Framboise De Amorosa | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by largadeer on 02-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#646
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
1,145
pDev:
8.28%
 
 
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4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a bottle into a flute at Toronado Bar in San Francisco; 2017 production date.
A: Pour a clear, violet-brown color with a purple-ruby color on transillumination with a quarter inch, off white head, limited retention, but modest lacing.
S: Aromas of raspberry, vanilla, molasses, and pinot noir grapes.
T: Flavors largely follow the nose, but earthy and more leathery.
M: Medium bodied with exuberant carbonation.
O: An enormous treat. An extremely well mild, complex AWA

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Framboise De Amorosa is a very tasty Wild Ale. I liked it's champagne like qualities.

Look: reddish light brown with a thin white head.

Aroma: raspberry, green apple, some yeast, red wine

Taste: The flavor is tart raspberry, green apple, some toasted bread and slight yeast, a hint of red wine and white wine.

Feel: medium body with champagne like carbonation.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.91/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has the perfect body for a sour, somewhere between champagne and moutnain dew in terms of carbonation and thickness. That medium iss perfect for the oaky, rasberry and mixed stone fruit, tart love-fest in your face.

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of cd34
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hofstee
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stevoj
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from last night’s share. A nice dark amber body, small ring of head. Big berry aroma, lots of sourness, barrel essences, and the yeast. All blends perfectly in the taste, sour without too much pucker, and sweet at the same time. Excellent example of the style.

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3.82/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red/light brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, green apple, cherry, plum, red grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrels, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, green apple, cherry, plum, red grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, green apple, cherry, plum, red grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, brown sugar, toasted bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrels, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/tart/sourness and yeast/oak spiciness balance. Lightly increasing pucker through the glass, but not overwhelming. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness, yeast/oak spiciness, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and bready/grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mild warmth of 8.5% after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour/wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrels, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink; with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Really great well rounded Brett/Lacto complexity with jammy raspberries; nice oak presence and bready malt backbone. A really enjoyable offering. Was expecting more from this, but it was still very impressive.

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4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 1,145 ratings