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Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A variation on a traditional Framboise. Aged in wine barrels for 21 months and blended to produce a classic profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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 (10883) - 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 (6103) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a dark purple red with no head. Aroma of berries, Oak and slight vinegar. Taste is berries oak and slight vinegar. Pretty amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours dirty ripe cherry/dark purple with no head. Aroma is of raspberries, sweetness. Taste is of raspberries, intense sourness, sweet, tart. Palate: ligth body. Overall: OK. Unidimensionnal. I’m not impressed, but i’d say it’s a good effort. I was expecting more because of the high ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
23rd November 2012
THE Fruit Sour tasting. Thanks Jack for this rarity. Cloudy purple red beer, tiny pink head. Blackberry jam nose. Palate is crisp and dry. Sour white wine, blackberry. A little lemon. Dry finish. It’s fine - not too aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours cloudy ruby red red with frothy pinkish head, that head is much smaller than it was a year ago. Aroma brings more funk now, but has plenty of juicy berry notes as well. The flavor brings big juicy berry notes as well, which have calmed down just a tad and body has dried out a bit as well. It got even more sour with a nice tart ending.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (807) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
Bouteille 750 ml. Robe rouge rubarbe. Arôme de vin rouge et de framboise. En bouche, bonne acidité vineuse. Je me serais attendu à ce que la framboise soit plus présente. Texture sirupeuse. Mince en bouche. Excellente bière malgré tout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5388) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle (750 ml). Traded by j12601, thanks Jay! Burgundy/dark purple with a small quickly and completely diminishing white head (purple) reflects and no lacing. Aroma is vinous with lots of raspberries and sourness/tartness. Taste is even more vinous than aroma, lots of sourness and loads of raspberries and others fruits (blackberries, cherries?, etc.). Mouthfeel is winey and acidic. One of the most vinous beer I’ve drank so far. Except for the barnyard that wasn’t present in this one, this beer reminds me of Cantillon St-Lamvinus. Very good and complex brew. I really like this kind of Sour Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - huge thanks to Jack for procuring this one. Pours rich ruby with a very fine, white film of a head. Lovely, fresh raspberry aroma. Light sweet flavor with clean and fresh raspberry, lots of dryness, and a well and sour character. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Dry finish with plenty of tart raspberry, light salt, light acidity, a bit of lip-quiver. Great.

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