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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Over a year in the making, this American Wild Ale is fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and aged with red-raspberry puree in Oak barrels for over 1 year, then bottle conditioned in champagne bottles.

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Hoptagon's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2012
750ml Bottle. 2009 Vintage. Huge pop from the cork and cage with a bit of a vapor trail. Pours a rich ruby red with a small layer of bubbles. Surprisingly there was still lots of raspberry in the aroma with some subtle notes of funk and wood. Flavor is decidedly tart with some residual sweetness lingering in the background. Has a highly dry and effervescent mouthfeel that feels a bit like pop rocks candy. Some funk in the finish from the wood and Brett aging process. Alcohol is undetectable and its hard to believe how strong it is until you finish the bottle. Definitely wish I had more of this around.


3.6
SirLimpsalot (4549) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2017
@ Gyllenbock 17-10-28: Trevlig funky med toner av röda bär. Lätt och enkel att dricka

4
gyllenbock (9852) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle, thanks Tom. Hazy orange with a small white head. Fresh and nicely drinkable with raspberries, funk, citrus and some grass. The body was medium and the carbonation on the soft side. A nice one.

3.7
gripweed57 (2865) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2017
750 ml corked and caged bottled. Vintage 2016. Hazy garnet red color. Small creamy beige head. Big raspberry sour malt nose. Tangy berry, vinegar flavor upfront. Notes of wood and sour fruit. Mouth puckering. Sip this slowly and enjoy the complex, yeasty, tart, Eastern Pennsylvanian nuances. Sweet!

4
GenDV138 (7702) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle shared at DCLawyer’s sour tasting. 2016 vintage. Orange color. Aromas of raspberries. Tastes of tart acidic notes, raspberries and berries. Light body with a dry finish.

3.2
closey22 (2101) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2017
Cloudy brown with little rimming head aroma is sour fruity raspberry touch of funky yeast flava very tart lemony feels medium light slight fizz finishes tart

3.5
trapped (3602) - New York, TURKEY - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy reddish amber with small foamy off-white head, funky raspberry aroma, high carbonation, tart berry taste with strong Brett and woodsy flavor, thin body, long tart finish. Complex and enjoyable.

3.9
drpimento (3760) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Lots of natural raspberry here. Aroma’s raspberry of course burnt toast and a little perfume. Flavor’s like nose, massive raspberry fairly dry, more tart with just the barest hint of sweet and some bitter.

2.8
EvanFriend (632) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Aroma is bad fruit. Taste is odd, there’s definitely raspberry flavor there, but without any of the brightness or sweetness one would associate with raspberries. There’s also an odd, almost garbage flavor, like produce that’s gone bad or something. Some tartness as well, as would be expected for the style. I don’t hate it, but I won’t buy it again.

3.7
kraddel (8890) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2016
2012 version. Pours dark amberred, no real foam. Smell is milksourbacteria, oak, fruityness. Taste is intense sour ( milksour) strog oak aspects. Rather intense fruityness. Nice and intense, but not a very complex selection of bacteria, nor a balanced sourness.

4
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Nose consists of malt, raspberry and funk. Malty flavor giving way to sweet raspberry before a nicely sour finish.


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