Prufrockstar (455) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at Bigwood 12/6/2012, from notes [2 of 11].
Muddy mahogany color. Big bubbly ring around edge. Thin patchy wispy/hazy head in center (like the last bit of fog from a dry ice machine). Sweet dark fruit aroma when swirled, otherwise tart raspberry. Not quite floral, but something bucolic, light, and airy about this. Taste/Palate: I wish I liked eating fruit more, because my vocabulary is sorely lacking, and all I can say is thereís more than raspberry but I donít know what. The finish blossoms beautifully after a bracing tart start. Really amazing finish reminiscent of cherry/raspberry pie. Great lively carbonation and perfect mouth coating. This is beautiful. I canít believe how it really seems to bloom in my mouth during each sip.
kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Lost Abbey release. Nose of rasberry and funk. Deep rasberry fruit flavor, tart sourness and bretty funk. Caramel and vanilla and oak also come through. Superb!
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a flemish red not a wild ale. I donít really get any raspberry. Nice sour notes, some vinegar, low fruit. I chilled this near freezing as I remembered a few people with gushers. The cork popped but poured with little tan head that was gone in several seconds. A solid beer. But is it worth what you pay when there are many other comparable beers for much less? not for me.
Bule (428) - 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.
ineedbeer (428) - 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 (425) - 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
writerljberg (404) - 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 youíd 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.
dhunter151 (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours reddish brown with a pink head. Fruity, raspberries, sour, lemon, a little bit of yeast. Very nice sour beer.
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Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Stone Sour Fest 2010. Pours a reddish-brown with good off-white / pink head. Aroma is strong raspberry as would be expected with a bit of yeastiness and some sour acidity. Taste is wonderfully smooth. Lots of raspberries, sugar, very sweet and at the same time tart. Sweetness lingers through the finish. A very nice brew.
redpooba (395) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A crimson blood ale with a reddish crisp head. The flavors are so varied with the sours and fruits coming through you begin to salavate. The beer is so complex with notes of fruits and sours that you need a moment of silence of take it all in. Absolutely worthy of every effort to get.