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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Sour Brown with raspberries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
375ml. Bottle. Pours a reddish purple color with a big frothy pink colored head. Fantastic aroma of dried raspberries and barnyard must. Flavor is puckeringly sour with a huge balsamic note and the sourness appears to be mostly lacto and pedio. Really complex flavor profile beneath the sourness with a refreshing layer of sweet and tart raspberry puree. Heavily carbonated with a palate similar to bubbly champagne. Finishes with a note of wet wood and a lingering tartness. Canít overstate how well balanced the sourness is with the raspberry sweetness. Definitely a big winner and a must have if you have been hit by the sour bug. I hope this becomes a yearly release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Rusty, reddish brown pour with a big but short-lived white head. The aroma is packed with tart and sweet raspberries with a strong smell of fresh straw from the malt. Huge acetic and lacto sour flavor with tart, fresh raspberries, balsamic vinegar, and peppery spice. Dry, heavily carbonated, champagne like body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2011 shared 375ml bottle on 8/13/11 - purchased at Lost Abbey/Port. deep red pour with lots of bubbles and a small off white head. lots of funk on the nose with tart raspberries and oak. medium to full body with a very sour mouthfeel. big tart raspberry notes, oak and funk. big nasty sour ale!

sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/17/10. murky brown pour with no head. tart nose with deep raspberry notes. medium body with layers of oak, raspberry, sweet malts and a general sourness throughout. huge tart raspberry cake finish. wonderful!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (7877) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2010
didnít know if this was going to be a sweet fruit beer or a sour funky beer going in, but open popping the cork...sour it is! Yay!! Smells cidery in itís sourness, with some fresh raspberry and oak in there too. very nice looking brick red with pinkish head. nice body. well carbonated, but full and round in the mouth. the flavor wins it - riddiculously complex. mouth puckerignly sour and aggressive up front, although you get used to it after the first couple sips, but itís not subtle. even so, there are so many layers underneath to enjoy. the raspberry is eveident and fresh, but plays a supporting eole, and there is a defined woodsie character as well. this is a great beer, but at the price, definitely a rare treat. i like this slightly better than the highly regarded Red Poppy."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared with others. Poured a hazy deep red amber with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of very sour raspberries and slightly acetate giving an odd olive note. Flavor was similar with very sour raspberries that became a bit acetone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2010
375ml bottle pours a translucent, ruby amber with a creamy, rose colored head. Great raspberry aroma, tart cherries, flowers. Flavor is raspberry cobbler, malty, sweet, cookie dough, tart. Finish is very tart. Sort of one note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle thanks to ditmier. Pours out dark amber/red topped with a small tan head. Aroma was of berries mostly raspberry, sour, funk, oak, and yeast. Taste was more of the raspberries along with the sour/funk and some candy sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2010
375ml bottle, enjoyed during the JCB family reunion in SF. Rock on! Faintly cloudy reddish-brown pour, with a thin scrim of bubbles. Lovely nose, combining extremely fresh berry with a tart, faintly oaky bruin aroma that almost cups the fresh fruit. Moderate carbonation and a hint of slickness as it lingers on the tongue, before a medium dry finish that has just the right touch of acidity. In some ways, I want more of the oud bruin to come through; thatíll likely happen with age. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12.7 ounce bottle at DC local tasting, courtesy of noodleuser - thank you sir! Cloudy reddish brown. Aroma is sour citrus and raspberry. Taste has decent funk, tart, acidic, musty, with plenty of fruit. Top beer of the session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Pure, ripe raspberry fruit aroma. The flavor, though, is quite dry and bracingly tart.

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