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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Brewed with over 1000 lbs of fresh local raspberries and aged in French Oak barrels for over 18 months, utilizing a unique blend of wild yeasts and lactic-acid bacteria.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Oddly enough, I rate this beer at a 4 even though I rate the aroma, appearance, taste and palete lower (mid-scale). You have to understand something about this beer BEFORE you drink it. If you don’t you will lose all respect for what the brewer was trying to accomplish. First, let me say that you will be overwhelmed by a fierce acidity in bitterness, tartness and absolute vinegar essences. DO NOT LET THAT THROW YOU. I was privy to a tasting with a rep from the brewery who prepared us for the experience and I can say that without that, I would have pitched it in the sink claiming it to be rancid. However, much like a good balsamic vinegar, this beer does have characteristics of its own to be appreciated. Yes, I said vinegar, and a little salty but once past that, you do taste the berry and raisin and malt as well as the contributions the yeast add. Do try this but remember what I said earlier.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1470) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
A terrific amount of raspberry in the nose and lots of fruit on the beer. medium sour, with a pleasant dry finish. Wine-like, with vanilla and some bitterness added to the profile, but the real show is the play of sourness and raspberry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10431) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours pinkish white head. Nose/taste of berry, oak, strawberry, sour funk - medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4488) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Ruby brown pour with white head. Tart cranberries, raspberries, oak and wine aromas. Flavors are tart, acidic, raspberries, wine and oak tones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2868) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
375 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled 2/25/2015. Hazy reddish orange with 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of berries, vinegar, red wine, funk and Brett, a bit of lemon. Tastes of berries, red wine, funk, light oak, tart acidic notes, light vinegar. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a deep ruby color with a finger of white foam. Nose is punchy raspberry fruit, light spiced oak and hint of vinegar. Palate has a ton of raspberry juice with some underlying almost rye spice, wet wood, lots of acidity, tree bark, moss... lingering acid and musty wet basement notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1105) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours a burnt red color with a white head. Raspberry, tart and funk aroma. Raspberry, tart, funk, oak and earthy flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Tart, oak and raspberry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1111) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Pour at Russian River. Pours a reddy brown with a bit of head. Mild raspberry. Great balance. Very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6376) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter at Funk Asheville. Looks good; a cloudy orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells mildly tart and oaky with pungent notes of berries. Tastes like it smells, only more robust and tart. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4009) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle. light pinkish color, medium bodied. tart acidic flavors, raspberry is evident but far from dominant. Earthy, tart, acidic, balanced. very nice


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