Framboise de Amorosa is our first foray into the world of raspberry beers. It begins as Lost and Found ale and is sent into freshly emptied red wine barrels. The beer spends over a year in the wood during which time it is spiked with three additions of raspberries.
An overstated French Raspberry nose invites you to the glass. Amorosa beckons from the first splash in the glass. She is juicy fruit from the vine.
The first sip is a sweet start with a long drawn out sour finish. Some of the sweetness from the raspberries comes out before smooth acidic notes join the mix. On the back end, the beer has a nice smoothing oak character which keeps it from becoming dull.
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