Tommie Sjef Framboos-druif

Brewery: Tommie Sjef Wild Ales
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 6%
Style: Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer fermented and aged in wooden barrels with raspberry, black currant and wine grapes (Kekfrankos).

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.1
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, with a best before date of 26th September 2028 (10 years). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy deep red colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly but settled to a thin cap, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Mixed red berries, raspberry, slightly jammy, with black currant and oak notes.
Taste: Tart, sour, raspberry, blackberry, black currant, lightly vinous red wine, and faint oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied, with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable and easy to drink with good fruitiness. Surprised there wasn’t more funk.

Lambiek Fabriek Juicy & Wild Black-Belle

Brewery: Lambiek Fabriek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – Fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Unique unfiltered blend of self-brewed spontaneous fermented lambics, aged in oak barrels and macerated with black currant (+/- 300g/l).

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in June 2020, with a best before date of bottled date +5 years. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy deep red colour with a two fingered very light pink fluffy head that had decent retention but eventually settled to a very nice fluffy cap, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, lemon zest, funky, damp hay, oak, blueberry, with only light notes of black currant.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, lemon, blueberry, blackberry, light funk, woody, and much like the aroma, only light notes of black currant.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Absolutely loved the look, and flavours were good, but black currant didn’t come out as strongly in the aroma or flavours as I’d hoped for.

Odd Breed Fresh Off the Farm with Peaches

Brewery: Odd Breed Wild Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 6.2%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Wild Ale with Fresh Peaches. 2020 Harvest. Batch 2

Brewer Description: (from bottle) This year’s version of Fresh Off the Farm with Peaches was blended from two turbid mashed wild ales aged 10 months and a Saison barrel aged 14 months. We transferred the blend onto nearly 800 pounds of fresh UF Suns peaches that we picked up fresh off the farm in Fort Pierce, Florida. The result is a beer that is extremely juicy and fruity. Our mixed culture provides a funky and dry finish with moderate acidity.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, batch 2, bottled on 11th June 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden yellow colour with a less than two fingered white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, peach dominates, with light funky notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, peach, funky, oak, with a splash of lemon juice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable as peach dominates both the aroma and flavour. I think it would be interesting if the funk was even stronger.

Lambiek Fabriek Juicy & Wild Pluri-Elle

Brewery: Lambiek Fabriek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.1%
Style: Lambic – Fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Unique unfiltered blend of self-brewed spontaneous fermented lambics, aged in oak barrels and macerated with a fine berry selection (+/- 300g/l).

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating:
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in August 2020, with a best before date of bottled date + 5 years. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy pinkish orange colour with a two fingered white head that had decent retention but eventually settled to a nice fluffy cap, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, lemon zest, light funk.
Taste: Lightly sour and tart, mixed berries, with strawberry really coming through. Lemon juice, oak, and light funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma and flavours are quite subtle, as the fruit and funkiness while there, seemed a bit toned down compared to other fruit lambics. Having said that, I still found it enjoyable.

Lambiek Fabriek Juicy & Wild Muri-Elle

Brewery: Lambiek Fabriek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – Fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Unique unfiltered blend of self-brewed spontaneous fermented lambics, aged in oak barrels and macerated with blackberries (+/- 300g/l).

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in August 2020, with a best before date of bottled date + 5 years. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy pinkish orange colour with an almost two fingered fluffy white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Berries, blackberry, farmhouse, dried sweat, funky, floral, lime.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, blackberry, funky, farmhouse, damp wood, with a splash of lime on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Slight creaminess, medium bodied, with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable and easy to drink as the fruit and funk were balanced.