Beerman6686 (5272) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a deep dark red to purple with a small pinkish beige head. Aroma was lots of sour raspberries , slight funk, and sour lemons. Flavor was very mouth puckering, lots of raspberries and blackberries, a and some funky barnyard in the finish. Pretty good but not quite up to par with supplication.
beastiefan2k (2804) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle shared by mreusch. This was only a light gusher with a big-beautiful pink and purple head that fades to a surface covering lacing. Aroma is a strong candy, almost artificial but still real. Some light fruit-vinegar as well. Flavor is straight fruit vinegar. Spritzy and thick fruit in there as well. The beer evaporates quickly yet a nicely lively mouthfeel.
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BCTC 2010, courtesy of Dennis from Stone, raspberry brown pour. big berry aroma, medium tartness & sourness, acidity. berry acidic tartness in the flavor, bruin earthiness/ maltiness, caramel maltiness. Great beer
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle, thanks axilla. Large beige head atop murky red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raspberry, some sourness, funk, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, tart/sour raspberry, caramel, some funk. Medium body, some acidity.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2011 normal bottle at dak’s on 6/6/10 and later off of sparky’s hand as it was gushing down my sink.
muddy orange pour with a monster foamy head which is splattered with yeast particulate.
it smells like tart raspberries, red wine vinegar, wood, cinnamon, green leaves, pickles, burgundy red wine and chalk/minerals/sweet tarts.
the flavor is a nice balance of raspberry fruity sweetness and acetic acid with herbs/green leaves, wood and salt mixed in. it is not the most sour thing but it is a nice refreshing amount.
it is crisp and tart but full of slurry. 9/5/8/3/15/4.0
hapjydeuce (972) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, purchased and shared at Toronado San Diego. Deep burgundy color with an opaque center and a light amount of sedimentation. Beautiful head formation and lacing. Very well carbonated; a good change from some of the Abbey’s other bottled flat disasters (eg Angels Share 2008). Complex aroma sour yeast, lemon citrus and tart berry. Flavor follows suit with grainy biscuit on the front that transitions into a pleasant raspberry bite. Moderately sour throughout, with a lasting note of barnyard.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Stone Sour Fest 2010. Pours a reddish-brown with good off-white / pink head. Aroma is strong raspberry as would be expected with a bit of yeastiness and some sour acidity. Taste is wonderfully smooth. Lots of raspberries, sugar, very sweet and at the same time tart. Sweetness lingers through the finish. A very nice brew.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red pour with a medium sized pink head. Or at least, I think. This bottle blew up in my kitchen. I was able to save half a glass. Nice aroma of raspberry and some wood. Moderate sourness complimented the berries well. A nice brew besides the fireworks.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle shared by xmarcnolanx- thanks again, Marc! Pours a cloudy, dull, red-orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart raspberry, sour yeast, funk. More fruit shows up in the flavor to complement the loads of raspberries, namely tart apples and pears, along with lactic acid. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a very fruity, sour, puckering mouthfeel. Finishes dry. In two words: raspberry, sour.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. My 3rd or 4th sampling of this. Pours a murky darker purplish red with a smaller fizzy pink head. Chilled it way down to avoid the gushing reported by others. Huge huge raspberry aroma, like New Glarus Raspberry Tart, some cotton candy, light acetic, strong sweetness, touch of honey, sugared raspberries. Flavor is on the sharp and sweet side, plenty of acetic, tart raspberries, medium/strong sugar, straight forward and simple, somewhat harsh acetic finish, the oak is a noticeable element but on the lighter side. I blended another bottle with some homebrew Beliner weisse and it came out very nice. Medium bodied, lightly syrupy, lively active carbonation. I don’t know why but this one is just slightly too harsh for me. I do enjoy the Cantillon similarities though. Okay... finally, I’ll relent... this is pretty damn good, even though it is still just as harsh as it was 3 months ago it has melded a little better... I’ll bump it to a 17 overall.