The Framboise—tasting notes
The Framboise by Anspach & Hobday is part of their Experimental Series. It is a wild ale brewed with raspberries, that dominate both the aroma and the taste with some sour notes, hay, grains and malts and a sweet and acidic mouthfeel.
A sour ale, also known as wild ale is a category that englobes all type of ales that are brewed with other bacterias than traditional brewing yeasts—Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus or Acetobacter to name the most common. The composition of this microflora varies a lot even between short geographical distances—probably due to the evolutionary pressure of human brewing activity—making each local variation unique.