Pliny bottled 7.02.12, what what! I think I enjoy beer more when I can pair the glassware correctly.
A large thank you to domtronzero on ba!
Over roasted, minimal chocolate, acrid coffee, a hint of dark fruit goodness (the only saving grace), chalky mouthfeel.
This beer is bad and it should feel bad.
Fuck whales. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s Framboos.
Raspberries, raspberries, raspberries. If this beer does one thing well, it’s the use of raspberries. As soon as the cork came out, BLIGGITY BLAM, raspberries to the nose. I kept equating this beers aroma and taste to raspberry jam; it’s shockingly similar. I was a little worried the fruit-forwardness might come off tasting like a bandaid (cough cough 3F Hommage), but it doesn’t at all. Pure unadulterated fruit.
Other than the overdose of raspberries, Framboos does have some nuance. The level of tartness is nice without being sour, though I admit I’m curious to see if this bitch puckers up as it ages. There is a nice bit of funk to add to the fruit as well as a small citric sourness.
After reading reviews, I feel like people think they can’t rate framboos below a 4.5 (thanks to whale status) or they’ll be some sort of norm-shattering pariah. I am literally copying and pasting this from a review on BA: “TASTE: Wonderful. Need I say more.” YES, YOU NEED TO SAY MORE. COME ON MAN. Framboos is good, not great. But, I would love to hear a dissenting opinion.
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon
This was dreadful. The can was 3 months old and sent at the height of a heatwave, so I’m hoping it was just my can that sucked. Its as if 21st bought a DFH Randall, loaded it up with week old vegetables and filtered a shitty wheat beer through it. I tried so hard to like this, but it was eaten by the drain.
Solemn Oath Kidnapped By Vikings
Excited to see more from these guys, considering they are a 4 minutes drive away from me. KbV is a super balanced ipa bordering on tropical with solid grapefruit and piney bitterness. Super clean and crisp mouthfeel, would recommend. Only problem: $25 growler (including glass). Who do these guys think they are, three floyds?