callmemickey (1471) - 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 (2378) - , 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 (3356) - 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 (6598) - Ivy, 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 (2527) - 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.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking this side by side with half a dozen lambics and while it is certainly a nice beer, the acetic acid and dirty sock note definitely differentiate it from the others. Still, this is a very nice sour. The acetic acid is just under the level where it would really start to detract from it. Really nice fresh raspberry.
BeerandBlues2 (7468) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy raspberry, cookie and toast malt, light hops with oak notes and earthy yeast. Flavor is heavy raspberry and tartness, light malt, medium hops and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
sonnycheeba (1986) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy copper with average white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, sweet malt, spice, and grassy hops. Flavor is average malt, faint hops, and heavy esters; dry, tart finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
dnstone (2000) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raspberry tart aroma. Hazey gold in color with off-white head. Tart raspberry flavor.