Trap Door Brewing
A Note on This Beer
Today’s beer is such a masterful dance of tangy, sweet, and juicy elegance, it needs no name.
To craft it, the Washington microbrewers at Trap Door started by carefully selecting a white wine barrel-aged Sour Ale blend from their cellar — a beer already brimming with puckering complexity and whispers of oak.
They took the tangy sipper to new heights by refermenting it on Willamette Valley-grown Meeker raspberries. If you’re unfamiliar with the sheer juicy-tart delight these berries offer, gardening experts often describe them as one scrumptious dessert of a fruit, either by themselves or in 5-star restaurant recipes. (Meeker raspberry-topped cheesecake, anyone?)
While the exquisite taste of these raspberries in this beer would be alluring enough, the brewers didn’t stop there. They conditioned the vivid brew on Tahitian vanilla beans to smooth out the pointed bite and keep their creation luxuriously sippable!
Since having no name for this beautiful Sour would complicate things, the brewers decided to call it “Untitled #5.” Get a taste, you’ll realize that’s only because a more precise name, like Dessert-Cherry-Meets-White-Wine Oaky Sour Elegance just wouldn’t fit on the label.
*Heads up, the label says “canned October 2020” but this is a typo. It was canned in December!
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Very bitter. Felt the vanilla did not mix well with the raspberry.
Tart, sour, hint of vanilla finish
A bit more bitter than I was expecting but I enjoyed it a lot
Very tart with strong flavors of Raspberry. Loved it.
Very tart sour, nice and strong!
Not as great as I thought it would be for the price but still very good
Very Tart. The raspberry is a little overwhelming though. Other than that, great sour!
Huge raspberry flavor. A bit overwhelming at times but still very nice. Very tart.
The sour was great
Good and sour
Really good flavor and sour.
Not as good as I expected with the rarity and writeup. It's ok but leaves ya wanting more.
Very tart. Wanting more of the vanilla flavor.
DELICIOUS! The hint of vanilla brings this next level
tart, sour, raspberry, vanilla bean
Liked the sour taste and had a good aftertaste but was a little underwhelming.
Real good after taste smooth pour
Great color in the glass, nice sour nose with some hint of raspberry. Good flavor, could use some more raspberry. Vanilla helps to cut what would be an otherwise overwhelming sour.
Perfect raspberry sour ale
to advertise this as “sweet” is misleading. unique flavor but little personality, the unsweetened rasp and vanilla are hard to find.
Very sour. Would buy again.
Definitely sour. Slight raspberry taste. No vanilla taste at all.
Definitely sour. Too sour for me, however it is good.
Vanilla barely noticeable. Wonderfully sour with a light amount of raspberry. Fantastic beer!
Strong raspberry flavor, with a long lasting tart aftertaste
very good sour, personally not overpowering but was powerful to my friend. vanilla does overtake the raspberry a little for the after sour taste, would like a little more raspberry with a hint less of vanilla and maybe even sour for those touchy pallets
not very good. way too sour and not enough sweetness.
highly recommend. very sour