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Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A variation on a traditional Framboise. Aged in wine barrels for 21 months and blended to produce a classic profile.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3642) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Bottle cracked by NJ Alan at a tasting. Thanks for bringing this one down bro. Pours ruby with light head if any. Notes are loaded with smuckers jam, tart raspberry, oak, vino, vanilla, and dark fruit. Similar to Raspberry tart but lighter bodied and more puckery. One of the best fruit beers I have had the pleasure of trying. Tried again a couple weeks later, just as awesome with lots of tart Mexican candy notes. Sweet!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Dark redbrown beer with a minimal pink head. Berries and a bit rubberaroma. Sourish and berry flavour. A nice beer with a good balance :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Sample from 750 ml bottle. Pours a reddish purple amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice black raspberry fruitiness with a welcoming tart sour character and mild to moderate funk. Very drinkable with a nice amount of sour. Very good and I would welcome another taste of this at some point. (from notes)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2797) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks a lot to Mike T. For sharing. What a treat. The beer is a deep ruby-purple hue with virtually no head. The aroma brings berries, raspberries, funk. It smells exactly as advertised. Black raspberry lambic. Awesome flavor, even a step up from the nose. Like a funky black cherry soda minus any sugary sweetness. Beautifully executed. An elegant beer, and certainly a stand out among American lambics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8500) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Not super sour, funky, or blackberry-y. But it is a nice easy drinking fruit ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 big thanks to Dan, (Totoropanda) for opening this A- dark purple with no head at all, looks almost flat like red wine N- raspberry jam, moldy raspberry and sour yeast notes T- sweet raspberry jam, carmelized berry chutney with light wine notes. more funk in the nose, but can taste a suttle tartness and brett M- very smooth and enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 Enjoyed another (properly labeled!) bottle last week and felt the need to update my rating. Taking this from a 4.0 to a 4.2 because it’s jammy as hell and tastes much better than Framboos ’11.

Original rating: Opened alongside an incorrectly labeled bottle of Southampton IRS (which is definitely this BRL, not a stout).

Fantastically tart, fruity aroma. Fresh fruit, super jammy. Finishes sharp and clean. Superb balance; easily one of my favorite American sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
(Draught) Pours a murky reddish brown body with a small pink head. Aroma of raspberry, yogurt, pie crust, vanilla, and vinous. Flavor of raspberry, lacto, pedio, and blackberry with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Old rating. Not sure how I failed to enter this. Easily one of the most fruit, jam forward fruit sours I’ve ever had. Really a great basks nice if fruit and sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
In short: An intensely fruity and intensely sour purple ale. Excellent but really intense.
How: Bottle 750ml, shared at post-Friday HF Harvest VIP 2012 party.
The look: Cloudy purple body topped by a tiny ring of foam.
In long: Nose is quite intense, loads of fruits (not particularly raspberries) and sourness jumping out of the glass. Taste is loaded with fruits, I noted blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries. blueberries, blackcurrant. Suffice to say this is a very fruity beer but I didn’t think raspberry flavors dominated although it is the only fruit used. A little sweet on attack but the sweetness is quickly overwhelmed by the intense sourness that felt part lactic and unfortunately also part acetic. Light farmhouse character overall. Thick heavy body that could have used a little more carbonation. Intense stuff here, an excellent beer that could have been even better if dialled down a notch or two. The speed at which I pull out my glass when a good beer is being passed around makes me the Clint Eastwood of beer tasting.

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