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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: 32   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 (8406) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4156) - 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 (811) - 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 (6035) - 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 (3674) - 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 (2087) - 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 (2994) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (564) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle, red brown pour, light white carbonation. Aroma - tart cherries, vinious, acidic. Taste - light sour, carbonated mouth feel, slight sweetness, a very mellow sour without a great deal complexity but lots of drinkability. Nicely done!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1071) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Red to light brown in colour and shows a bit cloudy. The aroma on this jumps out with sour notes and raspberries and some oak notes as well. As it opens up it is more apparently oaked. On the palate it is soured and raspberry pie like with a good flavour development but made in a more balanced style. Very tasty indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (750) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours a deep pink with a light pink head. Aroma is quite tart with vinegar and raspberries - pinot barrels really show through. Tart berries through the body and finish showing some lambic like qualities. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2947) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle. Pinkish red-orange pour with thin ring of white foam. Aroma is quite fruity, tons and tons of raspberries, really nice funk, light citric acid, light winey notes. Taste is quite sour, light fruity sweetness, quite dry, herbal finish, very refreshing. Nice tart beer, not super sour, quite docile and enjoyable.


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