What're the Raspberry sours/wilds which I should seek out?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mkurylko, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Budinetz

    Budinetz Dec 29, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Yes, Weyerbacher's Riserva is amazing...I concur!
     
    alysmith4 likes this.
  2. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I personally liked Cerise, but Rubaeus is a LOT better than Cerise.
     
  3. jb123

    jb123 Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Awesome! Looking forward to getting some! Thanks
     
  4. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    I know it is somewhat of a whale, but Southampton Black Raspberry lambic is the best raspberry sour I have had. Rose de Gambrinus, Lou Pepe Framboise are also great.
     
  5. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Got my Riserva last nite $16 very nice. Looking forward to trying this tonite.
     
    Budinetz, KhakCane and alysmith4 like this.
  6. scray24

    scray24 Mar 12, 2008 Colorado
    Beer Trader

  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    JustXBeer likes this.
  8. nopucophop

    nopucophop Mar 6, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Not as good as some of the other Belgian ones mentioned but decent and much easier to get is Hanssens.
     
  9. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

    Just to name a few
    ~Raspberry~
    Hanssens Experimental Raspberry
    Framboise Boon
    Liefmans Frambozenbier
    Cantillon Lou Pepe
    ~Sour~
    Hanssens Oude Gueze
    Lindemans Cuvee Gueze
    Cantillon Classic Gueuze
     
  10. jefferyc

    jefferyc Dec 5, 2008 Michigan

    I had this on tap at Hopcat during there Wood and Wild festival. It was my least favorite beer there and I could not finish my glass, tasted like a raspberry boonsfarm and had no oak/sour/brett tasting to it whatsoever. Regardless, I bought a bottle of it from the brewery as I wanted to complete my collection of the ABC sour series bottles. I am going to let it sit for a couple years and pray that the leftover brett develops sour tastes over time.
    -hope this helps
     
    CloudStrife likes this.
  11. jefferyc

    jefferyc Dec 5, 2008 Michigan

    phenomenal beer. They just ran out of the '11 Noyaux on their website because my buddy bought them all out :(
     
  12. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 May 29, 2012 Illinois

    Oude Beersel Framboise is my "go-to" for a readily available and affordable Framboise, when I get a craving
     
  13. phooky

    phooky Jan 23, 2010 New York

    Stupid question I know, but do I want to enjoy Riserva cold or room temp?
    Picked mine up yesterday and I forgot to put it in the fridge.
    (I'm new to the sours game)
     
  14. KhakCane

    KhakCane Apr 15, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I, too, just picked one up.... looking forward to it, as well, although I hope I like it even more than you do given that I paid $24 for it.
     
  15. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Serve it around 50 degrees.
     
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Dammit.
     
  17. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Oh I wanted to try the one you sent me as well! I want to try all of Cascade's wild ales. :)
     
    Bitterbill likes this.
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Cool. And I'm with you all the way. Cascade and sours are a match like tea and scones.;)
     
    Ri0 and jbaker67 like this.
  19. Budinetz

    Budinetz Dec 29, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Awesome!! Enjoy it!!! Tasting notes please!!!
     
  20. JTDay

    JTDay Jan 28, 2013 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    Tried New Glarus Raspberry Tart on tap this past weekend and couldn't believe how good it was. I should also note it was my first time with a raspberry sour. It was like biting into a good organic raspberry: the juicy sweetness hits first, and if you've got a good berry, you bite down into its seeds at the end of the bite and it releases its slightly bitter, volatile raspberry seed oils. It was like that.. Delicious!
     
  21. Hammdesigns

    Hammdesigns Dec 14, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    SouthHampton Black Raspberry Lambic
     
  22. YaKnowBrady

    YaKnowBrady Jul 23, 2010 New Jersey

    OP said he's not looking to go Wale hunting. This is definitely that territory.
     
  23. Hammdesigns

    Hammdesigns Dec 14, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Oops didnt see the whale part.
     
    YaKnowBrady likes this.
  24. LopeJuice

    LopeJuice Aug 23, 2012 New York

    captain lawrence barrel select raspberry. being released soon.
     
    jaIsPoAn likes this.
  25. Gmanofleisure

    Gmanofleisure Jan 5, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    My favorite is Mikkeller SpontanFramboos a Raspberry Wild Ale. All the sours in that series (we have had the blueberry and strawberry also) are excellent.
     
    larryi86 likes this.
  26. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Well Read Temptress
     
  27. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Coolship Red.
     
  28. goalie33

    goalie33 Dec 3, 2009 New York

    I'm a big fan of Goose Island Lolita, though I haven't had many of the other beers mentioned here, so can't really speak for how it stacks up
     
    libbey likes this.
  29. itsiilegal

    itsiilegal Feb 13, 2013 California

    There's a Spontan-blue? I've had the kriek, framboos, strawberry, and spontanale (no fruit). How was the blueberry?
     
  30. jefferyc

    jefferyc Dec 5, 2008 Michigan

    Forgot to mention, this beer is just full of fruit flavor, can taste both strawberries and raspberries. But if you are looking for a good sour fruit-innoculated beer from Arbor Brewing, I would highly recommend the Flamboyant Red. That is by far the best of the ABC Sour Series
     
  31. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

  32. CloudStrife

    CloudStrife Nov 20, 2008 New York

    Ended up cracking it last night, def full of fruit flavor. I'll need to try to find that Red next time I am in MI
     
  33. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Aug 1, 2012 New York

    When?
     
  34. larryi86

    larryi86 Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    Came here to say that, I really like it!
     
  35. Rainier

    Rainier Dec 20, 2012 California

    anything that says framboise i guess lol
     
  36. Gmanofleisure

    Gmanofleisure Jan 5, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Blueberry was our favorite.. If I remember correctly it was called spontan wild blueberry. Had it at Blue Monk in Buffalo.
     
  37. Carbon14

    Carbon14 Sep 6, 2009 Maryland

    You could probably trade for a growler of The Bruery Berazzled.
     
  38. jefferyc

    jefferyc Dec 5, 2008 Michigan

    I still have 6-7 bottles of the 2011 Red if you are interested in trade, and know of a store that has a couple bottles of 2010 red. Lemme know, otherwise you shoud definitely scoop up the Flamboyant red and get the Sodibo next time you are out here, it is the most puckering of the series.
     
  39. songfulchris

    songfulchris Apr 15, 2013 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Framboise white from block 15 and Enchanted from Bridgeport are incredible! I love living in Oregon!
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe