Collective Project: Sour Dry Hopped with Raspberry
Collective Arts Brewing

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #931
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,155
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 6.39%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
38
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Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
  5
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Nightspeed from Canada

4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355mL can from the grocery store (4 pack)

Pours a ruby red/dark pink colour with thick white head
Smells like a flat of fresh raspberries from the farmer's market
Tastes like a beautifully tart sour with raspberry preserves mixed perfectly within
Mouth feel is tight-bubble carbonation and delightfully light and pleasant
Overall an amazing single-fruit sour and another absolute banger from Collective Arts, sad that the LCBO doesn't carry this 4 pack however I work for the LCBO so I might be able to pull some strings!

Dec 25, 2019
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Crimson-RV from Tennessee

4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16 oz can into a pilsner glass. strong aroma of raspberries, 2 finger head with strong carbonation. this being my first wild ale it reminded me of a gose, the first sip you think why by the third sip you think wow. sourness trumps fruit by about a 8to3 ratio. thin mouthfeel sourness lingers with no hops and a light medicinal background this kind of beer takes a little getting used to but is well worth it.

Mar 20, 2019
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dzag from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: deep red color
Smell: feint hints of raspberry
Taste: tastes like raspberry purée with a slight tart finish
Mouthfeel: Dry with a tart finish
Overall: delicious sour, definitely high in the rankings for best fruity sour I’ve tried

Mar 07, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is sweet and slightly tart raspberry. A mellow sprinkle of grassy hop bite towards the back. A touch seedy. Very aromatic. Beer opens tart raspberry. Juicy. Like the nose, very seedy. An accented tartness more of pureed fruit but not vinegary. Some nice sweetness at the end. Foamy finish. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy on the palate and goes down sparkling and puckering. Lingering, filmy finish. A little too carbonated.

Really solid overall if a bit one dimensional.

Feb 14, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. can.
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch light pink head over a dark pinkish / light reddish-purplish body with scant lacing. Nose of raspberry foremost, with hints of lemon. Taste mirrors nose fairly closely with a nice finish of raspberry sorbet. Real nice feel and overall, this would be a fantastic summer refreshment. Cheers to our friends up north for this fine sour ale!

Feb 10, 2019
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TerryW from Canada

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Opaque rosy pink with a substantial head. Solid raspberry nose with beeriness lurking underneath. Yeast and spice. Tart to taste, delicious raspberries provide enough sweetness to offset that, soothing yeast. Surprisingly dry finish, but still works overall. Interesting and enjoyable.

Jan 29, 2019
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leaddog from Canada

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a rose blush with four fingers of bubbly pink head.

Smell - freshly picked raspberries, spicy earthy and floral hops, bready malts, and spicy yeast.

Taste - fresh tart raspberries upfront followed by the spicy earthy and floral hops. The bready malts and spicy yeast round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Finishes a tad sticky with a pleasant tartness from the raspberries.

Overall - A brew that demonstrates the flavour of raspberries to a tee. All other flavours work in unison to deliver a highly drinkable and flavourful brew. Well done!

Jan 12, 2019
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thehyperduck from Canada

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Nov 2 2018 and served slightly chilled. Gorgeous label art.

Pours a cloudy, deep, pinkish-violet colour, with nearly a finger of soapy, pink-tinged foam situated atop. It fades within a matter of minutes, leaving few hints of its existence save for a pinkish collar; no lace to speak of, but I do love that colour. The aroma is mostly tart, with lactic acidity and raspberry purée doing most of the legwork, as suggestions of tropical fruit and wheaty grain are buried beneath. Good as it is, but raspberry beers have the potential to be so much more mouthwatering-ly aromatic than this.

A solid wild ale, with pure, unadulterated raspberry fruit tartness being the most dominant flavour throughout the sip - it's a little sweeter towards the beginning, but becomes much more sour towards the tail end as the lemony lactic acidity builds up. In between, there's some weakly grainy wheat sweetness, with light hints of tropical fruit, but these are barely discernible in the midst of so much yogurt-y lactic and raspberry sourness. Medium in body, with moderately low carbonation levels that gently brush against the palate, providing just the right level of crispness for this sort of beer; the purée seems to fluff the mouthfeel up a bit, but the overall texture is quite pleasant and bordering upon soft. I finished my glass easily enough, but one is plenty for me tonight.

Final Grade: 4.08, an A-. Raspberry Dry Hopped Sour might not be for everyone, but I enjoyed this beer. However, I think there's too much overlap with Jam up the Mash to make this worth keeping around on a regular basis. I'll grab a few more while it's available, as the price is right and there aren't a ton of affordable sours to pick from - but I think being a bit more assertive with the raspberries might have really helped to distinguish this one from Mash.

Jan 08, 2019
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biboergosum from Canada

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

473ml can - so this is like a Canadian-made framboise Lambic, then?

This beer pours a murky medium mauve colour, with four fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy pale pink head, which leaves some random splotchy lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of pureed fresh raspberries, bready and grainy cereal malt, and very, very faint earthy, musty, and floral hop bitters. The taste is tart raspberries, a hint of estery yeastiness, gritty and grainy pale malt, and some still ephemeral herbal, leafy, and dead floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-tickling frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, but for a bit of wayward acidity maybe playing the part of the proverbial pea at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the raspberry essence really showing some lingering legs.

Overall - this comes across as a refreshing version of the style, nice and crisp and certainly frooty. The sourness is kept to a sensible level, making for an easy-drinking, engaging offering. Worth checking out.

Jan 05, 2019
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polloenfuego from Canada

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice raspberry red in color with a very generous 4 fingers of head. Slow break and nice lacing.

Smell is tart raspberry. There isn't a lot else going on, but it is worth the marks for what is.

Taste is tart with the taste of raspberry puree coming in quickly. With the acid that is there is starts to taste a bit like a sour raspberry gummy.

Feel is lightweight and good carbonation. Finish is dry and puckering.

Another well done beer by Collective Arts. Taste is right on point and delivers what is promised.

Dec 30, 2018
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for around $3.50 CDN. Canned October 22, 2018

Appearance - Dark shade of pink / magenta, capped with a ginger of pinkish white head. Above average head retention, minimal lacing and hazy like a milkshake.

Smell - Raspberries and not alot else. Certainly sweet, yet also a tart aroma but there's very little in other aromas that creep in.

Taste - Loads of raspberries, lots of sour taste, a little bitterness, but mostly once again unsweetened raspberries in their base form. Tart throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, finishes dry and very tart, lip puckeringly tart. Carbonation is modest and leaning towards dry rather than juicy.

Overall - Nice and tasty wild ale with raspberries showing off. A nice one off, but while I like raspberries, I don;t love them enough to make this brew make a regular appearance in my rotation.

Dec 02, 2018
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SenorBiggles from Canada

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 473ml can from the LCBO. Bright, deep pink and hazy, which only comes from raspberry puree according to the ingredients. Indeed, the raspberry flavour is quite nice and doesn't taste at all artificial. Unfortunately, the sourness of the beer is pretty dominant and one-dimensional, and the raspberry, while clearly present, doesn't add enough to round it out. A little bit more maltiness, like in Collective Art's Gose, would be nice. On the whole, this would make a nice refreshing patio beer - too bad it didn't come out until late November.

Dec 02, 2018
Collective Project: Sour Dry Hopped with Raspberry from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 38 ratings