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Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

762 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 762
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 428
Gots: 219 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blended Aged Brown Ale with wild yeasts and Fresh Raspberries.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 02-09-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

hnandez, Nov 12, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my glass a hazy deep reddish purple pour with a ring of off white bubbles. Aromas burst out with a conglomeration of fresh bright raspberry and woody tannins. Sour funk swirls about with a bretty barnyard kick to it. Aroma is really bright and inviting.

First sip brings bright, tart raspberry rushing upfront. Sweetness is there to balance it along with plenty of funkiness and wood tannins. Puckers the mouth on the way down. Flows down with raspberry all over the place and lingering tartness. Dry on the finish. Wow, really a tasty brew here!

Mouthfeel is smooth with punchy carbonation. Good body and overall quite the tasty brew. Of all the new Lost Abbey beers I've had this ranks up there with the best of them. Worth seeking this one out, especially if you're a fan of framboise. No gusher on this bottle, although the cork was a bit of a pain to get out.

orbitalr0x, May 01, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Vintage; nice pop as the cork comes out.

A - Pours a hazy red/brown with more than three fingers of light brown head. Head has good retention and leaves lacing.

S - Funky, oaky and tart, with raspberry taking somewhat of a secondary role in the aroma, though there is still a nice raspberry presence.

T - Nice earthy funk, almost bitter, with a great tartness on top of it all. Taking small sips really seems to higlight the raspberry presence. This seems much more tart than the sample I had at the brewery, in a very nice way. Good oak presence that becomes more pronounced on the finish. Very tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with prickly carbonation that gets a bit creamier throughout he glass. Very dry, tart, almost bitter finish.

O - I was expecting a bit more fruity raspberry, considering the freshness of the bottle, but i am very happy with the funkiness and intensity of the tartness.

warnerry, May 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Todd, Sep 14, 2013
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mctizzz, Jun 25, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle at our recent sour tasting.

375 ml caged and corked bottle with a very suggestive label. The beer pours a hazy red-brown-orange color with a white head. The aroma is very strong raspberries. The flavor is strong raspberry with low to medium tartness. Very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 19, 2010
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Prospero, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Janeinma, Sep 15, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz. corked bottle at about fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours a muddy, cloudy dark red almost brown, off white head,, about a 1/4 inch or so. Decent spotty lace. Good head retention.

Sugary, funky fruit, raspberry a bit in the background, sweet tart, a bit of barnyard funk.

Very nice, sweet sugary raspberry, sweet almost caramel oaky like malt in there, just enough funk, more barnyard, finishes sour.

Medium to light in body. A touch of sweetness that's cut by a fair amount of sourness. Not intensely sour like some can be.

Very nice, raspberry a bit hidden, more of a Flanders style beer with abit of sweet malt in there.

dogfishandi, Jan 27, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Murky red with orange edges. Tons of carbonation. Big, but quickly dissipating head.

Sweet, sour, tart, tangy, biting raspberry aroma. Pretty spectacular.

Taste follows the aroma nearly identically. A tart, bitingly sour, raspberry wild along with some warm, earthy oak. Tremendous. Minimal vinegar astringency.

Medium bodied. Ample carbonation.

Wonderful raspberry sour.

ehammond1, Jul 15, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this in an awesome BIF box from Hophead101. Thanks Greg!

Appearance- Pours a murky, pinked tinged red into my glass with a respectable half finger to a finger of head. I had heard some of these were gushers, but I was lucky and didn't have one (though the cork was pretty hard to remove). The head dies back relatively quickly to a ring.

Smell- Wow, very heavy on a nice fresh raspberry scent. A lot of big raspberry notes followed by a very strong whiff of lactic acid. Smells sour and fruity, yum.

Taste- Again, very raspberry forward with lots of big raspberry notes but also a lot of woody, raspberry seed notes mixed in a well. Moves quickly into a strong lactic acidity and finishes quite tart.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is good for the style, not overly thin. Drinkability was good, though the strong lactic acidity got to me towards the end of the glass.

Overall, a very decent framboise. I enjoyed it and would recommend it, though it is quite heavy on the acidity.

boatshoes, Oct 22, 2010
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KyleMA, Jun 27, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to callmemickey for sharing this bottle.

FdA is a ruddy reddish, amber with just a collar of pinkish white foam. The beer smeels very fruity like raspberry preserves with just a little damp hay funk. The beer has crisp acidity, bright fruit, and a nice funky finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and luscious. An excellent beer, that I could absolutely pound.

Soonami, Aug 27, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pink and purple appearance, minimal head, quite interesting to start with. Aroma was sweet and funky, dark sweet colored berries.

Taste, nice and dry, equal parts sweet and sour. Strike that, more on the sour side. Tangy. A little gritty even, probably the difference from using fruit as opposed to filtered fruit juice as a shortcut (much less the added sugar).

Not a beer for everyone, not even close. Relatively rarely used fruit, paired with a dubbel, high price tag, fruit acidic sourness.

Not recommended for novices. Highly recommended for those off the beaten path.

Beerandraiderfan, May 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

SPRichard, Feb 15, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Joe - much obliged!

Pours a hazy ruby-orange color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of very tart raspberries with indistinct malt and wheat aromas lurking in the background.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Medium malt flavors with very subtle hints of wheat kick things off and are overtaken almost immediately by solidly tart raspberry flavors. Midway through the sip the tartness lightens up a bit to allow hints of earthy sweetness to come out before reasserting itself to carry through to the very tart ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall this was one of the most tart beers I've had in quite a while. Not quite smooth enough to be great but a solid beer for which you need to prepare your tastebuds. Well worth a shot.

glid02, Aug 31, 2010
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Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 762 ratings.