tom10101 (4528) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (375 ml). 2011 vintage. Thanks to Levi for this one! Bright dark salmon with no head and no lacing. Strong aroma of fresh raspberries (both sour + sweet) along with acidic and acetic notes and light malt presence. Taste is moderately sour with, again, a lot of fresh and sour raspberries. The acetic aspect is a little more (a tad too much) present along with light malt and wood. Light to medium body. Low carbonation. Moderately dry. Mouth puckering. Very good raspberry Sour! Intensely fruity (especially the aroma). A tad too acetic and could use a little more complexity, especially considering that the base beer (Temptation) is so complex.
Hair6a11 (1444) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Vintage : Pour is raspberry in hue, with a fine bubbled pink head in this glass - it eventually rings the glass, with some light lacing present here ; the nose is soft - raspberry juice, grassy hops, and light barrel treatment here; the flavor profile is initial modest in nature ; more grass, raspberry juice, as well as raspberry seed- and it then moves to a stronger souring character with lemon tart and earthen oak - there is a lingering, prickly sourness as well as carbonation at the finale - Thanks Dakine!
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to matt for sharing this bottle. Pour is hazy pink, with a thin white head. Nose is fresh & tart, raspberry & barnyard funk. Earthy, gently souring fruit lactic acid with a fruity sweetness. Body is soft with light carbonation. Very mellow and lovely.
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at EBT2 2013. Shared with Mathieu87 and Joris.
APPEARANCE: clear red beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: raspberries! very very fruity, very fresh, sourness clearly noticeable.
TASTE: sourness very subtle with amazing sweetness, some wood.
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle shared by madbeerbaron...thanks Ben! - Pours pink with a thin white head. Nose is yogurty raspberry, pretty pungent with a touch of tartness. Taste is pretty fleshy raspberry with tartness and yogurt. Finishes long and lightly tart, with more fruit and a touch of white wine. Soft and well-carbonated.
burg326 (5093) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Berliner Bash, poured a reddish color with aromas of raspberries, wet wood, and light musk. Flavors were tart raspberries followed by some earthy funk with a touch of wet wood. Pretty amazing beer, thanks to the person who shared this gem.
JorisPPattyn (8920) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pink head, fast gone over beautiful clear red-cyclamen beer. Raspberry². explosion of fresh fruit and vinous, winecasks. This nose is absolutely stunning! Sour raspberries - wild ones, at that, full of fresh flavours and natural acids. Hint at vanillapods (real one, not like from oak). Spritzy, enliveling the superb natural flavours; yet some slickness. This is insanely good. Another winner, Vinnie. Some super-natural, faintly alcoholized Hero-drink... Abject thanks to the donator!
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (Thanks veliempojot). Reddish colour, small white head. Aroma is raspberries, some mild alcohol, quite sweet and mild toffee. Flavour is raspberries, rather tart wood and has a very dry palate to it. Sweet and tart, but not very sour. Stil lextremely dry. Beautiful.
tiong (5620) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle from a trade with Hugonaut13, thanks!
2012 vintage - Pours dark red with a foamy white head. Aroma of tart raspberries, wood, hints of yeast and vinous notes. Taste is tart, sourish and sweet with notes of raspberries, wood, oak, vanilla, vinous notes and yeast. Finish is sour and tart with some raspberries and wood. Another excellent sour ale from Russian River. Well balanced and tasty.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle.
Pours a beautiful ruby colour with a pinkish foamy head. Aroma of strong pungent raspberries and some wood. Flavour of intense tart raspberries, oak, white wine, balsamic vinegar and green apples. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Finishes tart on raspberries with dry wood and some interesting apple notes. Mouthdrying as well. Rather light bodied and pretty strongly flavoured on the raspberries.