RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Pure, ripe raspberry fruit aroma. The flavor, though, is quite dry and bracingly tart. Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Big pop when I pulled the cork out. Pours murky red, the head of foam didn’t stay around long.
Lovely tart raspberry nose, some very light sweet aromas, woody from the barrel.
Tart raspberries front and center, little bit sweet, woody, dry, I get a sense of Brett but maybe I am imagining that. Good mouthfeel. It’s been aboot 10 years since I last had this. It’s a treat. neongolden (2005) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Nov 6 2014) Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a small fizzy off white head. Aroma has lots of fresh tart raspberries, a lactic sourness, some wood, faint caramel malts and a grassy vegetal character. Sounds simple, smells great! On the palate, bright and tart and full of raspberries, nice and lactic with acetic hints as well, woody notes, a little caramel sweetness, more and more tart raspberries, finishing with a moderate sour tang and bright minerality. Mouthfeel medium, carb soft but effervescent, feels great in the mouth. Tough beer to describe, driven by the berries but very concentrated flavour, good balance of tartness with malt core and more sour character, refreshes the palate and feels cleansing while leaving a nice aftertaste as well. Not cheap, but a wonderful sour. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
On tap at Nodding Head. Now this is more like it! Tart raspberry aroma with a very underripe cranberry up the nose. Pours bright hazy red with a solid but fast head. Taste is wonderfully intense with fresh raspberry, tart cherry and a slight oaky funk. I love this. They had last years batch on tap but this is much better fresh. Far more tart and fruity. tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
wow this one exploded and we lost some but what w saved was amazing, nice reddish color not filtered obviously, pinkish head. nose is sour but lotsa raspberries. flavor is really good, lambic ish almost with a great raspberry aftertaste that lingers long after the beer is gone. Can tell this is real raspberries
Vells (1980) - Rīga, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2013
Raspberry sour, bit acid.. oaky. Uhh.. usually these kind of beers is more plastic and chemical.. this one is pure beauty. Wasted with my girlfriend.. liked every sip. btw.. nice appearance as well. Maybe price/performance is not the best, but really.. must have MacBoost (1959) - Victor, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Pours a very murky brune color with almost no head. Aromatic notes of raspberry jam, vinegar, some funk and a whole lotta sour. Taste is head slappingly sour with a very meaty quality to it. Fuck, this is really good. The finish is unique and refreshing with a whole fistful of lady-boy cock. pretty damn good. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2011
Finale split with Jay to end our epic adventure in nv/cali. Really saved the best for last... Incredible brew. Pour is ruby and brown haze with thin white powdery sediment... fast, fuzzy and vivacious carbonation. Smell is sugary Belgian brightly carbonates... Like Unibroue. Taste is aggressive ripe rasp/cherry, vinegar, ultra sweet and burns all the way down with insane acidity. GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Well, a friend brought a bottle of this to the Brick Store and the word gusher doesn’t do justice to what I witnessed. Based on this, I opened my bottle outside just in case. Thank God I did because once the cork popped 3/4 of the bottle proceeded to stream out of the bottle in roughly 3 seconds. So this review is from the remaining 3oz....
The body is a murky reddish amber with lots of little floaties underneath a light pink head which leaves delicate lacing.
The aroma is awesome and really reminds me of NG Raspberry Tart in that it’s crazy sweet - fresh raspberries dipped in sugar. Only a very light sourness complementing the sugary sweetness.
The taste has a much more prevalent sourness up front and it is far less sugary sweet than the aroma. There is some raspberry flavor but more straight raspberries without the heavy sugar presence.
The mouthfeel is medium to full for the style with lots of carbonation (needless to say). Dry sour finish.
This is a fantastic beer from Lost Abbey though they seemingly still have some sort of carbonation issue as I’ve never lost this much beer in a gusher. However, unlike with the flatter beers from last year, the carbonation doesn’t really take away from the quality of this beer. klm1 (1920) - Bled/SF, - APR 23, 2016
Pours brown copper color, haze with creamy beige long lasting (practically till last swallow). Aroma: hint of caramel, fruity notes of raspberries, grapes, some vinegar notes, vanilla...
Flavor: fruity, with notes of raspberries, grape, hint of wood, vanilla, caramel. Some acidity and tannins from fruits enhance the dryness, so beer seem drier than it is.
Body is moderate medium, medium to high carbonation.