beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bottle. Pours a nice darker red color with a pink head. Aroma is of sweet and tart raspberries, some caramel, balsamic vinegar, oak and subtle funk. Flavor follows the nose and is fairly tart with nice tart and sweet raspberry flavors, I also get the caramel, balsamic vinegar, a little bit of cherry, oak and subtle funk. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a great sour!
BucannonXC5 (981) - 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.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a muddled reddish-brown color with a thin, pink hued head that faded to a ring. Aroma of bright, fresh raspberry flesh with light hints of funky yeast and a fresh woody character. Tart, crisp entry leads into a fresh raspberry flavor with some funky, chewy yeast that seemed to muddle the flavor some before giving way to a moderately dry woodiness that lingered with some sweet raspberry seediness. Moderate carbonation and chewy mouth feel (which could probably be contributed in part by the yeast). Overall, the freshness and richness of the raspberries was pretty refreshing, but the flavor seemed somewhat muddled and hazy. I guess I need to try it again.
ineedbeer (968) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage 375mL bottle.Aroma has moderately strong raspberry notes but this is tempered by some toasted malt notes and hints of chocolate. Light caramel, toffee and oak notes as well. Pours brown with some ruby highlights. Tall moderately thick tan head with pretty good retention and moderately high lacing. Small legs.Flavor has moderately strong acidity with medium high raspberry jam notes. The malt notes are moderate and help differentiate this from a Framboise. Light toasted bread and chocolate notes with medium toffee and faint caramel. More of a raspberry candy than a very sour raspberry beer (though it is fairly sour). Light oak notes. Lingering acidity and jam in the finish with a hint of oak and toasted bread. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency and low alcohol warmth.Overall a pretty enjoyable sour beer but I like standard Framboise more. This reminds me of a Flanders style sour with raspberries added. Quite a bit of make complexity to balance the acidity and berry notes.
hapjydeuce (961) - 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.
daleharshman (951) - 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.
DrewFace (928) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to StephanSD from SSS. Huge fruity raspberry aroma, tart, sweet. Translucent red maroon color, white head. Very tart, crisp, sweet, big raspberry flavor, acidic...sour and tasty. Alcohol is very well masked.
Getbetter (915) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Tap,Red in color,cloudy,white head,sweet(raspberry) and sour,Great sour would recommend.
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. :/