Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
4.47/5 rDev +4.4%
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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4.31/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to eyebereej for sending this particular bottle! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 375 mL bottle into a Peg's snifter.
A: Deep hazy red with lots of visible carbonation and a two-finger foamy off-white head.
S: Tart, acetic, and fruity - sour cherries and raspberries - with moderate funk undertones.
T: Significant tartness up front. I get both acetic and lactic in near-equal balance. Sour raspberries, some funk, and a bit of barnyard. Finishes fairly dry with the lingering sourness.
M: Medium to a bit light-bodied. Good carbonation sensation. It seems a little hot for the style, but the ABV is higher than many similar beers - and it doesn't affect drinkability.
O: This was very good. I felt like it wasn't quite as complex as the best fruited sours, and the increased alcohol heat seemed a little out of place. But still quite enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 18:36:01 | More by macrosmatic
Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.