Arbor Framboozled
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
The newest addition to the sour series is richly complex and reminiscent of brandy-soaked dark fruits, toasted nuts, and a sweet balsamic reduction. Framboozled features a hint of barnyard funk from extended barrel aging in the presence of friendly microbes. This amazing brew is a year in the making. We start with our slightly boozy 7.25% Strawberry Blonde, brewed with orange peel, coriander, and strawberries. Then we age it in gueuze-inoculated oak barrels for at least nine months, finally re-fermenting it with whole raspberries before bottle-conditioning. Framboozledís dark and brooding flavor profile pairs like an earthy Bordeaux, a spicy Red Zinfandel, or a Cabernet Sauvignon. Think big juicy steak, roast duck, sharp hard cheese, or rich dark chocolate.

AGAquino's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (666) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 26, 2013
Cloudy amber colour w. a slight tan head. Sour/sweet aroma. Flavours of sour berries, some yeasty notes and slightly tart aftertaste,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Pour on tap at HopCat, hazy reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, raspberry, cherry some slight spice into a bit of yeast, slight acetic note into a bit of lemon. Taste was a mix of sour cherry, berry, red fruits into a bit of lemon, oak, some slight funky notes with a hint of grain, finishing fairly tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6058) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
This poured a Ruby red color with a pinkish head. Aroma was seedy raspberry, light lemon juice, and skin Flavor similar, more tart flesh, lightly grainy and jury seeds. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (917) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Heavy raspberry and sour smell. Taste follows the nose. The raspberries come out quite heavily and nicely on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1864) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Ypsi Summer Beerfest! Enjoyed on July 25. The pour is an amber-ish orange color with minimal head and just a collar of lace. I was expecting something a little more pink or red, having looked at the bottle in my cellar a umber of times. The aroma is raspberry and cherry, with a strong tartness to it. Not really the sour I was expecting. The raspberry really comes through i nthe flavor and then rolls through to a nice cherry finish. The mouth feel isnít overly thin, and the carbonation helps it coat well. The aftertaste is lingeringly dry and fruity. Not bad at all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1400) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at MBGSF 2014. Pours an orange amber. Raspberry and Sweet Tarts (the candy) aroma. Flavor gives even more Sweet Tarts, some tart berries: raspberry, strawberry, and eventually cherry. I should note the Sweet Tarts isnít a knock against it: this is actually really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
tap. Red with small head. Thereís some tartness, but this isnít sour in the same way that I associate with Belgian lambics. Nonetheless, thereís excellent raspberry flavor, and this is very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhulett (12) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Nose seems more cherry than raspberry/strawberry. Based on the picture on the label, I expected something more pink in color and thus fruitier like a Lindemans. Fruit is actually very subtle and doesnít bring a whole lot to the party. Sourness is excellent. The best Arbor beer Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a bright slightly transparent red . Big farmhouse funk with mild raspberry on the nose . Taste is a medium sour with some fresh raspberry . Excellent sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Bottle: Muddled orange-y amber, almost completely opaque with a white-ish head that dissipates to a chunky collar rather quickly. Aroma has nice notes of strawberry, vinegar, wet oak, lemon, & heavy lactic type acid... Definitely smells like itíll be sour. Raspberry is present, but strawberry is heavier for sure. Sure enough... nice puckering tartness up front. Vinegar, lemon skin acidity, strawberry notes, lacto sourness, light raspberry, sweet-tarts, & a finish of oak & fading tartness. Quite tart, vinegar-y fruited sour... I really like this one, definitely one of the best things Iíve had from Arbor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1092) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
No head at all even with a heavy pour. A ruby red color and raspberry and vinegar aroma. Almost gueuze like aroma. Taste is initially raspberries then the strawberry blends in and makes its presence as the sip goes down. Itís actually pretty watery throughout. Some tartness shows its face at the very end on the tongue with some carbonation. The gueuze like qualities make a return in the end with some funky tart lemon feel. Not too bad overall but low for the style.

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