ej (618) - 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.
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with mrbunn. Pours a VERY murky raspberry and tomato juice color, with a lasting 1/10 of an inch pinkish white head. Aroma is of raspberries and tomato juice as well, with lots of sediment obviously floating in the glass. Taste is a blast of raspberry, followed by a blast of sour, followed by more raspberry, followed by a gradual raspberry mellowing. Lots and lots of of sour on the 2nd sip as well. Flat on the tongue is all raspberry, around the sides is a wild sour fest. Both are good, hell, wildly unique even, but very different depending on where you let it go to be tasted. This is one of the most unique, interesting beers I have tasted. Excellent, wild, untamed beers I have tasted. Now, thatís with only 315 ratings under my belt, but itís really, really good.
Peacehammer (600) - 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.
Godofthecellar (597) - 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
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as part of epic sour tasting with callmemimckey. 2009 375 mL bottle pours brown ruby color, with big off-pink head. Aroma was exceptional with some earth and honey, but raspberries blow everything else out of the water. Made me think I was picking them fresh from the bush. Taste had some nice sourness, along with the huge sweet raspberry flavor. This was incredibly drinkable and undoubtedly the best raspberry beer Iíve ever had.
Bule (579) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a bright red color without much head. Very sour that lasts the whole taste with a good flavor of raspberries.
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.
nsquishee (570) - 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.
ineedbeer (555) - 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.