radagast83 (7079) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared from bottle. Poured a pink-red color with a slightly foamy pink head. Aroma was tart and funky raspberries. Flavor was funky notes, with a touch of tart sour berries. I enjoyed it, but my palate either wasnít at its prime or something because it was good, but not out of this world.
pushkinwow (2514) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from a trade although it was a while ago and I canít remember who it was - so thanks!! Fairly bright clear red with no head. Very sour, Chardonnay, some tartness, raspberries, some vinegar that gets you at the top of the nose for some reason. Opened with a huge pop but moderate carbonation, full and huge sour / tart body, vinegar gets you at the sides of the mouth, little bit of fruit, becomes very dry. Excellent beer - if you have a chance to try this do so.
50belair (3308) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pinkish/reddish pour with a pink head. Raspberries, oak, and funk aromas. Sour berries, funk, and oak, with just a hint of vinegar and citrus. Crisp and tart with outstanding balance and perfect carbonation. Simply outstanding...
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tried side by side with temptation. Aroma of big bright clean raspberries, leather,musty cellar, lactic acid. Taste is bright yogurt acid, and tangy raspberry fruit, and dry oak. Less funk, less lemon, less complex than temptation. Solid. Clean. Bigtime berry fruit presence. Nice clean leather. Real nice.
AdamChandler (4466) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Shawn for bringing this to my cabin. 2011 batch poured at cellar temp into a Duvel Tulip.
A - Half-Finger white to red colored head that dissipated very fast to a minor glass-edge line of bubbles. The beer is a ruby red color. No haze, not a ton of carbonation. Very tasty looking.
S - Temptation with Raspberries. Thatís the best way to explain this beer because thatís exactly what this is. Smells wonderful, wild, sour, lambic and delicious.
T - Huge sour raspberries taste. Very wild yeast taste and lots of white wine sauvignon blanc? Hard to tell. The sour rocks my tongue and makes it hurt with sour intensity. Great feeling.
M - 80/20 carbonation, very dry finish, light bodied. Very drinkable.
O - This is amazing. Itís funky and wild and bitter. Remarkable and wonderful. A+
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I brought this one to our post bottle share tasting. Batch #2.
A - Pours hazy bright red with a really nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving little to no lace down the glass. Goes pretty dead quickly, leaving only a thin white ring of head around the outside of the glass.
S - Smells of sharp raspberry sweetness, musty earth, light funk and some lactic sourness round things out. The raspberries are nice and fresh, very nice.
T - Starts off with plenty of fresh picked raspberries slowly giving way to hints of light funk, damp earth and some lactic sourness. The sweetness is balanced well with the funk, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Not overly sour or funky like other wilds. Smooth body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Still plenty of pucker with some dryness.
O - I really enjoyed this one. Temptation is one of my favorite wildís from Russian River and it worked very well as the base for this beer. Awesome stuff for sure.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a bright pink/magenta, with no head. Smells of funk, yeast, tartness, slight raspberry, and vegetal. Taste is tart from the start and finishes moderately sour. A little sweetness through the middle, thin body, and medium carbonation. Not RRís best offering, but pretty tasty.
JStax (4991) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a shared bottle at Jackie-Oís. Appearance is a pink-ish red with a pink head of foam that lasted the entirety of the beer. Aroma is funky raspberries and a touch of barrel notes coming through just ever so slightly. Taste is just funky to the right degree with notes of sour red raspberries playing the lead role. Thank you for sharing.
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled along side the 2010 batch as well. Bottle pours a super, bright pink body with no head or lacing, a hint of carbonation. Aroma is ridiculously delicate fruit, funky oak, raspberries and tartness. Mouthfeel is soft and gentle with wonderful notes of raspberry, jam, fruit juice, funky wood, and sour fruit. I will try this again.
Scopey (11954) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to joeneugs. It pours hazy red, with a thin fizzy lace. The nose is tart cherry, vanilla, wood, artificial fruit, raspberry slush puppy and some floral notes. The taste is raspberry, tart cherry, lemony tartness, vinegar, wood and chamomile, with a tart-lemon finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Medium tartness. Not that complex, but very drinkable.