konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rust colored with a small tanned head. Wonderful rich flavours with raspberries, almonds, cookies, vinous and a nice tartness. Finishes mouthpuckering sour. Great sour ale!
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 Draught. Clear, bright rosy red with a fine, light pink head. Quite a beautiful, sensual beer. Tart, fresh raspberries are immediately apparent on the nose along with bright lacto fermentation and barrel-aged characteristics. The flavor of the raspberries is preserved very well and comes across quite fresh in the beer. There is a lovely faint toasted malt lift in the finish just as the sourness fades. The multi-layered flavor profile delivers a great impression of depth. This leads into a a superbly balanced body that conveys both strength and delicacy. Not sweet, not dry, this beer strikes the perfect balance between fruitiness and sour complexity.
Peacehammer (562) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a red/brown. Thick head, with a raspberry tint to it. Sour oak on the nose. Sour, but not overwhelming. The brown ale and oak notes are still visible, and the raspberry is there too in the perfect way. Fantastic.
nsquishee (551) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome raspberry sour aroma. Dark red/brown color. Tastes very sour and tart with a slight sweetness. Flavors of raspberry, grapefruit, green grapes, vinegar, and green apples. Very tasty sipper.
ej (527) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours coppery amber with a small white head. Aroma is heavy sour but with a solid sweet backbone. Very slight hints of paint-thinner but not unpleasant. Cherries and citruspeel. Taste is awesomely balanced towards the cherry/vinegar without being over the top. But still right at the edge, witch makes it truly great. Hints of caramel maltyness in the back but dominated by the red currant flavour. Body is light with good carbonation.
JAXSON (513) - 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.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle! Poured a bubbly, cloudy brown body with almost no head. Intriguing pink highlights when swirled in the glass. Aromas of Sweet Tarts, light fruityness, granny smith apples and "other good tart things". Initial "flavor" is very sharp, almost acetic fruity tartness that produces a flood of saliva for me. Wow! Then a tart/sour profile that’s cherry dominant along with just a hint of berries. The tartness of the berries/cherry are amplified by the active, fizzy, tingly carbonation. Medium to full mouthfeel. This beer is much more complex than I’m able to describe and I’m glad Eric shared it with me.
VikingHammer (501) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red pour with a medium sized pink head. Or at least, I think. This bottle blew up in my kitchen. I was able to save half a glass. Nice aroma of raspberry and some wood. Moderate sourness complimented the berries well. A nice brew besides the fireworks.
Godofthecellar (495) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured deep pink with no head. Smell was amazing, reminded me of hommage, raspberry jammy. Flavor lacked the depth of the aroma but was still tasty. Great sweet to sour balance. Would love to try an earlier batch
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 (CA): Freshly made two weeks before the release! Pours an opaque, dark milky reddish brown color with no head. Nose of fresh raspberry purée, some tart blackberres, red wine vinegar, and barnyard funk. Flavor of smooth raspberries, oak aged tannins, lightly lasting acidic taste throughout, some funk, earthy yeast, rich vinegar finish. Extremely fresh- I’m practically chewing on bits of raspberry with every sip. This is remarkable stuff. Drinkability: Once again, this proves that Lost Abbey is the king of sours. Pairing: Raspberry vanilla cake, creamy lemon cheesecake, raspberry lady fingers and lemon mousse. Rebuy: Definitely. #376 on 02042010, DG.