Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture

Rapturous

October, 2016
Judges Rating: 
89
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

This is an easy-drinking sour ale that offers a fairly substantial raspberry punch couple with restrained levels of acidity.  It shows itself unfiltered, with a medium pink color coupled with very low head retention.  Aroma notes feature fresh berries up front, but also supported by a soft, yeasty breadcrumb character.  Contrary to Belgian lambics, the raspberry aroma and flavor of this beer were quite fresh, reflecting a more traditional yeast selection as well as shorting aging process.  It finished relatively dry, with a medium carbonation and typical alcohol strength—a good sessionable beer and very approachable. 

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