kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Wow. Thanks to a generous trader for this bottle. Aroma was of raspberries, hay, musty, and tart. Before a sip your mouth will water. First sip is instant raspberries, then you notice the sour complexity that follows. Dry aftertaste, you can still taste the fruit flavor for several minutes. Man I love this beer
ej (326) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,75l Bottle bought at Sour&Bitter, Cph 2012, bottled 2011/05/31 6% Vol.
A small pop from the cork as it comes out, making the air around me becomes like that of a garden with loads of ripe berries. The pour is deep pink and produces a small bubbly head, which fades rather quickly to a small film of white, leaving some lacings. Aroma is pungent, over-ripe raspberries, heavy notes of oak and a mild soury touch. The taste is heavy fruity, sour with medium carbonation. Oaky notes and barnyard-funk are present aswell, but rather subdued by the onslaught of ripe berries. Body is light to medium-light and the finish is dry.
Jow (1375) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with dogfishho & jtclockwork at Torst where else? Pours rusty pink with soapy head. Aromas of jammy raspberries some wood and vinegar funk. Tart flavors of raspberries, oak, grapefruit, maybe some leather. Nice dry finish and well carbonated very drinkable brew that I could easily have finished bomber myself although the wallet was pleased I didn’t.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, 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 (470) - 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 (5102) - , 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 (2822) - 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 (4676) - .....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 (3565) - Carrboro, 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 (1124) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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.