Bells The Wild One - Raspberry
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Raspberry and Brett aromas, finishes tart, dry, and sour

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bells Raspberry Wild One. Tap Maduro pre party. Hazy brownish red with a one finger light brown head, fading to a ring before long. Big lactic sour aroma with lots of raspberry skins, a little leather and wheat. Flavor follows, still full of raspberry notes. Dry wheaty finish, sourness peaked at a 6. Low carbonation with a light to medium body. Tasty. 8-4-8-3-16--3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (807) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
On tap at Roll Out the Barrel at the Eccentric Cafť. The pour is a beautiful deep red with a light link head hat a down to a ring leaving some sporadic lace. The aroma is very tart raspberry backed up by a great combination of sweet fruits and delightful sour from the yeast. The flavor is also very good. Heavily fruited with a strong sour background. Not a lot happening, but very good. The mouth feel is a touch light, but a great carbonation helps this cling to the mouth and enhance the sourness happening. The aftertaste is sweetly fruity, but still packs a sour punch. Very well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (282) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Aroma is sour, raspberry, some yeast. Appearance is a beautiful red, light red head. Taste is sour raspberry, like a raspberry warhead candy, some breadiness, yeast. Mouthfeel is perfect, a carbonation presence that isnít overwhelming, and a sourness that took me aback. Overall, for a style I typically am against, this blows me away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
~5oz pour on tap at Maduro during GTMW. Mostly clear raspberry red color. Thin ring of off-white head, slightly pinkish. Leaves decent loose ridges of lace. Awesome bigger tart raspberry taste, nice big raspberry aroma, lightly spicy in a raspberry way, slightly woody. Medium plus body. Kind of slick. Good long tart cherry aftertaste to savor. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1829) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Sample pour at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Clear red pour with a nice head. Huge raspberry nose. Nice tartness, some earthiness as well. Raspberry in spades.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (824) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
On draft at Stone House Inn. Poured a deep ruby with just a skim of head. Not very lively. Flavor is of funky, sour raspberry that finished a bit tart. Interesting and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1121) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
At the Barrel thing. Pours a deep violet with a pink head and a fair lacing. Nose involves some prominent wild berries and horseblanket, underlying root beer, sourdough, oak, zesty spice, and light pine. Somewhat sweet, waaay tart, lightly bitter. Medium bodied, fairly active, with a big jowl pucker factor and a long, tangy dusty tart hay finish. Really intense brew, definitely worth trying, and absolutely worth trying again. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2735) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Tap: Copper with some crimson hints, hazy and topped with a barely pink-tinted foam that quickly settles to a collar. Aroma is full of tart raspberry juice, slight vinegar notes, mild vinous oakiness... Generally sour aroma, full of fruit and juiciness. Taste is loaded with raspberry juice and jam-like notes of sweetness with an underlying tartness; not quite "sour" but still fairly tart. Juicy, and it grows more tart in the finish. Some red grape skin, vinous notes, plenty of finishing oak; dry tannic finish. Very good stuff here, though I may like the regular Wild One better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5276) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate raspberry, lemon, light citrus, and faint oak. It?s a transparent ruby red with a small pinkish off-white head. The flavor starts with a moderate sweet and tart raspberry. The finish has moderate-heavy lemon, oak, and a touch of vanilla. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Tap at FWIBF. Pours with a clear red hued body with a small white head. Aromas are tart and funky with a lot of raspberry. Slightly intense funky phenolics with notes of manure. Flavors are tart, funky, lots of fruit and a decent acidity. Much cleaner funk than on the nose. Lively, tart, and puckering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
6oz halfie tulip pour at pre GTMW 2012. Ruby red-brown, glass rimming head. There is a big, pronounced raspberry flavor, but not overly impressive at the price point. Some nice incorporated tartness. Tangy lasting finish. Pretty nice..grows on you.

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