Double Raspberry Framboise De Amorosa - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by portia99:
4.7/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
11-05-2010 01:43:57 | More by portia99
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4.5/5 rDev -1.1%
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:
2. Double Framboise de amorosa
3. NG Raspberry Tart
Serving type: on-tap
12-21-2011 19:51:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Double Raspberry Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.