I love when I have absolutely no idea what to expect from a beer. I’ve had no experience with the brewery and very little experience with raspberry porters, especially not a sour version.
Style: American Porter
Trivia: According to sheltonbrothers.com, “Based on Freigeist’s traditional sour & salty porter recipe, Salzspeicher Cherry & Salzspeicher Raspberry feature all the complexity & character of the original but go one step further with the addition of tart & flavorful real fruits during fermentation.”
Random: My office chair is really uncomfortable. I think I’m going to buy a lumbar support pillow to stick on it.
This beer poured with less than half a finger of tan head that dissipated almost instantly. There was no lacing left on the glass. The body was a dark brown color that was dark enough to not allow me to see how much carbonation was present. The nose had notes of raspberry extract along with milk chocolate. The taste started with a sour note, but not the normal sour brett note that comes with horse blanket. It also came with raspberry extract, but the artificial flavor wasn’t as present as I would have expected based on the nose. What didn’t come through as much, were the typical porter notes. There was light cocoa powder, but not roasted malts, which would have helped this beer a lot. The body was light with very minimal carbonation. It had a long finish with raspberry notes. I don’t know how much this beer was since it was received as a gift. This was an interesting beer that had a lot of interesting characteristics, but not one that I feel needs revisting.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0