Raspberry Sour

Colorado
United States
Raspberry Sour
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Descriptive paragraph: Luscious ripe red raspberries are elegantly intertwined with a bountiful amount of lactic acidity and delicate barrel nuances to cultivate this stunning sour ale.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
8
Served at: 
38° F
Hops: 
Bravo
Malts: 
Two-Row, Special B, Aromatic, C-45, Sinimar, Dark Candy Sugar
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The high point of this American Wild Ale is its aroma, which consists of a seamless blend of raspberry, sourness, and Brettanomyces character in order of dominance. There is a faint darker malt character, like that found in many examples of Oud Bruin, which adds to the already impressive complexity. This beer's flavor has a similarly prominent raspberry flavor, but is outdone by a palate-wrenching sourness from start to finish. The sourness is cleanly lactic and almost startling, making it difficult to savor. It is highly carbonated and pours a cloudy brown color with a rapidly collapsing tan head. When this beer warms, the aroma takes on a boozy, wood-aged character and the finish becomes sharper. This is a bold beer that makes many other sours seem tame; many will love it, but it may be a bit much for the uninitiated.