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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with over 1000 lbs of fresh local raspberries and aged in French Oak barrels for over 18 months, utilizing a unique blend of wild yeasts and lactic-acid bacteria.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Oddly enough, I rate this beer at a 4 even though I rate the aroma, appearance, taste and palete lower (mid-scale). You have to understand something about this beer BEFORE you drink it. If you don’t you will lose all respect for what the brewer was trying to accomplish. First, let me say that you will be overwhelmed by a fierce acidity in bitterness, tartness and absolute vinegar essences. DO NOT LET THAT THROW YOU. I was privy to a tasting with a rep from the brewery who prepared us for the experience and I can say that without that, I would have pitched it in the sink claiming it to be rancid. However, much like a good balsamic vinegar, this beer does have characteristics of its own to be appreciated. Yes, I said vinegar, and a little salty but once past that, you do taste the berry and raisin and malt as well as the contributions the yeast add. Do try this but remember what I said earlier.


4.4
jc1762 (1436) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle into a snifter showing moderately filtered grapefruit pink with sparse white foam. The nose shows strong tart and acetic notes of raspberries. Just the intensity of the nose could keep you busy. The palate is moderately tart and highly carbonated. Highly tart with flavors of hibiscus and rose petals throughout. Juicy fruit raspberries on the mid palate. A little too tart but overall, fantastic.

3.8
Tide (3897) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2017
Draught at Toronado San Diego. Copper color, white head. Sour taste with raspberry, acidic notes, wheat, sour apple, earthy notes and grass. Sour finish with raspberry, acidic notes, wheat, red currant, grass and a bit of sour apples. Excellent sour ale.

3.8
asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
[Bottle from HB Provisions] Fresh raspberry aroma with a moderate, clean lactic sourness and a touch of vanilla oak. Hazy orange-red under a quickly dropping white blanket that forms half a collar. Flavour is cleanly sour with a moderate raspberry flavour and only slight raspberry seed astringency. Very low pickle juice note and low sulfur malt accent. Light body, moderate carbonation, mouth puckering.

3.9
Jow (3925) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2017
Bottle at home. Pale pink hued beverage. Nose is rich raspberry pulp, citrus, wood and vinegar. Tastes of raspberry, wine, oak, lemons, vinegar, some mandarin orange and champagne. A touch overly acidic and vinegary but deep flavor and interesting.

3.5
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Nice clean raspberry flavor with just a proper hint of funk. Really liked it a lot.

3.5
mathieuc (3990) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2017
EBF 2017. Pours a clear orange golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose contains some trace acetone and is mostly vinegary. Maybe some fruits as well, raspberries I guess. Taste is more vinegar and generic fruits. Body is medium, carbonation moderate. A little burn from the acid. Vinous. Certainly not a blockbuster.

3.2
AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Recently released 375ML bottle. $12.99 @ the local spot. hazy pink red. 1 finger white head fads to a thin white line. smells like an acid bomb, hanky, vinegar raspberry. Cherry, raspberry, puckering sour, juicy finish with old apple and red wine.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2017
375ml bottle. Minimal white head atop murky salmon body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raspberry, fairly sour, light wood, funk, barnyard. Taste is moderately sweet, sour raspberry, lemon/lemonade, light wood. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.7
czar (9085) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2017
on tap at extreme beer fest 2017, boston. clear orange pink pour with a reviving nice off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. bright and vibrant raspberries and cherries, light to medium acidity - some complexity with few acetic notes, woodsy - never tannic; minerals. moderate carbonation, light body, dry and tart herbal-fruity finish. bright enough and not overdone - also, not too leafy like it happens sometimes with a raspberry component addition. very nice barrel-aged raspberry american sour.

3.4
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/3/17] Draught/Bottle at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. Amber. Caramel, vinegar, some berries, acidic, medium-bodied.


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