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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A sour ale brewed with unmalted wheat & Canadian raspberries. Aged in a Flat Rock pinot noir barrel for one year with wild yeast, the finished beer balances barrel flavours with the funk from the Brettanomyces & Lactobacillus.


Sammy's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9437) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 27, 2013
Terrific bottle, great cold, outstanding as warmed. A few years aged, with slightly edgy wild characteristics, raspberry but also a bit sour cherry taste. Pinkish with little head. Great drinkability. Major league.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
A hazed pinkish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice raspberry jam with light lactic notes, light Brett, Epsom salts, grapeskins, very nice. In mouth, a smooth mix of lactic acid, lemony notes and raspberry jam, well mixed together, ground cherries, sweet yet complex, well done. Bottle from brewery, bought 2 years ago.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Hazy copper colour with a beige head. Fruity & tart aroma. Flavour is similar with yeast & wheat notes. Full & smooth body. Long & tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5542-20130626] 330mL bottle. Toasted cherry skins aroma. Hazy, red brown body with a quick foamy white head. Peppery soured cherry skins flavour. Medium body is sour. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7537) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle - Cherry and balsamic. Cloudy copper with a beige head. Cherry and balsamic with some nice rich flowery notes. Pretty nice, lots of berry notes, which is just oxidized raspberry?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5549) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
bottle from hoppypocket, thanks bro. pours hazy golden orange, pink tint, with a small light beige orange head showing some retention and lacing. obvious raspberries, raspberry purée and coulis, woddsy musty notes, light acidity - citric, lactic and softly woodsy acetic - never puckering, vinous character - red wine, raspberry leaves and tannins, cinnamon and other spices, hint of sweetness - brown sugar and coulis. bright and soft carboantion, light body, relatively, gently tart and fruity-spicy finish. superb mouthfeel. much enjoyed raspberry sour!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1130) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Pinkish brown, aroma is raspberry, light funk, tart. Taste is strong red fruit, sugary and lacto. Some woodiness and brett. very good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9174) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
330mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a clear reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out shitloads of raspberries, followed by various wild yeasts. Flavour is similar, bringing out much more wild yeast than the nose suggests, giving it lots of funk, along with potent raspberries. The funk slightly outdoes the berries, but this is very fruity. Carbonation is very lively, without detracting in any way. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5155) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Nice balance between the elements here for a well-rounded sour. Aroma of raspberry, light bretta and some citrus. The pinot wine is subtle and well-placed here. Pours maroon with good head and lacing. Soft carbonation. Bottle from lcbo that I sat on for a few months.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of trade with Sammy. Thanks. Bottle was a gusher. Pours a hazy amber-brown color with a small off-white head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma is overtly funky with sour raspberries, vinaigrette and red wine. The taste is dominated sour raspberries and raspberry seeds, and its nicely balanced and accented by a fruity wheat base. The palate is full and smooth. Finishes long and tart. Overall: Very tasty sour ale, oodles of big bold sour fruit flavors. Loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3485) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle from the. Rewery. Swampy, amber pour with a redish hue, and a very quickly dissipating off white head. A very funky, sour aroma. Lots of raspberries, and raspberry juice. Some slight barnyard aromas, and random berries. Quite tart, slight woody flavor, with some decent acidic notes. The funk is very pleasant, and up front. This is a veryice sour ale. I need more.


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