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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


wesyates' rating

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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7113) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Where and how: bottle 375 ml, tasting
Aroma: highly phenolic, soft sweet raspberry like aromas, hint of alcohol. Behind mild tartness and hint of oak barrel.
Appearance :
Top: poured with lighter top.
Base: hazy murky amber.
Palate : medium lighter body, long finish.
Taste: very tart, fruits, tart raspberry with some alcohol dryness. Late oak hints. Good but this one is one sided creation.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11069) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Incredible sour, not too sour and even not overly raspberry. Masterpiece. Loved every drop.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a nice medium red with a tiny head. Aromas of vinous red berries and some funk. Tastes tart sour raspberries with a vinegar like finish.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ctipping (1256) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2016
375 mL bottle. Red body. Smells intensely acidic. Raspberry. Vinegar. And some chemical aromas like plastic and acetone. Tastes of a pretty pleasant raspberry for one brief moment. Then it turns acetic and vinegary. And then it turns chemical. Really sour. Very difficult to drink. At least the fleeting moment of raspberry is decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5786) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2016
375ml bottle thanks to Steve. pours out a redish copper topped with a small head. Nose is candy raspberries lots of barrel notes vanilla and plenty of tartness. taste is more of the heavy raspberries jam sweetness plenty pucker tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8882) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle shared at the Canary wharf tasting 16/02/2016. Many thanks to Paul for this one. Hazed onion skin brown coloured pour with a fleeting off white head. Aroma is big acetone, solvent, jammy raspberry, harsh. Flavour is composed of sharp tangy lemon, sour, puckering lemon, acetone. Palate is acidic sour lacto, highish carbonation . Harsh.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
16th February 2016
Level 42 Tasting. Thanks to Mr Bois. Hazy amber beer, untidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and finely crisp. Acid! Glue and acetone. Burning lemon acid lingers on after an unpleasant swallow. God awful!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5328) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2016
375 ml. bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of berries, fruit, and funk. Taste is raspberries, fruit, funk, and oak. Very, very good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5932) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle share at Canary Wharf, thanks to Paul. As ’Allagash Mattina Rossa’, 6.6%. Hazy opaque dark orange, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is apricot, nectarine, jammy, some nail varnish. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is pungent, vinegar, marker pen, crayon, tart and acidic. Heartburn. Harsh and acidic. Not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
37.5 bottle shared at the Level 42 tasting, London. Thanks to Paul. It pours a hazed rose orange color with a small off white head. Aroma is strongly acetic and vinegary with raspberry an nail polish remover, and loads of lemon juice. Taste is also harsh with big vinegar and lemon juice, more raspberries and harshness. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, tasty but way intense


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