In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Adelbert's Brewery Raspberry Sour

Aroma: “All the berries: blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and cherry, with some floral notes and underripe fruit esters. Hint of lemon, wet hay, and herbs. Light Brett funk and slight sourness. Very delicate aroma.”

Flavor: “Rich, tart berry esters, especially lots of blackberry and raspberry. The raspberry has a cooked quality and is rich, tart, and slightly short of ripe. The sweetness from the malt and the fruits supports the sourness—it’s like a Pop-Tart with a hint of lemon. The Brett character is stronger here, with notes of leather and woodiness, along with the funk. Bright floral notes shine through, along with more of the complex esters.”

Overall: “The interesting berry characters worked well with the underlying earthy funk. The fruitiness, sweetness, and acidity work well in balance, making the beer very drinkable. Overall, the effect is inviting and drinkable, making the beer an excellent beer to cleanse the palate with at the end of a meal.”