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Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic

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RATINGS: 91   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Rating #1700. Bottle @ THE Sour Fruit Tasting. The pour’s deep reddish purple with a small off-white head. The nose is super jammy blackberry and raspberry.. Sugary jam, crushed meaty berry. Great vitality, fresh aromas. The taste is big, sweet meaty blackberry and raspberry. Wonderful, buoyant fruits flavors. The sweetness is balanced by a mildly acetic woody tang. Wonderfully balanced and easy to drink. The flavors are bright, fresh, clean. Soft carbonation. Overall, I could drink this every day. An amazing fruit sour. Probably the best American sour I’ve ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - huge thanks to Jack for procuring this one. Pours rich ruby with a very fine, white film of a head. Lovely, fresh raspberry aroma. Light sweet flavor with clean and fresh raspberry, lots of dryness, and a well and sour character. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Dry finish with plenty of tart raspberry, light salt, light acidity, a bit of lip-quiver. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5292) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Backlog 2013. Bottle courtesy of Mike at Franks with vinny, Alan, Barry and Bill. Pours a deep, deep red wine body with no head. Aroma is perfect - sour raspberry, cherries and blackberries. Mouthfeel is super tart - notes of sour cherries, black berries and raspberries, wonderfully balanced acidity, faint oak and funk.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3640) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2012
holy shit this is amazing. Tons of black raspberry flavors throughout, and just enough sourness to carry it out. Great stuff

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
GABF 2012. Multiple tastes at GABF. So glad to finally try this! Pours a hazy purple appearance with a small off white head. Super juicy, tart nose with tons of raspberries, vanilla, and light funk. Super tart raspberry, funky, juicy, light barnyard flavor. It’s a burner but very nice for Sourheads.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Sampled at USSkovde Dark ruby red. Almost no head. Slightly hazy. Sweet raspberries and some tobacco in the aroma. Tart and sour flavour. Raspberries.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steasy66 (861) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Deep ruby color, no head. Full raspberry aroma, very tart, with good raspberry flavor. Tingly carbonation and a bit on the thick side.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1919) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a dark purple red with no head. Aroma of berries, Oak and slight vinegar. Taste is berries oak and slight vinegar. Pretty amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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