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Double Raspberry Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey

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Double Raspberry Framboise De Amorosa
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 27
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alexd3891 on 02-15-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Callmecoon, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Something fitting for review #1700 I guess.

Wow, that is a liquid packed with raspberries. I mean, this thing isn't "pretty" or with good clarity, this is a purple and pink slushee/smoothee almost, so much fruit material in the glass, this looks like your recommended daily allowance in the fruit pyramid of days gone by. This is the thickest fruit beer I've ever seen. To some, its a flaw, to me, its a great sign of things to come. Aroma is plenty tart and delivers the raspberry.

Everything the regular version does, this one does better. More fruit, more sour it seems, without the increase in sweetness/sugary flavor. Its not exactly complex, but it delivers for what it is, an immense raspberry experience with a decent although not complex clean sour character.

Enjoyed at Beachwood BBQ for sourfest.

In the grand scheme of things, there are a lot of attempts at making framboise and raspberry beers that don't measure up. But there's also 3 examples that are must haves if raspberry is your cup of tea:

1. FFAC
2. Double Framboise de amorosa
3. NG Raspberry Tart

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of augustgarage
3.93/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Blue Palms Brewhouse - served in a 10oz nonic.

Quite dark body (falu red?), opaque and capped by a soft soapy curl of dark pink foam which receded fairly quickly. The lacing is interspersed with sizable flecks of fruit...

Slightly rubbery aromatics, but not in a bad way - followed up by raspberry pie.

Tomme (who kindly introduced himself as I was ordering this) mentioned that this batch came out a bit sweeter than intended, and that is evident on the palate. Sugary berry notes and a surprising alcohol heat come through first and foremost. The raspberry is pure though, despite the somewhat excessive levels of sugar that join it. Very light wild notes and a vaguely toasty barrel complexity redeem the flavor profile by the finish though.

Not as "chunky" as expected, but full bodied none the less. This was basically decanted into pitchers first before being poured into nonics, which might have cut down on the sediment somewhat.

While not cloying, this is a bit sweet, but for me, I think the alcohol was the limiting factor (surprisingly). Almost a beer smoothie...

Mark (from the Firkins) had me sample a blend of this and Serpent's Stout (which was tasting particularly chocolate-y tonight) and the combination was straight-up dessert...a good way to end the evening.

augustgarage, Jul 22, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, May 12, 2014
Photo of mikedashg
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 2010 red poppy / angel share grand cru release at lost abbey.

A - very very murky. slightly dark pinkish red raspberry color with a light tan head with a pinkness to it.

S - Lots of tart raspberries up front

T - Extremely Tart, lots of raspberries, slightly lactic, which I usually don't like, but this was light enough, and it was tart enough that I didn't mind it. The lactic acid was very clean and smooth. One of the tartest things I've ever had. Can be kind of pallet wrecking (like duck duck or 08 sinners blend), but it's not a bad thing, just be warned.

M - thick and just the right amount of moderate to moderately high carbonation

D - Very tasty one. Super tart. Tons of raspberries. I liked it better then red poppy. Kind of ruined red poppy for me it was so good. Although the 2010 red poppy wasn't as good as 09 as I remembered. Plus I had the Framboise first. Big mistake

mikedashg, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of largadeer
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at City Beer Store, enjoyed a couple of these side-by-side with Double Cherry Red Poppy. I was told that the draft version of this beer contains more fruit than the soon-to-be-bottled version.

Murky reddish-purple in the glass with a small white head that settles to little more than a film. Huge tart raspberry aroma backed by very clean lactic sourness. I could accuse this of being one-dimensional, but the fruit character is amazing. Tart raspberries are equally dominant on the palate, with the perfect level of lactic sourness backing it. Finishes with a trace of woody astringency, but very clean on the whole. Simple, straight-forward and beautifully crafted, this is what Lindemans Framboise would taste like if it were dry and sour.

largadeer, Feb 24, 2010
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

vacax, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Beachwood Sour Fest day #1.

A: Pours into a 5.5oz flute glass a dark crimson with a decent light pinkish head and trace lace.

N: Rasberries and more rasberries, followed by some faint oak and sour notes.

T: This is like a freaking smoothie it is so fruity. Somewhat tart on the finish.

M: Full and rounded, but not overly sweet. Well balanced sour and sweet.

O: Very enjoyable - simply terrific.

wethorseblanket, Sep 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

beerdweeb, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Stout_Combo, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Night of the Barrels 2011. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a bright reddish color. Light white head with some good lacing. The nose is flush with bright and fresh raspberries. Really beautiful bouquet on this one. Knocks my socks off. Oak and raspberry mingle for awhile with the raspberries' tartness eventually fading into a bit of a lactic character. Flavor is flush with more and more raspberries plus some oak. Lactic acid and a touch of acetic character in the finish. Sweet and dry, though I think the sweetness is really just excessive raspberry character. Really a big hit.

Thorpe429, May 18, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap @ Armsby Abbey at the LA/Port takeover night.

Light creamy head fades semi quickly with lacing over murky hazy purple maroon color.

Nose like black raspbery ice cream, loaded with fresh raspberry puree. A bit of lambic lactic acid aromas, and hint of booze.

Taste brings light booze and some sweet malts, light lambic spicy yeasty bready malts, some tartness and sour berry fruit, raspberry puree. Light farmhouse dry funk. Somewhat tart and sour but not very strong. It finishes slightly dry with a bit of the dry funk and long lingering tart sour juicy fruit. Hint of smooth vanilla and oak.

Medium body with a pretty tart overall feel, and decent carbonation.

It drinks smoothly, and despite the sour tart flavors, it still drinks well, not overpowering. A touch of booze but not overwhelming either. And a delicious long finish that i'll be tasting for long time.

jlindros, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of portia99
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Armsby Abbey. Poured into a 4oz sampler glass.

A - The room is as dark as night with no real source of direct light to be found, so I resorted to using the flashlight on my phone. In this less than ideal light, the beer is extremely murky, with a brown, red and purple tint to it and full of suspended yeast and presumably fruit particles. This beer is practically opaque and has a brownish foam collar. Not especially attractive...

S - Raspberry is tremendous in the nose...smell is really of puree'ed fruit. Mixture of lactic sourness, sweet and tart fruit, sugar and a hint of alcohol. This smells outstanding.

T - As expected (and it would be a disappointment otherwise), there is a huge raspberry flavor, reminds me of a fresh, homemade raspberry sorbet...In addition to the intense fruit character, there is a lactic sourness, overall tart character, a pick puckering and drying. Not intensely sour, really more fruity. This is excellent.

M - Drying, puckering tartness. Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Really fruity and wild tasting. Alcoholic raspberry puree.

D - This is an amazingly easy to drink beer. This is truly an all day sour. I think I could drink this practically forever. Seems like it would be equally good on a hot or cold day. Despite the less than supermodel quality appearance of this beer, it truly was the highlight of the 22 tap Lost Abbey event. Outstanding beer.

portia99, Nov 05, 2010
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

sideshowe, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

brez8791, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2/13/2010

On tap at Lost Abbey, this was labeled "Special Double Raspberry Barrel." Pours a hazy, turbid, murky, opaque, nebulous, obfuscated brownish red with a big frothy light pink head.

The nose is bursting with ripe and lightly tart raspberries. The fruit character is awesome. There's a distinct oak presence accompanying a light lactic quality and tannins. Vanilla is subtle.

The flavor is even better than the aroma. The fruit is explosive. It's lightly tannic with a ridiculous amount of raspberries accompanying notes of wood and a light tartness. Lactic and acetic character are both at a moderate level. The finish is dry and piquant with notes of oak and lingering fruit. This exhibits the strongest raspberry presence of any beer I've had. I hope they bottle this version.

HopHead84, Feb 19, 2010
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

BARFLYB, May 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

jwelsh, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Arbitrator
3.73/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes.

Draft at City Beer Store. I was in Hayward when largadeer texted me -- "these two beers are great and they're not flat!" I drove over there as fast as I could.

A: Pours a dark, nearly opaque dark magenta body. By the time I got it, there was no head, but some agitation stirred up a nice cap of fine white bubbles that lingered briefly.

S: Beautiful. It's like sniffing a basket of raspberries. Very nice lactic sourness in the nose, too.

T: Tart raspberries up front, with strong lactic sourness defining the mid-taste. Tannic astringency in the finish and a dry tartness in the aftertaste. While it's incredibly tasty and delicious, my only complaint is that it's a one-note sour. It's like sour fruit juice, basically.

M: Light-bodied; medium-high carbonation. Great for the style, but it could stand to be a little higher to clean up at the end. The raspberry gets syrupy.

D: Really tasty. I've been a vocal critic of Lost Abbey in the past year, but I've repeatedly acknowledged that their sours and wilds are good.

Arbitrator, Jun 03, 2010
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Ineedabeerhere, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

rowingbrewer, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

xnicknj, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 3/11/11 notes. Had on tap at Night of the Barrels up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a deep murky purple-red color with less than an inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour raspberries, vinegar, oak, light funk, blackberries, and other tart dark fruits.

t - Tastes of tart raspberries, sour cherries, blackberries, and other dark fruits, vinegar, and oak. Really enjoyable.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - Overall, I thought this was another amazing LA sour; this and the Double Red Poppy were two of the best beers I had at NOTB. I think I liked this a little more than the Double Red Poppy, but both were outstanding. This one was a little more tart and had more raspberries than cherries, which I loved. Would love to have again.

mdfb79, Mar 22, 2011
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Double Raspberry Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.