EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque brown pour with a slight salmonish pink tint. Intense clean raspberry aroma. Tart funky flavor dominated by raspberry. Sour and dry. Tartness lingers a bit.
beertholomeus (1367) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brown with a white head. Tart and fruit aroma. Raspberry and tart flavors. Medium light body and carbonation with a raspberry finish.
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddled brown, pour that becomes glowing garnet when held to the light. light fluffy, fizzy head. aroma is raspberry fruit, raspberry seeds, some light funk, but mostly sweet fruitiness. Flavor is super sour with extremely juicy raspberry fruit at the beginning but the bruin comes in at the end with some funky sourness
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Sample Date: 1/19/2011 Source:Other) Cherry with earthy and sour notes with some woodiness in aroma. Aroma is fantastic. Almost clear dark amber with small white head. Very sour cherry with some woody notes. Extremely well attenuated and very dry and sour. Medium to light body with light fizzy mouth feel. Finish is very dry and sour with peppery bitterness lingering. Awesome.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Sour Fest. Murky redish brown with thin redish head. Aroma of raspberries and funk sweetness. Taste is wild sour raspberry that makes mouth salivate. Palate is very carbonated and light bodied. I like how the raspberries do not make it too sweet.
pete4999 (1311) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a brownish-mahogany red. Very tart up front and throughout, with a little bit of raspberry in it. Not really sure what else there is to say but it’s awesome.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 375mL Bottle. Pours a mostly cloudy, ruddy brown colored body with a tall head of fizzy, pink-hued foam. Relatively clean pour after chilling the bottle down to 33F, with most of the fruit pectin visibly left in the bottom 20% of the bottle. Moderate raspberry fruit aroma, with some earthy/seedy/leafy qualities. A bold acidity is also present in the nose, both tart lactic and sour acetic qualities. Some cherry-skin like brett funkiness and dark, raisiny caramel malt sweetness as well. Light bodied, heavily carbonated mouthfeel with a dry, acidic finish. The fruit character comes across boldy enough at first, although I found the combination of a seedy plant-like fruit flavor and bold acidity overwhelmed the "brightness" of the fruit in the end. After the first few sips, my initial impression was that the acidity was balanced more toward a complex lactic, almost lambic-like sourness, sharpened by a restrained acetic quality. However, the deeper I got into my glass, the more overwhelming the acetic qualities became, shifting the focus from big, bright, dry fruit onto a lingering, acetone driven impression of sweetness. The light raisin malt flavors contributed a pleasant almost vinous like complexity in the background of the fruit and acid. Dry finish, although the lingering acetic character imparts the sensation of a lingering sweetness. Overall, a pretty good first attempt at this concept - I’d eagerly look forward to trying subsequent batches. Ultimately, the only disappointment was this beer left me desiring a brighter, more intense fruit flavor. After tasting the pectin left in the bottom of the bottle, my impression is that the seedy, plant-like fruit flavor could be related to the sheer amount of fruit matter that made it into the bottle, and less of the acetic qualities would also help keep my focus on the fruit.
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Jon! Pours a copper with a one-finger head of foam that lasts throughout. Very clear raspberry nose with oak and some light vanilla and grass. Light body with medium carbonation and a dry, sour mouthfeel. Hides the abv fairly well. A raspberry bomb on the palate with so much juicy flavor. A wonderful sour brown that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: almost none
Smell: bit of almunds , very tart , bit of paintstriper, something red fruits, but more like cherrys, bit sweetness
taste: start is allot of raspberrys with a little bit of a fruity red wine flavour, pretty fruity , lots of acidity as well , tart , vinegar, very sour to say the least, a bit of the paintstriper is in there as well but not as much as the aroma had , end is dry , sour and aftertaste is cherrys , very good beer altough i think a bit younger would’ve been better.
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
375ml bottle thanks to bytemesis, it was on my wants list. Pours muddy murky red brown with a finger of pink head. Nose is acidic sour vinegar, acetic, musty rotten fruit. Taste is overly sour acidic musty fruit, red vinegar. Finish is acid burn, nail polish, rotten berries. This bottle was terrible, unfortunately a drain pour.