arminjewell (9262) - East 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.
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Scopey (12690) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Leighton (18677) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
holy shit this is amazing. Tons of black raspberry flavors throughout, and just enough sourness to carry it out. Great stuff
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
larsniclas (6721) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at USSkovde
Dark ruby red. Almost no head. Slightly hazy.
Sweet raspberries and some tobacco in the aroma.
Tart and sour flavour. Raspberries.