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Bullfrog Frambozen

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged raspberry sour ale. A combination of Oregon grown and local berries, handpicked by longtime friend Doug McMinn, bound together in perfect harmony. The palette opens big and bright, full of sweet raspberry, oaky vanilla, funky wild yeast and a refreshing snap of acidity.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG 2014 Late Night tasting - Asheville. Thanks for this one! I love it when generous RBians pull out the big guns. Very good beer. Great snout of juicy, jammy raspberries. Light sweet flavor with decent sour berry twang, general fruits. Medium bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Great balance to finish with further tart and lightly jammy raspberry. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle shared by thebaldwizard and Puddintane- didn’t realize it was shared by those shitheads, or else I’d have rated it lower. Anyway, pours a somewhat cloudy red-orange with a tiny ring for a head. Lots of raspberry, cherry, vanilla, and oak, with some vinegar acidity, some dusty, musty funk. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation. Dry and acetic. Fairly simple, but really nice. Holding up well. Cool beer, thanks for sharing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ 750mL ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Thank you, holy cow, to JoeMuck and puddin’ for this wale. Clear red orange pour with minimal layer of white foam. Nose is seedy, bright, raspberry jam, some LP Kriek like fruit skin phenols, and sharp acetic acid impending. Taste is very light, salty, soft and low sourness, no acetic acid/vinegar though, woody barrel. Soft, clean, refreshing. Straightforward, low boost, bright. I like.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at aLoft courtesy of deyholla, thanks Derek. Pours a ruby red color with white head. Sweet, cherry, tangy aromas. Tangy, cherry, raspberry, tart flavors. Really fucking nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (898) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle pour murky brown to mauve. Nose sour raspberry. Taste nice sour up front. Light raspberry flavor. Light on finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle @ Beer Fart Dunegeon Aloft. Pours a hazy reddish apparency with an off white head. Heavy raspberry and acetic aroma. Oak. Vinegar. Big juicy raspberry / cherry, vanilla, moderately tart, dry flavor. Thanks Derek!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4134) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Shared from bottle. Poured a slightly hazy brownish-red color with a small white wispy head. Aroma was mashed raspberries, sour tart fruits. Flavor was full on raspberries. Really liked the tartness in the jaw. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Shared at my tasting on May 29, 2010. Thanks Chris! Review from notes. This beer has a reddish brown appearance and is quite hazy. There is just a small head with little lace to follow. Very nice tartness and raspberry notes in both the taste and the aroma. This is a really solid beer, and certainly one of the best raspberry sours brewed in the U.S. The feel is puckering and acetic, though not intensely sour. I found this to be very drinkable and enjoyable. I definitely recommend it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1794) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle obtained in a trade. Pours a murky burnt orange with a pink tint, and a thin khaki head that leaves a very thin collar of lace. The nose is very sour raspberry with a hint of sweetness, and very light funk. The flavor is tart, sour, and dry raspberry with some cereal and bread malt, and just a hint of funk. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long, dry sour raspberry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (2852) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle with Jimbo. Pours a grapefruit pink murk. Thin white head, not much lacing. Aromas of oak, raspberry puree, vanilla, tart funk, earthy grains. Taste was more sour with a light framboise flavor mixed with vinegar, muscat grapes, wood, raspberry, and other delicate spices. Fruit rollup aftertase, salivating and thirst quenching sour from Bullfrog. Aww thitt.


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