TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Les for opening some of these rare bottles at the fest in Raleigh. Really nice sour here, similar to a nice 3f or cantillon fruit lambic. Fruit is still hanging around (I think this was bottled in 2009 or something like that) and it has a lasting tartness, with some light funk and barnyard notes. Really nice sour; one of the better ones I have had from Allagash. I could give a shit less about the perceived "lack" of carbonation in this beer.
swoopjones (5244) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. light pinkish color, medium bodied. tart acidic flavors, raspberry is evident but far from dominant. Earthy, tart, acidic, balanced. very nice
MadIndian (2278) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gift from Uncle Douglas. Nice notes of wood, Earth, tart and acidic fruits. Definite tart / raspberry, and bread finish.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Sam! Nice jammy raspberry nose, clean and brightly acidic. Flavors develop along the raspberry jam notes, keeping it fresh, lactic, and rounded. There’s a bit of seediness that rounds the raspberry character. Not as complex many of the other really good raspberry sours I’ve had, but it does a really good job of having strong singular raspberries and sourness in nice, enjoyable characters. A fun treat.
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy deep-orange body, thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose is prominently raspberry with some acetic notes, and oak. Flavor is similar with raspberry and oak providing a one-two punch. Medium to light bodied, moderate acidity, moderate carbonation, lingering finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at EBF. The sours that Allagash have produced are just stellar, and this one is no different. Slightly acidic with a good balance between the fruit flavors and the sour tartness.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Brewvival 2012. One of the first beers of the day, and definitely one of the best ones there. Clear copper pour with ring of white head. The funky earthy nose was quite good, but the flavor just sent it over the top. Fantastic tart raspberry through and through. perfect amount of acidity. A truly lovely sour.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle served at Brewvival 2012. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart berries, citrus, earthy and acetic notes. The taste is tart berries, cherries, earth and tart acetic notes. Medium bodied.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-brown pour with a thin tan head. Fresh raspberry aroma. Sour raspberry pie flavor. Light oak on the finish. A bit acetic but not bad.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy orange-tan, thin white ring. Heavy raspberry and acetic notes, light seed and ethanol. Flavor sweeter, heavy seed, light raspberry, toast and chocolate, sticky and dry but acid giving it bounce through incredibly fruity, multi faceted sticky finish.