BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Pours with an insanely vibrant pinkish to red hued body that appears to glow. Quite a bit of white to pink foam given the acidity of the beer. Head fades to a ring that stays constant. Flavors are insanely fresh and vibrant, perky acidity, tart, true raspberry aroma. Tart with skin tannins on the nose even. Seems to have quite a bit less funk than the 2010. Jammy, pure, nicely floral and fresh. Flavors are very clean and vibrant. Distinct Russian River funk on the flavor (you can tell that this is not Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa, not that it is a good or bad thing per se). Soft lactic acidity that builds with vibrant citric acid from the raspberries. Nice earthy and leathery barnyard characteristics. Nearly a bit of a light chlorophenol from the funk as well (although it is minimal). Some lemony zest characteristics. Very lively bubbles, dry and mouth puckering. Long finish. Playful with very full carbonation, fruity and nice acidity. Everything about this beer is amazingly vibrant. Great stuff!
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks Craig. Hazy strawberry colour, no head. Funky citric raspberry aroma. Tart and slender, freshening acidity. Tanninic and citric with some vinegar and grape stone bitterness. A spritzy, soft highly refreshing beer with juicy intense flavour.
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle - Bottle lip had a chunk taken out right below the cork mushroom "cap" but there was no crack in the glass otherwise. Unfortunately, there was only a slight sight of tiny bubbles coating the glass when pulling cork. Absolutely, no head. Very pretty dark berry color. Unmistakable (bret?) aroma, along with tart berries. Flavor is extremely sour. That sour you get when you bite into a raspberry, only to realize it was half green!! Bitterness lingers on palate. "Overall" would have probably been higher had it not been for the bit of glass missing from the bottle lip.
ddemmingjr (638) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle picked up at the brewery in Oct.: pours clear strawberry, dense, fine white head. sour raspberries, strawberry Fanta nose. tart, cedar dryness, wild yeast flavors. lively carbonation. distinctive sour for a good cause.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the garage with Joenugs. Cranberry pink with almost no head. Nose big tart raspberry. Tart light funk yeasty. Taste super dry tart. Light and high. Pulls the saliva. No vinegar madness. Bit of spice bite. Light leather funk. Very nice bottle to enjoy Sunday afternoon in the garage. Thanks Joe.
deekyn (852) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@city beer in sf
A - pours clear cranberry juice red with high pink head. S - string aromas of fresh raspberries, cream and funk. Evan says urinal cake and movie theatre popcorn. M - sour airy beer with high carb. Lingering sour raspberry cherry ending. T - sour raspberry and funk throughout. Hints of lemon lime. O - good sour fruit beer. A bit linear. 3.7
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish beer with no head. Tart, raspberry aroma with light dustiness. Raspberry and a tart/sour flavor with light dustiness. Medium bodied. Easy drinking - nice clean flavors. Raspberry and tart/sour notes linger with light malt.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks for sharing this 375 ml., Tom. well, very pink bodied for starters. A great aroma of fruit dessert. The taste came off quite well, with sourness and fruitiness.
tastybeer (1486) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at City Beer in SF. Pour is pink with a nice white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of raspberry, earth, funk, barrel. Taste is tart raspberry, horse blanket, oak, red wine. Palate is soft, lively carbonation, tart finish. Very good.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ City Beer. Nose is great wood & berry, dry lemon. Flavor follows suit, with great barrel & fruit character. One of the better American Framboise Iíve had!