Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Was simply called “Double Framboise” at Extreme Beer Fest 2010. Other EBF attendees are entering their ratings here. I hope we are rating the right thing.
In short: A ton of raspberries, strong tartness, acidic bite, moderate funk, fantastic brew
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2010. Multiple samples
The look: Murky red body topped by a small pink head
In long: Nose is intensely raspberry and some funky acidic notes. Taste is just that, a ton of raspberries and funky acidic notes. I couldn’t help it but to compare this beer to the wonderful New Glarus Raspberry Tart. This Framboise di Amarosa was like taking the Raspberry Tart and putting it through Jolly Pumpkin barrels or something like that to give it a funky acidic edge. Less intense on the raspberries than the Raspberry Tart but a lot more tart and sharp. Could also be compared to a Lou Pepe Framboise although obviously less “lambic” funky. A wicked beer. They only had one keg of this beer at EBF and the beer was not officially listed. Then one person told one person who told two persons who told 4 persons, etc. And before you knew it we were all rushing to get multiple samples of this amazing beer. There was none left for the session after ours. I’m so happy I got to taste many samples of this beer. Word of mouth really helped, and as usual word of armpit was totally useless.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Toronado. Pours a deep red-plum hue with light whisps of pink head. Nose is big raspberry and tart lactic tones. Flavor is definitely raspberry smoothie with a nice backbone of lactic tart sourness, light fruits and hints of wood fill out the sweet thick finish. Full body and modest carbonation. A solid fruit beer with sourness to compliment without dominating.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at EBF. Pours a murky purple body with a pink and white head. Raspberry puree with light skins and fruit tones. A modest acidity with lacto, and some acetic acid. Mild bodied sour raspberries with a tart funky finish. Really really awesome.
popery (1434) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, City Beer Store. This beer is a darkish pink with no head and looks thick, like a cross between Pepto and the dregs of a fruit beer. The aroma is pretty great. There’s huge Raspberry note backed by a clean lactic sourness. It’s fresh and natural smelling, no artificial fruit here. It reminds me of making raspberry jam. The flavor is almost harshly tart and lactic sour, which I enjoy but probably isn’t for everyone. The mouthfeel seems thick but I could be imagining that. The beer is fairly palette wrecking, pleasingly so at first but it wore on me. The lactic tart raspberry was strong enough to make me almost lose the flavor by the end of my small glass. Very interesting and rather delicious beer, particularly in small doses.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
EBF 2010 Session One: Muddy ruby pour with a wispy pink head. Huge raspberry aroma- tart and buggy with an old wood note and mild lactic acidity. Slick acidic body- plenty of lactic and acetic acid presence to back the fresh raspberry presence. Quite acetic with a nice cleansing finish. Complex, tart, funky, outstanding!
That1Guy (1941) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Avery Sour Ale Fest. Very nice fruity, earthy, tart nose with the raspberries coming through nicely. The flavor is pretty smooth and nice until the end. A huge rush of rubbery unpleasantness comes through. Maybe my palate was already done at this point, but damn was that disappointing. Otherwise, pretty awesome.
Ratman197 (9960) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lingering garnet head. Aromas of raspberry, cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of cocoa, raspberry and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering tart raspberry finish.
j12601 (6611) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pouring at session one of EBF in Boston. Pours a milk red with no head. Smells like raspberry puree, smooth raspberries. Big tingly raspberry and funk. Long sour acid and vinegar finish with even more raspberry. This was fantastic. Went back 4 or 5 times probably. Delicious stuff.
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 cloudy ruby red, the keg was mixed and sloshed for sure. bright and vibrant seedy/woody fresh raspberry nose. rich and frothy, if a little too yeasty, mucky and chewy. oak is strong as expected from lost abbey, but the heavy fruit tends to balance it more than in their other sours. the first half of the glass is better than the second, which actually *is* typical of their sours. still, hard to not enjoy this one.
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boulder Sourfest ’10 - along with the Veritas 007, this was probably one of the more palate-crushing at the fest - strong acidity and full carbonation really make this tough on the tongue - kind of briny and earthy up front, followed by tart, whole raspberry flavor (skin, seeds, etc.) - moderate funk toward the back, as the acidity quiets down a bit - I like it, but only in small doses.