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Bullfrog Frambozen

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


Ratman197's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of raspberry, horseblanket, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of raspberry, leather, barnyard funk and light citrus with a smooth dry lightly tart lingering fruity finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Sean, for busing this one out. Deep, red-tinted copper, sort of murky with not much of a head, but a long-lasting, off-white collar. Aroma surprisingly has retained a huge raspberry jam presence, met in equal parts by a largely floral profile... Raspberry flowers, jammy jams, hints of fruity perfume, grass, berry skin, & a touch of wet oak. Big raspberry flavor; awesome to see it hold up after all these years. Mildly tart but not gum ripping or puckering. Soft. Hints of sweaty hay, lacto yeast, light lemon. A touch of back-end acidity that cuts the sweetness nicely. Little bit of wood in the finish, dry as expected. Not worth what you’ll have to trade to get it nowadays, but a very delicious raspberry wild ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottleshare in Asheville. Massive thanks to Deyholla! Hazy amber pour with a small head. Mellow raspberry meat and Eton Mess on the nose. Jelly donut filling. The taste is also pretty chilled. Soft raspberry lime ricky. Refined sugar. Lightly tart, easy to drink. Light body, soft carbonation. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10543) - 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 (6295) - 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 (8283) - San Diego County, 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 (2005) - 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 (1008) - 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
SirADNielsen (8949) - 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 (4445) - 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 (2431) - 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.


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