Scopey (8249) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Jack at THE fruit sour tasting. It pours deep purple with a small fizzy white head. The nose is bramble jam, tangy berry, blackcurrant cordial, wood and raspberry yoghurt. The taste is sour raspberry, raspberry pip, bramble, blackcurrant, jam, great sweet-sour balance, lemon, lip-smacking sourness, moderate acidity, granny smith apple and wood with a tart finish. Medium body and effervescent carbonation. Juicy, well-balanced and absolutely delicious. Truly one of the best American sours that I’ve ever tasted.
markwise (4601) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at GABF 2012. Pours a hazy red-purple with an off-white head. Nose is sweet raspberry, vinegar, some oaky tartness, oak, vanilla, and mild funk. Flavor is a brilliant blend of sour, tartness, mild funk, sweet raspberries, vanilla, and fruit. Medium in body and a sheerly awesome sour.
Steasy66 (1035) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby color, no head. Full raspberry aroma, very tart, with good raspberry flavor. Tingly carbonation and a bit on the thick side.
ekstedt (5732) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of rlgk. Shady ruby with a pink head. Fresh raspberry with soma black currants, green apples, grapefruit, and some barnyard. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Dry with medium acidity. Very tasty and refreshing, but lacks a bit depth in the raspberry aroma.
_angst_ (3259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours tiny hazy deep brownish ruby with a small frothy pinkiskh offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet, slightly sour and fruity with raspberries, lemon juice, moist tobacco, wood, dark grapes, black tea, lemon zest, black currant leaves, dry soil, barnyard and hints of hints of woody tannins. Taste is very sour, fruity and tart with juicy raspberries, lemon juice, salty liquorice, moist tobacco, rose hips, black currants, wood, black tea, unripe gooseberries, hay, dark grapes, dry soil, barnyard and hints of raspberry vinegar. Mouthfeel is dry, fruity tart, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sour and tart with raspberries, black currant jam, black cherries, wood, lemon juice, hay, dry soil, tobacco, dark grapes and black tea. Such an amazing fruity beer.
rlgk (12348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Slightly hazy red/purple beer with a small but rather nice pink/beige head. Lovely raspberry aroma, tart, grapefruit, vinous, hay, funky, vanilla notes, rubber, acidic, licorice, floral, black currant. Raspberry flavor, sour, tart, hay, floral, fruity, licorice notes, rubber notes, tart, leather notes, funky, tea, barnyard notes, vinous, tobacco notes, acidic. Sourish raspberry finish with tart notes, hay, raisins, rubber, funk notes and grapefruit. Wonderful.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy dark red with small head. The aroma holds juicy, fresh and tart raspberries up front with undertones of subtle bread, lacto, citrus, rose hip, black currant, liquorice, tobacco, green tea, whisper of wood and a touch of funk. The flavor is dry, medium to heavily acidic and tiny bitter with notes of tart berries, citrus, lacto, dry malt, earth, light funk. The mouthfeel is tart and light astringent with a light to medium carbonation. Citric and raspberry-driven finish. Light to medium bodied.
Dazz3 (1575) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours hazy dark ruby with a small pink head. Smells creamy barry, sour rasbarries. Tastes sweet sour red current and all kind of red barries.
tkrjukoff (4154) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle rlgk’s tasting. Pours cloudy dark lila. With a small pinkblue rim of small bubbles. Aroma is sweet sour raspberries black currants stable tart vinegar. Flavor is sour tart lemon juice apple vinegar not too sweet, nicely berry fruity funky and raspberries. Finishes tart dry raspberries.
larsniclas (5891) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at USSkovde
Dark ruby red. Almost no head. Slightly hazy.
Sweet raspberries and some tobacco in the aroma.
Tart and sour flavour. Raspberries.