sarro (119) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours copper tinted brown with a small creme head. Smell is hearty raspberries, seedy fruit, sour oak and some cherry. Taste is soft, malty raspberries with lots of tart and sour notes that come to a drying end. Drinks very easily and isn’t too acidic or harsh. Hoping it stays that way over time!
Lukaduke (1473) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a deep rusty brown color with great clarity and a fizzy two fingers of khaki bubbles. The nose is bright with floral raspberry, earthy leather, cola and some sweet caramel and cocoa powder. The palate follows with dialed in flavors and a perfectly executed amount of tart funk. The harmony between earthy leather soaked malts, bright acidic raspberry and a long dry sweet tart finish is really tasty and begs you to keep sipping it away ! Wow
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy brown with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacinfg. red berry fruitiness - not quite discernable raspberries, vinous and woodsy notes, acetic, nutty and caramelized malts. moderate carbonation, light to medium body, slightly awkward acidid and grassy-spicy finish. all in all, it seems to blend in well but it still feels sort of blah. still.. enjoyable!
tom10101 (1819) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Dark amber with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma of raspberries, light/moderate acetic notes, light caramel, oak and light sweetness notes. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately acetic with raspberries, caramel, oak and light nutty presence. Light/medium body. Low/moderate carbonation. Acetic mouthfeel. Mouth puckering. Dry. Weird beast here. It’s hard to tell that the base beer is a Berliner Weisse. Fruity and acetic. Not easily drinkable, but enjoyable nonetheless.
mathieuc (693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to AlexFields, thanks a lot! Pours a medium red with no real head, only a small ring. Aroma is really acetic and fruity. Taste is fruity (raspberries again?) and a bit of harsh acid. I didn’t take much notes but this one I had really high expectations for and it fell short.
Minderbinder (1287) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red with almost no head (would be white). Aroma is of raspberries, berries, sugar. Taste is of raspberries, malt, sourness. Palate: Light body. Overall: Pretty good.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Darkguardian. Clear light brown pour with an off white head. Mild raspberry aromas. Huge raspberry notes with mild cherry, malt, and vinegar lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
Advocate_Ames (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber brown in color with a red hue. It is lightly carbonated with a bubbly and sticky weak head. The aroma is of raspberries, a mild level of funk, oak notes, and a hint of sweet malts. In the flavor I picked up on tart fruit, sugar, biscuit malts, and a slight sweet carmel taste from the grains. The finish is nice. It was not too acidic. I noticed fruit, yeast, semi dryness, and malts. Overall this is a nice beverage.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. 2012 Staff release, bottle 240/320. Pours a clear mahogany-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of raspberries, sweet and toasty malts, oak, leather, and plenty of sour, musty funk. The flavor is not quite as funky, featuring lots of tart, clean berries (raspberry, blackberry, blueberry), oak, leather, and grapes. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, vinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice berry-forward sour. Glad they made this one again.
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at Jackie-Os. Mostly clear dark red / brown color. Minimal white head. Awesome big tart, sour, near puckering taste. Big spicy rapsberry aroma. Lots of complex wood character. Medium to bigger body. Kind of tingly, crisp carbonation, with a more sticky finish. Light spicy acidic sour bite. Long, sour, spicy finish. Awesome, very sour, tart complex raspberry ale. Very enjoyable to sip, very snappy.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a treat to try a few ounces of. Pitch black, nose was a mix of grapes, raspberries and blue berries. taste was tart, sour but no vinegar at all. very nice balance but still pretty one dimensional. fruit lasted a long time in the finish.