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

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

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  1. Budinetz

    Budinetz Defender (639) Dec 29, 2010 Pennsylvania

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

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I personally liked Cerise, but Rubaeus is a LOT better than Cerise.
  3. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    Awesome! Looking forward to getting some! Thanks
  4. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) 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 Disciple (342) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Got my Riserva last nite $16 very nice. Looking forward to trying this tonite.
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  6. scray24

    scray24 Aspirant (227) Mar 12, 2008 Colorado
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  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

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  8. nopucophop

    nopucophop Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2009 New York
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    Not as good as some of the other Belgian ones mentioned but decent and much easier to get is Hanssens.
  9. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Aspirant (235) Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

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

    jefferyc Initiate (0) 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
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  11. jefferyc

    jefferyc Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2008 Michigan

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

    cnbrown313 Disciple (351) 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 Aspirant (209) 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 Initiate (190) Apr 15, 2010 North Carolina
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    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 Meyvn (1,415) Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Serve it around 50 degrees.
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,237) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  17. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Oh I wanted to try the one you sent me as well! I want to try all of Cascade's wild ales. :slight_smile:
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  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,237) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Cool. And I'm with you all the way. Cascade and sours are a match like tea and scones.:wink:
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  19. Budinetz

    Budinetz Defender (639) Dec 29, 2010 Pennsylvania

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

    JTDay Initiate (97) Jan 28, 2013 Georgia
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    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 Initiate (171) Dec 14, 2011 New York
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    SouthHampton Black Raspberry Lambic
  22. YaKnowBrady

    YaKnowBrady Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2010 New Jersey

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

    Hammdesigns Initiate (171) Dec 14, 2011 New York
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    Oops didnt see the whale part.
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  24. LopeJuice

    LopeJuice Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 New York

    captain lawrence barrel select raspberry. being released soon.
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  25. Gmanofleisure

    Gmanofleisure Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 New York
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    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.
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  26. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    Well Read Temptress
  27. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Coolship Red.
  28. goalie33

    goalie33 Initiate (0) 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
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  29. itsiilegal

    itsiilegal Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) 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 Disciple (342) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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  32. CloudStrife

    CloudStrife Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

  34. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,527) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Came here to say that, I really like it!
  35. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

    anything that says framboise i guess lol
  36. Gmanofleisure

    Gmanofleisure Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 New York
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    Blueberry was our favorite.. If I remember correctly it was called spontan wild blueberry. Had it at Blue Monk in Buffalo.
  37. Carbon14

    Carbon14 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2009 Maryland

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

    jefferyc Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2013 Oregon
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    Framboise white from block 15 and Enchanted from Bridgeport are incredible! I love living in Oregon!
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