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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. Budinetz

    Budinetz Savant (405) Pennsylvania Dec 29, 2010

    Yes, Weyerbacher's Riserva is amazing...I concur!
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  2. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (575) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    I personally liked Cerise, but Rubaeus is a LOT better than Cerise.
  3. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (555) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    Awesome! Looking forward to getting some! Thanks
  4. I know it is somewhat of a whale, but Southampton Black Raspberry lambic is the best raspberry sour I have had. Rose de Gambrinus, Lou Pepe Framboise are also great.
  5. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Savant (315) Pennsylvania Feb 11, 2013 Beer Trader

    Got my Riserva last nite $16 very nice. Looking forward to trying this tonite.
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  6. scray24

    scray24 Savant (320) Colorado Mar 12, 2008 Beer Trader

  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

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  8. nopucophop

    nopucophop Savant (325) New York Mar 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    Not as good as some of the other Belgian ones mentioned but decent and much easier to get is Hanssens.
  9. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Savant (275) Minnesota Dec 17, 2008

    Just to name a few
    Hanssens Experimental Raspberry
    Framboise Boon
    Liefmans Frambozenbier
    Cantillon Lou Pepe
    Hanssens Oude Gueze
    Lindemans Cuvee Gueze
    Cantillon Classic Gueuze
  10. I had this on tap at Hopcat during there Wood and Wild festival. It was my least favorite beer there and I could not finish my glass, tasted like a raspberry boonsfarm and had no oak/sour/brett tasting to it whatsoever. Regardless, I bought a bottle of it from the brewery as I wanted to complete my collection of the ABC sour series bottles. I am going to let it sit for a couple years and pray that the leftover brett develops sour tastes over time.
    -hope this helps
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  11. phenomenal beer. They just ran out of the '11 Noyaux on their website because my buddy bought them all out :(
  12. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Savant (440) Illinois May 29, 2012

    Oude Beersel Framboise is my "go-to" for a readily available and affordable Framboise, when I get a craving
  13. phooky

    phooky Savant (465) New York Jan 23, 2010

    Stupid question I know, but do I want to enjoy Riserva cold or room temp?
    Picked mine up yesterday and I forgot to put it in the fridge.
    (I'm new to the sours game)
  14. KhakCane

    KhakCane Savant (295) North Carolina Apr 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I, too, just picked one up.... looking forward to it, as well, although I hope I like it even more than you do given that I paid $24 for it.
  15. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Advocate (730) Pennsylvania Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Serve it around 50 degrees.
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

  17. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Oh I wanted to try the one you sent me as well! I want to try all of Cascade's wild ales. :)
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  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Cool. And I'm with you all the way. Cascade and sours are a match like tea and scones.;)
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  19. Budinetz

    Budinetz Savant (405) Pennsylvania Dec 29, 2010

    Awesome!! Enjoy it!!! Tasting notes please!!!
  20. JTDay

    JTDay Savant (265) Georgia Jan 28, 2013 Beer Trader

    Tried New Glarus Raspberry Tart on tap this past weekend and couldn't believe how good it was. I should also note it was my first time with a raspberry sour. It was like biting into a good organic raspberry: the juicy sweetness hits first, and if you've got a good berry, you bite down into its seeds at the end of the bite and it releases its slightly bitter, volatile raspberry seed oils. It was like that.. Delicious!
  21. Hammdesigns

    Hammdesigns Aficionado (160) New York Dec 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    SouthHampton Black Raspberry Lambic
  22. YaKnowBrady

    YaKnowBrady Savant (470) New Jersey Jul 23, 2010

    OP said he's not looking to go Wale hunting. This is definitely that territory.
  23. Hammdesigns

    Hammdesigns Aficionado (160) New York Dec 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Oops didnt see the whale part.
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  24. LopeJuice

    LopeJuice Savant (375) New York Aug 23, 2012

    captain lawrence barrel select raspberry. being released soon.
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  25. Gmanofleisure

    Gmanofleisure Aficionado (160) New York Jan 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    My favorite is Mikkeller SpontanFramboos a Raspberry Wild Ale. All the sours in that series (we have had the blueberry and strawberry also) are excellent.
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  26. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Savant (290) Illinois Oct 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    Well Read Temptress
  27. Coolship Red.
  28. goalie33

    goalie33 Savant (350) New York Dec 3, 2009

    I'm a big fan of Goose Island Lolita, though I haven't had many of the other beers mentioned here, so can't really speak for how it stacks up
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  29. There's a Spontan-blue? I've had the kriek, framboos, strawberry, and spontanale (no fruit). How was the blueberry?
  30. Forgot to mention, this beer is just full of fruit flavor, can taste both strawberries and raspberries. But if you are looking for a good sour fruit-innoculated beer from Arbor Brewing, I would highly recommend the Flamboyant Red. That is by far the best of the ABC Sour Series
  31. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Savant (315) Pennsylvania Feb 11, 2013 Beer Trader

  32. CloudStrife

    CloudStrife Savant (405) New York Nov 20, 2008

    Ended up cracking it last night, def full of fruit flavor. I'll need to try to find that Red next time I am in MI
  33. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

  34. larryi86

    larryi86 Poobah (1,045) Delaware Apr 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    Came here to say that, I really like it!
  35. Rainier

    Rainier Savant (280) California Dec 20, 2012

    anything that says framboise i guess lol
  36. Gmanofleisure

    Gmanofleisure Aficionado (160) New York Jan 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Blueberry was our favorite.. If I remember correctly it was called spontan wild blueberry. Had it at Blue Monk in Buffalo.
  37. You could probably trade for a growler of The Bruery Berazzled.
  38. I still have 6-7 bottles of the 2011 Red if you are interested in trade, and know of a store that has a couple bottles of 2010 red. Lemme know, otherwise you shoud definitely scoop up the Flamboyant red and get the Sodibo next time you are out here, it is the most puckering of the series.
  39. songfulchris

    songfulchris Aficionado (130) Oregon Apr 15, 2013 Beer Trader

    Framboise white from block 15 and Enchanted from Bridgeport are incredible! I love living in Oregon!