islay (3185) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2018
12 oz. can, consumed on 1-14-18. Pours a hazy, dark rose with a moderate amount of light pink head. Very pleasant in color in both head and liquid. I tend to reserve 5s for appearance for cases of long-lasting, thick, uneven head, which is not the case here, but, otherwise, it couldn’t look better. I’d give the appearance a 4.5 if I could. Intriguing and beautiful in appearance. Refreshing, raspberry aroma. Fruit first and foremost, though on the tart site of fruit, and then some sourness in the smell. Mineral aroma as well. Stone and vanilla yogurt scents. Almost bitter in smell. Quite tart in flavor. Mineral. In the flavor, the fruit is secondary, but that’s more than okay. Still, raspberry fruit certainly is present, again on the tart side of the expression, which is totally fine by me. Raspberry tart baked good. Definitely a good amount of lactic acid here. I get vanilla and cream upon multiple sips. Not as complex as the best barrel-aged sours (it’s not barrel-aged), but certainly complex for a kettle sour. Quite refreshing. Very easy to drink. Light to medium body. Smooth in the palate. Palate effects complement the style very well. Strong across the board, very well done, and eminently likable. Another winner from Fair State. 126.96.36.199.16=>4.0 balloonbuffoon (803) - - AUG 28, 2017
25.4floz (750ml) bottle, no freshness date found, purchased about four months ago, $15, tulip glass. Looks like cranberry juice, smells like apple juice, and tastes like fresh raspberry. The palate is moderately sour, fruity without being sweet, and body is a light-tingly medium. Pretty good. andrewje41 (4629) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2017
750 mL bottle poured, with much thanks to Hoff for the share. Awesome! A reddish orange pour, slow fizz head. Very tart red raspverry forward aroma. Flavor is a soft straw grain, underneath loads of sour raspberry and mixed other berries. Clean sour, full of jammy flavor, and a slightly dry finish. An excellent sour, that remains unique. Excellent. Homer321 (5255) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle thanks to Hoff. Super fruity berry nose. Super red pour with small white head. Light funk. Light dry fruit flavor. Quenching. Very light funk. Nice. ljthiessen (1539) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy ruby-red pour with a small pale pinkish head. Aroma is big raspberry, a little floral. Taste is very floral, raspberry, very dry, a little tart. Really nice.
GTAEgeek (2569) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2016
750 mL bottle from StFun. Clear, bubbly, purplish red, with a thin, off-white ring. The nose is saltine crackers, raspberry jam, Greek yogurt or parmesan cheese, and lactic acid. Off-dry and acidic, with a nice, mild tartness. Light body, very effervescent, crisp, and clean. This is a nicely balanced, fruity beer. Almost like a light rose wine, and some lambic character. Quite tasty. BVery (11491) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
Tap at Muddy Pig. This is terrific. Murky deep pink / red pour with a small light pink head. Seedy tart raspberry, yogurt. Lively on the tongue. Damn, so good. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2016
750ml bottle opened at the brewery (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a delicious appealing hazy raspberry and hibiscus tea hue. Pinkish purple allure and frothy whitish pink head atop is full, a good ringer sits atop and laces well. Fiery fantasy hue is attractive, alluring, and an attention grabber. Aromas are tart and spritzy, seedy raspberry meets earthy bitter/tart hibiscus. Subtle lactic appeal grows with citric appeal, yogurt, some earthy malts and some spritzy appeal. Initial is lighter bodied, firmly sour and spritzy. A good liveliness on the palate with bitter tart hibiscus from the Roselle standing up and delivering as that seedy, pulpy raspberry addition really does work. Sour, fruity, a bit jammy into the middle quickly snapping back to a spritzy, sour, and lively sour experience. Coating the palate with dry and sour appeal, lactic acidity and yogurt behind. This Lactobac 2 really seems versatile and it really seems like they found the magic here with raspberries. Sour trailing finish with tart and bitter hibiscus. I think the true skill here is that the acidity remains in check, the sour/tart appeal boosted by the hibiscus instead of preaching more lactic twang and the raspberries get more time to shine overall. Really great flow, just delicious stuff. Bravo. Probably should have bought some bottles of this. Might need to remedy that. jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Keg @ Fair State. Light reddish pour with a white head. Slightly hazy. Nose is really vibrant. Plenty of fresh raspberry. Mellow funk. Flavor is nicely jammy a sweet raspberry. Mild acidity. Some yogurt. Light and easy going. Moderate carb. Excellent. Travlr (26943) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at the source. Hazy deep red color, pink head. Nice aroma of perfumy berries, light funk and dust. Taste has lightly sour berries, summer fruit. Nice soft sourness, less tart than the base beer. Very easy drinking.