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Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

710 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 409
Gots: 217 | FT: 17
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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Reviews by nycwinter:
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nycwinter

California

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 10oz tulip glass from one of two bottles I procured at the release party.
A= honey amber color which becomes cherry red when held up to the light. Very sexy when swirlled Frothy cream-orange head sustained itself well throughout

S= sourness hits the nose followed by a wild floral funkiness. A mild candy sweetness is there, but masked by the previously mentioned smells. Very pleasent to quaff.

T= very tart and funky throughout. Not very sweet at all, and as I understand, an improvement from last year's batch. Oak is in ther a bit too. Vinegar sourness lingers inthe aftertaste.

M= Light and well carbonated. The sourness lingers and leaves a pleasant dryness in the overall mouthfeel.

O= I had a sample on tap at the release party that I remember being a little sweeter. I think I like this pour better, but probably because it is not 10:30 in the morning right now. $15 might be a little steep, but I guess it is worth it due to the quality and rareness.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 04:37:15 | More by nycwinter
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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.

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Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.