csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle, amber/pink pour. Raspberries and oak aroma. Crisp tart taste of raspberries, funk, and wine. Somewhat subdued overall, curious to see how this one ages.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this up from a mystery shipper. No idea who sent it to me.
A - Poured light amber color. In the glass, it’s a dark red to purple color. Very pink on the edges of the glass. Poured a creamy head of half a finger that settled pretty fast.
S - Lots of raspberry scent clearly. Tart with some of the belgian style yeast that you’d expect from a ale of this type. Just gobs and gobs of raspberry all the way through.
T - Loads of tart / sour raspberry. Nice farmhouse / saison earthiness
M - Exceptionally dry on the outset. Very dry and fruity with some spice in there. 75% carbonation on a mouth swish and that nice farmhouse finish.
O - Very good. The raspberries start great but die out pretty fast as the yeast and malts take over. A solid A but no A+.
Thechasm442 (791) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 Pours pink. Sour berry aromas. Flavor of berries, sour fruit, and funk. Very nice.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Brd. Schmidt, Viby, DK.
Reddish-brown with small head. Aroma of red berries and sourness. Flavor with raspberry and toffee to alcohol and malt
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. #1345, bottle on date 11/12/11.
A - Deep, clear red with some brown tints. A small off-white head forms but fades away to some edging.
S - Oh ya! Strong raspberry preserves and some fresh brettanomyces. Really vibrant and pleasantly funky. The finish has some oaky tannins and what can only be described as...burnt plastic.
T - Does not live up to that wonderful aroma. What happened? There is some fresh raspberry with some faint notes of funky brett, but its very tame and muted. Aftertaste is slightly buttery with some oak barrel notes. Mouth feel is light but highly carbonated.
O - Wonderful aroma, boring taste. I was really expecting more from this beer. Perhaps it just needs some age for the brett to start working up, but as a fresh wild ale it is really tame.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. First reviewed 8/26/2011. 2010 bottle. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tasting glass.
Lolita pours a light cranberry brown color with translucent edges. A small eggshell cap rests on top and fades pretty quickly.
The aroma is good, but it really feels one dimensional, even after I keep going back for another whiff. Dark, tart raspberries in full force.
Some light malt sweetness is present up front, but that is not the focus at all. This is sour and acidic, with a good amount of raspberry flavor. Some other indistinguishable berry flavors hang around, and I do not get a lot of yeast or other depth. A light oily grassiness on the finish.
This is dry, light, and acidic. There is a light sweetness up front and a light oiliness on the finish. The carbonation is medium and fine; it neither adds nor subtracts from the beer.
Finding other flavors and depth beyond raspberry takes some effort, and there is nothing about it that really moves me. Compared to some of the other complex beers of this style, this is fairly forgettable.
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Ed. Pours a red orange hue with a medium white head. The aroma is fruity with some vinous notes and light funk. The flavor is very dry and vinous, the fruit is not huge but throughout, a bit of must, smooth and very drinkable. No extreme tartness.
Sledutah (7073) - Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by Ed, thanks and nice meeting you
Appearance: Clear golden with a small off-white head, no lacing
Aroma: Raspberry, sweet, sugar and caramel
Taste: Raspberry, caramel and sweet
BelgianBeerGal (3869) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was my favorite beer at Dayton Ale Feast...plus it was awesome that they paired with with Friesinger’s chocolates. Honestly, I really got a limited amount of the raspberry notes. This really reminded me of Red Poppy. Let this warm up a little and you really get a sour punch. Very well done.
Gription79 (2840) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Ed. A brilliant nose of raspberry, wine notes, some wood. A nice tart raspberry character. Nice beer.