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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Medium amber with a faint salmon hue. Ripe raspberry and wildflower nose. A very tart entry leads to a medium-to full-bodied palate with mouth-puckering raspberry, mild hops, and sour lambic-like flavors. Finishes with a tongue-drying berry seed note. A solid domestic interpretation of the style.


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2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryanscourt (779) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Notes from 1/8/12...Reddish brown in color. Very sweet aroma. Taste is is tart raspberry. Very creamy body which was nice. Very acidic and tart. Odd aftertaste, woody, whiskey like. Was hard to finish cause of sweetness and disfavorable aftertaste, but kind of grew on me at the same time. Nonetheless, one go at this is good enough for me.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2198) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2014
6 oz draft pours golden with with a white head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Taste is fruit, malts and yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1670) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Very dark cloudy red brown pour with a slight off-white foam. Deep dark raspberries. Medium sour. Dark red/brown fruit. Nice full body for the style. Interesting rotted raspberry notes. Though not much else beyond that. Intense and rich. Thankfully much more sour than sweet. Full and refined. Being nitpicky but still seems to be missing a balancing element.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2009
I have to admit I was slightly impressed with this. I really just expected this to be another Raspberry ale checked off with a name of Framboise. I was pleased with the color first and foremost, but some acid in the nose, followed by some sour funk in my glass, with some very rustic dark fruits in the finish. A tad bit on the lighter side and could use some tweaking, but not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1627) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Huge acidic flavor with a mellow raspberry influence and a decent amount of funk.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 9, 2009
In bottles at Sour Sunday, Triple Rock. Very pleasing color. A slight hint of DMS in the nose, but not unpleasant to taste. Very spritzy. Lemony/citrus acids predominate in the taste profile, but there is definitely some berry notes in the background. Very much in the lambic style, this beer finished very dry and was on the light-to-medium bodied side of the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Draft at brewpub. It has a sharp acidic punch which quickly subdues. Descent fresh raspberry flavor. I’d drink it again. I love to see brewpubs branching out and doing lambics.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2008
(Draught) Pours a murky reddish golden with a small white head. Aroma of raspberry, earthiness, mustiness, cheese, and grain. Flavor of sour raspberries, earth, and caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Sampled GABF 2008
The beer has a murky, light amber color and is topped by a white colored head. This has a woody, almost grassy nose to it that is clearly derived from raspberries but sot of accentuating all the wrong notes. Other aromas of musty cellars, light notes of overly ripe, funky cheese and a lot of malt character; more grassy notes, but grain this time as well as a solid cracker like aroma.

The flavor is tart up front, though not overly so and is actually quite light if this was trying to be a Lambic. The body is quite thin and watery and is lacking in the body that I would expect from a well made sour beer. Again there is lots of grain character here in the flavor, which does seem a bit out of place, but contributes notes of grassy grain and lots of cracker-like whole grain flavors. The raspberry flavor here is noticeable, but it is quite light and most definitely watered down. This definitely gets quite funky at times as I do believe this tastes like vomit. Unfortunately this is really not very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2008
GABF 2008. A hazy dark gold pour with a malty, faintly raspberry aroma. Minimal funk & sourness there but malty. The body had much more tart fruit in it, but still very grainy for my tastes.


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