slowrunner77 (12060) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2010
didn’t know if this was going to be a sweet fruit beer or a sour funky beer going in, but open popping the cork...sour it is! Yay!! Smells cidery in it’s sourness, with some fresh raspberry and oak in there too. very nice looking brick red with pinkish head. nice body. well carbonated, but full and round in the mouth. the flavor wins it - riddiculously complex. mouth puckerignly sour and aggressive up front, although you get used to it after the first couple sips, but it’s not subtle. even so, there are so many layers underneath to enjoy. the raspberry is eveident and fresh, but plays a supporting eole, and there is a defined woodsie character as well. this is a great beer, but at the price, definitely a rare treat. i like this slightly better than the highly regarded Red Poppy."
deyholla (11628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle shared with others. Poured a hazy deep red amber with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of very sour raspberries and slightly acetate giving an odd olive note. Flavor was similar with very sour raspberries that became a bit acetone. nimbleprop (8390) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2010
375ml bottle pours a translucent, ruby amber with a creamy, rose colored head. Great raspberry aroma, tart cherries, flowers. Flavor is raspberry cobbler, malty, sweet, cookie dough, tart. Finish is very tart. Sort of one note. BuckeyeBoy (7748) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle thanks to ditmier. Pours out dark amber/red topped with a small tan head. Aroma was of berries mostly raspberry, sour, funk, oak, and yeast. Taste was more of the raspberries along with the sour/funk and some candy sweetness. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2010
375ml bottle, enjoyed during the JCB family reunion in SF. Rock on! Faintly cloudy reddish-brown pour, with a thin scrim of bubbles. Lovely nose, combining extremely fresh berry with a tart, faintly oaky bruin aroma that almost cups the fresh fruit. Moderate carbonation and a hint of slickness as it lingers on the tongue, before a medium dry finish that has just the right touch of acidity. In some ways, I want more of the oud bruin to come through; that’ll likely happen with age. Nice stuff.
Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12.7 ounce bottle at DC local tasting, courtesy of noodleuser - thank you sir! Cloudy reddish brown. Aroma is sour citrus and raspberry. Taste has decent funk, tart, acidic, musty, with plenty of fruit. Top beer of the session. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Pure, ripe raspberry fruit aroma. The flavor, though, is quite dry and bracingly tart. Leighton (21307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle at Beerwarming Party. Pours opaque ruby with a light, white head. Tart raspberry and cherry aroma, some acidity and vinegar. Extremely sour flavor, mildly sweet, some acid with hints of bread. Light to medium bodied with super-fine, heavily effervescent carbonation. Finishes with lip-puckering sourness and some lingering raspberry sweetness, and quite dry. Very nice beer. gorditoabd (636) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle shared with mrbunn. Pours a VERY murky raspberry and tomato juice color, with a lasting 1/10 of an inch pinkish white head. Aroma is of raspberries and tomato juice as well, with lots of sediment obviously floating in the glass. Taste is a blast of raspberry, followed by a blast of sour, followed by more raspberry, followed by a gradual raspberry mellowing. Lots and lots of of sour on the 2nd sip as well. Flat on the tongue is all raspberry, around the sides is a wild sour fest. Both are good, hell, wildly unique even, but very different depending on where you let it go to be tasted. This is one of the most unique, interesting beers I have tasted. Excellent, wild, untamed beers I have tasted. Now, that’s with only 315 ratings under my belt, but it’s really, really good. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle generously shared by gorditoabd. Pours a murky and muddy looking brown with a slightly pinkish hue. Head is surprisingly moderate... I was warned that this might gush, but no such unfortune was had here. Aromas are pretty standard... lots of sour and a little raspberry (which becomes much more pronounced on a deep inhale). Flavor is wildly heavy with raspberry... for about one second before it gives way to a sour blast and then finishes with a raspberry seed finish that leaves a lingering sour and fruit presence on the palate. This is really interesting stuff... Depending on how it slides across the palate it is either a raspberry joyfest or a sour puckering punch in the face. As far as complexity has it... this is amazing. As far as a decent incorporation of raspberry goes... outstanding.