Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Raspberry

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Freigeist Bierkultur
Brewed at Vormann Brauerei

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Stolberg, Germany
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (3765) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
500ml bottle @El Lpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 06-04-2015.
BBD: not found.
Pours hazy dark copper with amber reflections, little of white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Raspberry, grapy, caramel and roasty nose. Medium body, average carboantion, oily texture. Tste is some sour, berries, raspberry, some roasty and caramel. A bit unbalanced. Weird.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2514) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2016
0.5 l bottle from Vormann Brauerei, bottled in Spring 2015 (about one-and-a-half years old). Clear, very dark red to black with a thin, frothy, slightly creamy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish, slightly roasty, rather fruity and maybe minimally sourish aroma of raspberry juice, milk chocolate and a touch of sorbet powder. Sweetish-sourish, quite fruity and slightly roasty taste of milk chocolate, lots of raspberry juice, some sorbet powder and stracciatella ice cream, followed by a medium long, minimally bitter, slightly tart and just a little salty finish. Medium body, a bit creamy and a little astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite tasty, the raspberry matches the chocolaty roastiness quite well and the sourness is greatly balanced. Nice beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (8494) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2016
500 ml. bottle. Dark purple blueberry juice, few bubbles only on the side. Nose is metallic rotting & fermenting raspberry, old chocolate & some licorice syrup, odd, raspberry is big but weird. Taste is thin metallic spoiled raspberry, ditchwater, too thin with roasted malts, watery, burned malts, licorice, little carbonation, there is definitely fruit here, it is too watery, metallic, weird licorice etc. overripe & spoiled fruit tasting to really come together. Bit of a letdown & bit of a mess to be frank. The base seems to be quite weak here. Really nasty sediment, gook at the bottom of the bottle, the fruit I suppose?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6526) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, raspberry, roast, coffee, and a hint of smoke. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger khaki head that fades to a thin film. There is some very thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of moderate chocolate. There is a moderate-heavy light-moderately tart raspberry backbone here. The finish has light lemon, mild roast, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. Its medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, I was a little skeptical of this since Im not a fan of dark sours. I rarely think sour and roasty work well together. This is very good. Its more tart than sour and the roastiness is pretty mild.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (4789) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
500ml bottle, from trade with Erzengel, many thanks! Pours dark with small tan head. Aroma bears raspberry syrup, some chocolate. Taste is sticky-thick bodied, veering towards cloying. Im not too into fruit porters but thankfully the raspberry element is integrated well with cocoa, liquorice salt and roast with a light sour edge.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (1643) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2016
Aroma: very intensice raspberry juice notes, dark malts. Appearance: brown-reddish color and beige-reddish head. Taste: rapsberries everywhere, salty, sour notes, dark malts, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, sour and roasted finish. Overall: Amazing beer, complex and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1200) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Aroma - raspberry balsamic vinaigrette like aroma, wild yeast, and slight roast. Appearance - the body is black. The head is buff and 1" and holds tight. Slathered suds. Taste - is sour, tart, salty, with dry raspberry, roast, and wild yeast. Slight funk. Palate - medium body, velvety texture, average carbonation, and dry fruity finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (4780) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Inky black with a thick head of tan foam. It has a tart, rich raspberry and chocolate flavour with liquorice, bitter, roasted notes and more sour raspberry on the finish. Excellent!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
popery (2075) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2016
The beer is a medium dark purplish red, not too dark to see through a bit. Fairly hazy. Pours nearly flat. Zero head, almost no bubbles even with a vigorous pour. I dont like to knock off points for appearance, but Ill make an exception here. The aroma is raspberries and slightly spoiled and fairly mild milk chocolate. If that chocolate note was better and stronger, I think Id like this beer. As is, its just off-putting. The sweet raspberries dominate and seem a bit fake and sweetener-ish. The taste does not help much. Its sour, flat porter with some meh raspberry flavor and a twang of artificial-tasting sweetness. Some cola flavor. Just a touch of fruity roast. Maybe some smoke. The mouthfeel is limp and flat and really doesnt help. This bottle isnt super old and just isnt good. Hard to drink much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (5003) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2016
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big sour raspberry, red grape, dark fruit, milk chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light licorice, sea salt, hay, straw, pepper, light red wine vinegar/funk, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, dark/roasted malt, and raspberry fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big sour raspberry, red grape, dark fruit, milk chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light licorice, sea salt, hay, straw, pepper, light red wine vinegar/funk, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Good amount of fruity/tannic tartness, roast bitterness, and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour raspberry, red grape, dark fruit, milk chocolate, cocoa, toasted dark bread, light licorice, sea salt, hay, straw, pepper, light red wine vinegar/funk, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, dark/roasted malt, and raspberry fruit flavors; with a solid tart/bitter/spiciness balance and some light-moderate bitter astringency lingering after the finish. Moderate dryness from acidity/spiciness as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic/sticky, and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good fruited sour porter style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, dark/roasted malt, and raspberry fruit flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink even with the bitter astringency. A fairly enjoyable offering; the cherry version was much better and more balanced.


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