kermis (4924) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours hazy orange golden with a pinkish head. Aroma of big tart raspberries and light funk. Flavour is heavy acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
dogfish120love (936) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with pink hue. Notes of raspberries and vineager. Moderately tart, barely sweet.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear pink beer with a thin layer of off white head on top. Aroma of raspberries, tart, oak and such. Flavour is in your face sour. Not much fruity influences going on. Dry, tart finish. Long lasting.
Steve_0 (2580) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour at GABF. Appearance is clear orangish-pink with a frothy white head and great lacing. Funky, bretty, woody, big raspberries, cranberries, and a hint of blueberry in the aroma. Taste is big oak, brett, a light hint of spice, cranberry, red wine vinegar, and tart raspberries with a lightly sour finish. Light body with high carbonation. Really nice stuff. I will definitely be seeking out some bottles of this.
Iphonephan (3162) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the GABF 2013. Pours a clear copper with an off white finish. Barnyard nose. Flavors of tart fruit with only a hint if raspberry. Tart finish.
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a nice light pinkish color with a white/pink head. The aroma is bright and clean with a sharp tartness, hints of raspberries and salty leather. The flavor is similarly sharp and intensely sour but not vinegary or very funky. Super fresh tasting and mouthwatering with a great pucker. Minerals and more salty leather in the finish. The sonambic part of the blend takes over big time even though it’s only 20% of the beer. Raspberries are in balance and provides a nice accent without being the main attraction. I love it right now, but I’m curious how this will age.
ineedbeer (698) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Aroma is full of bright ripe raspberries with a light funkiness and moderate acidity. Acidity adds a touch of a citrus character. Light funk reminds me of walking through a raspberry farm (yes I have done this).
Pours a bright reddish pink with hints of orange. Medium light pink head that is moderately thick and has nice retention and lacing.
Flavor is has a light tartness right away, but that is followed by a hint of sweet raspberries. The sweetness washes away and you get hit with lots of tart berry character. light citrus acidity notes and some medium light Brett character which should develop nicely with time. Brett adds hints of barnyard and pineapple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low acidic astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very enjoyable framboise with lots of fresh, tart fruit. The acidity and Brett character is presently more of a background character, but has the potential to develop very nicely.
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Russian River, twice. Pours hazy neon hot pink with a small pink head that has decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is raspberries with obvious funky notes from the Beat. Quite nice. Flavor is funkier than last year, nice tartness and enough funk to be interesting but not overwhelm. Raspberries are present, but do not overwhelm. Body is medium, carbonation is good. Definite improvement over last year!
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa, CA. Smells of raspberries, of course. Tastes of sour raspberries, but no too overbearing on the sour. Nicely done.
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timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Multiples on tap at RR. Aroma is straight raspberries, some funk, definitely Beat-smelling. Flavor has a nice sour pucker to it...part Sonambic base with the Temptation this time. It really makes this version of the beer stand apart. Amazing beer.
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