Razzmatazz Vol. 2
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #287
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,806
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 4.18%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
31
From:
Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  3
Gots
  5
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Appalachian Wild Ale fermented and aged in oak barrels with a ridiculous amount of local black raspberries for eight months. Fermented and conditioned in the bottle for an additional six months.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 31 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of JamFuel
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brewskival 2018.

Pours a deep red with pink, fluffy head.

Smell is tart and a bit funky, with a boatload of raspberries and blackberries making themselves well known.

Taste is moderately sour with little acidity. The berries run the show here, with oodles of juicy raspberries and blackberries dominating the palate, just resting on a light bed of funk and some oak. Marvelous stuff.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, with lively carbonation.

Overall, a tremendous sour, with excellent balance and flavor.

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Photo of brentk56
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives black raspberry in color with a mauve head; spotty lacing

Smell: Black raspberry aromatics with a tart edge

Taste: The tart black raspberry tone dominates the front end, with some funk building, through the middle; very dry and oaky with a moderately tart finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; rather puckery

Overall: Restrained in fruit tones compared to Razz 1 but has more complexity than its fruitier sibling

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this might be one of the best black raspberry beers out there, certainly among the best i have ever had. its so distinctly not raspberry or blackberry, but the black raspberry, which is one of my favorites, and they must have used a boatload of them in this beer, deep violet purple red in color, with a thick and creamy but also sort of delicate looking white lace head, a striking beer in the glass, and a pretty bottle too. aroma makes my mouth water instantly, with huge juicy tart black raspberry juiciness right away, and a rather complex wild yeast cornucopia that is without question as funky as it is sour, plenty of wood too. the flavor is literally the essence of the berry, intense and honest, stains y tongue and my teeth purple, but not sweet hardly at all. instead the mixed culture fermentation seems to carry it and amplify it, the acidity level is just right, its somewhat clean, and the bretty side is rustic and endearing. perfectly carbonated, fuller medium body, very low residual sugar for all this fruit and fruit flavor, and a drying tang at the very end. overwhelmingly impressed with this beer, my favorite of the fonta flora stuff that has been circulating. for a brewery that nobody talks about, this is insanely good. would love to get my hands on another bottle...

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Photo of wedge
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Fonta Flora

Pours a reddish plum color topped with a slim creamy ring of a head. Aromas of spicy wood, raspberry jam, damp hay, and a bit of graham crackers; a very smooth smelling sour, not too aggressive. Tart, ripe, juicy berries - not just black raspberries, but seemingly a colorful variety. Deliciously juicy flavor meets some warm woody spice and sour funk. Light and dry with a pucking sourness, though the acidity doesn't overwhelm at all. Glad they still had some of these for in-house consumption. Beautiful stuff...

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Razzmatazz Vol. 2 from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 31 ratings