Framboise De Amorosa
The Lost Abbey

Framboise De AmorosaFramboise De Amorosa
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The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #75
Ranked #809
4.35 | pDev: 8.28%
Mar 23, 2023
Feb 09, 2010
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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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12.7oz can. Can lists ABV% as 8.5%. No dating information found.
Reddish brown colored body. Can wants to vent foam when opened. When poured the fizzy head disappears in less than a minute. No lacing.
Aroma is intense raspberry, some lemon, and oak barrel.
Taste is sweet raspberry fruit on first impression, and then quickly gets sour. Has a touch of lemon and red grape. At the end the oak barrel appears to mellow the sour. More raspberry sweetness in the aftertaste.
Tight cleansing mouthfeel. Scrapes the teeth, with a tiny bit of sweet tooth ache. Very good carbonation.
Totally captures the intense raspberry essence, and uses the oak barrel as a soothing device. Quite good overall.
Dec 23, 2022
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 Ohio

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
Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1190 ratings