Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
From Lost Abbey – Framboise de Amorosa is our first foray in the world of Raspberry beers. Our brewer’s took a batch of Lost and Found Ale and aged it in freshly emptied red wine barrels. The beer spent over one year in the barrel during which time it was spiked with three additions of Raspberries.
Lost Abbey – Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa – 12.5 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7.0% abv. Purchased at the brewery.
Appearance: Pours a murky brownish red. Starts with a decent sized tight head that subsides to mere swirls. There isn’t much lacing left behind with this beer.
Aroma: Raspberry puree, red wine and wood tannins.
Taste: Huge tart raspberry, vinegar, lemon and wood. Not too acidic, but definitely very pronounced sourness. The alcohol is pretty well hidden as well.
Mouthfeel: Chunky, chewy and fizzy.
Overall: A world class beer. A bit hardy, but I would still go to this beer for refreshment. I’d probably pair this with quality dark chocolate.