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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
funkyaudio (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Shared this at DLD 2012 was one of the best raspberry lambic that i have every had, and since it was my bottle i took a bigger poor than i should of. barnyard, earthy, raisin, skunky, woody, red, hazy, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, heavily sour, lively, long finish, medium body,

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 big thanks to Dan, (Totoropanda) for opening this A- dark purple with no head at all, looks almost flat like red wine N- raspberry jam, moldy raspberry and sour yeast notes T- sweet raspberry jam, carmelized berry chutney with light wine notes. more funk in the nose, but can taste a suttle tartness and brett M- very smooth and enjoyable

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Call me a homer for this beer, but I could taste it in my mouth the day after I had it on tap at the release. I’ve since had it from the bottle, and it was exactly as I remembered. Acidic yet balanced with a perfect tart raspberry sweetness. Dark, but not so thick that you can’t enjoy a full pour of it. So - this is not blushing monk or framboise de amorosa. It’s also not framboise for a cure, which frankly in my mind lacked the funk or the complexity that this brew has. It stings, then it soothes, then it finishes clean. I have a few more of these and they are not for trade. Personal white whale right here. Markowski knocked it out the park on this bad boy.

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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Purple color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, bacteria, brett, and lots of sweet juicy raspberries. Taste was woody, with light vanilla, lots of raspberry, and a lightly tart finish. Really a solid attempt.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3316) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Bottle cracked by NJ Alan at a tasting. Thanks for bringing this one down bro. Pours ruby with light head if any. Notes are loaded with smuckers jam, tart raspberry, oak, vino, vanilla, and dark fruit. Similar to Raspberry tart but lighter bodied and more puckery. One of the best fruit beers I have had the pleasure of trying. Tried again a couple weeks later, just as awesome with lots of tart Mexican candy notes. Sweet!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sarlacc83 (806) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to Todd! Beer of the night for me. A: Pure red nearing purple. Very little head. N: Raspberries, cherries, grapefruit, lemons, oak, cabernet sauvignon grapes, leather, tobacco, and more of that sweet delicious black raspberry. T: Sour, fruity, slightly sweet. M: Carbed, crisp, dry and biting. Lighter body. O: I love big raspberry beers. Compares favorable to Hommage and LP Framboise, in my opinion. It’s incredibly powerful and delicious, and if I ever came across a bottle again, I would drink it up so fast. Highly, highly recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbill (3454) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2012
On draught at the Publick House during their release party. Pours a very pretty clear purplish red with a thin pink head. Very pleasant aroma of tart raspberries along with just a bit of funk. The flavor is outstanding and is filled with tart raspberry, malt, oak, and again just a hint of funk. Clean and bright on the palate. The raspberry is incredible, so fruity and fresh. For me, this beer was the star of the release. Wonderful!

4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
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.


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