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The Livery Barrel Aged Belgian Amber (Raspberry)

The Livery Barrel Aged Belgian Amber (Raspberry)
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Belgian Amber ale aged in wood for 22 months with black raspberries. Much like the Impeche, uses the Belgian Amber as a base and aged in wood but this time has raspberry. 12% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at the Hopcat. Blood red with next to no head. Aroma of oak, tannins, varnish and mild raspberry. Taste is sour and tart with oak, raspberries, fruit and yeast. Finish is dry, almost cabernet like. Overall a quality sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Pours a raspberry color with almost no head, just a slight pink ring. Aroma of raspberry, sweet malts, bretty funk and tartness, and wood. Sweet and tart taste, with medium mouthfeel. Interesting and good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Tap sample in snifter. Poured clear purple color with a minimal fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Complex tart raspberry fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a dry sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour fruit flavor with a medium to heavy tart sharp finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
tap at livery for fifth anniv..pours a plum purple with no head, like a cabernet..aroma is oh so tart and vinous..huge grape, raspberry..massively fermented..flavor is so similar, and may be a touch too tart and vinegar-based. almost no carbonation hurts the oaky, brett kick that makes this beer so outstanding. creates a wine-like beverage. awesome, but should be carbonated

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at Livery Brewery, pours a deep red color with a pink head, aroma is full of sour fruit and raspberries, the flavor explodes out of the glass with sour raspberries that is very flavorful. Man I wish I could get this in a bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9216) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours blackish red and smells like raspberries. There is a sweet and sour raspberry flavor, and it doesn’t taste like amber ale after aging with berries. The raspberry flavor is very mellow with some oakiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
On tap at The Livery 5th anniversary party. Poured an amazingly dark purple with a white head that was thin and dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of strong tart raspberries and was a bit acetate. Flavor was sweet raspberries but quickly became very tart and even acetate in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
tap at brewpub for anniversary party. pours a plum hue. quite vinous with red barrel wood and big blackberry, raspberry presence. quite fruity, but balanced nicely by the dry red wine and oaky backdrop. great fruit character. moderate cherry tartness. not a lot of funk, but enjoyed quite a bit. neat beer and a hit amongst the non-ratebeer people at the table as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010
On tap during the 5th Anniversary party: Deep purple hued with a purple fading head and left some left on the glass. The initial aroma has notes of lactic sour acid, vinegar, raspberry, oak, light roast and a bit flowery. Wow, the taste is quite tart and fruity, you get the raspberry for sure along with a dry oak tannic finish. What sugars may have been there have long been eating up by the wild yeast. The is an earthy tone after it warms up. The mouth feel is a tad thin and a bit under carbonated, bone dry finish. This is a very nice sour ale but is lacking in much complexity other than the fruit and the wood.

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