DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage, shared among my in-laws. Deep coppery amber with quite a lot of sediment. Sour raspberry aroma, lactic and oak undertones. Sour raspberry flavour with a lovely spicy funkiness, firm yoghurty acidity and sourness, light oak. Quite malty, but in balance with the other flavours-- quite reminiscent of a Flemish brown -- really excellent.
ryanscourt (533) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart, flavorful, complex. Really like this style. Good oak and vanilla flavors to balance.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Raspberry, Mild Sour Mash
T: Bitter Raspberry, Red Plum, Bitter Apple
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a nice fruity sour, hides the boozy taste.
Emeister84 (664) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of raspberry, lemon, and red wine. Hazy peach skin hue with some trub, almost like kombucha scoby, and with a fairly lasting off-white head. Dry and very acidic with flashes of raspberry mellowed by gentle oak spice. Crisp and cutting, with a light-medium body and an abrupt clean finish.
Braudog (5461) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours with a thin body, bright, shiny red and little head. The aroma is definitely fitting ... wild and outdoorsy, with a strong hint at the berries. This drinks with a puckeringly tart consistency, like candied berries and yeast, this drinks very nicely, and will definitely kill your sweet tooth! (#5292, 10/14/2013)
ajnepple (1463) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pink and cloudy with a white head. A nice puckering raspberry sour. Very tart and fruity.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml c&c bottle served in a Town Hall Tulip. Thanks to BenTenison for the bottle. 2012 vintage.
A: Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring with no real left down the glass.
S: Sour raspberry with a sugary sweetness, almost like a warhead. Oaky with some
T: Tons of sour pucker on this one. Slightly cheesy on the backend with some oak and vanilla. Tart raspberry with some enamel stripping sour notes. Definitely some funky and sour stuff here.
M: Light, but extremely teeth grinding, enamel stripping in texture. It just coats your teeth and the back of your throat with an intense sourness.
O: A little sour and the teeth coating qualities were a little much for me. A little one note.
Serving type: bottle
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear reddish copper with almost no head. Brett aroma. Funky barnyard with some oak and raspberry. Lingering tart finish.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 pleasant aged cherry aroma, a sour note. murky dull red color, no real head. tart, sour, a bit acidic. nice aged fruit flavor. some bitterness in the finish.
writerljberg (468) - Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jim. Thanks!
A: Brackish, opaque red. Pinkish head devolves into a ring. Decent lacing.
N: Raspberries, grapefruit, lemon, oak, and vinegar. Touch of red grape.
T: Aggressively sour, perhaps top 3 of any I’ve had. Vinegar, oak, hints of acetone and the sweetness of raspberries offer some respite, but really, this just puckering.
M: Light body, incredibly scraping. Alcohol is well hidden.
O: A kick in the teeth, but it remains enjoyable. This might cause some digestive issues if you’re not careful, though.