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Crooked Fence Aviator Raspberry Blonde

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light blonde ale that is complimented with real raspberries and rounded out with Northwest hops (Galena, Cascade and Ahtanum) to create a balanced, refreshing beer.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19553) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2016
Can courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Hazy golden color, fine bubble white head with good retention and solid lacing. Big dusty, earthy raspberry aroma. Taste has white pepper, earthy fruit, dusty straw, dry finish. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5318) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Very hazy, dark straw colored liquid. Smaller white head. Pale grains and malt aromas, with a bit of fruit. Not really catching raspberries, more a general light fruity sweetness. Sweet from the start. Again, sweet grains and fruit. This time the raspberry is more pronounced; not overflowing but recognizable. Rather bitter finish and linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2015
12oz can. Unfiltered orange-tan body. Big, steady, foamy, off-white head. Pretty solid raspberry aroma. The hops dry it out some, which isn’t really a bonus, but give it a little more depth perhaps. Pretty decent for the style. Respectable offering.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sledutah (6550) - Utah, USA - APR 2, 2015
12oz can picked up at Bier:Thirty
Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is fruity, cereal and doughy. The taste is raspberries, grainy, herbal and bitter lemon
I didn’t enjoy this one, strange beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12 oz can. Smells grassy and floral, sort of dusty. No fruit to speak of. The taste is a stale grassy metallic thing with a really weak artificial raspberry kick. Ugh. Maybe this sat in the fridge to long. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2014
On draught at b² Taphouse. Light clear golden color. Aroma is fresh raspberry jam. Taste is also raspberry, but with more grain and a bitter grass note. Clean finish with a touch of bitterness.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ohplease (2) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
The only beer from CF I can even drink a pint of. Fairly balanced, drinkable… Too bad they have chosen to go with the whole girl/sex/female objectification thing on the label. I won’t buy it just for that.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Can from an extra in a trade, Thanks Darrel! Pours a fairly typical looking blonde with a slight reddish tinge to it. Thick white head. Aroma was certainly raspberry with cereal, dough and flowers. The taste was raspberry but it seemed a little synthetic to me. It was a mix of slight sweetness and a mild tartness that I’m not sure if it was desired or not. The balance just seemed a little off and the fruit didn’t blend very well with the blonde ale. Light body, medium carb. Overall it was refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (4437) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat It poured a amber-orange with a thin white head. Nose of raspberry. Medium body with a fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is light malts, raspberry (somewhat muted), and some mild bitterness in the finish. The bitterness offsets the fruit and makes this pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6176) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer was golden, a bit dingy, and also a bit hazy. An off white head never quite left. The aroma is raspberry and earth with wheat. This is a little better than most of the style. It is a style that definitely has a couple of places. It is a lawnmower beer, and it is a beer that brings women into brewpubs. Two good things.


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