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Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

693 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 401
Gots: 210 | 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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emaciated

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-09-2013 03:31:34 | More by emaciated
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mggkohl

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-08-2013 21:07:23 | More by mggkohl
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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-03-2013 21:15:50 | More by brotherloco
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emilylee

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-01-2013 16:26:58 | More by emilylee
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mactrail

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 05:55:24 | More by mactrail
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into wine glass 27/4/13, 2012 vintage, cheers Rutager for sending the bottle

A murky brownish amber with enough clarity to see a few streams of bubbles but I know there's plenty as its hard not to get half a glass of foam even on a gentle pour. massive light brown head with a hint of pink has great retention and completely cakes my glass in lace, still a think film at the bottom of the glass and lace right to the bottom, looks perfect

S I get more cherry then the raspberry the used making it, perhaps a little strawberry in there too, quite funky with lots of oak and cheese and vinous notes, pretty sexy nose

T tart, sweet and sour at the same time but less of the funky notes and the fruits mellowed, still great but missing just a little something the nose had going for it

M a little pucker and a little grit left behind, almost foamy from the bubbles but creamy after a second in your mouth with a sour oak finish

O pretty solid sour that looks perfect, smells great and solid everywhere else. My only complaint is that my glass was empty before I really figured it out

I can see why Lost Abbey has the reputation for brewing great sours and I can't wait to try some more

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 22:48:24 | More by wordemupg
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-22-2013 15:01:16 | More by atoulouk
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jeff1973

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-18-2013 00:51:21 | More by jeff1973
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Matthew_Lawrence

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-16-2013 01:30:38 | More by Matthew_Lawrence
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-07-2013 08:54:44 | More by vissai
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-07-2013 05:06:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-02-2013 09:14:07 | More by AlexChillton
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gpawned

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-16-2013 20:29:33 | More by gpawned
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Penguin3200

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-10-2013 05:32:09 | More by Penguin3200
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MrVonzipper

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

03-03-2013 07:34:38 | More by MrVonzipper
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-01-2013 19:02:58 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks merc for sharing, 2012 bottle.
The beer pours a dull, yeast speckled, hazy light brown with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet with potent oak and raspberries. The taste is slightly funky, followed by tart raspberries, a caramelized sugar sweetness, and a semi-dry, lingering raspberry cake finish. Great malt presence that serves to accentuate the dark fruitiness of the raspberries. The mouthfeel is solidly medium bodied, slightly bready, with great oaked fruit character, and a slightly salty, dry finish. Very enjoyable beer that's completely worth the effort to obtain.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 22:39:17 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-25-2013 17:16:16 | More by Holland
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-20-2013 07:46:42 | More by Beeradelphia
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pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -13%

02-13-2013 07:01:37 | More by pixieskid
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle, batch 1, that I received from Carlos. Thanks, man!

I expected the beer to gush like mad, but strangely, I needed a corkscrew to pop this bad boy. The beer itself is a hilariously ugly murky swamp water brown,capped with a short-lived beige head. The nose is bright, frothy, jammy, fruity raspberries, very bright and stunningly expressed. Not particularly seedy/tannic, the fruit character is excellent here. The sour base beer is actually tempered by the fruit. It does, however, have a mild acetone character, along with some lemon and key lime. Mildly yeasty as well.

The palate opens bright, fruity and sharp. Jammy raspberries, minimally seedy, with a little bit of strawberry character as well, the fruity expression is excellent. This is followed by the sour base, where the lactic acidity pairs quite well with the fruit. There's also a hint of lemon as well as some acetic character. A little frothy/yogurty as well, the mid-palate is a little chunky/yeasty. Some oak tannins are present, rather well-integrated with the profile. The finish is strongly lactic, scrubbing the palate, almost a little too much, leaving a clean, yogurt sourness and flavor along a clean raspberry sourness. It does, however, feel a little watery. Medium-medium light in body with moderate carbonation, the softness/fullness that the yeast/proteins lend does clash with the brightness of the fruit, but ultimately, I'd say this is one of the better American brewed raspberry sours I've had. Well done, Tomme!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 05:37:56 | More by DefenCorps
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-08-2013 04:31:29 | More by Azrael
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BryanK

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-28-2013 02:30:07 | More by BryanK
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-28-2013 00:45:00 | More by jvillefan
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-27-2013 23:55:54 | More by Texasfan549
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