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Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Sour Brown with raspberries.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (520) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
A murky brown with light white head. Huge tart raspberry scents. Huge tart raspberry smells with huge sour finish. Almost dry but still sweet sour prevails. Amazing thick big body make sure to finish a night of sours with this, if you start with it you will not taste the sours in something more subtle.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (83) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours really hazy, some sediment, one finger light brown head. Aroma is brett, tart raspberries. Taste is only light sweet, first the raspberries and some oak, and then bombed by the really tart sourness. Creamy body. Long lasting tartness. Doesn’t let you go.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JakobHoumoller (16) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy reddish brown colour. The aroma has notes of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, sour raspberries and oak. The taste is sour raspberries and oak with a very acidic almost burning sensation. Low carbonation and smooth mouth feel. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (1994) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
On tap at Capone’s Lost Abbey event. This has lots of strawberry aroma and flavor, so framboises indeed! It is pretty sour, but there is still some sweetness - a little sugar is an excellent companion to our friend the framboise, imho. Vinous, without much hop or grain in the flavor. An excellent fruit/sour brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (211) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle, 2013. Pours opaque red-brown with no head and lively carbonation. Aroma is excellent: ripe raspberries, oak, lemon zest, blackberry, cherry, some raspberry-seed bitterness. Taste is ripe sour cherry and raspberry with lean Flemish red sourness and big lemony and woody barrel notes. Slightly harsh finish. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
September 10th, 2012 - Most of the beers I enjoyed for my birthday came off a line of samplers from the nearby Rock Bottom - La Jolla. But I wanted to end my birthday on a more exceptional note, and that meant turning to the pricier, but always delicious (and adventurous) beers from Lost Abbey. Today’s treat (indeed, a desert and a drink wrapped in one) is the exotically named Framboise de Amorosa, proudly proclaimed from a label decorated with images mimicking classic art. It pours with a huge, pillowy meringue textured head, which on closer inspection (and a few more lit light bulbs) blushes with a healthy pink rose hue. The smell reveals berries - baskets and bushels and branches bent by the sheer weight of berries. There’s the mellowness of ripe raspberries, the tanginess of fresh strawberries, a touch of water, the light mineral flavor of mineral water, a shade of light cocoa (blending with the berries to produce the flavor of chocolate dipped fruit) and some white wine qualities too, likely the acidity from some of Lost Abbey’s signature oak aging. The flavor, like some of the high notes in the aroma, is at its core, tart and acidic. There was clearly an effort to guard against letting this brew get too sweet, instead relying on more translucent fruit flavors and sour notes to build a beautiful flavor profile. Each sip begins with a fresh bout of watermelon flavors, with an undertone of oak shrieking that outlasts all the other tastes well into the aftertaste. And as it warms, the Framboise de Amorosa takes on a light, lovely wood scent that reminds me of the grounds around Japan’s famous Ise Shrine, where structures are regularly rebuilt and refinished. Here and there amongst the sips and burps are some sweeter strokes, like raspberry flavors, and some light cream richness and sweetness, but this is definitely a sour and tart beer foremost, or as I write at the end of my notes here, "An American Cantillon."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2335) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Reddish brown color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is vinegar, sour cherry, light barnyard action, big raspberry. Medium bodied, high acidity with raspberry and light barrel in the finish. Really nice stuff, big flavors that work well but doesn’t have endless complexity.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (421) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Aroma is tart raspberries, good amount of lactic sour in the aroma. Great authentic raspberry aroma. Taste is raspberry with lots of lactic sour, maybe 8 of 10 lactic. Very pucker sour. Not nearly as sweet as you would think with how raspberry the aroma is. Much of the sugars seems to have been fermented away. This is a really great sour. Don't get as many wood complexities as other sours in this range as the raspberry dominates, but still a very good sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1041) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
12.7 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy amber brown with a finger of off-white to light brown head. Aromas of vinegar, raspberries. Tastes of vinegar, oak, raspberries and berry jam towards the backend. Medium body with a very dry finish. Low carbonation, light mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (764) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Pours dark ruby with pinkish head. Raspberry, barnyard. Quite sour and sweet. Lively, sticky, medium body.


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