jredmond (8206) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at rnh with streets and Kyle. Pours a hazy amber red with no head and minor lacing. Aroma is strong tart and fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonated with notes of tart raspberries, wheat, yeastsour fruit, vinegar, but finishes slightly dirty malts. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Draft on tap at Beer Bistro for their Invasion! (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice amber hue, a pinkish red tint with good haze, frothy offwhite head sits atop and laces ok, a bit cakey, decent sized overall. Aromas are raspberries, a decent kick with a almost a smokiness, wet oak, funky dry brett, dust. Some more raspberries, a bit gentle with lingering brett, wet red wine. Weird peaty smoke or plastic kinda essence on the backend. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied offering raspberries, decent amount of oak, toast, and smokiness. Touches of red wine, tannins, perhaps the barrel lends itself to this smokey earthiness on the back. Touches of dryness, funky brett, dust. A touch of pulpy berry as I get further in. Touches of sourness kick up front, but more gentle as the backend kicks more brett, funk, and leather. A strange beer, with touches of bandaid or earthy carmelized smoke. The raspberries linger with light sourness, decent to moderatr funk, and a light barrel presence. A strange trip, the backend making things weird. It seemed promising and then fell off a bit. An ok enough beer, interesting, has some nice bits with the raspberries, oak, and brett but also has some oddities about it. Average wild ale. 7, 3, 7, 3, 14: 3.5.
A 2nd pour warranted a much different experience, I believe due to a dirty line. Pours a similar hue, with a darker berry red presence. Decent haze, rich ruby glow. Aromas are sour raspberries, a nice framboise presence with brett, wet oak, touches of vanilla, and bread. light lactic presence. Initial is a solid sourness, lactic acid and sour raspberries, tart and delectable, with rich pulp. Sour tannins, tart, dry. Barrel throws a touch of wine, with oak, touch of butter. Finish is lingering tartness, dry brett, citrusy orange peel, bread, and touch of spice, nice sourness grows on the palate. That had to be an infected line earlier. Lingering rich red tart raspberries. Yummy. Much better, much closer to Ava.. Even better with a clean sour raspberry sourness, those gritty tannins. Mmmmmm. Aroma come through much more powerful, strong, rich. Really, a great beer. 8, 4, 8, 4, 17: MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2011
FoBAB 9. Fiery amber pour, thin white small-bubbled ring. Nose is sublime: oak dryness competes with vanilla sitiing atop the raspberries, which create a sour dessert note while simultaneously enhanced by the base saison dryness drawing a pith out of the raspberries. Flavor reminds of Troegs Splinter Blue, more fruity, bright acid highlighting the raspberries, bit simple with a soft, yeasty dryness through the finish, effervescent but not as badly muting as Splinter Blue was. The nose reminded me of Terry Hawbaker’s talent, unfortunately not followed up in the flavor. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Draft at beer bistro. Pours hazy red white head. Nose has pleasant raspberries, pears, and white grapes. Flavors tasty tart raspberries, musty grainy quality, good sharpness to it but it’s crisp, mellow, vinous, and very refreshing. My kind of sour, drinkable with low acid and lactic. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
draft... really solid sour saison that brings out lots of fruits, one of their better sours
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Rating number 2000! Draft at Beer Bistro Invasion. Pours a very attractive clear reddish with a dissipating white head. The nose is fresh raspberry jam, tart with soft Rosé wine notes and a clean malt profile. Light fruity funk as well. On taste, it really comes across as a light and jammy wine with a raspberry infusion. Dry and tart, light bodied and incredibly refreshing. Nice Brett funkiness to it. This is an absolutely fantastic beer that keeps you coming back. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Decent 6oz pour at the beer bistro tap invasion... Pours a semi-reddish hazy hue, mostly transparent and more orangey in nature and topped with a thin circular ring of clean white head... Fruity aroma of gin and berry like scentuals with an odd type of peaty like finish towards the backend which throws things off a bit... Tart, tea, earth, and raspberries sentimentalities make way upfront. The peat isn’t as apparent to me in the flavor, thankfully . Sour and tart hold true throughout. Light to medium bodied with pretty lively carbonation. Something a tad bit more off in the nose but it’s still holds up overall. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Pours to a glowing red orange body with a white head. The aroma is raspberries and rhubarb. The flavor is dry grassy hops, rhubarb, and raspberries with a lot of pale malts. Nice velvety body with a medium palate. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
tap at fobab. ky’s favorite beer of the day. nice clean blueberry/raspberry fruit character. light cobweb musty funk. touch of oak. well made, great beer. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
FOBAB 2011. Pours a crystal clear, very pretty colored copper-gold with a slight pinkish hue. Finger-width, soft, frothy, pink-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid, soft lacing on the glass throughout. Aroma is pretty solid with a nice raspberry tartness and a slight sweetness from the fruits as well. A light pale malt sweetness with a touch of funk and a nice oak. I get a few vinous fruits behind the raspberries as well. Flavor is similar. Some funk and tart raspberries up front with vinous fruits in there as well. A touch of clean pale malt before the oak dries this nicely and finishes fruity and tart. Very clean and lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a nice, moderate, somewhat lively carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. Refreshing raspberry tartness with a solid oaky funk throughout. This was very well done.