2013 04:17:26 | More by mc4z
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-27-2013 14:35:06 | More by t0rin0
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

03-28-2012 05:10:17 | More by KevdoggNasty
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3/5  rDev -14%

11-19-2011 05:44:22 | More by johnhenryconway
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-15-2011 03:41:58 | More by Booman
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3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

874th Review on BA
Bottle to Strange
22 oz

No bottle date

Purchased from Aloha Liquors, Carson City, NV

App- When this pours out it has way too much bubbles in the glass on the second pour no head, on the third way too bubbly. Its a nice mix of dark pink, purple and reds. No cling at all or lace.

Smell- Thick Raspberry and sugar candy on the nose. A bit one sided with aromatics. Sweet but not over done.

Taste- This has potential to be a good lambic but it needs to be dropped a couple points on the ABV. The 7% is well hidden but this has a high juice quality and seems to lack a funk to it. Much more sweet and sugar versus the traditional flavors. A little better than say a Lindemans as an intro lambic.

Mouth- Medium bodied and high carbed. A little too thick for this one and the fruit it carries with in. Needs to thin out and drop some bubbles and would be much better.

Drink- It's hard to find a brewery in No. America who takes some chances on a very hard to do style. This could be something really good with a few tweaks.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 05:12:56 | More by FosterJM
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1.88/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Unfortunately, this is my first review and I felt so compelled after one of the worst experiences in my short great beer quest. Upon opening, I had a gusher, which I was prepared to laugh at in anticipation of a nice beer. Appearance was crimson red with a pink foam. As I smelled, I was immediately put off by a medicinal, almost sourness that was unpleasant (and I understand it should have some of it for the style). As I tasted, I found the sourness nearly nauseating and dominant - not pleasing. The fruit was invisible and I tried hard not to, but I ended up pouring my glass and the remainder of my bomber down the drain. I did not like Sam I am. My hope is that I received a bottle not representative of the beer, or the brewery. I always try something twice, as it could have been only a glimpse in time...

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2011 02:14:48 | More by brewrouse
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2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into a stemless wine glass. Audibly crackling fizzy pink foam, that lasts for all of 3 seconds. After that it resembles a fruit soda with a glassy surface and bubbles clinging to the sides and rapidly rising from within. Blood red crimson color. No foam or lace at all.

Slightly medicinal raspberry aroma, ripe and fruity. Pretty clean, nothing funky or wild about it really, just all about the fruit.

Candy flavored raspberry, vaguely tart, fruit derived and not from any wild yeast or bacteria. Club soda feel at first that peters out to a watery fruit juice feel. One dimensional raspberry flavor, modeled after Lindemans and St. Louis sweetened lambic sodas. Somewhat drinkable as a wine cooler daquiri type drink, the alcohol is pretty well hidden, but if that's not your thing, it's kinda gross.

Overall it's pretty run of the mill, even as a fruit beer. It barely qualifies as mediocre. For $10 a bomber, this isn't worth it. Highly doubt it ever saw the inside of a barrel, or even oak chips.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 03:11:11 | More by emerge077
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3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Whole Foods, Los Altos.

Possibly my first framboise from outside Belgium, this one pours a correct deep red, hazed with brown at the edges, and a frothy, fizzy head of light pink foam, that crackles up and then settles to nothingness. Body is very light for 7.2% ABV, but again, that's not unexpected in the style. Overall, it looks pretty good.

Raspberries could be perceived on uncapping, and once the beer is in the glass, their scent is pervasive. Big rustic, genuine raspberry character, with plenty of sweetness, but plenty of genuine raspberry tartness as well. There's little else to it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for the style. Again, got it pretty much spot on.

Taste is a bit of a let down, with only a mild tartness streaking the palate, and not leaving much on the finish. Mild soda-water astringency throughout, with the overlay of raspberry skins and seeds giving it a deft touch of aroma. It feels very empty, with such a light body, and minimal tartness—often, you can forget the lack of breadth on the body of a lambic by the subtle complexities imparted by a really robust acidity. In this one, with such a mild sour character, you cannot.

It's a decent enough beer, and an interesting example of a style done with great art by the Belgians. There's nothing really offensive about it, except (let's face it) the style itself—and this doesn't have the complexity or ingenuity to make you forget about that.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 00:56:35 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep, dark clear cranberry red with almost no head. I tried and couldn't really get one, other than a few small white bubbles.

Nose smells like raspberry Kool-ade from when I was a kid. Not a bad smell, quite nice actually, but Kool-ade no less. (That "strong, fake, citric raspberry" smell of my youth!)

Mouthfeel is thin but what you'd want in this style of beer. Hard to think about the mouthfeel since the flavor profile is just hard to deal with.

Front palate is bitter red raspberry character, that goes to a sweet/bitter raspberry mid palate, and ends on a "tannic bitter" raspberry tone.

Finish ultimately is a green olive bitter; a bitter raspberry undertone.

There is no funk; no real citric character and no tart or sour. Tastes like a raspberry soda that someone poured a medium hopped IPA into. Not really bad; just not really good.

I would not conclude that it is a lambic were I to taste it blind. The more I tasted it the more it smelled like a Nouveau Beaujolais and tasted like a "beered" raspberry soda.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 00:55:03 | More by GRG1313
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3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep Red with a pink hue. Had a nice sticky off white head but it quickly subsides.

S- Light nose, but nice soft fruit aromas with a hint of bready yeast character. Has a pleasant aroma, it just wasnt very strong at all.

T- Sweet, tart, and little sour. Lots of fruit sweetness up front with a little sourness with it, but it quickly fades into a really clean finish. Almost no residual sweetness.

M- Light body with a little carbonation on the palate. Nice mouth feel that drys out a little at the end.

O- Not a great, but theres nothing really wrong with it. Just wish it was a funky sour framboise. You win some, you lose some.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 20:30:48 | More by Kshock
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4.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark ruby color with a frothy strawberry colored head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing with very nice carbonation. No getting around the slightly sour raspberries on the nose along with orange blossom and a vinous quality. The taste is a refreshing mix of fresh raspberries and orange sherbet with nice acidity, no funk and not really sour hard to consider this a lambic. I really like this beer i just have to put my pinkie out when i drink it.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 02:57:03 | More by Trilogy31
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3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beer Revolution. Pours a brilliant pinkish red color with superb clarity. Smells and tastes vividly of raspberries, but not at all like a lambic. The ssweet raspberries have a pure fruit flavor that is not at all artificial or overdone, and as is this is drinkable and even pleasant on a hot day, but oh how much better this would be with some tart acidity to balance things out! Not a lambic, but not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2011 03:29:33 | More by Georgiabeer
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3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours clear raspberry red, with no head. Thin ring of bubbles around the glass.

S-Sugary sweet raspberry.

T/M-Interesting. They call it "Lambic style" but it tastes more like a light Belgian style ale with some fruit, more similar to something like the Stumptown Tart. Light, amber maltiness, lots of sweet raspberry (probably extract). There's a distracting bitter off flavor in the finish I can't quite place.


Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 06:45:47 | More by DaveHS
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3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Stone Sour Fest

A: If nothing else, the pour on this beer is beautiful. A vibrant ruby red color with little to no head. I can't stop looking at that color...

S: The nose is not quite as impressive. Decent raspberry notes (plentiful, but not overly enticing), slight woodiness, and not really any funkiness.

T: The flavor is sort of a mix of raspberry and cranberry juices with a dash of lemon juice for some extra tartness. Slightly astringent (aspirin) and only a distant note of funk.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is light (especially for a draft serving).

D: A middle of the road beer. Kudos to trying something a bit different (especially for a brewery of relative obscurity and a suspect track record), but needs a little work.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2010 06:27:49 | More by womencantsail
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