ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 Thanks to OSCF for sharing! Gusher!!! Lively Red pour. The head is good, just like your high school girlfriend. Aroma is tart, fruity, woody, vinegar. Flavor is sour, sweet fruit, wet wood, fruit vinegar, tart apples....complex and amazing.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Greg for this one. 750mL bottle shared with the usual suspects at the Brick Store. I guess I should’ve been better prepared for the explosion given what I know about Framboise Amorosa, but as it is, the cork popped and the contents immediately started spewing forth. I’m glad numerous glasses were readily available.
Pours a seriously murky reddish amber with a big foamy beige head that recedes very quickly to a tiny collar.
The aroma is thoroughly dominated by the raspberries, sugary sweet raspberries with hints of tartness mixed in. There are some funky brett aromas in the background but they take a back seat to the sour raspberries.
The taste is much sourer than the aroma with a very tart initial kick. Just blitzes the palate with sourness before the sugar-coated raspberries take over. The finish is dry and oaky.
The mouthfeel is slick with less carbonation than I would have expected given the massive explosion up front.
Another excellent blend from Lost Abbey though the components are mainly raspberries, raspberries and raspberries. Sweet, tart and very tasty.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. holy mother of pearl is this thing the best sour i think i have ever had. poured a cloudy grapefruit color with a white head. aroma was raspberry, vinegar, and pepper. flavor was raspberry sour and just plain awesome. body was light and fizzy with dry oak on the finish. i think i will have nightmares for the rest of my life because after my brother took a drink i think i saw his "OH" face.......truly disturbing.
kramer (5257) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a ruddy and cloudy reddish pink body after it completely exploded out of the bottle like a rocket spilling 2/3rds of the contents onto my floor and kitchen cabinets. Chill this guy WAY down before you open one! The nose is dry and funky with some dark fruit skins. Some light acetic notes and nice woody undertones, lots of yeast. The flavor is acetic but not burn your throat acetic. Very dry with a nice wild funkiness. Still juicy and fruity even with the heavy yeast content from the gush. Very dry, slightly acetic and puckering, but still pretty approachable. Minimal carbonation after the explosion. While this is pretty drinkable, it does start to get you in the back of the throat as I make my way to the end of the glass. Good beer, but not great.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a murky pinkish orange body with a small white head. Aroma of raspberries, barnyard, vinegar, vinous, and vanilla yogurt. Flavor of raspberries, subtle hibiscus, acidic citrus, pedio, orange peel, cherry, vinous, light tangerine, caramel, and lacto with a dry finish.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
pretty damn astringent, fruity, sour and tart, i think there is a hint of vinegar and astringency i would rather leave out, but tasty nonetheless.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle from rusty on 3/21/2010... kick ass!
murky rusted reddish brown with a small dirty head.
intensely fruity and tart aroma... raspberries, cherries, cranberries, lemonade, wet wood and minerals all mixed with acetic acid.
the flavor reminds me of the time i took sangria and dumped a whole bunch of citric acid in it??... it is quite vinous and woody with a nice dampness and notes of cranberries, cherries, raspberries, instant lemonade and an intense sourness. very puckering yet almost sweet with how fruity it is.
the full body is no match to the amount of prickly tartness in here. awesome.9/5/9/5/19/4.7
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle] Managable gusher pours a cloudy pulpy grapefruit color with an effervescent white head. Aroma is super jammy, fleshy raspberry, moderate brett funk, amazing lactic acid character, and raspberry seeds. The flavor is unbelievably sour, more raspberry jam, a touch of acetic acid, and just a crazy amount of lactic acid.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by MattSciGuy, thanks Levi! Murky rust colored bottle. Strong sour cherry aroma--very acetic. Very sour taste, cherry, some oak, plenty of full on tartness. Full mouthfeel with great carbonation. Full flavor with just enough oak to keep it manageable. Very tasty.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Crushed raspberries and boatloads of acetic acid on the nose. A bit of dish soap and acetic acid as well. Some fusels and wet wood tannin as well. Bottom of the bottle pour is murky red/orange with lots of chunks topped by a bright pinkish/white head. Holy shit ! This is sour as hell! Delicious, funky with assloads of acetic acid. Wow. Raspberry seeds up front, tart razz pulp mid palate and the acid shreds the throat on the finish. The acetic tones down a bit as the beer warms... just a bit. Some mild wood tannin on the back sides of the tongue attempt to bring some balance here... Creamy on the tongue. Lively carbonation with an insanely sharp, sour finish. Not overly complex, but damn tasty. Thanks Levi!