Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey
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3.93/5 rDev -9%
Bottle obtained from the brewery in July. Poured in to CBS snifter.
A - Cloudy raspberry red colour with only the slightest glow around the edges from light passing through. One finger of bubbly cream coloured head formed with good retention.
S - Sour raspberries, balsamic vinegar and light oak aromas. Very tart.
T - A huge puckering tartness up front that gives way to pureed raspberries, red wine vinegar and some light oak and cherry flavours.
M - Medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Would like less carbonation in this one (can't believe I am complaining about too much carbonation in a Lost Abbey beer).
02-27-2012 02:19:28 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.9/5 rDev -9.7%
From bottle into hotel gLass,
Cloudy/murky orange pink. Explosive carbonation sprayed the counter and kept gushing. One finger liquid, six finger head. Careful pour yielded a hazy chunky liquid. Slowly settled to a very fine ring of fringe bubbles.
S: tart oaky fruit. Some lactic sour notes and raspberry candy. Oak is there, but the funk prevails. Nice.
T: solid. Sour, but a good balance of tart raspberry, oak character, funkiness and acetic/vinegar. Well done.
M: solid again. Bigger side of light. Carbonation settled in and kept this fresh. I'd expect that it actually has a bit of body hiding behind th bubbles. Clean, crisp as is though.
O: understand the demand. Very nice and I'd love to try again. With some goggles on. Quite good.
02-25-2012 08:34:34 | More by oregone
4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
On tap at The Lost Abbey for their first Throw Back Thursday. Poured into a Lost Abbey stemware. 2010 Vintage
Appearance: Pours a dark red/purple with two fingers worth of light pink.rose colored head that fades fairly quickly and leaves very light lacing.
Smell: The aroma is amazingly complex. Lots of tart fruits such as raspberries and sour cherries which were most present. Very crisp with brett. Oaky with a mild, sweet malt backdrop as well to balance it.
Taste: Huge sour raspberry tartness up front with a huge acidic sour level. A large creamy vanilla oaky wood dry bite in the middle. The sourness lingers with you throughout. Has a dry, sour, and acidic bite near the end as well.
Mouthfeel: Full body with lots of carbonation and a prickly feel towards the finish.
Overall: This is a solid wild ale. It is very drinkable and I can't wait to see what some age does to this beer as I have some 09, 10, and 11 ageing. I think it is going to be amazing!
02-18-2012 07:00:38 | More by SoCalStout
4.23/5 rDev -2.1%
Framboise de amorosa from notes
A- slight muddy red pour. hazzy from the bottom poured out. Booming three finger off white head with a slight pink hue.
S- Bright tart raspberries, vanilla. Slightly funky with a sweet pairing. the oak is really shining through.
T- Tart funkiness right off the bat. Raspberries and oak.
M- Medium feeling, mouth watering. Puckering with a prickly carbonation.
O- This is really what a fruit wild ale is all about. Over the top fruit and sour yet not overdone.
02-15-2012 18:43:57 | More by korguy123
4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey on Lost Abbey night. Poured as a 4oz pour.
A - Pours a hazy red raspberry juice/light blood colour with a thin white head that leaves a nice halo.
S - Aromas of fresh raspberry and vinegar. Super sweet raspberry preserves. Oh my goodness this is inviting.
T - Wow this is something to marvel at. Delicious raspberry notes and jam with light sweetness. Some little vinegar notes as well. So, so much better than the bottle I tried. Tart, sour, sweet so good.
M - Goddamn this is a great mouthfeel. So nicely carbonated here this stuff is tart and crisp. Each sip makes me want more.
O - Overall I love this beer. So freaking good with delicious raspberries. So glad I got to try this on tap.
02-02-2012 00:23:07 | More by rudzud
4.28/5 rDev -0.9%
2010 bottle shared with mrand01.
Pours a hazy dark amber, light brown with some red highlights. Off-white soapy head that dissipates leaving some spotty lacing.
Aromas begin quite pungent and full of raspberry, as you would expect. There is a solid combination 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 with only slight vinegar notes.
The tastes follow the nose initially with the raspberries still the star of the beer and work very nicely with a strong acidity and a minimal vinegar flavor. The oak and vinous fruit skins provide a very nice dry and tannic quality. The finish is really quite mouth-puckering and tart, more so than any other beer I have had in recent memory. I expected it to be sour but this is crazy sour for being only 1 year old.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a puckering, semi-sweet tartness, plenty of ample carbonation, and a dry finish.
Overall, this was a very nice tasting beer and quite packed with real raspberry flavor and a boat ton of tartness. I was not expecting it to be this sour but I am quite pleased with the outcome. You definitely need to be a fan of sour beers and raspberries to enjoy this; sour more so than raspberry. Definitely recommended but not totally sure it is worth the outlay to aquire given the rarity and/or price.
01-29-2012 14:09:59 | More by claspada
Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.