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Framboozled (Sour Series) - Arbor Brewing Company

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Framboozled (Sour Series)Framboozled (Sour Series)

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very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 65
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: decadance on 06-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 65
Reviews by SportsandJorts:
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3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: brownish orange color. murky and completely opaque. small off white head that fades quickly and leaves nothing behind.

Smell: fruit. berries, green apple. wooden character. vinegar. just a little bit of sourness. comes off too vinegary for me

Taste: opens up with a slightly sour mix of raspberries and green apple skins. very slight barrel character and earthy character. lots of acid vinegar at the end. Not as nearly as sour as other beers i have had but a nice mellow sour.

Mouthfeel: fairly light. light puckering tartness. pretty sticky

Overall: this is one of the better super fruity beers i have had. but as far as a sour wild ale goes its falls a bit short. could use more funk to it or mouthpuckering sour. falls on the lower end of the arbor brewing sours but is still a good beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml split and poured into a snifter. Vintage 2012.

A: Pours an opaque bright orangish ruby with minimal white head. Some small chunks of dark fruit floating around. A spot or two of lacing.

S: Load of fruit upfront, raspberry and strawberry dominate. Very much like a raspberry puree. A touch of tart funkiness in the background as well as oak.

T: As anticipated this is one tart brew. Like the aroma, raspberry and strawberry are the focus of this beer. Reminiscent of a gueze. Oak does make it through but is fairly faint in the background.

M: Puckering tartness, medium carbonation and body. A bit of stickiness after swallowing but still feels fairly clean.

Overall one of the fruiter wild ales I have tried. It has some great tartness that will really pucker you up. A must try for any fan of raspberries or strawberries.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

extra from andrew, thanks. raspberry is substantial in the aroma. Slightly red body, with an average head. Raspberry is the dominant taste, somewhat sour like vinegar, but brett smoothes it out. Very Decent drinkability. I wonder how this one would age.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmarsh123
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dull maroon with a small white head that recedes by the time I sit down.

Funky aroma with fresh fruit jam smells.

Lots of fruity jam in the flavor too. I get more of the strawberry than raspberry, but both are present. More funky than sour, although there is a bit of tartness. Brett melds well with the berries and a little oak is present too.

Light to medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Solid beer and pretty good sour. Nothing earth shattering, but a nice blend of fruit and brett.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to alelover for this beaut - 2012 vintage:

Nice pulpy dark orange body with a minimal amount of head retention... fizzing away within a minute. Sorta looks like a glass of apple cider.

Fresh acidity - pear and apple skins. Some lemonade type aromas. Not nearly as sweet as I'd expected.

Nice and tart - dry and citric. The sour aspect of this beer is about as focused as a gueuze... super funky, super refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of buschbeer
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a teku glass

A - It is a rosy orange color. It is crystal clear and topped with less than an inch of tan head.

S - The smell is tart, ripe strawberries. I can pick out the raspberries as well.

T - My first taste was tart with the strawberries and raspberries coming though. It had a soapy finish. After about a third of a glass I find the sourness coating my palate. The flavor is more like sour cherries at this point. It is puckeringly sour.

M - Moderate and slick. It is wine-like.

O - I have never been overly impressed with Arbor Brewing. I had heard that the sours were good. That is why I purchased this beer a couple years ago. I am very happy with my investment. The price was around $16. It is worth it every once in a while. There are not too many sours to choose from in my area, so it is nice to have a good option within a couple hours.

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Framboozled (Sour Series) from Arbor Brewing Company
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