TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the CCB/RateBeer/Pre-Hunah Tasting (Tampa, FL). Pours a richer murky brownish amber pour, ruby red glow, good haziness and darker body. A frothy small head dies to a film, laces well. Aromas are raspberries, oak, gentle red wine. A touch balsamic, good flavors. Gentle yogurt, starts to get a bit seeedy as it warms. Initial is richer raspberry, pulpy and tart, good sourness, lactic and yogurt. Hits the palate quickly. Nice flavors. Rich raspberry, tannic skin and tartness reall bite as we get into this bad boy. Good oak, tart, lactic, raspberry skin. Great flavors! Middle is tart, bigger, really lingers. Big sourness, backend is tart, dry, sour, gentle oak. Finish is some red wine, vanilla, big raspberry pulp and skin feel. Really damn nice. Rich flavors, rich sourness that really grows. What a fantastic beer that really grows as we move on. Some oak, brett, rich lactic elements, yogurt, lemons, big sour raspberry. Damn nice.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
400th rate... Woohoo! 2011 bottle at Torst. The aroma is incredibly rich. Almost like sticking your nose in a raw barrel of fermenting raspberries with the skins and seeds and everything. There’s also a mild woody dark chocolate note that balances the profile really well. On the plate, this beer is acidic but not aggressive. Distinctly raspberry, but smooth enough that its almost easier to drink than it is to eat raspberries themselves. The most remarkable thing about the beer is how unbelievably drinkable it is. There is such a clean finish but the tartness lingers for minutes. Wonderful beer and a true shame that it is so difficult to get on the regular.
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jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Bottle at Torst. Pours pinkish red. Nose and taste of fresh raspberry, funk, oak, farmhouse fruit and light acidity. The raspberry notes are ultra fresh- seeds and all. Great balance. Medium body.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG.
This was a big surprise to finally get to try this! Thanks!
Pours rosy amber with a pinkish head.
Fruity tart aroma.
The flavor is tart and fruity yet it has some inderlying sweetness. Very Nice.
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a huge thank you to GT2 for sharing this! one of those beers you never think you’ll ever get to try .. . pours a deep pink .. good foam headring .. . quite a tart lambic, raspberry and unsweetened strawberry koolaid puree .. . a slightly dry mouth .. . a fun one to just sit with for a while .. . . The wackiest!
TURDFERGUSON (4018) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with GT2 at RBWG, thanks! Finally get to try this bad boy. Still want to try an older one, but super psyched to have this in my glass. Nose is quite fruity and jammy, lots of seedy raspberry, earth, funk is more tame. Flavor is much more tart and acidic, but not overly so, and blended very well as only Armand can do. Fuck yes.
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with GT2 at RBWG, thanks! Pours a hazy reddish brown with bubbly red head and light lacing. Aroma of tart raspberries, but not too crazy or overpowering. Taste is definitely sour, but not off-putting. Great stuff.
drowland (6770) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2/23/13. 750mL bottle thanks to GT2 during RBWG! Nice red pour with a frothy pink head. Really awesome tart aroma with raspberry, fruitness, acidity, and maybe a touch of wood. Tart but balanced flavor with plenty of raspberry, sour, and a hint of wood to balance it out. This stuff was awesome and also my wife’s favorite of the entire weekend.
aracauna (3236) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruit is obvious, but not really dominant. Strongly sour, but pleasant. Less sugary than some.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle at RBWG! Thanks GT! Amazing! Tart with the hint of raspberries. Quite balanced and amazing.