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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: 402
Gots: 213 | 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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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rutger.

A: 1" pink head over red liquid.

S: Raspberry, wood and yeast.

T: Raspberry, sour funk, oak and yeast. Somewhat bitter, leathery and yeasty.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Smooth and bitter, leathery and almost buttery.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 03:30:41 | More by DaftCaskBC
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13%

06-10-2012 17:19:10 | More by RuckusDu
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-05-2012 20:46:40 | More by Prospero
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-05-2012 14:37:42 | More by thewimperoo
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-05-2012 02:06:21 | More by mdillon86
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brystmar

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared 3 ways. Very efflorescent pour, tons of head quickly roars to life leaving behind mildly pink lace.

Pungent raspberry aroma with funky undertones. Fruit is fresh and a little sweet. Really enjoyed the nose on this one.

Fruit doesn't come through as nicely in the taste, however. There's an odd, dirt-y, bitter presence in the middle that muddies the experience. Not sure I like this yeast strain.

Denise thinks the body is too thick, but I enjoy it. A decent sour overall, but not worth bending over backwards to find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 05:38:06 | More by brystmar
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-27-2012 01:16:19 | More by acurtis
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warnerry

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 00:27:59 | More by warnerry
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n00blar

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-24-2012 23:14:42 | More by n00blar
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 00:33:43 | More by ShanePB
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-20-2012 13:08:15 | More by Kaydogg
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-12-2012 23:42:04 | More by funkel81
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-07-2012 17:05:11 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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2beerdogs

California

3/5  rDev -30.4%

05-07-2012 02:57:26 | More by 2beerdogs
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actone2001

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage, a little over a year from brewery release. 375ml bottle straight from the fridge

A - Murky brownish-red. Influence of the raspberries gives it a great pinkish hue when the light strikes it right.

S - A lot of Funk (brett?), lactic, raspberry, tiny bit of oak. Great smell!

T - Lactic acid at the tip of the tongue which fades into a balanced acetic acid as it glides over the palate. Tart raspberry dominates, lemony, tart berry. There is a slight oak finish, a little more funk, vinegar, and a lingering sour berry taste at the end. Good enough depth.

M - Medium bodied, great prickly carbonation (especially for a LA beer!). Dry finish. Perfect for the style

O - I'm pleasantly surprised with this beer! Mouth puckering tartness, with the added bonus of raspberry funk! Great mouthfeel, and enough complexity for me to keep drinking it. This definitely holds up as one of the better American Wilds out there, and seems to age well (for the year I've had it sitting). I'll definitely be seeking this in the future!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 02:46:39 | More by actone2001
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MikeRMII

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2012 20:12:37 | More by MikeRMII
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

05-04-2012 18:45:27 | More by nickfl
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-01-2012 23:58:47 | More by tbeq00
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wattershed

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-29-2012 21:07:55 | More by wattershed
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jibbyvonjibb

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brown color. Opaque. Mousse-like head. 4.5
S: Faint raspberries. 4
T: Sharp acidity up front. Red berry flavors: raspberries, cherries. Toffee. Gingerbread. Delicous. 4.5
M: Same creamy texture that Red Poppy has. I think this is the best part of this beer. It's like eating the cream of a Tiramisou cake. 4.5
O: I really like it. Extremely drinkable. I can drink this like the British can drink pints of Bitters. I love how the fruit flavors play with the caramel malt flavors. I can't say for sure whether it's better or worse than the Red Poppy, but it shares many of its characteristics. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 19:16:12 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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shleepy

California

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from 375 bottle into snifter glasses.

A: Burnt orange-amber. Off-white head.

S: Lots of funk, oak, sourness. Just a light fruitiness.

T: Like a raspberry version of Red Poppy, not surprisingly. Gingerbread, oak, funk, raspberries. Quite good.

M: Medium body and decent carbonation. High - but not painfully so - acidity.

O: A great American framboise.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 19:15:15 | More by shleepy
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-26-2012 13:26:25 | More by Rollzroyce21
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-22-2012 02:51:16 | More by theminutemen
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evilc

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-21-2012 19:48:48 | More by evilc
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alpenglocken

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

04-19-2012 21:27:34 | More by alpenglocken
Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
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