joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 18, 2014
Had a glass of this from a bottle at the Arbor Brewing Company sours & fruits tasting. Didn’t take formal notes. Sweet, but not cloying. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours berry amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet raspberries but not, almost ginger ale. Flavor is very similar, sweet berries on a thinner body. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!
A: This brew appears hazy and light orange in color. The head stands in at just a quarter inch, has decent retention, and leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is of sweet tart candies, raspberries, and funk. The aroma is rather unusual.
T: An average / mediocre beer. The fruit and funk just never seem to cooperate with each other. Additionally, there is an odd aspect to the flavor that I find difficult to pinpoint, but I know I’m not into it. The raspberries never seem to cut through or fully emerge in the flavor. All in all, this one needs some work.
M: Thin body and slightly watery. The weird flavor asserts itself more as the beer warms and I progress deeper into my portion.
D: I wouldn’t recommend this. I was pretty disappointed, as I love drinking sour beers, an am always excited to sample one for the first time.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-24-2011 Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Bottled shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks, Brad. Served in a snifter.
Pours a dark, hazy copper color without any real head. A good swirl brings up a bit, though that doesn’t stick around long. The nose brings forward quite a few medicinal notes. This reminds me a lot of a mixture of cherry cough syrup with some stale raspberries. Mild tartness after that. The flavor doesn’t improve on this at all--it’s quite medicinal and doesn’t really have any sour or wild components. No real funk either. Not really impressive at all. The finish is oddly bitter.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2011 Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 750ml bottle, at least 6 months old.....probably more. Pours a hazy, ruddy, dusky orange-amber hue with a moderate, lasting head of smooth, cream colored foam. Rounded, sheety splotches and skinny, jagged flares of lacing mark the glass. The nose is clearly based in wheaty cereal grain, showing a good amount of malty sweetness alongside a bright, zingy, sweet-tart raspberry mash. Some citric acidity is brought along by the tart berry and mildly buggy, dry, yeasty oak. Flavors show that same contrast of softly sweet caramelized wheat grain and tart, acidic, macerated raspberry. Tannic fruit skins lend a bit of a vinous feel, accompanying the wet, almost moldy oak and drying, fruity yeast. The palate struggles along just a tad, mired in sugars that should have attenuated a bit more, though the carbonation is nice and lively. The finish is clean and dry, saving face for the initial sugary impression. Overall, I’d call this a disappointment. There are moments of promise, but on the whole, it falls pretty flat. Decent at best.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a lightly hazed peach color with a bubbly off white head. A little over carbonate, lightly tart raspberries in the nose. Pretty tasty overall. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Nose is dusty and musty, body is dry and mildly overcarbonated. Taste isn’t very sour but has a good natural raspberry flavor and lacto tartness. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle purchased from the brewery in Ann Arbor and shared on Premise.
A-pours a cloudy golden amber color with a fluffy off white bubbly head.
S-the nose is sweatyy up front, notes of medicinal phenol. the aroma sweetens and the raspberries come in next, a light bitterness to it with notes of acetone in the back that linger.
T-tart raspberries up front, acetone takes over, a light bit of acidity and sour raspberries, hint of bitterness and the acetone makes itself known again lingering after the sip is gone.
M-medium body with a strong carbonation, grainy on the palate with a crisp slightly dry finish.
D-very sweet with too much acetone and booze in the back. the sourness doesn’t balance the sweetness, not recommened. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Arbor brasserie greff framboise... Pours a medium orange brown with a
fluffy soapy foamy white head...fresh Raspberry huge in the nose with
a floral soapiness... Thin soapy raspberries in flavor and mouthfeel.
Not soapy in terms of flavor bit moreso mouthfeel. Thin drinkable not
too soured and very little funk.
7/3/7/3/13 deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle I shared with the Chicago Crew. Poured a hazy red with a slight orange hue and a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma had a combination of both tart and sweet raspberries. Flavor began with a bit of tart raspberry, but the flavor quickly became sweet with the flavor of raspberry puree.