Framboise De Amorosa | The Lost Abbey

Framboise De AmorosaFramboise De Amorosa
BA SCORE
96.6%
Liked This Beer
4.35 w/ 1,119 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:
#396
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
1,119
Liked:
1,081
Avg:
4.35/5
pDev:
8.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
503
Gots:
281
Trade:
22
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,119 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of professorchow
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: reddish brown.
S: raspberries, cherry, oak.
T.: same, plus vinegar-- in the best way. Sour but with a sweet undercurrent.
M: Robust with sparkling wan spritz.
Overall, a fantastic sour.

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Photo of Petegrieco
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdamSteve
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dleiner
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Coorsy
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of shelby415
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Cork and cage bottle split between the girlfriend and I into tulip glasses.

Pours a semi maroon brown with reddish white bubbles that persist. Smell is of intense raspberry vineagrette, balsamic vinegar, fruit leather, pleasant oak, and a subtle raspberry purée. Taste reflects the smell. Initial raspberry vineagrette sour tartness leads into a pleasant fruit leather like flavor that finishes slightly oaky with a short lingering sourness. Very nice. Feel is medium yet amply carbonated. Overall this is an outstanding beer with great raspberry and oak qualities. Highly recommend.

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Photo of btravers13
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great sour. The pour had minimal head to start but I walked away and came back 2 minutes later and noticed the head had actually increased which was quite surprising. Great flavor, I will definitely remember this one and try it again.

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Photo of thatche2
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Immortale25
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of floyd_pugman
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought this to cellar, and it lasted almost 24 hours there (figured I should try it fresh while it's still around, right?). 2016 vintage poured into a JK Zwanze 2015 glass. Wow, I have to say, this is better than anticipated. Strong nose of raspberry and oak. Mouthfeel is full if a bit fizzy. Palate is likewise full with raspberry, oak, and white vinegar nicely integrated, with a strong sour astringent streak throughout. Ponderous and delightful.

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Photo of Stillyman11
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FalconCount
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevem68
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a raspberry red color with an aroma of super tart berries. Feel is bubbly and crisp. Overall very delicious.

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Photo of dexterk1
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stevedore
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Served in a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Pours a medium dark brown body with a maroon hue, one finger white head, good retention, no lacing, thin collar. Smells of raspberry, tart cherry, oak, pungent tannins, very tart vinegar without hint of lactic acid. Flavour is a stinging acetic acidity, moderate raspberry flavor, not so much the cherry, but more raspberry than in the nose, lots of oak and red grape tannins. Again this is a fairly acidic wild ale. Not so complex, but a nice raspberry and oak presence. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, very tart but still very drinkable. Overall, an oaky raspberry wild ale, reasonably clean as far as the flavour profile goes. Not bad, but maybe a bit expensive for what it is when compared to similar Russian River sours.

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Photo of CAcker
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chieftog
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I usually avoid the framboise section but I was in Encinitas so decided to swing by Lost Abbey bottle shop. Unfortunately they only had two sours they'd sell for carry-out and since this was one of them I went for it. Glad I did. This is a fine beerverage.

Looks better than expected. Kinda a reddish brown with a pinkish head (1/2 on mine - hard pour out of anticipation). Colors are very natural and not the "hey I'm a framboise!!!" color you may see with other lesser fares.

Pretty strong raspberry smell and a little underlying sour acidic smell.

I could drink this for awhile without tiring of it. It's SOUR while a bit sweet but sweet is not the main quality. You can taste the background ale well and the raspberry doesn't overpower anything. Would enjoy some more funk but wouldn't complain about what I have.

Almost has a sour stout feel ... less thick but still more to it than a typical sour. Maybe it's the fruit.

Any day of the week I'd have this. Since it's got fruit in it, I think I'll have this for breakfast when possible. Pretty pricey for a daily drinker so maybe I'll just save it for breakfast on the first Sunday of each month. (of course, I'd have to drive to Encinitas because the brewer had decided Las Vegas is too classless for their beer)

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

Framboise De Amorosa from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 96.6% out of 100 with 1,119 ratings
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