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Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey

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827 Ratings

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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 431
Gots: 219 | FT: 13
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

davelag, Jan 02, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle of the 2012 vintage, into a duvel glass

A: pours brown with some deep redish tits and a slightly redish, tanned head. Two fingers worth of frothy head dissapate nicley to a film leaving some nice spots of lacing.

S: loads and loads of raspberry tartness, tartness has an acidic quality to it... Also a little bit of funk in there with some nice earthy wooden oak notes, this smells phenomenally delicious. Like a sour raspberry slush puppy.

T: equally impressive, wonderful notes of raspberry and acidic citrus tartness, hint of lemon, and tart dark cherry and green apple skins... A touch of funk mixed in with some earthy oak bringing a nice kiss of bitterness, this is wonderfully balanced.

M: medium bodied with very active creamy and aggressive carbonation to give this a lush and slightly spritzy mouthfeel, dry and a touch puckering in this finish, leaves an aftertaste that reminds me of sweet trarts.

O: this is a phenomenal sour... I'm not even usually a fan of framboise, bit the tartness and balance on this one are superb, one of my favorite sours hands down.

PeterIngemi, Jan 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

ckeegan04, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ADTaber, Dec 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

dtx00, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

mbixler, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

t0rin0, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

strongaf, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

CheapBeerBuzz, Dec 03, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Last beer I had at Capones black friday event.

A- A very pretty looking brew. Poured a deep purple color, with mohagony and red highlights. There was decent lacing left down the sides of the glass.

S- Tart and acetic aroma. Somewhat funky but not a lot. Sour raspberries of course, and even a bit of vinegar.

T- Fairly tart brew here. Slightly sour but not so much as the nose would lead you to believe. The raspberries give a nice flavor throughout and linger somewhat. The acidity of this beer is digesting my enormous Thanksgiving meal from the day before quite nicely.

M- Light to medium bodied brew, and highly carbonated. Way to go Tomme.

O- Overall this makes a great sour. The sourness and raspberry flavors are balanced very well. It's not overly sour or funky. Highly drinkable.

haazer, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

koopa, Nov 25, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Knapp85, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

brez8791, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

FalconA, Nov 16, 2012
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4.81/5  rDev +11.1%

tbone1384, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

fbc24, Oct 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Rempo, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

mecmd, Oct 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

StubFaceJoe, Oct 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 13, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2012. Picked it up at the brewery. Signed by Dominguez!

Pours a rather murky chocolate cherry with a brown pink fuzz on top. Lots of tart raspberries, some must, barn, lemon and oak. Nice hint of vanilla as well. Flavor is oaky with plenty of fruit flavor and slight bitterness. Also has the aftertaste of a really rich raspberry truffle. Some bits of wood and vine. I like the flavor on this one quite a bit. Medium bodied with sharp, tight fleeting carb and a wet finish. Nice beer, probably one of the better I've had from the Abbey.

harrymel, Oct 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

DaveHack, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jaminjohnson, Sep 30, 2012
Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.