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Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey

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Reviews: 239
Hads: 992
Avg: 4.28
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 483
Gots: 268 | FT: 21
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: largadeer on 02-09-2010

Framboise de Amorosa is our first foray into the world of raspberry beers. It begins as Lost and Found ale and is sent into freshly emptied red wine barrels. The beer spends over a year in the wood during which time it is spiked with three additions of raspberries.

The first sip produces a sweet start with a long drawn out sour finish. Some of the sweetness from the raspberries comes out before acidic notes join the mix. On the back end of the beer is a smoothing oak character which keeps the beer from becoming dull.
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Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks JMBSH. Pours purple, after the great gush. Raspberry and sugar aroma. Lacey. Medium mouthfeel. Sour,balamatic vinegar,good raspberries, very good not unbelievable. appropriate though still above average carbonation that caused the gushing, and a very good drinker.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap for Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty sour and tart with lots of fresh raspberry and raspberry juice aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is pretty refreshing and very easy to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a beer i have missed the opportunity to try on many occasions, so a real treat to finally encounter it again. i was taken aback by its dark color, so may framboise beers are just pale wheat bases with the fruit. this appears to be a rich brown ale, deep and rich looking, with a red accent from the fruit. not what i expected but very cool. the nose on this one is a great mix of chocolate malt from the base beer and tart freshness from the berries, i am surprised how tart they really are, rising above the sweet richness of the brown ale base, which is quite robust on the grain front, toasted and desserty. the bacterial aspect of this is cool too, it seems to exacerbate the intensity of the fruit, and brings a series pucker to the finish of this. the malt chocolate thing comes back a touch, and it feels like a nice valentines day dessert before the acidity washes it out. the lost abbey is famous for a reason, this is the only beer of its kind i have ever tasted, and think it is more than worthy of its high praise. as flavorful a beer as any.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to bmanning for this bottle.

A: Pours a moderate amber with some definitely red highlights. A bit disappointing compared with the nose and flavor; given these, I would expect a big, bright pink-red body a la the Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek and Framboise.

S: More than makes up for the "lacking" appearance with incredible notes of fresh, ripe raspberry and a nearly-bracing sourness level. Mostly straight sourness, with a bit of vinegar, funk, and sweetness thrown in.

T: Absolutely incredible. This is perhaps the best fruit-containing sour beer that I've ever had, certainly above Blabaer and up with my all-time favorite, Lou Pepe Kriek. Nice tart notes of raspberry, hints of oak, funk, and a good amount of residual sweetness come up alongside the puckering sour characteristics.

M: Sublime. Incredibly sour, but the dichotomy created by the tart and sweet aspects of the raspberries really works well to bring a complex, cohesive whole.

D: I never wanted it to end. Simple as that. Thank you, Lost Abbey.

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Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: While the cork disengaged with a huge pop, I was fortunate not to have opened a gusher; while the foam rose in the bottle, I was able to pour all of the beer into my snifter, where a lovely mauve head sat atop the raspberry colored liquid and left strips of lacing behind

Smell: Raspberry puree and an oaky tartness

Taste: At the outset, the raspberry puree sits on the tongue with a fruity vibrancy; tartness ensues after a few seconds and grows, by mid-palate, until the tongue tingles with acidity and bit of funk; sending the beer down the gullet brings more fruity intensity, though ultimately the finish is very dry and tart

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with buoyant carbonation

Drinkability: After having lived through a number of clunky (though tasty) beers from this brewery, it is nice to see Tomme get the carbonation level right on this one (at least on my bottle, as others have suffered through gushers); this is among the very best beers that Lost Abbey has produced

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Photo of Knapp85
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out as a murky looking red color with an off white pinkish foamy head on top. The retention here is a good and so is the lacing on the glass. Very pretty looking beer all around. The smell of the beer gives off plenty of raspberry aromas some nice fresh oak and some subtle funk in there too. The taste is excellent in my opinion. There is an explosion of raspberry with the tartness of the fruit itself mixing with the oak from the barrels and the wild yeast. The sourness of the beer is very tolerable in my opinion and still remains very easy to drink. The after taste brings out some of the malt in the base of the beer as the fruit subsides, there is also some hints of cocoa in there as well in the late finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is good, it's a little thin but had a moderate carbonation to it. Overall it was highly enjoyable, I would order this beer again in a heartbeat. Very glad i got to try this, If I ever have it again I want to have it with a rich chocolate dessert of some kind.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Seducuctive and luscious: these words come to mind at first sip, even if I hadn't read the lable beforehand.

The pour brings a bright and glowing appearance of lavender or pink-ish color. A billowing head is quite a pleasant surprise. The foam retains well as it reduces to a creme, evenly coating the surface of the beer while leaving light lacing as the beer fades.

Fruity aromas take an obvious berry scent, although not completely distinguished as raspberries. Tart and mouthwatering, the beer evokes astringent qualities simply by scent. Light cider and must accompany the fermented raspberry nose going into taste.

Under-rippened berries, green apple skins, and a lemony taste overwhelms the taste at first. But as the carbonation settles and the beer warms, the beer takes a decidedly raspberry turn at mid palate and strengthens going into the finish. Keeping the beer from a one-dimensional raspberry taste, a snappy malty/grainy backbone adds roundness and buffers the sourness. A delicate almond-like pithy flavor adds a creamy flavor and texture that begins to separate this version from its competitors.

Very crisp, clean, and refreshing from sip to finish, this Framboise buffers an effervescent bubbly feel with a creamy (nearly fat body for such sourness), but the leads into the finish with assertive palate stripping acetic flavor and pleasantly astringent bite.

This is likely the best framboise made outside of the Sienne Valley of Belgium. Where the beer remains largely normal throughout, the intangible almondy flavor and feel separates the men from the boys.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light reddish color ale with a light link foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh raspberry with tart notes is quite sublime. Taste is a very interesting mix between some fresh raspberry juice with notes and no sweetener with some light oak notes. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great level of complexity while retaining a good level of drinkability.

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Photo of largadeer
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from hophead84. Thanks, Shane.

Murky reddish-purple in the glass with a small white head that settles to little more than a film. Huge tart raspberry aroma backed by very clean lactic sourness. I could accuse this of being one-dimensional, but the fruit character is amazing. Tart raspberries are equally dominant on the palate, with the perfect level of lactic sourness backing it. Finishes with a trace of woody astringency, but very clean on the whole. Simple, straight-forward and beautifully crafted, this is what Lindemans Framboise would taste like if it were dry and sour (and good).

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Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage.

Served in a wine glass. The cork popped easily and all was calm for a few seconds before the churning rush of carbonation began rising. Stirring up the sediment was inevitable, and the murky reddish orange beer was full of suspended yeast and bits of fruit. The foam was a traditional pinkish hue.

Seedy raspberry aroma, very fruit forward with some acidity present. Not as funky as I remember from other bottles.

Bright sourness, puckering and tannic, plenty of ripe raspberry acidity, very little sweetness. Dry oak tannin in the aftertaste. Salivary glands work overtime. Medium bodied, expressive carbonation, the chunks are perceptible, but not a real distraction.
Thanks Russ for the trade!

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smoked salmon reddish orange with a fizzilicious crown of beige colored foam that goes from large to small in the blink of an eye. Well, a couple dozen blinks, anyway. A thin slice hangs around for a while, though the glass is almost untouched.

As expected, ripe raspberries and farmhouse funk vie for supremacy in the aroma. Two notes are enough when they smell this good. Wait just a minute... there's a little oak in there as well.

According to The Lost Abbey, Framboise de Amorosa's base beer is Lost & Found Abbey Ale. It's odd that this beer neither looks, smells, nor tastes like a dubbel. No mid-range malts are appreciated. It could be that the twin tommyguns of raspberries and funky Brett are mowing down every other (potential) member of the flavor profile.

There is a fair amount of background sweetness, but it's easily overwhelmed by a tart- acidic raspberry fruit vinegar vibe and a drying, oak-accented finish. FDA is damn good stuff if you like beer of this general sort.

The final pour turns things darker brown and marvelously murky (more dubbel-like). In addition, it seems as if warming is bringing a hint... of a trace... of a suggestion... of dubbel character to the flavor profile too. Complexity has been achieved.

Barrel-aged, fruit-spiked, American wild ales rarely have rich and creamy mouthfeels. This one doesn't break the trend, but it does have a lightly syrupy quality that keeps beer and taste buds in contact for quite some time. The bubbles are on the harsh side rather than being well-incorporated. Then again, this is a victory of sorts for a brewery that has had major carbonaton issues in the past.

Framboise de Amorosa (Raspberry Lover) is a lovely little raspberry wild ale that does just about everything right. Even though it was overpriced at $15 for just 12.7 ounces, it was probably pretty expensive to produce. Thank you to whoever sent me the bottle.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An absolutely phenomenal beer. I was thrilled to death to be able to get ahold of this one and wasted no time at all with trying it. Served chilled and poured into a snifter, this one was consumed on 04/30/2010.

The pour could not have been better as the rich red liquid poured out into the glass. Full of haze and cloudiness the cherry color really just popped about as big as I could have imagined. Amazing head of nearly three fingers in height just rises up over the top of the glass, coating everything it touches and not faded for anyone. Stunning.

The aroma was to die for. Deep, tart raspberries were so strong and prevelent it was almost unlike anything I have come across before. Huge aroma, lightly tart, but yet sweet with hints of like woody notes in the back that are all but buried by the huge fruit flavor. Simply amazing as it rolls across the tongue, smooth, even carbonation just a wonderfully rich fruit flavor that would not quit. Raspberry and cherry dominate here with a light tartness and sweetness that seem to be offset but a touch of spice. This was just dripping with ripe fruit flavors to the point That you had all you could do to not drink the entire thing in five minutes, Simply outstanding.

This may be the best I have had from Lost Abbey in terms of fruite beers ever. Maybe it was just me but I have never had something that worked for me so well with this rich flavor. Cannot say enough good things here.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Lost Abbey

A: The pour is a very muddled brown color with plenty of red highlights and a short lived off-white head on top. Not particularly attractive in any sense.

S: A very pungent raspberry aroma, as you would expect, which provides a nice mix of tartness and acidity with a mild sweetness. There is a nice contribution from the oak as well, along with a very light funkiness, and plenty of lactic acidity and only slight vinegar notes.

T: The flavors mimic the nose quite well. The raspberries are certainly the star of the beer and work very nicely with a strong acidity and a minimal vinegar flavor. The oak and fruit skins provide a very nice dry and tannic quality.

M: A medium bodied beer with a puckering tartness, full carbonation, and a dry finish.

D: I'm usually not the hugest fan of the framboise variety of lambic/sour beers, but this was a really pleasant and refreshing take on it.

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Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark, opaque reddish brown with a finger of slightly pink head. Good retention with some nice lacing.

Smell: Sour and a bit acidic. A mild malt sweetness with some tart raspberries.

Taste: Not nearly acidic as the smell. If it were, I would be drinking Riserva. Packed full of raspberries. The sourness is intense, but very natural with the fruit. Not picking up a ton of oak. The finish tastes of sour raspberries.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lot of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a good sour fruit beer. A lot smoother than Riserva. I would definitely have another.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 ml corked and caged bottle into a Lost Abbey stemmed glass.

I had this one sufficiently chilled down, so no problems with over foaming except for a little bit that slowly crept up the neck of the bottle a little bit. This pour s a deep mucky rose color, complete with little shreds of raspberries which eventually coat the bottom of the glass, and is topped with a finger or so of foamy light pink colored head. Just fantastic retention on this, with that cap staying at about the ½ finger mark the whole way through and throws a cascade of thick creamy foam all up on the sides of the glass. The aroma has a lot of barrel flavor going on it, soaking the nose with woody tannins and some light vanilla. The raspberries still have a pretty full smelling presence here with a combo of sweet fruit and tartness. There is some funky sourness that hangs on the edges with some sharpness and seems a bit ramped up by the barrel character as well. Some light sugary malt softens things up some and works nicely with the touch of vanilla that is present.

The taste is much sweeter up front, between the fruitiness of the raspberries and sugars from the malts. This is tarter overall though on the palate, spreading out into the mouth, and mixing in with barrel notes that seem much more integrated in with the other flavors than it was in the nose. A deep tannic dryness hangs on the edges of the profile, pulling together in the backend and then finishing with some strength. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a big feeling chewy slickness that perfectly compliments all of that tannic and sour character. Some very light warmth is present but seems like more of an afterthought compared to all of the boldness of the flavors in this.

I enjoyed this. No shortage of raspberry flavor was present and I was pleased to find that this avoided coming off as overly souring or acidic although it did have quite a nice bite and some well down subdued funkiness to it. I had no problem getting through the glass. This is a good one from the Lost Abbey.

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Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at the huge whale-ish tasting at Chris's. Thanks to wiebull for this one in a great trade.

Pours with a very little head (no surprise there), darker maple brown hazy colored.

Nose is light tart sour raspberries, light sweet malts, darker fruits, semi sweet.

Taste starts sweet, darker crystal malt flavors, plenty of raspberries both fresh and aged/soured, bit of a maple like syrup, semi tart, bit of bitterness from the tart fruit, little acidic, light oak and vanilla round it off with a slight bready toasty finish.

Medium bodied with lower carbonation.

Overall delicious as expected, nice tart raspberry flavors, great fruit, light funk, but just missing the carbonation.

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Photo of mactrail
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Local Habit in San Diego. The color is dark brownish and murky in the glass-- "swamp water," as DefenCorps calls it, which is right on. A splash of a head and quite a tingly mouthfeel, both from the carbonation and what I suspect is taste buds dying. More of a vinegar smell with a touch of fruitiness.

Tart rather than sweet to start, but hugely berry flavored. Some bitterness for the finish. A slight sweetness creeps in along with the vinegar edge. It does taste just like raspberries, which the brewer says were added again during the year-long wine barrel aging. This is actually quite sippable, though unmistakably a serious sour.

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Photo of kojevergas
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Ale aged in oak barrels with raspberries." 7.00% ABV confirmed. 2013 vintage. 12.7 fl oz brown glass bottle with fantastic label art (Lost Abbey does art best) and hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a cork acquired at a local beer store and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are through the roof given the brewery and style. Reviewed as a framboise because it identifies as such in the name.

Served cold - straight from me fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

I ended up using pliers to remove the cork; it's wedged in there pretty good. Cork yields a satisfying pop upon removal, and liquid slowly surges upwards - necessitating a pour.

A: Pours a 1.5-2 finger wide head of light pink-white colour. Disappointingly thin, but still frothy. Little creaminess. "Legs" as the head recedes. Retention is above average - about 3 minutes.

Body colour is a dark ruby-red with brownish hues. Nontransparent. Nontranslucent. Some yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Overall, it's not much to look at, but it's to style.

Sm: Definite tart raspberries with a pleasant acetic edge. Marvelous oaky undertones. A bit of plum and unsoured fruit on the back end. Wonderful yeast and bacteria lend it a damn appealing sourness; that's really inviting. Certainly a lively aroma. It's not an inferior framboise with only lactobacillus for sourness; I also get lambicus yeast and spontaneous - if controlled - bacterial notes. A nice sweetness keeps it from coming off too sour. Raspberries dominate, and I love the way the oak complements them. Also getting some light pie crust notes; I can see the Lost & Found base surfacing a bit. A wonderful aroma of fairly high strength. Can't wait to try it.

No hop character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Really tasty and flavorful. Raspberries are prominent with a near perfect presence of tartness and sourness. Has a wonderful acetic body with notes of pie crust and biscuit malt. Also a bit of withdrawn plum in the third act. Sourness/sweetness balance is close to perfect, with a sweet berry quality complementing the sour edge. Nice acidity. Some cherry. I get bacteria, lambicus, and a bit of lacto yeast - all of which work well here. Great integration of the oak barrel as well, with subtle oak guiding the beer and keeping it gestalt. Excellent balance and build for a framboise. Also has superb complexity and subtlety. The rich fruitiness is lovely. A nice blend of ripe fruit with more refined mature berries. Depth of flavour is huge. Flavour duration is high, as is flavour intensity. Really a treat of a beer.

I can't put this one down it's so damn good. My glass is quickly emptying.

No hop character or alcohol comes through. Maltiness is hard to find beneath the sourness - to its benefit.

Mf: Wonderful acidity and bite, with a smooth and wet texture that keeps it refreshing. Very approachable and somehow soft while also puckering. Acetic. Great body and perfect thickness for the style. Carbonation is near perfect - just a biteen overdone, but this will correct with age. Complements the flavour profile wonderfully; the mouthfeel feels custom-tailored to the taste.

Dr: Once again, Lost Abbey demonstrates their mastery over sours. Beers like this explain why Lost Abbey may well be the best brewery in this country. I'd definitely get it again; I just wish the pricetag was more manageable. I'd snap this up on-draught. Obscenely drinkable, and the ABV never comes through. I could drink this all night. Ridiculously good. Lost Abbey's done it again. Aside from the appearance, this is an almost flawless framboise.


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Photo of russpowell
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one is courtesy of Bitterbill, cheers Bill!

Pours a fucking gusher, huge POP & explosion, then about 4 ozs out of a 375 ml bottle makes it my goblet, SOB! This is turbid caramel with a pinkish brown sliver of head. Never clears, has great lacing & average head retention

S: Sourness & raspberries

T: Follows the nose with much tartness up front. Vinaigrette & dryness once warm, with more raspberries. Finishes with a touch of booze, plenty of tartness, oaky dryness, plus a kiss of sourness & cherries

MF: Medium bodied with light carbonation in my glass, the rest is on the floor, ugh...

Has/had great drinkabilty, not sure what went wrong here, kept this stored in my min-fridge for a week+ & let it warm up to about 52 degrees. Would happily try again, been a while since a beer took me by suprise & made such a huge mess ( Capt Lawrence smoke from the Oak was the last evil doer ).

Approach this with caution!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 11/05/10 notes. Brought a 375ml bottle to a small tasting.

a - Pours a deep reddish-purple color with one inch of reddish head and moderate carbonation.

s - Smells of tart raspberries, some funk, sour cherries and other dark fruits, and maybe a hint of oak.

t - Tastes of tart raspberries, funk, sour dark fruit, and oak. Lots more funk in the taste then the smell, very sour.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - I thought this was a pretty good wild ale, and that it smelled fantastic. Lots of sour raspberries and dark fruit, and pretty easy to drink. Would definitely try again.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to zestar for this bottle. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - This is a little bit of a gusher - not quite as explosive as Veritas 006, but looks quite similar once it gets in the glass. Three fingers of reddish-brown foam that dissipates slowly and leaves chunky, glass-coating lacing. Body is murky reddish-brown with plenty of sediment.

S - Tart, ripe raspberries, funkiness, and light acetic acid sourness. Again, this is reminiscent of Veritas 006, but sweeter and less complicated (although that might change as the fruit drops out over time). As it warms there's the tiniest bit of acetone, but you really have to look for it.

T - Taste is like fresh, tart raspberry juice, mixed with a sour, acetic, Flanders Red. There's actually a surprisingly solid malt bill that lends some heft and honey sweetness to offset the intense sour and tart notes. The finish is sourness that lingers well into the aftertaste.

M - Body is medium-light, with more stickiness and less dryness than I'd expect. Carbonation is low, but sufficient.

D - An excellent, easy-drinking wild ale. Highly enjoyable, and quite restrained in the ABV and palate-destruction departments. I easily enjoyed a 375ml bottle on my own and I could have had another. This one lives up to the hype.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at EBF but didn't review it. Got to sample a bottle recently, thanks Brad.

Beer is red to brown and completely hazy. Forms a thin head with tiny and medium bubbles that doesn't leave any lacing on the glass. Nice carbonation.

Beer has this great raspberry aroma to it. Wonderful smelling. Very tart and lactic with a slight acetic note. Smells amazing.

Beer is thin and smooth. It finishes dry and has a strong tartness in the corners of my mouth. Strongly lactic in the mouth, some acetic character, a very drinkable and wonderful sour overall.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to WesM63 for this one!

A: Pours a deep mahogany color, almost purple/brown with a massive tan head on top, about 2.5 fingers in height that had very slow dissipation leaving some thick lacing on the glass.

S: Tons of raspberry right away, very sweet, fresh and juicy. Slightly tart, sort of reminds me of a fruity/acidic flanders.

T: Fantastic, very fruity with some ripe raspberries. There is a bit of oak and a touch of vanilla at the end.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. No flatness issues with this one at all.

O: A very nice wild ale, very balanced in terms of flavor and sour/tartness.

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Photo of mothman
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to PlinytheYoungest for sending this up!

Poured into LA Tulip

Pours 1/2 finger of head. Best retention I have seen on the styles. Some nice lace left as well. Color is a hazed raspberry purple pink. Very attractive for a wild.

Aroma: Fresh sour raspberries. Lots of bugs and funk. A nice amount of oak. This beer is tart, but not mouth watering tart. I am enjoying the aroma quite a bit. Has some yeast to it if you can get past all the sour and funk notes.

Taste: Starts out with fresh tart raspberries, then all then all the funk flavors kick in quickly followed by dry oak flavors. Then a medicine like flavor that I got out of blabaer hits. Very odd that this one distinct flavor shows up again. I can't really determine what it is, but it is there.

Mouthfeel: Tart, but I can definitely tell it is still young. A bit sour and dry as well. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Ends dry, relatively clean at first.

Overall, this is a pretty solid wild ale. LA really seems to nail this style. It is very drinkable and I can't wait to see what some age does to this beer. I think it is going to get very mouth puckering tart.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2012, 375 ml bottle
Served into a snifter

A: Dark ruby colored body, hazy with a huge foamy brownish/pink colored head. Nice amounts of lacing are on the walls due to this, as well as a thick retention cap. Towards the bottom some raspberry puree looking sediment are floating about.

S: Fresh pressed raspberries, strawberry, plenty of sourness and funk. Hints of oak come out as it opens up a bit. Really great, fruity smelling beer.

T: Big raspberry notes, tart and sour dark red fruits, cherry and nice amounts of oak again. Some red wine and almost like a fruit-soaked cake flavor towards the back of the palate. Really complex and layered, and absolutely delicious.

M: Highly carbonated, okay let's be honest it's over-carbonated. Lost Abbey is compensating for former beers? Anyway, tone it back and it would be really nice, even though the style is well carbonated this is too much. Quite dry on the finish/linger.

Extremely nice raspberry Wild Ale. Aside from too much carbonation, the flavor profile was spot on. I really liked the acidic and lactic tartness in this beer, perhaps I'd prefer it a bit less dry. Nicely done.

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Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.