Hotbeerboy (25) - - SEP 18, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
So fruity and nice sour with slite burbon teast that very well hidden a good once.
Bediddleby (13) - - JUN 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A delicious sour ale. Strong raspberry flavor followed by a perfectly balanced sour finish. A masterpiece to those who enjoy sour beers.
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DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours turbid magenta with dark brown highlights and 2-fingers of fluffy head. Nose is earthy peaty malt, freshly picked raspberries, some of that sour mashy Cantillon aroma. The taste is fresh raspberries with some tartness, loads of funk, earthy, and peaty notes, and some oaky undertones. The palate is smooth, velvety, a bit spicy late, and complex. This one is criminally underrated, and I have no doubt that it would fare well in a blind taste test against the worlds best sour/raspberry ales.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Crisp, tart, acidic raspberry aromas. Whew this is pucker tart. Very tasty and acidic raspberry flavors. Overall it’s a fantastic sour
AmykalH04 (35) - - MAY 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A- Cloudy red with a small white head.
S- smells of raspberry along with slight souring.
T- Acidic raspberry up front that mellows into a slight sourness on the tongue.
M- a pleasantly thin feel with good carbonation bubbles
O- the reddish pink hue gives it a very inviting appeal. Definately a beer worth aging can only get better with time.
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I Need to Update this rating with all the many vintages and bottles I’ve sampled from, but this is the most recent:
Super hazy ruby and brown coloured body with a nice, very thin tan head. Aroma of sour grapes, raspberries, oak, lemons, gueuze, more sour grapes and a lactic kick that literally makes your mouth water, until you have a sip. Medium-bodied; Lightly effervescent with a small kick of spices at first, but plenty of raspberries, alcohol, sour grapes, sour cherries, sour lemons, malt, apples and a robust sweetness from fruit that cannot be described. Aftertaste is complex, ever so sour, sweet and full, with a lot of depth in the malt profile, but the oak and sour fruit tastes are phenomenal. Overall, easily one of my favourite beers ever, which include double-digit trips to Belgium, but something about this beer makes it world-class. I try to keep six or so of these around in various vintages, all in my cellar for special occasions, and this one was for one of those - my birthday. This bottle is vintaged at 2014, purchased on 01-May-2014 from Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia for US$19,99 that is well worth the purchase price, sampled at home in Washington on 27-June-2015.
NikkTwist (2087) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Bottle. 2011 vintage. Pinkish brown with a long foamy head. Big full raspberry and oak barrel flavors. Funky sour. Fizzy unfiltered body. Less refined flavor than most framboise lambics but much more enjoyable. Sour trumps sweetness here. Earthy goodness. High ABV is well hidden. The 2011 version is good but a step down, for me, from the super sour 2010 version (which I would easily rate much higher.) Update: Having the 2011 Vintage again in April 2013. Feels thinner and less complicated. Past its prime. Still like it but wish I could have that first complicated 2010 sour version again! Update: 2012 vintage beats the 2011. Cleaner, sharper sour while maintaining a full body. Bumped up my rating to bring in the 2010 and 2012 vintages. Avoid the 2011 at this point but otherwise a tremendous full sour!
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: An incredible beer, but not as sour as I was expecting. This should be even better with some aging, but at around $18 a bottle I don’t know if I’ll be willing to do so. The alcohol is a little too present in this young bottle, but not as strong as I’d expected from the ABV. Not much funk either. Much easier to drink fresh than Dogfish Head Fort though.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark, brownish red with an average, off-white (in the form of pinkish-purple) head that mostly diminished and left good to fair lacing. The aroma was Raspberry, cask wood, alcohol and then more sour raspberry as it warmed. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and moderately acidic; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, moderately acidic and sour with a long duration. There was raspberry then sour raspberry with some alcohol and wood. The medium to full body was a little syrupy but dry in back with fizzy carbonation and a moderate astringent and light to moderate alcoholic finish.
Pastor (799) - 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.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Sea-of-Floydster tasting. Bottle from hopdog. I’ve been curious to try this beer. Seems very rare to some people, but then the ratings aren’t that high. Cloudy red amber color. Lightly sweet. Lots of fruitiness. Insanely easy to drink. Excellent.