StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap at Lost Abbey’s Grand Cru event. A murky dark purple pour with a small pink head. The aroma is tart and funky with raspberries and some horseblanket brett. The taste is overtly sour with sour red raspberries, black raspberries and tannins from the seeds of those berries. The palate is silky smooth and full with lively carbonation. The finish was impossibly long with lingering tart raspberries. Overall: The taste of these raspberries was so authentic that I kept thinking that I was biting into the seeds of the fruit. This sour is off the hook, I hope someday that they bottle it. WELL done LA crew. egajdzis (6574) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2010
[Draft @ Monks] Murky red color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberries, red wine vinegar, vanilla oak, and wild yeast. Taste of raspberries, oak tannins, earthy yeast, pits, and a tart finish. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Nice red pour with a pink tinged head. Aroma has amazing berry and lemon with lactic sourness and vinegar notes. Flavor is awesome. Ripe and tart raspberries, lemon, vinegar, wood, light yeast. The fruitiness is outstanding. The sourness is outstanding. The whole beer kicks ass. Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 Draught. Clear, bright rosy red with a fine, light pink head. Quite a beautiful, sensual beer. Tart, fresh raspberries are immediately apparent on the nose along with bright lacto fermentation and barrel-aged characteristics. The flavor of the raspberries is preserved very well and comes across quite fresh in the beer. There is a lovely faint toasted malt lift in the finish just as the sourness fades. The multi-layered flavor profile delivers a great impression of depth. This leads into a a superbly balanced body that conveys both strength and delicacy. Not sweet, not dry, this beer strikes the perfect balance between fruitiness and sour complexity. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 375ml, corked & caged bottle, from south bay. opened cold, but not too cold, and this one was no gusher. poured perfectly into a couple of tulips to split with LJ. pours a spectacular hazy, dark, reddish-purple with a thick, bubbly, rose-pink head that lasted through the entire experience. aroma is fantastic with very tart red raspberries, crushed berry seeds, vinegar, lemon rind, and light barrel funk initially that develops more complexity as the beer warms with sweeter aromas of oak, vanilla, floral soap, and wet, grassy, barnyard notes. flavor is absolutely wonderful as well with huge, ripe, freshly picked, SOUR raspberries paired with red wine vinegar and lemon pulp that pucker the mouth initially but are quickly balanced by sweet caramel cake, vanilla, and woody oak. i loved the way this beer truly opened up as it warmed slightly and while it remained sadistically sour it became more complex and balanced. palate is medium bodied, bright, crisp, and wickedly tart without being too dry and is nicely carbonated with a lingering, tart/sweet raspberry/oak finish. overall, another world class sour from lost abbey and i’m damn glad to have another bottle sitting in the cellar.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Draft @ EBF. One of the few pour, that I went back to multiple times. Mouthwatering ruby pour with white head. Raspberry, tart, funky brett tones. An american lambic done right, correct sourness, a hint of sweet very well done Tomme. Lenrick (11) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2010
Raspberry and sourness in a fantastically good aroma. The taste is tart and full of raspberries. Fantastic taste that is difficult to describe properly. After-taste is a wonderful conclusion to a great beer. All the right flavors. Incredible successful beer. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle from BOLTZ7555. Thanks Jason!!! Prepared for a possible gusher but no such problems. Pours a stunning reddish-brown color with shades of pink and topped with a fluffy head. Quality head retention with blotchy lacing. Huge fruity notes in the aroma; raspberries, cherries, vines, leaves, horseblanket funk. This thing really opens up, just a wonderful scent. Flavors follow and do not disappoint following a nice into. Puckery and sour up front then the intensity mellows a bit with lots of raspberry, barrel notes, and funk. There’s a creamy foundation to this and I pick up some serious fresh soft raspberry flavors underneath all the sour funk. Has a funky wild berry taste to it almost like there’s a little cherry and strawberry mixing in. Dry finish with oak and some lingering tart raspberry. Really good stuff. Say what you want about LA but Tomme can make some real gems. My bottle didn’t last very long. Thanks again Jason for the chance to try this. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle from bleeng.Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Pours a rich, rosy red with an aroma of rotten and soured raspberries and cherry oak. Flavor is mouthpuckering raspberry and cherry, with tons of soured oak and sweet (sour) medely of fruits. Take your pick. This stuff could peel paint off a Norwegian barge. Syrupy mouthfeel. Awesome.
Richmond 13th, courtesy MrChopin. Medium amber, slight haze and slight head Aroma is fantastic, deep raspberry and dark fruit aromas. Awesome. Flavor is a match with a really nice tangy sour finish.