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Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey

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753 Ratings

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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 424
Gots: 217 | FT: 16
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

smurfbeer, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Miamilice, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

lovebeer777, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

nevins, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

chrispoint, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

beerdweeb, Feb 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DoctorB2B, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of rudzud
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.

rudzud, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of cpinto6
4/5  rDev -7.4%

cpinto6, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of claspada
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.

claspada, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

beermeX2, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Goldstar81, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

375 ml bottle corked and caged poured into a Darkness snifter sharred with a fellow BA.

A- Poured a 3 finger off white head that dissipates to a nice bubbly ring around the glass, burnt orange color, red hues off the bottom, cloudy cannot see through it, decent lacing.
S- Really nice aroma, fresh raspberries, nice oak comes out, some vinegar, nice funkiness, exited to try this.
T- Really nice, big tartness, raspberries upfront, oak, vinegar, nice acidity, really puckering, really impressive
M- Medium mouth feel, dry at this finish, puckering, well carbonated.
O- Impressive, love the sour puckering notes, was not disappointed, love the fruitiness, raspberries, nice oak, nice complexity, really enjoyable.

Chriscrundwell12, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jsilva, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

klipper, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mantissa, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

alano, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

drummermattie02, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of illidurit
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottle shared at one of the many Santa Cruz tastings; review from notes. Pours a dark orangey red with a small khaki head. Aroma is tart and fruity with a massive emphasis on fresh raspberries and lesser accents of green apple skin. Sour raspberry flavor washes over the palate before leaving some sweeter candied berry notes. Touches of wood and a helping of funk with lactic tartness. High carbonation, maybe a little coarse and fizzy. A very good sour.

illidurit, Dec 06, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured from a 375 ml bottle, into my Lost Abbey stemmed tulip.

A: Pours about a 1 and a half finger, foamy, white head. Reddish, amber hue, with medium carbonation rising throughout. Settles pretty quickly, but a blanket of foam remains. Nothing much in terms of lacing.

S: A little woody, with a touch of baked bread; but fresh raspberry rules the day.

T: A little baked bread malt, bitterly combined with a very acidic and alkaline, but fresh raspberry flavor.

M: Dry and bitter, but light bodied and very full.

D: Bitter quality probably makes this more enjoyable as a sipping brew.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Solid appearance with some nice continuing carbonation and a foamy head. Nose is full on fermented raspberry. Flavor is a vinegary, malty, acidic raspberry. Very full flavored, and nicely balanced. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Dec 04, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours a very thin super carbonated light reddish brown that if not for the huge frothy head this brew would look more like wine cooler than a beer. Tart smells of raspberries dominate the nose with a hint of grapes and cherries adding to a unique aroma. First sip is almost puckering tart with plenty of sweetness left to make even the most controlled diabetics reaching for their insulin. The raspberries make up the majority of the flavor. Not much of anything else there. Body is super thin but the over carbonation compensates to the point that mouthfeel is quite pleasant. I do believe more time will help this puppy. Time will tell.

ATLbeerDog, Dec 03, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%

375ml bottle poured into a 200ml Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

A - Pours a translucent yet deep red with a thick, airy head that goes down nicely into a thick lacing. Looks very nice.

S - Raspberries galore. Sweet with a slight amount of tartness in the aroma. It really just smells like a raspberry smoothie.

T - Tartness upfront and throughout. At first the tartness seems like a wild ale, then the tartness seems like I bit into some raspberries as it mellows with some sweetness. It takes a few sips for the raspberries to coat the tongue and begin to surpass the tartness in the flavor.

M - Light to medium carbonation, prickly. Refreshing and right for the style.

O - Great beer. Maybe Lost Abbey should give up on everything else for now and just focus on their Wilds.

claaark13, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

beerwolf77, Dec 02, 2011
Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.