Framboise De Amorosa | The Lost Abbey

Framboise De AmorosaFramboise De Amorosa
BA SCORE
96.6%
Liked This Beer
4.35 w/ 1,118 Ratings
Framboise De AmorosaFramboise De Amorosa
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:
#377
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
1,118
Liked:
1,080
Avg:
4.35/5
pDev:
8.28%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
503
Gots:
281
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 1,118 |  Reviews: 259
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a beer i have missed the opportunity to try on many occasions, so a real treat to finally encounter it again. i was taken aback by its dark color, so may framboise beers are just pale wheat bases with the fruit. this appears to be a rich brown ale, deep and rich looking, with a red accent from the fruit. not what i expected but very cool. the nose on this one is a great mix of chocolate malt from the base beer and tart freshness from the berries, i am surprised how tart they really are, rising above the sweet richness of the brown ale base, which is quite robust on the grain front, toasted and desserty. the bacterial aspect of this is cool too, it seems to exacerbate the intensity of the fruit, and brings a series pucker to the finish of this. the malt chocolate thing comes back a touch, and it feels like a nice valentines day dessert before the acidity washes it out. the lost abbey is famous for a reason, this is the only beer of its kind i have ever tasted, and think it is more than worthy of its high praise. as flavorful a beer as any.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

This is my favorite raspberry sour I've ever had.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%

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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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4/5  rDev -8%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 96.6% out of 100 with 1,118 ratings
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