Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
4.47/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampled this a little over a week ago with some friends. Following review composed from notes.
~2oz. sample poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Deep red body with a long-lasting, loose, white cap. Great clarity and color. No lacing.
Smell: Pure, sweet raspberries... and that's pretty much it. No hints of sourness or funk, no cloying sweetness; just a very nice raspberry aroma. Delightful.
Taste: Heavy raspberry with notes of red wine vinegar and booze. Seedy. Sourness is kept at a moderate and pleasant level, allowing the more delicate raspberry flavors to enter the fray.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with medium carbonation and tartness. Very easy and refreshing.
Overall: A mellow and delicately-crafted lambic. While it may lack complexity, it provides plenty of raspberry with just the right amount of sourness. Happy I got to try this one!
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2011 19:42:14 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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4.38/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad – 06/28/2014
Full pour – Belgium Tulip glass
A: Dark nut brown amber body with some maroon like tones. Murky look however with a bubbly carbonation visible and feeding into a nice thick off white head. Great retention displayed here along with some light streamers of stick that run the glass in a broken track manner.
S: Smells of sour cherry with a raspberry balsamic vinaigrette. Cidery and acetic. I would say it is more vinegar than fruit here. There is some malt sweetness there and a subtle damp woodsy musk to it. Very nice but I would have liked some more pronounced raspberry in the nose. Perhaps the bottled version will reveal more here.
T: Heavy on the sour cherry and balsamic vinegar with layers of browned malts mixed in providing some savory balance to all the sourness. More so than most wild ales I have sampled so far but it works really well here. I only get some muted raspberry puree in the background which is a little disappointing. Although it does taste ripely fresh it just seems the Flanders Red character wins over. Has a healthy sourness however it’s not bracingly so with just a touch of lactic acidity there. Not incredibly funky at all really. I get some oaky tannins and a touch of green earthy hop bitterness mid way. Has a great balance to it and the alcohol is kept well disguised throughout. Finishes with a tinny metallic note and a flourish of fruity sourness.
M: Moderate fill with plenty of frothy carbonation from the tap. Good sour pucker on the palate with a nice drying at the finish. Light tannin astringency. Fairly clean and balanced in body.
D: Still just starting to explore Wilds but this was a real nice find on tap. A little heavy on the vinegar but with some great sour cherry and raspberry notes and just the right amount of acidity. Probably won’t be my most favorite sour ale but has some great balance and depth of character. One of Lost Abby better concoctions I would say. Makes me a little less gun shy to go grab some bottles now.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 20:44:23 | More by Nugganooch
Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.