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Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

718 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 415
Gots: 215 | FT: 17
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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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Damian

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 1 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12.7 ounces bottle
Vintage 2010
Served in a tulip
Acquired in a trade with Gonzoillini

This beer was an absolute gusher. After reading numerous reviews talking about carbonation issues with Framboise De Amorosa, I opened this extremely carefully. Even with a slow cork pull, the beer began spewing from the bottle. I think I lost about half of it on my counter. When the remainder of the beer settled in my glass, it was a turbid, murky, copper-ish brown color. Large yeast particles were seen all throughout the liquid. The beer was topped by a short-lived, brown specked cap of bubbly white froth. As the beer was consumed, the head deposited a wide ring of pink granules on the glass. Wow, what a terrible start.

The aroma was quite complex. Lots of tart fruits. Raspberries and sour cherries were most noticeable. Crisp and moderately funky. Brett notes appeared as well. Oaky with a mild, sweet malt backdrop.

The flavor profile was tart and acidic. Sour fruit flavors came through strong. Somewhat citric. Lemon notes were apparent. Slightly musty and funky. The raspberry flavor was all but undetectable until the finish. Highly acidic vinegar notes trailed in the aftertaste.

The beer was medium bodied with a crisp yet moderate effervescence. Smooth and a touch creamy.

Framboise De Amorosa is a terrific beer. My only gripe was that carbonation issues really got in the way of its appearance (as well as how much of the beer I actually had a chance to enjoy). Tomme, when are these problems going to be solved?

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 05:03:07 | More by Damian
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Kshock

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Great head on the beer, subsides and leaves nice off white/pink lacing with a decent amount of head always on the beer. Great color, a deep brown/Ruby red. Not super bright, but not that hazy either.

S- Tart, sourness, Raspberries, bready yeast undertone. Love this smell.

T- Lots of fruit and acid. Great sourness with hints of the yeast in the back end. Finishes insanely clean for a beer this pungent in flavor. Tomme always impresses me with how big his beers and flavors are, and how he manages to teach it a disappearing act in your mouth.

M- Awesome carbonation, mouth puckering sourness. Drys very quickly on the palate and leaves not trace.

O- Amazing beer, loved it last year and im loving it more this time around.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 20:02:48 | More by Kshock
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Wadsey

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Framboise de Amorosa

Hard-poured into a DFH signature glass. 

A: Deep amber with lighter amber highlights. Nice clarity and effervescence. Decent lacing. 

S: Ripe raspberries on a sun-splashed bush. Rhubarb, too. Sourness, but more of an acetic rather than acidic nature. At the subthreshold of smell damp wood, vanilla and funk can be found. With all that said, fresh, ripe raspberries are the focus. 

T: Sweet and tart raspberries intertwine with acidic and acetic notes. It's quite vinegary. Although the sourness seems average, it lingers on tongue pleasantly, tingling like a nine-volt battery (that is good). Raspberries persist deep into finish. 

M: Medium body with bright, prickly carbonation, which compliments taste profile nearly perfectly. 

O: Framboise de Amorosa hits all the right notes for me. I wish I had a case of this stuff. 

Thanks to hurfer for the assist. 

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 12:46:54 | More by Wadsey
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SDDanC

California

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into smaller wine glass. Pours grapefruit red, no head. sour cherry, wheat, raspberry and maybe a little watermelon on the nose. very delectable. taste is quite tart, reminds me of the black raspberry sour warhead candy. mouth feel is awesome. the initial carb goes excellent with the tartness, it almost excels the experience. overall, i am comfortable saying this is a great beer. very refreshing and an awesome cap to the session.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2011 07:35:30 | More by SDDanC
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thetomG

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice murky brown/reddish/purple color with very little head/carbonation.

Tart aroma. Tart & sour flavors, but the raspberry comes thorough nicely in the end leaving a slight residual sweetness throughout the finish.

Despite the low carbonation, it feel nice on the mouth and seemed to get more and more sour for me with each sip.

Very very tasty beer. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 04:23:43 | More by thetomG
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brandon0350

California

3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

:Bottle poured into Lost Abbey Tulip

Bottle popped with a lot of force, almost a gusher... saved with a quick pour

A: pours a light red? Almost pink. Very little head, suprising for the huge cork pop, the pour looks very good though

S: can definatly smell the raspberries, little bit of a woody smell to it, once again smells slightly like vinegar

T: tastes like raspberries and vinegar, should go on a salad? Reminds me of raspberry vinegarette

M: light mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation present

O: a decent offering from Lost abbey, glad to have tried it

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 21:45:08 | More by brandon0350
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FosterJM

California

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

489th review on BA
Draft to taster
@Lost Abbey

Again Jason, Thank you for the kindness for my birthday on Sunday!! You're the man!

App- It's slightly darker than pink, almost pink mixed with a little red. No head just flat. Was expecting that though.

Smell- GIGANTIC raspberries in this. It was sweet, tart, lush and ripe.

Drink- This beer was a great sour. It was tasty, without being to spritzy and too flat. A well blended drink. The oaky sweet came through about 1/2 way through.

Mouth- This was pretty lush and wet (I guess right adjective). It was low carbed and medium bodied but not over done.

Drink- I would like to have this again with a nice cheesecake or paired with something to really highlight those flavors. Very tart, sour, sweet, lush. Loved it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2011 04:20:21 | More by FosterJM
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pink and purple appearance, minimal head, quite interesting to start with. Aroma was sweet and funky, dark sweet colored berries.

Taste, nice and dry, equal parts sweet and sour. Strike that, more on the sour side. Tangy. A little gritty even, probably the difference from using fruit as opposed to filtered fruit juice as a shortcut (much less the added sugar).

Not a beer for everyone, not even close. Relatively rarely used fruit, paired with a dubbel, high price tag, fruit acidic sourness.

Not recommended for novices. Highly recommended for those off the beaten path.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2011 00:02:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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dookiepower

California

3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass (insert sad face) at Lost Abbey last weekend, with the guy at the bar almost overflowing the glass with an over-carbonated head. Surely not a Flat Abbey.

Appearance- The Framboise was light pink in color with a creamy pinkish hued head. I really liked how this beer screamed raspberries by just looking at it's great pink structure in the glass.

Smell- Obviously a huge aroma of freshly crushed raspberries with a little bit of a barnyard funk behind the fruit smell. It was really Raspberries, Raspberries, Raspberries. I was very invigorated by the aroma of this and was excited to dive into it.

Taste- Obviously massive raspberries, but in all honesty it was overtly sour. A mindbogglingly sour pucker taste as it hit the palate and was only really followed up by a slight funkyness, and a bit of a oak background from the barrels that it was in. I think that I built this beer up in my head too much and was let down by it on taste wise. I do however think that some time in the bottle will help it balance out, and it could turn into an all around beautiful beer.

Mouthfeel- It was super carbonated, almost a gusher like the Red Poppy I had. It was a light brew, but I had a hard time getting through the entire 12.7 ounces because of the sourness. My bottle seemed to have champagne carbonation that rose in the glass throughout the entire session.

Overall- I loved the aroma of Framboise, but it lacked in taste for me. I do think that it will benefit from aging in the bottle, and will mellow out to become a great beer. I love sours, they are my favorite style, but this one was too sour with not enough balance for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 20:48:42 | More by dookiepower
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Douglas14

California

4.97/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer pours out a dark pink color with a tan head that has great retention, but isnt very fine...sparse bubbles. The color is very murky. The aroma is incredibly balanced between the high acidic sourness and the raspberry. Great sour smell! The raspberry is very noticeable an compliments the beer's flavors very well. There is no acetobacter and the sourness is absolutely spot-on. What a beer. One of my favorite styles when done the right way (this being a killer American fruited sour). I'd love to try the base beer also. In the mouth it has a medium body which is lightened by the high carbonation, which combined with refreshing sourness, acidity, and tartness from fruit makes this super drinkable. I wish it would last longer.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 04:35:28 | More by Douglas14
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DovaliHops

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went to the release and had this on draft...also just popped one of my 4 bottles open the other night with my girlfriend and buddy. I will be reviewing the one I had on draft. Drove all the way from Fresno for this! Pours a very murky brownish-red color with very little head. Scent is STRONG raspberry with hints of funk, oak, and sour aromas. Taste is initially sweet, fresh raspberry goodness. Finishes very sour and acidic. There are some lovely wooden notes throughout. Mouthfeel is very full-bodied and thick. It reminds me of some very acidic, unfiltered fruit juice. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this beer was just fantastic at the release. I'm interested to see how the remaining bottles hold up over time.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2011 07:54:44 | More by DovaliHops
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7ways

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If Rose de Gambrinus had a daughter with Ommegang Rouge, and then that bitch had a one night stand with Supplication, the bastard child would be this punishingly sour glass of awesome.

Not quite a gusher, but then again I was ready. The color is interesting; it looks like an oud bruin got roughed up with a bat and left with a bunch of purple bruises. Are those floaties pieces of raspberry?
The odor of sour and funk and fruit was apparent the instant the cork popped, and the aroma coming out of the glass made my throat tingle. A deep whiff made me cough. Very fresh raspberry notes.
Super-sick-nasty-sourness, kind of a throat burner a la Rouge. Nice complement of wood, raspberry, and grape.
Nice round body compared to many wilds, fairly dry with pinpoint carbonation.
This is the second truly spectacular beer I've had from Lost Abbey.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 01:32:03 | More by 7ways
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nycwinter

California

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 10oz tulip glass from one of two bottles I procured at the release party.
A= honey amber color which becomes cherry red when held up to the light. Very sexy when swirlled Frothy cream-orange head sustained itself well throughout

S= sourness hits the nose followed by a wild floral funkiness. A mild candy sweetness is there, but masked by the previously mentioned smells. Very pleasent to quaff.

T= very tart and funky throughout. Not very sweet at all, and as I understand, an improvement from last year's batch. Oak is in ther a bit too. Vinegar sourness lingers inthe aftertaste.

M= Light and well carbonated. The sourness lingers and leaves a pleasant dryness in the overall mouthfeel.

O= I had a sample on tap at the release party that I remember being a little sweeter. I think I like this pour better, but probably because it is not 10:30 in the morning right now. $15 might be a little steep, but I guess it is worth it due to the quality and rareness.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 04:37:15 | More by nycwinter
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smoked salmon reddish orange with a fizzilicious crown of beige colored foam that goes from large to small in the blink of an eye. Well, a couple dozen blinks, anyway. A thin slice hangs around for a while, though the glass is almost untouched.

As expected, ripe raspberries and farmhouse funk vie for supremacy in the aroma. Two notes are enough when they smell this good. Wait just a minute... there's a little oak in there as well.

According to The Lost Abbey, Framboise de Amorosa's base beer is Lost & Found Abbey Ale. It's odd that this beer neither looks, smells, nor tastes like a dubbel. No mid-range malts are appreciated. It could be that the twin tommyguns of raspberries and funky Brett are mowing down every other (potential) member of the flavor profile.

There is a fair amount of background sweetness, but it's easily overwhelmed by a tart- acidic raspberry fruit vinegar vibe and a drying, oak-accented finish. FDA is damn good stuff if you like beer of this general sort.

The final pour turns things darker brown and marvelously murky (more dubbel-like). In addition, it seems as if warming is bringing a hint... of a trace... of a suggestion... of dubbel character to the flavor profile too. Complexity has been achieved.

Barrel-aged, fruit-spiked, American wild ales rarely have rich and creamy mouthfeels. This one doesn't break the trend, but it does have a lightly syrupy quality that keeps beer and taste buds in contact for quite some time. The bubbles are on the harsh side rather than being well-incorporated. Then again, this is a victory of sorts for a brewery that has had major carbonaton issues in the past.

Framboise de Amorosa (Raspberry Lover) is a lovely little raspberry wild ale that does just about everything right. Even though it was overpriced at $15 for just 12.7 ounces, it was probably pretty expensive to produce. Thank you to whoever sent me the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 12:30:58 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mjyoung

California

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A deep almost purplish-brown, with a nice thin (1/4 finger) mauve head, and a thinly delicate lacing pattern.

S: VERY strong notes of raspberry, as expected. There's a hint of oak and malt, but it's buried pretty deep. If I weren't expecting it, it'd be overpowering.

T: Initially it's overpoweringly dominated by the raspberry, but it has a delightfully tart finish. Not too far on the sour side, but deliciously so.

M: The mouthfeel might be my favorite part. It sits lightly on the palate, but it still has enough body to back up the strong flavor.

O: I'm not entirely sure that it was worth the trip down to San Diego, but it was definitely worth a taste. I'd drink/buy it again, but I'd probably split the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 04:08:33 | More by mjyoung
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IKR

California

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Medium purplish-brown. Decent light brown head that has a tinge of purple. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Tart raspberry aroma. some barnyard funk is also in the mix but the raspberry is prominent.

Taste: Sour tart raspberry delivered with a puckering sour. The sourness made my wife cringe. I guess she was expecting a Lindemann level of sourness, which she likes. I prefer my sours sour. Tangy raspberry aftertaste. The Belgian funk in the aroma doesn't really come through in the taste.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Well done.

Drink-ability: Again, I like my sours sour, and with the good taste and good carbonation I like it.

It's a tasty sour tart beer. I had 3 pints of it on tap at the release and I could drink this all day. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 00:32:08 | More by IKR
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ben for sharing. Poured into a tulip. The color is kind of murky and I would call it a very light plum. Just a tiny tiny bit of light colored bubbles around the rim of the glass. Not the greatest appearance.

The aroma fills my nostrils with wonderful raspberry goodness. Awesome stuff. The aroma only hints at tartness.

The taste starts out with the slightest bit of candy sweetess. The start is immediately overpowered with full on raspberry flavor and a strong sour finish. Lots of acidity in the finish.

The mouthfeel isn't particularly crisp and and the carbonation is lighter than expected, but there isn't anything disappointing here either.

I really liked this one. The raspberry flavor is strong, and it's nice and sour in the finish. Right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 05:20:16 | More by andrewinski1
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Sean9689 for sending me this one right here. Poured into a tulip. The beer pours a murky mauve with a head that forms but dies away almost immediatley.

Just another great smelling beer out front of me. Great raspberry aroma that is nice and sweet with a little bit of a tart flavor to it. Real nice sweet sour balance to this. The flavor is good on this. Nice sweet rasperry flavor; kind of tart and woody.

Light and crisp body here. Good lively carbonation. I heard this was a gusher but not my bottle. So lucky me. Drinks like a champ. I love this beer and I'm kind of pissed that I shared with Andy.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 05:10:31 | More by Bendurgin
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rye726

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Superb sour from Lost Abbey. Thanks Mike for the opportunity to try this one! Pours a hazy, reddish brown with a lacy tan head that settles to a thin cover.

Fantastic nose has big notes of fresh raspberries, barnyard funk, oaken wine barrels and sour yeast.

Well balanced flavor profile. Again, lots of tart raspberries, musty funk, oak, wine grapes, and a somewhat acidic vinegar presence.

Spritzy carbonation. Clean, crisp body. Complex finish.

This is drinking very well right now. But the vinegar presence wories me a bit. May not be the best candidate for the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 21:30:10 | More by rye726
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from bottle into a Duvel tulip. Poured a murky dark brown with a very minimal off-white head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, maple syrup, oak, and slight mothballs (oxidation?). The flavor was of sweet malt, maple syrup, raspberries, oak, and oxidation (sigh...). It had a medium feel on the palate with very low carbonation (almost flat). Overall I believe this brew was treated badly in its past. There was no visible leaking from the cork to hint that oxidation should be present. So I was quite surprised when I found it to be. So I will say, there wasn't anything awe-inspiring in this one to say the least. Hate that this one was oxidized. Still had a decent flavor I could tell from the background notes in this one, but the oxidation was just overpowering. Aroma was okay on this one. Would love to try one that had been treated nicely in its past.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 12:52:05 | More by thagr81us
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nkersten

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Chris and reviewed from notes. Poured into a lost abbey tumbler, murky red liquid with a dirty off white head, decent retention. Smell is strong sour raspberries, lemon and lime soda, sugary with a slight bit of maltiness. Taste is pretty intense - big sour raspberry flavor up front, sour lemons, a bit of that trademark Lost Abbey funk, some blueberries, slightly sweet finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium carbonation, very acidic, makes it feel like it is coating. Not a bad beer, but the over the top sourness without any kind of balancing could definitley be improved with a bit of oak or more wild yeast flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 19:21:34 | More by nkersten
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scottfrie

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle split with ipa247 and colonelforbin. Thanks Jeff! Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a dark hazy, murky ruby red with a bubbly off-white head that quickly fizzed away into a thick film. I got a couple flecks of yeast in my pour but not much. Wispy lacing left.
S: Raspberries (obviously), very sweet smelling. Smells of fresh preserves or jam, no funk.
T: Tart yet juicy, fruit juice like actually, but not synthetic. Finish hits strong with a pretty good mouth puckering tartness.
M: Medium body, tingly carbonation, with a slight acidity but for the most part it's a clean fruit tartness.
D: Goes down tart and easy. Really great drinking, not overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 19:47:50 | More by scottfrie
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MrHirschybar

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5th taster at Port - Barrel Blast

A - Cranberry/Raspberry Red leaning towards a slight maroon color with no head off the tap

S - Tart, sour, raspberry, a little funk, and citrus

T - Raspberry, tart, with a sweet finish that lingered - didn't really find this to be all that sour -- very tasty I found myself comparing it to a tart fruit drink without the overwhelming sweetness - very agreeable with just a slight bit of the funk from the smell

M - Nice carbonation, surprised there wasn't much head on the drink with the carbonation it had. Blended well with the taste - light refreshing fruitiness with just a little tartness that wasn't overwhelming and a little sweetness that lingered

D - This was nice, light and refreshing, I could have drank this in the warm San Diego/Carlsbad sun for a bit - it was a great break between tons of heavy barrel aged stouts and water. Very agreeable and would easily be something to have a sour hater try and be swayed.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2011 04:47:58 | More by MrHirschybar
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Gobzilla

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a murky reddish brown in color with pink highlights that had a thin head but left plenty of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: it had a huge aroma of tart raspberries with sour acidic qualities but had hints of citrus, bretty funky, and oak. It actually had slight vinegar as well.

T: the taste had a nice sour punch of raspberries upfront with oaky, citrusy, acidic, and funky accents but had a touch of vinegar.

M: the brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of tingly carbonation which had fruity, funky, oaky, acidic, and sour finish.

D:very very tasty brew that can hang with the best of them and was drinking so good. I'm definitely glad I have another bottle stashed away.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 19:53:34 | More by Gobzilla
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sugit

California

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Fortunetely I didn't lose half the bottle due to gushing like others have. The cork was incredibly tough to remove as I feared the worst the entire time.

Murky redish brown. Like cranberrry juice. Big fizzy head. Leves a off white foam coating on the top that never stops. Just nicely carbonated. Tiny little bubbles keep the foam lasting long and strong.

S: As soon as the cork popped massive aroma of sweet raspberries exploded from the bottle. Very inviting and nice. Makes you want to take a sip ASAP. A little wood as well.

T: A great rich raspberry flavor that matches the nose. Mouth watering really. More sourness and tartness than the nose would lead, still not a ton, but enough so it's not a total fruit bomb. The sweetness of the raspberries really come out strong though. Maybe a tiny less sweetness and a tiny more sour and fuck.

My type of sour.

M: Light to Med body. Crisp. Great fizzy carbonation. Very smooth for a sour. The long tasting thin foam head gives it almost a slighty creamy texture when sipping. I can't stop sipping it.

D: Oh man, this wasn't so darn hard to get, I this could be my regular sour. (I do have ONE left!!) I would have guessed 5%, not 7% on this one.

I would be hard pressed to put down more than one or two at the most though. Def a sipper, but a darn tasty one.

I was honestly ready to be disappointed by this beer for some reason, but it came up big for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 00:06:51 | More by sugit
Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
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