ej (584) - 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.
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 (566) - 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.
Godofthecellar (547) - 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
Bule (532) - 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.
JAXSON (523) - 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.
ineedbeer (519) - 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.
Vells (518) - LATVIA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raspberry sour, bit acid.. oaky. Uhh.. usually these kind of beers is more plastic and chemical.. this one is pure beauty. Wasted with my girlfriend.. liked every sip. btw.. nice appearance as well. Maybe price/performance is not the best, but really.. must have
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 thatís 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 Iím able to describe and Iím glad Eric shared it with me.