Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opened very cold to avoid potential gushing. (and it worked)
Pours a deep hazed purpleish brown with a effervescent light pinkish tan head with lots of tiny carbonation bubbles crowding their way to the top. 10 minutes after opening the head is larger than it was upon the initial pour, but rather nice. Aroma is fantastic, raspberries, raspberry seeds, vinegar, sour lemons, oak, funky yeasts. Flavor is sour raspberry puree, vinegar, oak, lemons, funk, highly acidic with a puckering sour and woody mouth bittering finish. A tongue number and palate pleaser for sure. Great Sour.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, brewery. Nose is mild, touch acidic fruit with a hint of metal. Flavor punches with tart cherry, pink lemonade, cranberry and sweet fruit punch. Woody notes complement nicely. Great intense flavors, reminds me of a more tart version of NGís raspberry tart. Finish moves effortlessly into hightened acetic and lactic acid. Long tart fruit finish. Very satisfying, the depth of fruit-tinged flavor through the middle is amazing.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Monkís. Pours a full maroon, headless. Aroma is rich of pureed raspberries with simple syrup. Flavor has really nice raspberry and green apple tartness (predominantly raspberry. Sharp, prickly mouthfeel with a sweet and tart raspberry finish. Delicious and a true tribute to raspberry, as both the sweet and tart qualities stand out.
beernbourbon (1520) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Publican. Pour is deep reddish brown with a small pinkish head. Aroma is tart with notable raspberry and a light funk. Also some woody notes poking through. Not even sure if itís wood aged, but I smell a little. Smells wonderful. Flavor is loaded with raspberry jam, light funk, a perfect amount of tartness, and a light dryness in the finish. Very tasty.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2010 Served on tap at the brewery on release day. The appearance is a deep murky/cloudy raspberry red. Almost looks like tomato juice or a bloody mary. The flavors and aromas are strong with horse-blanket funk, raspberry puree, oak. The mouth is well carbonated and full. Excellent sour!
oRos (1516) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at capitol beer and tap room. Pours red with white head. Aroma is strong funk. Taste is extremely tart with some raspberry. Lingers tart on palate for a while
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 Bottle - Lucky to score this from an awesome trader!! - Pours cloudy and murky ruddy red with a large beige head that appears pink in some light...aroma is gorgeous, massively lacticity that I now come to expect, tart wood, phenolic, fresh raspberry and acid...flavour does not disappoint, lemon acidity, raw oak, tons of sun ripened fruit...tannic and puckery on the finish, and yields to more fruitiness...this was so damn good...
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchills Sour Fest
Pours into the glass and looks like melted crayon wax, hard to believe its a beer. Nose is deep and juicy ripe raspberries, hints of the cable car cultures that this was apparently aged on. Taste is quite complex, tons of raspberry, not too sweet, but still some residual fruit flavors, sourness ranges from puckering sour to sharp vinegary acidity. A little hard to drink a full glass, but profile changes so much with the temperature it was nice to keep on hand for 30 minutes and just sip on.
Earlier Rating: 7/17/2010 Total Score: 3.3
A decent offering, well worth the money and iíd possibly get it again. Just didnít knock my socks off. iíll say it, overrated, moderate to light sourness, medium raspberry flavor, kind of a two note candy flavored beer. not for me, i like a good framboise, but this one, overcarbonated, was not for me.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at gabf from a bottle. pours a dark amber with zero head. raspberry taste and aroma.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to daknole. Bottle pours hazy burnt-copper with an off-white head. Aroma smells like raspberry jam, seeds and all, with a touch of earthy funk. Flavor shows raspberry, caramel, and a touch of cocoa. Overall body is moderate, funky, and the finish is dry/tart. Good stuff as long as you can keep it from exploding.