chrisv10 (18497) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle @ MikkellerBar. Very dark brown/red with tiny tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, raspberries and tart. Flavour is malt, raspberries, tart, sour, wood, little sweet, dry, earth and vinegar. jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours muddy raspberry brown. Nose of tart funk, raspberry and chocolate covered cherries in a basement. Lots of basement funk. Taste of very tart raspberry, cherry funk and grassy earth. yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle, at Haandverkerstuene. It pours an unclear, reddish brown body topped by a fingerthick off-white head. Lots of raspberries on the nose, lemony sourness, barnyard and even more raspberries. It’s full-bodied, tart, nicely carbonated and smooth on the palate, with flavors of raspberries dominating. Lemon and barnyard chimes in, and it finishes tart and raspberry flavored. Although all the raspberry focus it feels balanced, and it’s sure a wonderful beer, with a lasting finish. Lovely. 110211 brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A: The pour is a very muddled brown color with plenty of red highlights and a short lived off-white head on top. Not particularly attractive in any sense.
S: A very pungent raspberry aroma, as you would expect, which provides a nice mix of tartness and acidity with a mild sweetness. There is a nice contribution from the oak as well, along with a very light funkiness, and plenty of lactic acidity and only slight vinegar notes.
T: The flavors mimic the nose quite well. The raspberries are certainly the star of the beer and work very nicely with a strong acidity and a minimal vinegar flavor. The oak and fruit skins provide a very nice dry and tannic quality.
M: A medium bodied beer with a puckering tartness, full carbonation, and a dry finish.
D: I’m usually not the hugest fan of the framboise variety of lambic/sour beers, but this was a really pleasant and refreshing take on it. Ferris (16499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 Bottle - Jammy raspberry and a bit of funk. Very cloudy pink brown. Very sour and dry. A great raspberry sour. Draft - Tart, slight acidity and raspberries. Cloudy maroon with a decent small white head. Fruity raspberry, seeds and a tart finish. Much better on tap.
Dedollewaitor (16384) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle @ Ulfborg Friday Night Tasting Session. Thanks to J&C. Pours unclear pink with a creamy white head. Nose is brett and tart and fresh raspberries. Lively carbonation. Extremely dry. Very funky. Tart and dry end. Great! bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle from Perry’s Liquor. 33 cl; c&c. Pours dark murky brown with a 4 finger lightly pinkish beige head. Bottle aroma is sour with a tart raspberry note. Sniffing head gives much less information - primarily berry. Flavor is sour with sweet raspberry. Sour wins. Very tart. The berry stays to the end. Grabs the mouth strongly. One of a kind. Scopey (15704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle at O’Brien’s, SD. It pours hazy deep red-brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is quite sweet overall - raspberry, red grape, cherry and a touch of lemon and green apple tartness. The taste is tart raspberry, red grape, wood, Granny Smith apple, lemon, cherry, vinegar and sherbet, with a juicy-tart finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not very complex, but very drinkable. Delicious. djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2016
2010 bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a muddy brown with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong oak, funk, cherry skin. Thin, very sour, cherry, oak tannin, very acidic, good. Ratman197 (15364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lingering garnet head. Aromas of raspberry, cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly tart finish. Flavors of cocoa, raspberry and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering tart raspberry finish.