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What're the Raspberry sours/wilds which I should seek out?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mkurylko, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. mkurylko

    mkurylko Savant (260) New Jersey Feb 10, 2011

    Hey Everyone,

    While drinking a Framboise de Amorosa last week, I realized something - I have a hankering for more Raspberry sours/wilds. I've had a few like Avery's Odio Equum and Weyerbacher Riserva but what else is out there that I should make a point of trading to obtain? I'm not looking to go whale hunting, but am open to beers for which I'd have to dip into my cellar to procure.

    Thanks for your input!

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  2. YaKnowBrady

    YaKnowBrady Initiate (0) New Jersey Jul 23, 2010

  3. It's not overly sour or wild, but New Glarus Raspberry Tart is pretty damn tasty and very well-crafted.

    It's year-round here in Wisconsin and runs ~$10/750ml, so you should have no problem procuring a bottle or two for almost nothing if you choose to go this route.

    Come July, Founders will release Rübæus in four-packs, which will go for ~$10. I've never had this beer, but it is raspberry and will presumably be quite good coming from Founders.
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Savant (495) Illinois Apr 16, 2012

    New Glarus Raspberry Tart. Should be very easy to get from WI BAs.
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  5. Cantillon Framboise, of course.
  6. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Framboise White from Block 15. Completely different from any other framboise I've come across.
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  7. kevanb

    kevanb Advocate (690) Illinois Apr 4, 2011

    Goose Island Lolita
  8. mkurylko

    mkurylko Savant (260) New Jersey Feb 10, 2011

    Ah I forgot about Lolita and Raspberry Ananke. I loved the Freetail for sure.
  9. Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise, the Russian River Framboise wild ales.
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  10. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    Lost Abbey's Framboise de Amorosa
  11. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (675) Ohio Nov 11, 2011

    New Glarus Raspberry Tart and GI Lolita
  12. Cuppa2Tree

    Cuppa2Tree Zealot (80) Illinois Mar 27, 2013

    New Glarus Raspberry Tart for sure. Ditto on the Cantillon, also the Well Read Temptress from Pipeworks here in Chicago is pretty solid.
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  13. YaKnowBrady

    YaKnowBrady Initiate (0) New Jersey Jul 23, 2010

    I think he's on to that one.
  14. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    ooops, reading is hard
  15. Upland Raspberry Lambic, you might have to wait until it's released next though.
  16. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (540) Michigan Dec 16, 2011

    Nothing to presume. This shit's delicious. I had it when it first came out and when they had in on draft back in January. Still awesome.
  17. I, too, will be picking it up then; thanks for the clarification.
  18. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (510) Michigan Dec 3, 2012

    better than cerise? or whatever because that was garbage
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  19. I love Upright Blend Love, it's a raspberry/cherry blend.
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  20. Ri0

    Ri0 Champion (965) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    Cascade Noyaux is one I want to try.
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  21. Cantillon Rose is quite nice
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  22. Allagash is releasing Coolship Red within the next month so it should be easier to find for trade, all their coolships are incredible
  23. CloudStrife

    CloudStrife Savant (405) New York Nov 20, 2008

    Anyone here at Framboozled by Arbor Brewing? Looks to be a bit more strawberry than raspberry according to the reviews here. I'm anxiously awaiting cracking one I got.
  24. kcjive

    kcjive Aspirant (40) Kansas Mar 2, 2011

    Give St. Louis Framboise a try.
  25. All the razzleberry sours belong to me......
  26. These Two that i like
    Rose De Gambrinus
    NG Raspberry Tart
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  27. Weyerbacher's Riserva
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  28. ndepriest

    ndepriest Savant (290) Georgia Feb 21, 2012

    It's not really sour, but Founders Blushing Monk is great. It's been a while since they've made it, but you might not have to trade an arm and a leg for it.
  29. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    FTFY. Srs. LYMI.
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  30. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (370) Indiana May 21, 2009

    ISO whenever it's released.

    I also see Blushing Monk was mentioned, which I came to post.
  31. CASK1

    CASK1 Savant (380) Florida Jan 7, 2010

    I was going to suggest Jolly Pumpkin La Roja, but it's not actually brewed with fruit. Still an excellent fruity sour/wild ale.
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  32. Yes this one! My bottle was a blast of raspberries it was amazing!
  33. turfy

    turfy Savant (385) Texas Mar 17, 2010

    Freetail Raspberry Ananke and RR FFAC are tops in my book.
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  34. alanc

    alanc Aficionado (105) California Aug 13, 2009

    Ones that come to mind might takes so effort. However will be worth it. Track 5 from LA box set is really nice, but track 7 is holy $h@/ beyond good. The other was Dynamo Hum from Jackie O. Lolita is a must.
  35. Framboise For a Cure!
  36. Cinderbike

    Cinderbike Savant (295) Nevada Jan 16, 2011

    Framboos, and any of the Cantillon ones. Cascade makes a nice one too.
  37. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    New Glarus Serendipity is quality as well.
  38. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (605) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Although brewed with cherries as well as raspberries I really enjoyed Odell's Friek.
  39. Great question!!

    Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise - hard to get in US, worth trading first born

    Cantillon Rose de Gambrius - one of my personal favorites, one of the easier Cantillons to get, raspberry flavors fade somewhat with age

    New Glarus Raspberry Tart - tastes like a Flemish (only slightly sour) style raspberry sour; it is semi sweet and somewhat tart

    Pipeworks Well Read Temptress - quite sour and dry offering of an American style raspberry Berliner Weiss. Worth seeking out, decent price at ~$10 for 750ml

    Anything with raspberries from Upright, particularly Blend Love, Blend Edmunds and Coloquio de Cervantes (ordered in ascending rarity)

    Block 15 White Framboise is made with 100% golden raspberries and barrel aged. Insane.

    Drie Fonteinen Framboos is very sour and has strong raspberry flavors

    Any homebrew Framboise!
  40. Bambinos

    Bambinos Initiate (0) Washington Nov 21, 2010

    Birra del Borgo Rubus con Lamponi. 100g raspberry per 1L beer.
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