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Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared at MuckFest 3 - Saturday Edition. Pours a richer ruby red copper pour, touches of brown, richer haze with orange glowing edges and bottom. A frothy whitish head atop rings, dies to a small layer, laces small. Aromas are richer berry tannins, blackberry skins, tart fruit and seedy elements. Sour lactic presence, touches of brett, mellow bready and biscuity malts. Richer fruity blackberries, lemons, gentle raspberries. Initial lighter end of medium bodied. Rich fruity blackberry and raspberry element, seedy and sour, fruity with touches of jam, mellow sourness grows to a berry lemonade presence, blackberries, lactic acid. Middle is a touch sweeter, but still berry dominant, sour and lactic, touches of yogurt, richer fruit, berry tannins, and lactic elements, lemonade. Touches of brett but this sour is fairly fruit driven. Gentle dust, funk, lactic and sour black raspberry win the game though. I’d say it’s simple but quite good. Not acedic, richer sour fruit that I could drink a lot of.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (533) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Pours a deep purple burgundy with a small soft pink head. Nose is nice seedy raspberry, soft vanilla, very pleasant. Mouth is fruit forward, seedy raspberries, tart on the front and drying out over the palate. Some soft vanilla carries through but it’s very dry and seedy. Minimally acidic, very soft profile, but very real, seedy, fresh fruit without any off flavors. This is very nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle shared at a recent tasting generously hosted by hannont... Poured a robitussin-like reddish with a bubbly head. This was along the lines of NG Raspberry Tart. Lots os sweetness and ripe raspberry flavor and a hint of tartness in the finish. Clean, dessert like. Would be good over ice cream.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13303) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Thanks Beerlando! Purplish colour. Very fruity with balanced tartness. Subtle lactic complexity. Quite nice. It has a lot of flavour and some sweetness, but still carries a mellow lambic character as well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pours a cloudy red color with a light pink head. Aroma is fresh berries and some funk. Taste is sweet and very tart. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Dry finish. Really good!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Had via bottle via gf that muled this sucka. Poured into my snifter from SH. Perfectly poured if I do say so myself. Wish I could have posted to YouTube. A: Nice dark violet with a frothy head. S: Lot of fruit, with a little tartness. Smells like a winner. T: It’s a chicken dinner. Perfect mix of sweet and sour. You normally can’t fight the funk, but the fruit sure does. Not a nasty dunk... M: A little more carbonated than I normally like, but I’ll refrain from saying crisp. O: If you have a buddy that does not like Lambic, this would change their mind.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Opened by Matt for our Sunday tasting. Pours a murky pinkish purple. 1/4’’ worth of effervescent pink head. Nose is full of fresh raspberry aroma, it’s exceptionally bright and tart. Flavor is a little more muted than the nose, still nice and tart though. Mouthfeel is tart, carbonation is moderate, and medium finish. One of the best fruit lambics made in the US, doesn’t have that over the top acetic or lactic sourness. Need to grab another bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle thx to beerlando! Deep rich ruby. Huge bouquet! The house lambik plus the crushed raspberries. Wow this is fun. Ok. Raspberry blackberry clearly. Mold and funk. In a good way of course. Lots if resinous barrel lining. Equal parts pure dry and citric tartness. Balanced, fruity, and refined. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3602) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3072) - 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.


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