theothermatt (140) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Star Bar for Bruery Takeover. Pours cloudy. Light lacing. Smooth. Tart. Sour Apple. Very full mouthfeel. A flight bit of tart fruit on the backend with a nice balanced acidity. I found this as my go to beer and is refreshingly smooth and easy drinking.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale-tan colored head. The beer is a hazed, pale amber hue that shows a lighter, honey tinged version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma has a solid lactic sourness to it up front, this is accentuated by a tart raspberry note that lightlyperfumesthe aroma, and there is even a bit of cracker-like and dried straw like grain character noticeable up front. As the beer warms up a hint of burnt plastic becomes noticeable and there is a soft toasted oak woodiness as well as a bit of spicy wood character that softly influences the nose.
Definitely quite sour and biting, there is also a prickly enough carbonation that contributes with its own carbonic bite. There is a spicy, woody character here that has an almost rounded nutty, toasted oak character to it up front. The finish sees a touch of astringency from the oak, and also a lingering tart fruitiness that softly turns to raspberries. The raspberry flavors are actually fairly dry and soft here; there is not enough sweetness for them to be overly noticeable, though they are certainly present here. Especially in the middle and through to the end where a sort of raspberry seed / raspberry skin flavor is nicely present. There is a soft mustiness to the beer, perhaps a hint of earthy spiciness, some hay like notes in the finish, and an oral-nasal influence that makes me think of a field of dried wildflowers. The body is fairly light, the sourness does keep this a sipping beer, and it has a soft fullness to it that keeps it from being overly thin. As the beer warms up a definite red wine like note starts to become more noticeable; the raspberries likely accentuate this a bit, but this has more fruit depth to it, even if it is quite a bit more subtle. This definitely gets a touch vinous with time, which adds a much needed complexity.
Not bad, but lacks the funky complexity I crave; this is not a Lambic though, but I do find that I mostly prefer beers that have more funky complexity and depth. This is still an enjoyable beer though, and I like that the raspberries are just one contributing part of this beer rather than a central focus. I will admit that I was hoping for more from this beer; definitely drink this on the warm side of cool as it opens up more with the red wine barrel character becoming more apparent.
mcberko (5224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2013 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is very complex, with spices (like coriander), red wine, and some tart citric notes. Flavour brings out very complex notes of spices, red wine, and raspberries. Extraordinarily complex, with all the flavours meshing beautifully. No hint of the ABV, finishing on notes on raspberry and light spice. One of the best Bruery beers for sure. Excellent.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely dark golden color. I don’t get the whole Imperial Wit thing but this tastes great. Spry and tasting of apricots all the way through. Not very sour but the fruit taste makes up for it.
Nocturne (605) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle. Pours out a hazy yellow with frothy white foam. Good raspberry character in the aroma. Quite sour and lactic but nicely so, the raspberry works well here too. Very refreshing. Another impressive beer from The Bruery.
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Golden pour with white lacing. White aroma with hints of sourness. Flavor is lacto and tart fruit, but not overly sour.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from RS membership at Klamath. Aroma and flavor is raspberries, Brett funk and wheat. Palate is pretty fizzy, but it's also effective. I guess I was looking for something a bit more smooth. Idk, very good beer.
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UDBeernut (1413) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium light amber. Taste is tart, earthy funk. Raspberry aight? Balanced but acidic.
Peacehammer (588) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark orange. Sweet, raspberry fruit on the nose. Tart, funkyness on the nose. Big sour up front, a nice hit of raspberry, then a finishing funk and lingering sour quality.
TheHOFF43 (1612) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is hazy light yellow, some nice tartness on the nose. Lemon shines through first, with other fruits mixed in.