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Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to dsgolovin on BA. Clear deep reddish-purple color with a small pinkish head. Nice intense raspberry aroma with mild funkiness. The flavor is actually really nice, with sharp fresh raspberry and funky tartness. The mouthfeel is nice, acidic but just a tiny bit watery. Reminiscent of Framboise for a Cure. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! Pours deep purple with a thin ring of white head. Nose is grape juice, raspberry jam, and a bit of tart, vinegary funkiness. Has some sweetness, but not overly so. Taste has less fruit components, but they’re still there. More berries, light citrus tartness, and a dry, tart finish. Not lots of carbonation--pretty slick and medium-bodied. Has a touch of lambic-like funk, but the fruit is the star here. Glad I drank this one right away, though it’d be fun to stow a bottle away and see how it changes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle thanks to fredandboboflo! Dark berry colored pour, very little catbonation and a rich dark chewy tart berry aroma. Flavor is also nice jammy berries, tart vibrant fruit. Solid beer, a perfect example of a fruit sour done right!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1921) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours purple with a faint fizzy head. Aroma is raspberries and sourness with an rotten sourness. Taste is sour funky and tart all in the same bottle with blueberries and raspberries mixed in. Taste is all the above with a leather farmhouse flavor showing through. Palate is medium and slick with a lactic dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1621) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Nose is light funk, I don't get any fruit. Pours thin with a white head that disappeared quickly. Really nice purple color. Tart, sour and raspberry - really, really nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL big thanks to Jeff and Greg, aroma brings big notes of dark raspberry, with stem and vine, hints of lemon and lactic notes, touch of slight funk and vanilla, wow, this is big tart raspberry. Taste is big sour lemon, tart raspberry and sour seedy notes, some slight funk and deep cherry and berry notes, hints of biscuit and vanilla, finishes very tart and dry. While this might not be up most people’s alley, this is most of what I search for in a raspberry sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Big thanks to schlimenhaumer for sending this bottle out my way. Thanks to cosmicevan for getting me a Southampton Anniversary snifter to serve this beer in. Southampton, maybe a tulip for next year’s release? Pours a beautiful blackberry-purple color. The berries have really taken over the appearance on this one. Thin white head with a bit of a purple tint. Not too much retention of lacing. The nose carries a strong note of black raspberry with some underlying acidity. Not too much in the way of earth or funk; this is almost all fruit, but it does that aspect incredibly well. The lack of depth and complexity catches up in the flavor, which sticks mostly just to the berry and following acidity. Body is light with a nice dry, fruity finish. Good lactic acidity throughout. Nothing overpowering, but it does the job. Overall, a really nice brew that I was really glad to try. Not quite up to the level of the berliners, but still a very solid wild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5574) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2012
Shared bottle with my wife on Easter, poured into oversized tulip. Looks great; just like you’d hope it would based on the name. Smells great; tart and fruity. Tastes great! The fruit is delightful and pairs wonderfully with the lambic. Mouthfeel is very good as well. Overall, a really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
On tap at SPH. Pours a dark red with a thin pink head. Aroma of sour raspberry, wheaty malt, diaper, hay. Flavor is very very tart and sour on initial and final sips. Light fruits, more generic than specifically raspberry. Lots of sour, milk, diaper notes as well. A bit too tart for my liking, I wish more of the sweet fruit came through. 6/4/5/3/12 (3.0/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2012
Bottle - shared with Bill and Elijah. Pours a serious dark purple with a two finger foamy head..Nice, big funky raspberry and dark fruits on the nose. Taste is all raspberries, tart cherries and lactic acid. Nicely carbed with a sour puckering finish. Enjoyable stuff..

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