DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, cloudy crimson/purple color...thick like puree..purple tainted light tan head. Nose has raspberry notes complete with crunchy seeds, but not much complexity over that. Flavors combine the vivid raspberry with puckering but sweet accented sourness...nice and clean and certainly vivid with his raspberry-ness...dessertish for sure, and relaxing.
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bleeng. Shared at July Houston RB Tasting. Pours a cloudy, dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is of super-tart fruit. Taste is of raspberries. Mouthfeel is super mouth-puckering and sweet. Great!
dmac (3873) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml cork and caged bottle shared by Pineypower, thanks Dean. Knowing beforehand that this one was a gusher left us well prepared. Dean opened this one inside a ziplock freezer bag and luckily we did. Gusher is an understatement, violently erupting is a bit more accurate. Of course this is one ugly ass beer, a murky purpleish brown body underneath a giant ugly beige head and tons of chunks floating around. Aroma is awesome however with lots and lots of super tart real raspberry and acidic notes. The body was much fuller then I was expecting with average carboantion despite th crazy explosion upon opening. This is one super sour and funky reaspberry beer. Itís basically like eating a raspberry flavored sour patch kid. Really good stuff.
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at the July Houston RB session thank me! Pale red with a super tart, spicy, fruity nose. Tons of flavor rolling out of this glass. Taste is of raspberries sunk in a woody, tart, tangy compilation of flavors that are difficult to put on paper. This beer explodes with flavor and is so easy to drink. Well done on this one.
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sediment in the bottle, so I stuck it in the freezer and as a precaution put it in a large freezer bag when slowly pulling out the cork. A few seconds go by and I think Iím in the clear, but then the gushing starts....Pours in the glass and looks like a melted raspberry daiquiri, fruit is sticking to the glass and a muddy reddish color with a light pink head. Very nice aroma of sweet and tart raspberry, this one smells amazing. Taste is a nice balance of tart and sweet, with a lingering raspberry flavor, some funk and hardly a tell of the 7%. Very tasty brew.
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured brown with a reddish tint. Nose was funk, lactic sourness, sour fruit. Flavor was pleasing sour, muted fruit notes, funk. Real nice beer.
callmemickey (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Took forever to get the damn cork out. Eventually went to the corkscrew. Murky, muddy red-brown-purple body. Quite a bit of diversity in color depending upon the angle of the light. Bubbly head quickly receded. Spotty lacing.
S: Tart, lightly sweet raspberries. A bit of oak. Not as in your face as I was expecting.
T: Delicious. The raspberries here are sublime. A little sweet and a little tart. At no point do the flavors tip to one extreme or the other. Again , the oak is there in the backdrop adding some depth.
M: Velvety. Light-medium bodied. Good carbonation (did I really say that in relation to a LA beer?). Nice finish that lingers just a second or two, allowing the raspberry flavor to really be enjoyed.
O: After the first sip my initial thought was "I wish this was a 750ml." I really enjoyed this beer.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from bleeng.
Pours a rich, rosy red with an aroma of rotten and soured raspberries and cherry oak. Flavor is mouthpuckering raspberry and cherry, with tons of soured oak and sweet (sour) medely of fruits. Take your pick. This stuff could peel paint off a Norwegian barge. Syrupy mouthfeel. Awesome.
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7 oz bottle. Inch and a half of sediment in the bottom but i couldnít resist opening even with the forewarnings. Well chilled i removed the cork as slowly as possible and just when i expected a soft hiss the bottle gushed about a foot and into an awaiting bowl. The initial spew looked quite like vomit but smelled heavenly. Bowl into the fridge to settle, the remaining third of a bottle into a flute. Murky maroon brown with a thin head and lots of floaties. Nose is raspberry caramel and jam; subtler notes of vanilla and wood. Tart, sour nectar with a light tingle. Taste is raspberry, watermelon and toffee slowly souring to peach skin and green apple. Finishes bone dry with oak. Beautiful fruit character with a bracing pucker. Iíll probably re-rate from a better bottle, not that it could be much better. Thanks Lost Abbey for sending a replacment.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
C&C 375 mL bottle courtesy of Bankhead. Thanks! Pours a slightly murky raspberry color with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of nice, fresh raspberries with a bit of a musty funky note. The taste is raspberry jam, sweet but with a tart mildly earthy note. Medium bodied. Tasty beer.