juiceisloose (1100) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle from the 1st batch, so with over a year of age on it. This one pours a beautiful cloudy, deep ruby red to plum color with some pinkish tint and topped by a thick, rocky head of light dusty tan colored foam showing great retention. Some pink colored floaties of yeast speckle the foam nicely. The foam slowly settles down to a thin film and leaves thick sheets of lace that cling hard to the glass. The aroma is really nice and bright showing a great balance between funk and fruit with fresh, juicy raspberry tartness and dry, yeasty, oak barrel notes. There are hints of cherries and blackberries to go with the fresh raspberries and dry yeast. There is ample amount of citric acidity that ties everything together nicely. The flavor follows suit with ample amounts of citric acidity from the berries with plenty of sweetness from the juicy raspberries. The barrel imparts plnety of sharp, woody funk with the right amount of vanilla to smooth out the acidity. Medium bodied with lively carbonation that enhances the dryness and the crisp, refreshing tartness. The finish is lengthy with the tart, juicy raspberries as the star of the show. This is like a hybrid between a great fruit and a belgian lambic, and great tasting to boot. This is another winner from Lost Abbey, and one I need to get a lot more of. Awesome stuff.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bleeng. Shared at July Houston RB Tasting. Pours a cloudy, dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is of super-tart fruit. Taste is of raspberries. Mouthfeel is super mouth-puckering and sweet. Great!
SinH4 (1087) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2015, on tap at the brewery. Hazy brown-amber-reddish color with hardly any head. Aroma is sweet raspberries with slight funk. Taste is sweet raspberries, great fruit tartness, a full body, and some serious sour finish. Carbonation is medium. Awesome, despite the higher sweetness compared to what I?m used from Belgium?s top Framboises.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dirty brown with little head. Nice raspberry aroma. Flavor is terrible, all vingegar. Overly carbed and aggressive. Not my thing.
BucannonXC5 (1082) - 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.
John25 (1069) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a thick white head. Aroma is raspberry with slight yeasty funk. The taste adds more rich raspberry flavor and lactic yeast notes. Rich with medium carb. Overall incredible.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks!! Pours cloudy amber color with off white head. Aroma is vinegar and raspberries. High carbonation for the mouthfeel. Flavor is straight vinegar and raspberries. This is a highly carbonated and very tasty brew. Very tart.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from LA. Smooth yet tart with a mildly sour finish. Like cyber de tomme light. Like it.
dogfish120love (1033) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rusty murky reddish brown with some almost pink hues. Bubbles rapidly approach the surface, but the lacing is minimal. The aroma is vinous and the scent of raspberries is pleasantly overwhelming. The scent of Vinegar is enticing and notes of bubblegum are also present. The flavor is comprised of a slight sweetness from the raspberries accompanied by some serious tartness. The palate has a slight metallic structure keeping it from earning a perfect 5.
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy and murky brown with no head - classic lost abbey style. Aroma is smack in the face with tart raspberries, oak and trat funky yeasts. Not very complex, but just. Plain nice. Taste is just the same, raspberry explosion, very very tart, funky yeasts and a hints of oak. I really dig this beer.