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Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #203
Ranked #5,306
4.14 | pDev: 7.97%
Nov 19, 2021
May 10, 2017
Notes: Raspberry Crème Brûlée sour ale brewed with lactose sugar with raspberries and vanilla added
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3.92 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Nov 19, 2021
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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Hazy amber color, no head or lacing to speak of, no visible carbonation.

S: Crème brûlée indeed!

T: Crème brûlée, sour. Delicious!

F: Light bodied, fully flavored.

O: Excellent sour.

Aug 28, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by misteil from Ireland

look: one finger white head which quickly dissipates to a thin layer of bubbles, beer is a super murky orange amber colour, lots of little bubbles rising through the beer.

smell: smells gorgeous, just a bouquet of fresh fruit flavours, raspberry, passion fruit, apple, gooseberry, orange, lemon, definitely some wild sour aromas, vanilla, honey, quite sweet, lots of floral aromas, excited.

taste: excellent sour, all the aforementioned fruit flavours shine, it’s sweet without being overwhelming sweet, it’s puckering-ly sour, in a really nice way, the sour flavours don’t overwhelm either, everything is in perfect balance, i forgot to mention mango there’s a good bit of mango too, slightly salty too, sweet fruity flavours and sourness linger on the finish, great.

feel: medium bodied, lightly carbonated, has a dryness to it, lingering sour flavours on back of tongue, very drinkable.

overall: just an excellent beer, fantastically balanced, super fresh, complex and delicious.

Aug 10, 2020
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 03, 2020
3.84 by 22Blue from Kansas on May 31, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

I can only describe this as a good gimmicky beer. It’s a sour, and it tastes good, it’s not over the top, it’s somewhat approachable, gotta pinkish straw color going on with a quickly fizzling white head. Sour notes of raspberry, flora yeast tang on the Nose and tongue with an added dimension of smooth cream which carries over to the umami thanks to the lactose. Overall pretty good if you like this hipster shit.

Mar 22, 2020
4.04 by robotic_being from Florida on Feb 08, 2020
4.08 by sd123 from Georgia on Nov 30, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Wasted_Youth from Indiana

Tastes like grapefruit juice

Nov 02, 2019
3.51 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Oct 02, 2019
4.25 by Velivolus from Vermont on Oct 01, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Drank at CoolaBoola CoLAB.

A: Body is reddish, dark and head is pink.
S: Aroma is very big on raspberries and some kind of "eggy" tone to it due to the fact that it might have some relationship with the creme brulè.
T: It starts with a very sweet tone from the sugary contents here, then moves to a bitter tone where the raspberry shines and finishes off with a light sour tone.
M: Body is medium low. Carbonation is good. Alcohol is unnoticeable. Sourness is mild.
O: It's not incredible but it's an interesting beer.

Sep 09, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a hazy raspberry color with a foamy white and raspberry tinted head that disappears quickly. Aroma of raspberry. Taste is tart, tangy raspberry with a touch of vanilla. Good mouth feel.

Aug 24, 2019
4.25 by Grodd87 from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2019
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4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by shigg85 from Japan

This looks like the galaxy's greatest brewmaster alien cooked up a funky, fruity one for us all. Absolutely delicious! Beautiful color and foam, lovely smell, and awesome feel. Enjoy!

Jun 29, 2019
4.19 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jun 15, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

It must be New Odds & Sods Beer Sunday (Week 746) as I am delving deep into the backlog, pulling out bottles & especially CANs for The CANQuest (tm) & really getting at them! Once the day ends, you will be able to look back at the progression & see that there was actually method to the madness. In the interim, just hang on, it's a wild ride!

From the CAN: "Raspberry Crème Brûlée sour ale brewed with lactose sugar with raspberries and vanilla added".

The Crack! unleashed a pungent odor like raw sewage was being discharged in the vicinity! 8=O I am so glad that I had the foresight to take my GIRD pill this morning. I decided that, with all of the various adjuncts, an inverted C-Line Glug was in order. Once it was underway & the head was beginning to form, I realized that the CHT Room was right in front of me! It was like when we were in France & a bunch of us went out to a working farm on an invite. They brought us some of the foulest, stinkiest cheeses imaginable, but just like something else, once you got past the smell, you had it licked! I hope that this beer tastes better than it smells! It rose to quickly & briefly form two fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, pinkish head that resembled freshly-spun cotton CANdy before it exhaled & fell away to wisps. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Pinkish-Amber (SRM = N/A). It resembled pink lemonade. Nose was quite tart with its redolent raspberry presence and the stench had died down. 8=) Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was less sour than tart and it reminded me of liquefied fresh picked red raspberries from my late-paternal grandmother's garden, put in a bowl over a sponge cake cup & smothered in fresh cream!

That was what my Summers were like as a kid. She grew raspberries on one side of here postage stamp-sized backyard and the most beautiful, succulent roses on the other side. The garden buzzed with bees, but we learned not to be (too) afraid of them.

This was quite tart, but even that was held in check by the easily identifiable presence of the vanilla. Dang, but this was tasty! Finish was dry and tart but not overwhelmingly so. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

Jun 09, 2019
4.27 by Bruno74200 from France on Jun 07, 2019
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2.95/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

More fruit juice than anything else, this is sweet, bright, and refreshing, but lacks any beer flavor at all. We love raspberries, but we also love beer, so we couldn't rate it any higher.

Jun 02, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz can. Trippy design, maaaan...

Deep, cloudy, red strawberry color and a cap of suds. Smell is tart apple cider. The creamy lactose helps mellow out the ripe fruits that dominate the beer's taste: strawberry, raspberry, apple. Smooth feel, decent amount of ABV for a sour


May 28, 2019
4.93 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky on May 11, 2019
3.93 by Giggy from Michigan on May 07, 2019
4.19 by JoeMad from Michigan on Apr 29, 2019
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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a hazy raspberry color with a frothy white and raspberry tinted head. The head soon dissipates.
Not surprisingly, aromas of raspberry dominate the nose, along with complimentary notes of citrus, lime and vanilla. There is even a touch of dank and herbal hops aroma.
As expected, the taste is tart, yet quite accessible and not too mouth puckering. The raspberry flavors are not overdone, instead they provide a backbone that yields a muted fruity sweetness. Additional flavors of gooseberry, green apple, lime, grapefruit , cherry, vanilla and cream. There is even a light hops spice and peppery yeast flavors.
Medium bodied with a nice fullness to it. The finish is dry with a light mouth puckering quality. It is both crisp and smooth, even slightly creamy.
Very tasty and refreshing sour!

Apr 24, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by safaricook from Netherlands

Raspberry creme créme brulee sour. Really! Who came up with such an idea? Ok, let's pour.
Out of a trippy colored can into my Spiegelau barrel aged glass
Looks like a kriek only really ruby red with a fine relatively stable pink head
Aroma is raspberry and a good one, not artificial, mainly; maybe some underlying caramel?
rather tart than sour, raspberry clearly, some sweetness obviously from the added lactose. but where is the creme brule? Maybe in the sweetness. Some caramel here as well.
not too thin and spritzy makes this a summer time beer
Surprisingly this works. I find the choice of putting creme brulee in the description odd but there is just a note of caramel sweetness that balances the sour and this is really well done.

Apr 20, 2019
4.83 by Houborg1 from Denmark on Mar 24, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sabtos from Ohio

Foggy starburst red with a tall, light pastel pink foam that quickly dies to a fuzzy, lumpy collar.

Smell from afar immediately recalls cotton candy and cereal marshmallows with hints of raspberry gummy.

Taste is more sour raspberry with hints of a green grassy weedy character, and even a hint of acidically bitter aspirin, which isn't dominating but is indeed there.

The light body is almost watery if not for a light carbonation, finishing semi-dry.

Mar 22, 2019
4.33 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Mar 09, 2019
4.12 by ChipChaight from New York on Mar 09, 2019
4.13 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Mar 03, 2019
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3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TH28 from Florida

12oz can. No apparent code dating. Appearance: Strawberry red, cloudy, with a light pinkish white foam head.
Aroma: Raspberries, lime, lactic acid
Taste: Light berry sweetness upfront, more strawberry like than raspberry, building to a sharp citrus like acidity with minimal bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, on the borderline of being thin, with high carbonation.
Finish: Strong lingering berry and citrus tartness. Raspberry really only distinct retronasally
Overall: I don’t pick up the creme brûlée’s character in this beer, but it is a really nice and refreshing sour. The berry tartness plays well with the acidity of the beer, with a touch of citrus contrast

Feb 16, 2019
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Feb 15, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A deep ruby purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had decent retention and left some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Lightly tart and sweet, raspberry, jammy, vanilla.

Taste: Tart, sour, raspberry, creamy vanilla, cranberry with a lightly sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.

Overall: Reminds me of Magic #4:21 Raspberry Smoothie IPA. Nice aromas and flavours and just so easy to drink.

Feb 15, 2019
4 by jakea from Wisconsin on Feb 09, 2019
3.3 by Corkykab from New Jersey on Feb 03, 2019
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4.79/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by JMerk from Minnesota

L: I see a hazy, pink brew in my clear glass. A fairly uniform coloration, lighter on the sides, darker in the middle. A truly beautiful looking sour.

S: Acidic and fruity on the nose, pungent in the best way. Smells like fresh raspberries, but one also catches the faintest whiff of warm, creamy crème brûlée and lactose. I wouldn’t have figured that out without reading the can in all honesty, it is very complex. You can tell how tart it really is in your nostrils.

T: Wow, the flavors. An immediate hit of acidity that dies off fast. You are then hit in the face with raspberries; however, this beer is not overly sweet. The taste is honest, and as somebody who lacks a sweet tooth, it still satisfied. Then the palate finishes off slowly. The tart acidity returns along with a more intense sweetness, likely originating from the lactose sugar it’s brewed with.

F: Comes across the tongue as... fizzy? It is odd at first, but grew on me almost immediately. A slippery mouthfeel, but has a thicker viscosity than other sours. Goes down the hatch with ease. It definitely lubricates your mouth, and would be endlessly refreshing on a warm summer day!

O: Wow. I underestimated this beer, likely due to the odd description. It is quite drinkable, perhaps even sessionable in sweltering heat. I enjoyed it on a frigid winter night and it made my apartment feel tropical. Big ups to Omnipollo from a Minnesota craft beer drinker. An experience I likely won’t forget.

Jan 25, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a deep, reddish purple with soft, pink foam.

Smell is sweet and tart with notes of chantilly cream, caramel, raspberries and strawberry jam.

Taste is creamy and sweet and sour, with notes of strawberries, raspberries, caramel and citrus with just a touch of vanilla and lemongrass.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very interesting dessert beer. Love Omnipollo when they get weird like this.

Jan 08, 2019
4.17 by yuno from New York on Dec 23, 2018
3.73 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Dec 13, 2018
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