podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provided by jredmond at the 4th of July tasting. Pours a hazy pinkish red with a rose colored head. Aroma is tart jammy raspberry seeds and sweeter raspberry flesh and juice. Taste is tart and carbonated and prickly on the palate with big notes of tart berries, light acidic vinegar, funkiness and a bit of citrus. Very nice.
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour @ THE festival, maine. hazy bright red with a nice pinkish head, good retention and lacing. very fresh raspberries, unsweetened raspberry jam, light acetic notes, fresh red fruitiness, moderate funk, cakey. bright carbonation, light body, sharp, dry and fruity finish. excellent!
msnelling09 (68) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a pale pink color and is full of fizzy bubbles that form a light head of soda-like large bubbles that fizzle away quickly. It looks very carbonated with tons of little soda bubbles that slowly fade away. The beer sits in the glass somewhere between deep pink and ruby red with a hazy body that is a bit dark and impenetrable to the eye. As it settles, the beer starts to look a lot like ruby red grapefruit juice. On the nose, the beer smells of deep funk and cherry fruit leather with a touch of fresh raspberry and fruit-rollup. The funk is the most prevalent of the smells. On the tongue, the beer tastes of fresh and funky acidity that leads into a sour pucker with a touch of fruity sweetness and an oddly strong lingering bitterness that mixes in with the acidity. The flavor begins as tart puckering fruit that sits between raspberry and cherry flavors and then moves quickly into a deep and grassy funk with touches of bitter grass. The finish returns to a lovely, syrupy raspberry flavor and a touch of bitter tannin from the raspberry skins. The aftertaste is of bitter grass and with faints hints of raspberry fruit. In the mouth the beer feels fiercely prickly with carbonation and a medium and slightly slick body. Overall, I’m not quite sure what I think of this. The grassy bitterness is a little off-putting, and not quite what I’m looking for in a framboise, but then again, this is a Maine version of a farmboise and it has some signature American bitterness. Personally I want the raspberry flavor a little more forward on the tongue, but as is in this beer it is light and nuanced. The funk is great in the beer, and the grassy bitters are actually interesting, they’re just not what I normally look for in the style. This is a good beer, but is not my favorite, my girlfriend liked in more than I did, though, so perhaps you will too.
tom10101 (1819) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generous pour from bottle @ The Festival (Portland). Murky salmon/red (it was the bottom of the bottle though) with a thin white head and little to no lacing. Aroma is of intense raspberries (fresh ones + puree), light funk, light wood and light sweetness. Taste is slightly sweet with intense raspberries again, light fun, light wood, moderate tartness, funky notes and light herbs. Light to medium body. Moderately dry. Moderate carbonation. Maybe lack a little lambic character, but this is still damn good. The raspberries aroma is so enticing!
JulienHuxley (2137) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Several samples from bottle at The Festival. Rosy peach colored red pour with a thin veil of white foam. Perfect raspberry aroma, fruity, slightly leafy. Flavor is tart without being overly acidic, fruity tartness with no sweet flavors. Palate is quite dry, clean and very refreshing. Very good.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at "the festival". awesome bright berry fruit. raspberries. some lighly jammed blackberries. clean yogurt. tight.
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 11/04/2010. Ripe, crushed raspberry aroma right off the bat. Reminiscent of a fresh LP Framboise.
Puckering fruit cocktail is tannic with a "seedy" taste to it. Musty. Intense fruit depth; bitter yeast finish. Pretty interesting, and really damn good.
Errl (1098) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from thirdeye11..Pour is red with a nice white head..Nose is trat, raspberries, sweetness,bugs..Taste is tart,raspberries, oak,bugs,sweet,sour..Wow I love this stuff
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this rare gem. The beer pours a reddish-pink color with a white head. The aroma is full of extremely funky raspberries. The flavor is similar. I get the funky raspberries as well as some yeast and biscuit malt. The beer is very tart and puckering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at publick house. Neon red pink. Tart fruit, very acidic. Sour cherry. Unbelievably tart. Amazing beer