Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle, and after all precautions were taken, it didn’t gush! Poured murky reddish-brown, with more particulate toward the bottom of the bottle.. nice tight-bubbled pinkish-beige head stuck around. The aroma picked up sour raspberry seeds and jam paired with wet vinegar and lemony notes.. really sour and acidic, and entirely enticing.. Cantillon-like.. excellent! The flavor opened with sour raspberries that rolled all the way through, scorching the taste buds with their acidity (and amplified by huge carbonation).. more vinegar (on the balsamic side) and wet oak as well.. raspberry jam stuck on the finish, leaving a seedy, sour resin. Medium-bodied with way too much carbonation on the palate.. sourness was puckering and thorough, and the fruit was well-integrated.. really well done, but pricey.
HopMasterG (11) - , Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Brouwer’s for sour fest 2010. Amazing color and look - rasberry red with pink head. Smell of raspberry with a strong yeast backbone. taste was expectedly sour with chewy fruit - live raspberry and slight citrus. tart and fruit beginning to end. a treat and maybe the star of the fest.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh 375ml. Prepared for a gusher, I wisely pointed the bottle away from me as I unwound the cage. Good thing I did, as the cork shot off like a rocket before I got to the final twist. Thankfully, there was no gush, as it seemed more the fault of an improperly positioned cork than anything else. Once poured, the beer is exceedingly beautiful. A deep ruby to plum colored body looks dense and cloudy, while an impossibly thick head of rocky, dusty rose foam sits omnipresent at the head. Garnet tinted yeast floaties pepper the foam like mini chocolate chips in ice cream, and they join the thick, broken sheets of lacing in drying hard to the glass. The nose strikes excellent balance between funky and fruity, booming with juicy raspberry tartness and ample yeasty, dry, woody barrel notes. There are hints of cherries, blackberries, and other sweet-tart fruits mixed in, though things are primarily driven by raspberries and the sharp, dusty yeast. Citric acidity brings everything into acute focus, completing the delectable aroma. Flavors are similarly structured, again hitting the tongue with serious, acidic berry tartness, yet sufficiently juicy and fruit forward. The barrel imparts a sharp, woody funk without being overly loaded with vanilla. Each sip strips the palate down and builds it right back up, lively carbonation and crisp, refreshing acidity doing their respective jobs well. All too quickly, my glass is empty. This stuff is like a hybrid of New Glarus’ classic Raspberry Tart and an old world Belgian framboise lambic, and that, to me, is a beautiful thing. Lost Abbey has a real winner on their hands.
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 (3856) - 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 (14165) - 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 (9220) - 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 (1631) - 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.