Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Armanetti’s. 2011 Vintage, bottled on date of 11/12/11. Pours a crystal clear, ruby tinted orange colored body with a thin, fizzy, pinkish white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is tart raspberries with a good amount of bretty funk. Some woody tannins, a light acidity, and just a touch of malt sweetness. Flavor is similar. Big bretty funk up front with a nice raspberry tartness. Touches of bready malts and vanilla with a nice woodiness. A few tannins and a light acidity as this finishes dry and tart with a good amount of funk. Some vinous notes mixing with the somewhat cheesy funk in a lengthy aftertaste. Light body with a lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty excellent sour. Dry and tart with a faint sweetness that drinks really easily. The funk has really come on nicely with a little aging and mixes very well with the tart raspberries. Great beer.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from fear025. Slightly cloudy amber/red with a fizzy head that quickly fades to nothing. Aroma is musty barnyard, raspberries, red wine vinegar and oak. Flavor is tart/sour bugs and yeast with some acidic berry and vinous. Light to medium body with a really dry mouth feel. Nice beer, has a lot of wine character as well as being quite sour.
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a refrigerated bottle. 2011 vintage. Pours a brownish red with a head similar to a soda pop. No head retention at all. It just fizzles away in a matter of seconds. The aroma is that familiar tart fruitiness I do so love. I can’t say I can nail down the exact fruit, so that is a bit of a flaw in my book. The taste is all sourness until it warms and opens up. At this point I can tell there are raspberries involved. Up until this point, though, the only thing I can make out is a tart dryness. I do enjoy the sourness of this beer, but it could use a little more depth to accomplished capturing the true character of a raspberry.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish amber with a pinkish head. Aroma is sweet raspberries and a good bit of funk. Flavor is tart, tangy raspberry, some woody notes, dry finish.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Night of the Funk 2012. Pinkish brown pour with an off pink head. Very seedy raspberry in with tart earthen brett and hints of lactic. Very nice.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Monks Café Stockholm (backlog). Reddish orange golden colour with a small slightly off-white to pink head. Aroma is quite wood, big time raspberry along with some mild acidic notes. Flavour is really tart wooden and raspberryish notes along with some slight acidicness and mild spicyness. Could do with some slightly more funky notes.
MotherBrother (683) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour clear amber red, with a small and quickly vanishing fizzy head.
Aroma of rasberries, sweets, slight brett, slight barnyard. Quite vinous, and rather delicious. Adult candy is what this is !!
Taste is a little sour, with some really nice sweet and candy-like notes.
Average body, with a slightly fizzy carb.
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours lighter slightly pink brown with a 1 finger light pink tan head. S - nice aromas of sweet and tart raspberries up front. Notes of lactic acid, oakiness. Pretty nice. M - full bodied full palate sour raspberries brew. Tart and sweet with a bitter lemon tang. Lingering light vegetal raspberry end. T - raspberry throughout. Notes of lemon oak, lactic acid on the palate. Light vegetal sour malty bitter end. O. - great raspberry brew. Better than framboise for a cure. 8-
wilnatp (556) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pour is orange red with a bubbly white head. Smells like fresh raspberry. Taste is beautifully balanced with raspberry and a non-overpowering sour.
zach8270 (3357) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange with a fizzy white head. Tart and lightly sweet aroma. Couldn’t really pick up any raspberry notes, but with a beer like this, that doesn’t bother me a bit. Tart and tangy at the front of the flavor without completely overwhelming the palate and leaves a very lightly spiced and sweet finish. Sour flavors roam throughout.