Bartzilla (518) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The perfect framboise. If you can call it that. Nearly double the power of the cheap stuff. Sour with a hint of berry. 11%? Get the fuck outta here. Delicious.
zathrus13 (1666) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange/copper, with an off white head. Aroma is raspberries, oak, and is also a little sour/tart. Flavor is raspberries, alcohol, funk, oak, and earth. It is a little sour, but it ends more sweet. Itís better as it warms.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle had tons of sediment at the bottom of the bottle so I was very careful opening the cork and pouring the glass hence not to much of a white head. The color of this brew is gorgeous, a crystal clear burgandy with light stream of bubbles rising up from the bottom of my challis.
The first thing I smelled was raspberries, even before it made it to the glass. Some light funkiness is present in the aroma as well
Flavors are what you would expect sour raspberries it reminds me of a Flanders in some way but a good lambic in others. As it warms you do get some barrel qualities from it. I was pleasantly surprised the flavors are quite complex in this brew. This brew is light and crisp in the mouth.
A great brew I really appreciate this one Dim. Good drinkability and a fine wild ale from the east coat at that. I think one of Weyerbacher best.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2009 Thanks to JohnnyKat for the bottle! Hazy amber pour fluffy white head that slowly settles to a fine film. Surprisingly no lace. Acidic oaky aroma. Sticky sweet mouth-feel. Tart up front. Sweet fruity finish. Raspberry syrup. Slightly dry finish. Much better beer at room temperature than cold
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of raspberries, wood, straw and some funkiness. Flavor was tart with sour raspberries, oak/wood, earthy, musty and has a hint of brett. Alcohol was well masked with a medium body and a dry & tart finish. Decent sour ale
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Dickinsonbeer, thanks! Pours slightly hazy amber with a pinkish white film of head. The aroma has just a hint of brett, lemon rind, and lots of sweet raspberry preserves. The carbonation is a tad sticky, like many Weyerbacher offerings. Only a hint of sharpness is detectable in the flavor. A subtle leather note is detectable under all the sweet raspberry jam flavor. Some apparent alcohol comes through as well. The finish has some bitter fruit skin character. Not that bad, just very simple for the style without enough funk.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks Hopscotch! I really didn’t enjoy this at all. It wasn’t really a fruit beer as much as it was a fruit syrup. It tasted like opening up a can of raspberries in heavy syrup. It was somewhat thick on the pallet and the wild notes didn’t really make it through all of the fruit.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 My last entry from the great Backus Backdoor Bash 2008. Pours a nice pinkish/red color and has a pretty nice aroma of fresh berries. Also a very tart aroma and that leads to a very sour ass beer. Just too sour for me.
Rerate---not too sour for me any longer. Pretty nice beer. Love the sourness now.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a hazy, ruby red grapefruit color with very little head or lacing. Thin, runny legging showed on the glass. The aroma is an odd one, showing notes of sour raspberry, medicinal cherry, tart citric acid, and hints of sour oak. Flavors followed the same course, medicinal overall, with notes of raspberry and pomegranate. I was expecting more of a sour intensity, but the sweetness from the sugary fruit elements just cuts right through the tartness. The body is substantial and syrupy, too heavy for the style in my opinion. I didn’t really get much of the dry, bretty character I was seeking. This one is too much like cough syrup for me. Not impressed.
dchmela (2485) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at the McBackus Backyard Bash. Cloudy reddish pour. Sour cherry aroma, funky. Smooth slightly sour taste, very cherry lambic like. Veyr nice sour, not overpowering bitter and puckering. Tasty.