mcberko (19869) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy ruby red with a medium pinkish-beige head. Aroma is full of raspberries, some lactic acid, a little funk and tartness. Flavour brings out medium tartness from the raspberries, some oakiness, medium acidity and a low funky quality. Very dry and quite sour. The fruit has perhaps diminished since bottling. Good stuff. sunevdj (4144) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a clear, light copper with an off-white head. Sweet with a medium tartness and a light dryness. Aromas of raspberries and grape fruit. Also hints of metals. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Tart finish with tiny hints of funghi. Borresteijn (7602) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2013
On tap at Beer Temple. Almost opaque pinkish-red colour, almost no head. Aroma of the imho typical raspberry-battery-acid smell, quite tart, light funky, medium-sweet. Flavour is tart, raspberries, medium-sweet and fruity, strawberries, firm sour finish with lemon. Light to medium-bodied. Nice. dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Pours semi-transparent ruby red with a thick pink head. The nose is big strawberry, raspberry, barnyard funk, leather and old cheese. The taste is high sweet, medium bitter and tart. Nice and complex. The texture is crisp and clean, light body and a long finish. Finally a wild ale from Mikkeller that I really like. popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
Nice enough looking beer. Pours bright maroon with a smallish off-white head. Pretty clear on the initial pour. A little bit of lacing. Somewhat deeper maroon on my second pour.
Wonderful raspberry aroma. It’s just bursting with juicy berries. Very jammy. Some green apple, vinegar, funk, but it’s dominated by that raspberry jam.
The taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, but it’s still very nice. It’s medium sour and quite dry. There’s a fair bit of tannic bitterness. It’s a bit like berry skins mixed with under ripe berries. Just not quite juicy/jammy enough. Gets better as it warms.
Mouthfeel is fairly light for the abv. The tannic bitter flavor makes things a bit funny, but it’s not over the top.
This was a lot better than expected. I approached this beer with some trepidation, but this is a very well done raspberry sour. It’s fairly expensive, but it’s a really nice legitimately lambic-ish raspberry sour, and that justifies the price for me.
bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Gusher. Pours a ripe red color with a pinkish finger of foam... The nose is complex with nice wet wood barrel, cured meat, fresh raspberry and a healthy dose of basement funk. The palate is focused and balanced. Nice raspberry, cranberry and a slight dose of cider vinegar mingle with funky cheese and dusty wood. Nice beer. podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours deep ruby red with thin pinkish head. Aroma is overwhelmingly raspberries, even from a few feet away. Smells like standing in a field of raspberry bushes. Lovely smell to this beer. Taste is tart raspberries, oak, tannin and citrus. Slight sweet elements but a terrific tartness and a well balanced finish. Really enjoying this beer.... AndySnow (8311) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle at NK Bar. Cloudy red colour with a small white head. Fruity, acidic aroma of raspberries. Flavour is sweet, sour, berries, heavy on raspberries but also other berries. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
375 ml bottle from Binnys Marcey (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep reddish hue, reddish pink glow, good haziness throughout. A touch darker in the middle. Rich raspberry hues. Frothy whitish pink head atop laces small, rings a bit. Aromas are good tannic seedy raspberries. Fruity, juicy, good sour pump into this one. Some gentle oak, lemons, lactic acid. A nice bite, bigger sour raspberries and lactic acid. Mellow bretty funk, oaky tannins, some good sourness and a touch of acidity, mellow vinegar, and fruit girth. Funky, oak, gentle sweetness. Nice berries. Initial is nice big puckering sourness, big raspberry. Seedy, pulpy, and fruity. Sour twang hits firmly as we move in. Lactic, sour raspberry, sour lemony sourness, lactic elements are firm and coat the palate. Yogurt, straw, good cobwebs, mellow oak grows. Middle is sour, berry ridden. Never gets sweet or any sort of medicinal feel, the fruit really integrates well here, drives the experience. Seedy, firm to strong sourness as we move into the backend. Big lactic elements, straw and bretty elements as we finish up. Big tangy sourness kinda stays with this. Juicy, sour, good richer flavors. Lighter body but quite drinkable for me. Really well put together. Much better than Kriek, on par with the Cranberry and Redcurrant deyholla shared. A touch more body and substance than Cranberry. Really damn nice fruit lambic. Tmoney99 (15130) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex tart sour aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sour tart flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate duration. Sour refreshing brew.