Framboise De Amorosa
The Lost Abbey

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From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #80
ABV:
7%
Score:
96
Ranked #829
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 8.28%
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
910
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 17, 2022
Added:
Feb 09, 2010
Wants:
  502
Gots:
  279
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: Framboise de Amorosa is our first foray into the world of raspberry beers. It begins as Lost and Found ale and is sent into freshly emptied red wine barrels. The beer spends over a year in the wood during which time it is spiked with three additions of raspberries.

The first sip produces a sweet start with a long drawn out sour finish. Some of the sweetness from the raspberries comes out before acidic notes join the mix. On the back end of the beer is a smoothing oak character which keeps the beer from becoming dull.
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Rated: 4.43 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.99 by MacTeo from California

May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.63 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On tap at the brewery. Incredible fresh raspberry character with added barrel qualities. Such a great sour. Been waiting 15 years to try this and it does not disappoint!
Oct 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jun 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.13/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12.7 ounces corked and caged bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Hazy reddish-brown colour, moderate off-white head. INTENSE aroma of ripe and over-ripe raspberries, some spicy notes too. Strong sour / acidic flavour with loads of raspberries, also notes of lemons. If this is what you like, that’s what you get.
May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by jasadewi from Tennessee

4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
5oz pour at Raleigh Beer Garden.
A: Fluffy pink head, a lot of legs down the glass. It pours a syrupy, deep, cherry red. It's beautiful.
S: Overpowering scent of raspberries. This beer's scent over-powered the rest of my flight.
T: Raspberries, sugar, other berries perhaps too in here, slightly tart and candyish.
M: Light to medium bodied. Not to acidic or carbonated.
O: Fantastic. One of my favorite beers. I'd highly recommend this one.
May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Dec 25, 2020
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Age for several years.
The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that takes a while to dissipate. It has a slightly red purple tint to it as well. The beer itself is a clear brown amber color that looks very nice.

The smell is pretty good. It has a sweet and tart raspberry smell with a slight oak and red grape note alongside a wooden note and finishes with a slight vinegar note in the finish.

The taste is pretty good. It has the smell sweet and tart raspberry notes from the smell but it's more balanced out with a stronger red grape and wood note followed a soft vinegar in the finish.

The feel is good. It has a medium body with a slightly oily texture with a very light carbonation to it.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer. I suspect it's a bit stronger fresh but probably pretty good.
Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by EMH73 from New York

Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Reddish pour with loads of Raspberry taste. Actually had this one fresh on draft in Maine. Its amazing with a good soft bite and a great dank taste. Great beer.
Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A corked and caged 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A cloudy reddish brown colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Tart, raspberry, sour, oak, lemon juice.

Taste: Sour, tart, sweet, raspberry, grape, lightly vinous, oak, light lemon juice and a splash of vinegar.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very enjoyable with a good balance between sour and sweet, and good raspberry aroma and flavours.
May 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.55 by woodchip from North Carolina

Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.52 by jstern from California

Feb 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.32 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.45 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.63 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by aztraz from Sweden

Jan 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.2 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I looked for a date and didn't see any anywhere, oh well.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark amber/red color in the glass while having a slight eggshell white foamy head quickly falling off to leave some wispy concave lace.
The aroma had an absolutely amazing blend of red raspberry puree with some sour lemon juicy character. Light grassy and raspberry seed tones underneath.
The flavor projected a subtle blend of sweet to sour but seemingly leaning mostly towards the sour side with enough of tart character to intertwine very nicely. Sly aftertaste composing of red raspberries, grassy character and some red wine.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Good carbonation and plenty of sour harshness, forgiving mostly. Some pucker but yes, I admit, it's quaint. Finishes with red stickiness, not cloying.
Overall, I'd say a very nicely done fruited AWA with no brett influencing any tones. I'd definitely have again.
Nov 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by smi69 from New York

Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
9-25-2019 - On tap at The Confession in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. 2019 vintage 5 oz pour into stemmed TEKU glass. Dark red rust color with little lacing. Welcoming raspberry aroma greets the first sip. Clean and crisp with just a bit of a pucker. Not overly sweet, which is nice. Get some.
Sep 26, 2019
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Rated by Bruno74200 from France

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Forgot to review it at the time. It was amazing. Raspberry all over with a nice sourness.
Sep 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
lush raspberry quality is complimented by funky and oak flavors throughout. tart underripe seedy raspberries, raspberry jam, musty, spicy peppery quality, dried straw, sharp almost vinegar acidity, mellow vinous quality.
Sep 08, 2019
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
375 ml. bottle.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 1/2 inch light pinkish/tan head over a plum skin body with some sticky lacing. Nose of predominately raspberry with a bit of oak. Taste mirrors nose very nicely with a very tart and dry finish. Nice feel and overall, bye-bye tooth enamel!
;)
Seriously sour and delicious.
Cheers!!
Aug 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by minterro from California

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

May 16, 2019
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: A light reddish brown rather than the usual golden colors.
S: A strong but simple punch of raspberry to the nose.
T: Very simple raspberry notes. It starts light with fizz, builds up and then.
F: Fizzy, refreshing and light.
O: Simple light raspberry beer.
Apr 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by TylerJ from Iowa

Apr 11, 2019
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