Razzmatazz Vol. 2
Fonta Flora Brewery

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From:
Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 4.18%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
27
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 15, 2020
Added:
Jul 14, 2016
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  5
SCORE
94
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.
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Rated: 4.17 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Mar 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Dec 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by crobinso from Colorado

Dec 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Kurmaraja from California

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Nov 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by Higdon from Maryland

Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.66 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

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.
Aug 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by NizzleEGizzle from New York

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

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
Jun 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by jaydoc from Kansas

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Sep 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jun 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Mar 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.32 by Leftofthedial from California

Jan 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Dec 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.37 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by OnryAndMean from New York

Oct 27, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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...
Oct 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by oline73 from Maryland

Sep 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.56 by chamawaiian from North Carolina

Aug 23, 2016
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

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...
Aug 10, 2016
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Rated by bcp5296d from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
jammy, funky, balanced, refreshing.
Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Jul 18, 2016
Razzmatazz Vol. 2 from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 31 ratings