True Love
Martin House Brewing Company

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From:
Martin House Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #818
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,851
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 13.37%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 19, 2022
Added:
May 06, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  18
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Raspberry Sour Ale

True Love is our second sour beer that is now available year-round. Similar to the Salty Lady, it is kettle soured and very refreshing. Raspberries are added in the fermenter which provide a purple hue and slight sweetness. Give it a try. You'll fall in love with True Love, one can at a time.

With summertime right around the corner, True Love is your best option for a poolside brew. Grab the cooler, pickup some ice, and crash your neighbor's pool party. Maybe snag an extra 6pack and be sure to spread the love.
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Rated: 3.85 by kds2437 from Texas

Sep 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by bw2000 from Texas

Jun 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jodio from Texas

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by hester7 from Texas

Apr 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jul 20, 2021
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Rated by wac9 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Excellent
Apr 11, 2021
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Reviewed by BiologyBob from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pour is a clear amber color with a thin white head that does not linger. It is a nice fruity and sour brew. The taste is tart and reminds me of raspberries. It is effervescent with a light-body.
Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by jellibeen from Texas

Mar 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by bundy462 from Texas

Feb 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Noggleam02

4.83/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
I love this beer. Very drinkable sour with nice mouthfeel and color. At the time this came out there were very few sours on the market. If you consider Salty Lady a sour, that was on market even earlier.
Apr 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.15 by Sara24 from Colorado

Feb 26, 2020
 
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Today, I am CANcentrating on The CANQuest's (tm) problem children. They are those beers who do not know how to behave in (especially) warm/hot weather & decide to test the limits of their aluminum CANtainer. If I CAN identify them in time, I will move them up in the queue of the backlog & throw them into the reefer in the hopes of salvaging it. Other times, I only hear a metallic "TING!" followed by a gushing explosion. 8={} In those cases, the CAN is dumped, rinsed & placed in The CANQuest (tm) Bag o' Shame to be displayed whenever I go for a lecture.

From the CAN: "Imperial Raspberry Sour Ale"; "Made In Texas By Texans".

Once again, I had some difficulty in Crack!ing open the vent & when I did get it to go, it beCAN streaming out. 8={} I quickly went to an inverted Glug to get it directed into the awaiting glass & not onto the counter or worse, my laptop. Once things calmed down, I had just under two fingers of fizzy, foamy, bubbly, bone-white head that quickly devolved to wisps. Color was a cloudy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose smelled like my late-paternal grandmother's raspberry bush, albeit with a tartness that caused my lips to purse. Mouthfeel was on the light side, not watery, but not far from it. The taste was more tart than sour, but definitely of raspberries & actually quite refreshing. Finish was tart, dry, refreshing & a nice interlude on a hot, humid Summer's day.
Aug 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by dbarny76 from Oklahoma

Jun 26, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2019-03-26
12oz can served in a snifter. Dated 11/02/17. Gift from a friend.

Pours pinkish amber with a small head and not much carbonation. Smell is tart and definitely raspberryish.

Taste is tart, light, raspberry and lemons.

Mouthfeel is light and very dry. Overall, pretty good.
Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by aatazebeats from Wisconsin

Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by netshark from Colorado

Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 16, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberries are present in the nose along with notes of sourness.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of sour raspberries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the combination of the blackberries and the sourness in this beer. It had some refreshing properties.

Serving type: can
Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.57 by kkarimi from Texas

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by jkn09 from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by ruzzal from Texas

Sep 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by sumnerw from Texas

Jul 14, 2018
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: nice golden hue with just a little touch of haze and a good effervescence. Head is a think layer of frothy white foam; I like the look.

Smell: a little bit of tartness along with an earthy raspberry aroma. Not too bad.

Taste: this beer is quite tart indeed; tarter than I'm used to in a kettle sour. The raspberry flavor is decent; the overall effect is surprisingly earthy, as in the aroma. The raspberry could be turned up a bit in my opinion, though.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this is a refreshing and decent beer; I think the tartness is good, though I'd like it better with a little more fruitiness.
May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by Hooley from Texas

Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Jame515 from Texas

Apr 03, 2018
 
Rated: 1 by jeschaefer from Texas

Mar 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Mar 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Mar 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by Donkster46 from Washington

Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jan 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by TheDoak from Florida

Nov 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Can from Trader Joe's.

"Raspberry sour ale." 5.20% ABV.

Sourness is mild - maybe a 3/10 - comparable to a gose or Berliner weisse. Has some acetic acid/vinegar acidity as well as some vomit-redolent off-flavour (butyric acid, I suspect) which many will find off-putting. Fruity flavours of pink grapefruit and depleted raspberry do appear but feel artificial as if delivered via cheap puree/fruit extract instead of actual fruit.

Finishes with a pleasant lactic smackiness, but is smooth and wet through most of the body. Well-carbonated. Neither crisp nor soft. Medium-bodied and of adequate thickness.

In spite of its butyric acid off-flavour, it's a drinkable enjoyable brew for what it is, and while I wouldn't buy it by the sixer it's by no means a bad brew especially for its more than reasonable price. Still, it's competing in a market wherein Anderson Valley's gosen are widely available and still more superior albeit less widely distributed expressions of the style are also about. I struggle to imagine who'd buy this over a sixer of Blood Orange Gose (or even Austin Beerworks' Einhorn), but I suspect they live in the DFW area and insist on buying local beers for local beers' sake.

If they can get that butyric acid under control, this could be rather good.

C+ (3.13) / ABOVE AVERAGE
Nov 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by bdk1417 from Texas

Nov 08, 2017
True Love from Martin House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 66 ratings