hapjydeuce (953) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, purchased and shared at Toronado San Diego. Deep burgundy color with an opaque center and a light amount of sedimentation. Beautiful head formation and lacing. Very well carbonated; a good change from some of the Abbey’s other bottled flat disasters (eg Angels Share 2008). Complex aroma sour yeast, lemon citrus and tart berry. Flavor follows suit with grainy biscuit on the front that transitions into a pleasant raspberry bite. Moderately sour throughout, with a lasting note of barnyard.
Sarlacc83 (948) - Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Thanks Shane!
A: Ruby with a thin, light brown head. Good lacing. Wish there was better head rentention, but some good bubbles floating in this one without it exploding on me.
N: Raspberry and oak for miles. Touch of acetone. Sweet red wine grape. Some leather and tobacco.
T: Sour hour - very puckering. Some residual sweetness. Tons of fruit and some pepper spice.
M: Light with a hint of alcohol. Goes down about as well as you’d expect for such a sour bomb.
O : Reminds me of Hommage, albeit not as intense with the fruit. One touch nose, but I love raspberry sour, so this gets a good mark from me.
BucannonXC5 (935) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 8-oz. draft
From: KnB Wine Cellars in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7.00 (Wednesday deal)
Purchased: Aug. 7, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 7, 2013
Poured a plum, reddish brown color with one finger of gray head when I got it. Light spots lacing on the sides. No retention.
Smelled dark cherries, plum, raspberry, Red-Hooded Slut shot, grape and cranberry.
Tasted even better than the nose. Got raspberry, cranberry, dark cherry, Sweet Tarts and Smarties. So smooth.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
I always think this style is good, but this went down easy. So smooth.
daleharshman (933) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Lost Abbey for the Angels Share Grand Cru / Red Poppy release. The person who entered this has the name incorrect -- it was actually called Framboise di Amorosa. Pours a muddy red-pink-purple-brown (no, I’m not color blind) with a thick pink head. Funk/brett is strong in the aroma along with a more mellow raspberry smell. Flavor is initially very tart but not an overwhelming kind of acidic sourness -- it was actually very pleasant despite being so tart. The tart gives way to a bit of mild sweetness. Raspberry and other fruit flavors (Kool-Aid too) abound and there is a bit of funk and lactic sourness as well. The flavors are very nicely balanced. Hope this becomes a regular brew at Lost Abbey
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Replacement bottle from Tomme Arthur.
Aroma is intense raspberry, fruity sweetness, lactic sourness, and funk. Very pungent raspberry sourness.
Appearance is hazy dull brown, like I took a piss with dried blood in it.
Taste is sour, extremely raspberry, tart, funky, lots of lactic sourness, oak, lots and lots of lactic sourness. Wow. So much raspberry and sourness.
Finish is intensely sour and raspberries.
JBPortland (927) - 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.
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
terrible, terrible bottle bomb. bottle was stored for over a week without toching, gently opened, and was left with less than 5oz of brew :( projectile to the ceiling style bomb, foamed nearly all of the beer out. now, once the beer is in the glass, its beautiful. looks like a raspberry, opaque deep red to burgandy, muddy and hazy, with chunk of white yeast like seeds. aroma is slightly sour, slightly raspberry, not offensive, but not really impressive either. just smells good, not great. taste is a lot more, more sour, more rasp, mour funk, more earth, and still blended nicely. palate is nice, seems possibly a tad flat after usinf up all its fizz upon opening, but the aftertaste and finish def leave you wanting more. i am def wanting more; a full 375ml as compared to my 150ml or so might lead me to detect more things and give it a higher score, but my glass and the bottle are empty. :/
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle] Pours a murky reddish brown with a large beige head. This wasn’t a gusher at all, not even close. The cork popped pretty loudly but not too much other than that. This beer is extremely one sided - pure raspberry and acid, but it does both of them well. Extremely fruity with lots of raspberry seed and yogurty funkiness and acidity. I really had to swirl the beer for a while before it was actually drinkable due to the huge carbonation. Very tart and sour which is just enhanced by the raspberry character. Just so damn drinkable and delicious. I just can’t get over the ridiculous raspberry character.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rusty, reddish brown pour with a big but short-lived white head. The aroma is packed with tart and sweet raspberries with a strong smell of fresh straw from the malt. Huge acetic and lacto sour flavor with tart, fresh raspberries, balsamic vinegar, and peppery spice. Dry, heavily carbonated, champagne like body.
beertholomeus (891) - 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.