alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
nickd717 (3571) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
madvike (2898) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
portableparty (1956) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bacterial (1722) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
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arminjewell (6433) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.