Rasmus40 (8922) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar. Hazy red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy raspberry, wood and tart. Flavor is quite sweet and very acidic. Dry and very acidic finish. 120512
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red tinted brown color, nice pink bed of foam on top, great lacing. Some floaties made it into the glass while pouring. Delicious sweet/tart raspberry smell, reminiscent of raspberry licorice. The oak lends its characteristics as well but in a more subtle way. Flavor-wise, the dryness of the oak is much more prominent. Very tart, tingly in the mouth, leaves a very pleasant light fruity after taste. A+++, would drink again.
oRos (840) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at capitol beer and tap room. Pours red with white head. Aroma is strong funk. Taste is extremely tart with some raspberry. Lingers tart on palate for a while
want1DIPA (160) - - NOV 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at LA! One of the best sours ever! Amazing rasberry aroma and incredible rasberry/cherry taste! I need another one!
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Was simply called “Double Framboise” at Extreme Beer Fest 2010. Other EBF attendees are entering their ratings here. I hope we are rating the right thing.
In short: A ton of raspberries, strong tartness, acidic bite, moderate funk, fantastic brew
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2010. Multiple samples
The look: Murky red body topped by a small pink head
In long: Nose is intensely raspberry and some funky acidic notes. Taste is just that, a ton of raspberries and funky acidic notes. I couldn’t help it but to compare this beer to the wonderful New Glarus Raspberry Tart. This Framboise di Amarosa was like taking the Raspberry Tart and putting it through Jolly Pumpkin barrels or something like that to give it a funky acidic edge. Less intense on the raspberries than the Raspberry Tart but a lot more tart and sharp. Could also be compared to a Lou Pepe Framboise although obviously less “lambic” funky. A wicked beer. They only had one keg of this beer at EBF and the beer was not officially listed. Then one person told one person who told two persons who told 4 persons, etc. And before you knew it we were all rushing to get multiple samples of this amazing beer. There was none left for the session after ours. I’m so happy I got to taste many samples of this beer. Word of mouth really helped, and as usual word of armpit was totally useless.
wavers1 (872) - 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. :/
BrewEngineer (1) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - Reddish tint. Pretty clear. It had a decent head, especially after almost gushing out everywhere. (At least this LA beer has carbonation)
Smell - Vinegar, raspberries, and funk.
Taste - Strong raspberry flavor with a bit of the lactic funk.
Mouthfeel - Not that sour, but still pleasingly tart. Not sure how people are calling this very sour. To me, it was pretty balanced for a wild ale. Slightly sweet.
Drinkability - Great. Easy to drink and very crisp. I wish I had 2 bottles, because this brew would probably age well.
There Joe, I finally reviewed a beer. :-P
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was very difficult to remove the cork from this beer but when I finally pried it loose it let out an explosive pop. Pours a dark, muddy mahogany/ruby color that is so dark it is almost chestnut brown with a two finger frothy pinkish beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves spots of lacing behind. Completely opaque with chunks of yeast floating behind. I left a few ounces in the bottom of the bottle but there are still some pretty large sized yeast chunks in there.
Funky aroma with a very prominent luscious, uber-fresh berry presence. There are also some other dark fruit notes but predominantly raspberry. Nice amount of earthy, tart barnyard funk in the nose with hints of cobweb, horseblanket and bandaid. Also, some earthy oak picked up from the barrel. The aroma of this beer is very similar to a Belgian Lambic, probably the closest I’ve encountered in an American Wild Ale. The berries are very forward but with some age the nose on this beer could develop into something ridiculous.
Intensely tart, mouth-puckering mouthfeel with lots of earthy and acidic funk balanced out by a sweet dark raspberry fruit flavor. As in the aroma, there is a very strong funky sour tartness with a slight lactic presence and decent amount of earthy oak from the barrel aging. This beer is still young so the raspberries are prominent adding a sweet yet still tart balance and another level of complexity. Soft carbonation throughout as well as a slight syrupy texture adds some thickness/fullness to the body but the bone dry, intensely puckering finish leaves me salivating for another sip. Only slightly acidic and extremely quaffable. Again, this beer is young so the fruit is still prominent but with some age this is going to develop into a monster. Very similar to a Belgian lambic in aroma and flavor. Complex and delicious and one of Lost Abbey’s best beers to date. Highly recommended!
Em (102) - USA - MAY 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of raspberry flavors in it. Tart and sour. Brownish reddish in color. A pretty good beer.
1FastSTi (3235) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks a bunch for sharing this Jason! The beer pours to a murky red body with a thin whitish head. The aroma is huge. Red raspberries, deep sweet caramelized malts, and cloud berry preserves. Perhaps some leafy rhubarb components. The flavor is rich in the red raspberries, but has a nice rich malty complexity. Seemingly they know what they are doing on this brew. The palate is really rich and sour/tart but still has a significant residual sweetness. Ultra complex flavors and textures. Heavily carbonated, but seemingly it works well.