BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Draft at Toronado. Pours a deep red-plum hue with light whisps of pink head. Nose is big raspberry and tart lactic tones. Flavor is definitely raspberry smoothie with a nice backbone of lactic tart sourness, light fruits and hints of wood fill out the sweet thick finish. Full body and modest carbonation. A solid fruit beer with sourness to compliment without dominating. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap at EBF. One of the best beers of the fest. Pours a thick, murky red-purple-brown with mild carbonation and head. Bright, wet raspberry aroma, slightly chocolatey, super-thick. Perfect fruit acidity. A bit chemically in its intensity. Not too often that I say this, but this would really benefit from some fairly aggressive filtering — the sludge is simply holding back brightness and lightness of body. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2010
Hazy red pour with a frothy off white head, Aroma is lactic. Really acidic with a fruity back bone Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
From Tap,Red in color,cloudy,white head,sweet(raspberry) and sour,Great sour would recommend. elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 9, 2010
On tap, brewery. Nose is mild, touch acidic fruit with a hint of metal. Flavor punches with tart cherry, pink lemonade, cranberry and sweet fruit punch. Woody notes complement nicely. Great intense flavors, reminds me of a more tart version of NG’s raspberry tart. Finish moves effortlessly into hightened acetic and lactic acid. Long tart fruit finish. Very satisfying, the depth of fruit-tinged flavor through the middle is amazing.
brokensail (16449) - 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. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2010
375ml bottle purchased at the Lost Abbey. Pours a deep reddish pink with a medium bubbly creamy white head that laced. Aroma of fresh raspberries, light sour/funky notes, floral and just a wonderful rapsberry tart aroma. Flavor was initially a little sweet for a sour, yet as i drank it it became drier and maybe what I thought was sweet was astringent. Getting the nice raspberry character, carbonation was a bit intense and alcohol was apparent. Don’t get me wrong this was a well done beer, was maybe just expecting a bit more. MeadMe (1662) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2010
A: Pours a ruddy amber with an above average off white head. No retention or lace. noted.
S: Aromas of very tart raspberries, sort of earthy like the pits have been ground into this one. Light yeast but not much else.
T: Very very bold raspberry. More tart than sour, but there is a bit of sweetness as well. Hints of red wine, and very very mild oak. One dimensional all raspberry, but very good.
M: Medium in body, smooth, nice zippy carbonation. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2010
cheers to tpd975 for the share.
pours cloudy mahogany/ruby red, thin off-white head.
aroma, definitely a lot of raspberry in there, some oak and fruit tartness, possibly some chocolate malts?
flavors, lots of raspberry leaving a nice prickly tart and sour for a light vinegary mouthfeel with mild presence of oak. Fizzy yeasty (champagne?) palate and faint addition of some chocolate and caramel malts. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Murky brown ale with a large, fluffy, off-white/pinkish head. Nice fruity, raspberry bouquet - very acidic, a touch acetic and a smidge funky. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is fruity and very tart with yeasty, aged hop bitterness. Lots of raspberries overlying some very nice funk. Tart, lightly bitter, drying finish. World class beer courtesy of giarcsr!