SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Kevin for sharing this!
A- Body is a dark pink/fuchsia hue. Pours with a Foamy 1/2 finger pink head. Body is translucent.
S- Lots of raspberry upfront. Also vinegar, acidic tartness, oak, and vanilla-although the highlight is pure raspberry.
T- Sharp, unripened raspberries the whole way through. Slightly sweet upfront though very tart, there is also faint hints of oak, woodiness, and vinegar. The tartness gets really big for the finish.
P- High tingly carbonation and meduim weight body.
O- This is a really good raspberry wild overall. More sour in the back and more sweet upfront. Another great, well put together brew by the Lost Abbey
Serving type: bottle
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl draught at Blind Lady. Awesome stuff. Almost perfectly perched between a fruit and sour it was amazing. Full blast of the raspberries with sweet and tart but just enough bite from the sour to keep it all in check. With all that going on you can still taste the solid brown base. Never saw a hint of alcohol in it. Very well done and fairly imaginative.
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Perry’s Liquor. 33 cl; c&c. Pours dark murky brown with a 4 finger lightly pinkish beige head. Bottle aroma is sour with a tart raspberry note. Sniffing head gives much less information - primarily berry. Flavor is sour with sweet raspberry. Sour wins. Very tart. The berry stays to the end. Grabs the mouth strongly. One of a kind.
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by bhensonb. Pours hazy brown with a massive beige head with pink dots and a wondrous raspberry and yeast aroma. There is a puckerijngly sour fruit flavor with an extremely dry finish that leaves a raspberry taste on the palate. Very unique and delicious.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at brouwer’s for sour fest ’10. very red colored with a cherry and sour apple aroma.
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So glad I got to try this one. On tap at the Brouwer’s sour ale fest 2010. Pours cloudy enough that it looks like it actually has raspberries crushed in it. Muddy, opaque, pinkish red, with a pink/tan head. Nose has a ton of raspberry with plenty of funk, citrus - hugely pungent aroma. Flavor is just delicious. Some grain, maybe even graham, offsetting a tart rasberry/lemon pair. This is like a rasberry pie with slightly underripe fruit. Not at all too sweet - entirely delicious, with a great pucker. My pick of the fest.
Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of raspberry flavors in it. Tart and sour. Brownish reddish in color. A pretty good beer.
douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sour Fest in Seattle. Pours a light red color with a tiny bubble of head. The aroma is sweet fruity with vinegar. Initially more sweet than overwhelmingly sour, wood and brown malts, fruity, but a distinct sourness throughout. Tart and fruity, a very wet mouthfeel.
JAXSON (550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, enormous gusher. Lost about half the bottle. Nose is wrought with that really distinctive Lost Abbey wild yeast. Round, soft, mildly dry, and raspberry seeds. Dark crimson to maroon, thick and opaque. I thought it was initially almost pie-like on the first sip. Tons of raspberry flavors swirling about, ranging from a dry lambic to seeds in raspberry jam. Chewy. Not overly sour or dry as a whole, which is a nice change of pace from some of the harder framboise. A nice expression but rather singular and not particularly complex.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Bottle thanks to Craig!
No gush here, but chilled quite severely. Raspberry-tan color, thin pinkish-white head. At cooler temperatures, the flavor comes off as raspberry funk, quite abrasive, but the warmth brings a sweeter cream, malt, and light earth as balance. Flavor is lightly acidic and heavy on raspberry, which couples nicely with the malt and lemon as the sweetness grows with warmth. There’s a real balance here once warm, the fruit showing a nice complexity as this becomes a bit of a tart dessert, the lengthy fruity finish drawn out by a lightly stinging yet thin body. Great evolution here and the raspberry with more depth than expected.
Drank next to a bunch of raspberry sours, the 8 month age is showing a bit more acid than desired. Really dark maroon, opaque, large white head with heavy lacing. Earthy raspberry, seedy, some vanilla. Flavor is more ripe raspberry than Gargamel, moderate acidity, bit of lemon. Way heavier than FfaC, acidity and ripeness of raspberry possibly. Richer than gargamel but without the integration, more complex than frambozen but not as clean and fruity. 848416