KyotoLefty (5595) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Big raspberry nose, yogurt, vanilla, a bit of vinegar. Very pretty red wiht lace. Very sour flavor, great frui, a bit acetic and lactic. Good. Started off great, but got a bit old, especially compared to the #12.
tom10101 (1847) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (12 oz). Thanks O’s! Unclear amber/ruby with a medium beige head and some lacing. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, oak, acetic notes, light ketchup and winey notes. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying) with raspberries, oak, acetic notes, cherries, winey notes, light caramel and light herbal presence. Medium body. Dry. Mouth puckering. Acetic. Superb beer! Really complex and enjoyable. Very similar to Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, but with more oak and a little less fruits.
williamstome (644) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Quite aromatic, sour raspberries. Very freaking sour aroma of cherries and raspberries. One of the most vinegary sours I’ve ever had. Sweet finish.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a dark ruby with a thin tan ring.
Aroma: Rasperries,melon vinegar, wet wood.
Taste: Super tart juicy raspberry, metallic bret. Musty wood.
Mouthfeel: Lively. Medium bodied.
Overall: One of my favorites in the series so far. Much more depth than your average American made Raspberry sour.
JohnnyJ (3910) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Oakquinox 2013. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a beige head. Lots of raspberry flavor, jam, balsamic vinegar, oak barrel, sour berries, and red wine grapes. Tasty.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sour woody cabernet aroma with hints of raspberries. Fruity sour tart woody red wine flavor with hints of raspberries. Has a fruity sour tart woody wine and raspberry finish.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy amber with medium creamy off white head leavig sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong raspberry, funk and earthy notes. Thin mouthfeel wih raspberry, tart, and light vinegar and oak and nice sour finish. Really enjoyed this one.
jhamp9 (882) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear mahogany pour with a beige head that fades quickly down to a ring. Strong tart berry aroma with wood and vinegar. Taste is very tart berries and wood up front that goes into lactic acid and red wine. Very dry on the palate with a good deal of acidity. Sourness hits in the back of the throat. Definitely not something to drink quickly. This is a really nice sour.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is great stuff. Pretty acidic, nice fruity character without being overwhelming. Brett funk comes through the nose in the finish. I should have bought a lot more.
jkwood04 (2950) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of sweet tarts, raspberries, oak, light wine, some maltiness, and light bitterness. Flavor mainly of sweet tarts and raspberries with a nice blend of everything. Average to carbonated texture. A really good beer.