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Framboise Noir - AC Golden Brewing Company

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 6.5%
Wants: 80
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
AC Golden Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mike on 11-04-2013)
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle dated 10/18/2012 courtesy of Cestlavie into a Prairie Teku glass. Split with Abbbp.

Appearance: Dark reddish brown, with a beige head that disappears quickly and leaves no lacing or crown.

Smell: Lots of blackberry, dark vinegar, with some prominent oak barrel notes and a vinous quality coming though as well.

Taste: Mouth-puckering sour that hits you square in the jaw. Acetic, but not undrinkably so. Berry is a little weaker here than on the nose, but not too bad.

Mouthfeel: Dry, nicely carbed but not too much. A good balance here. The beer really makes me salivate, too. This might be one of the most sour beers I've ever had.

Overall: Really, really sour. Very good, but it's a sipper for sure. I wish the blackberry were stronger in the taste.

WTKeene, May 04, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Looks like a dark Oud Bruin. So I guess a sh*tload of blackberries are in this, and you can see it. Very dark; and it is purple when you hold it up to the light. Very dark purple. Minimal lacing.

S- Great sour smell. That sour smell that makes your nose hair pucker. Definitely presence of blackberries. Some yeasty funk, but more sour blackberry.

T- Very sour blackberry. I would love to have that bottle along side this one. That is what I get.

M- Smooth, just the right amount of carb, maybe on the low side. Very well done.

O- This comes off as an Oud Bruin with lots of sour blackberries. Had this side-by-side with VSB a month after review of this beer with another beer buddy, and we both like AC Golden Framboise Noir over New Glarus Very Sour Blackberry

gueuzedreg, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Batch 1, bottled 10/18/12.
Very tart, but smooth malt behind. Blackberry is ideal for this style, IMO.
Tart subsides as second pour warms, and the sour just sticks to your lips.
Don't know how much longer these should sit, hate to see it get funky.

DahWag, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Prospero, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

blindpiggie, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

GRG1313, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

incubuscience, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

LotsofLupulin, Jan 18, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Dave tonight.

Pours fairly dark crimson brown, slightly purple, with a quarter inch head, and a not a whole lot of lacing. The color on this one is really amazing.

Smells very strongly of juicy blackberry, with some lactic sourness, oak, and leather. Smells quite tasty.

Tastes great. This is one of the more oaky sours I've ever had, delicious, leathery, with some slight vanilla, and some juicy, but quite sour blackberry flavors. I'm picking up other indistinguishable dark fruit flavors as well.

This one is medium bodied, with a full, and tart but juicy mouthfeel. There is a fairly low level of carbonation. It's quite drinkable.

One of the best sours I've ever had, it's cool that a beer this good could (sort of) come from Coors.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

JonEberle, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

wethorseblanket, Sep 29, 2014
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MinorThreat, Jan 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Hirshi, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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WillCarrera, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

TDavEdMac, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

chippo33, May 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Framboise Noir from AC Golden Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.