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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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This is a malty smoked razberry ale, "Guaranteed not to put your eye out!"


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluesandbarbq (33) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2011
On tap @ Depot Street Brewery tasting room. Pours a medium to dark clear brown amber, a little darker than expected, with a slight creamy head and nice lacing. Hint of raspberries upfront in the aromas with then a nice mild smokiness, toasted malts, and a very slight sour-type nose. Taste is light tart berries in the very front then the slight smokiness comes through. Complex, with a very slight Flemish Red likeness, but also like a brown ale and then some bitter in the finish. Wickedly different, very good. I wouldn’t want it in big doses but a pint here or there is great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draft at Brewgrass. Garnet tinged brown body with an off-white head. Funky sour aroma. Soured fruit. Slightly tart flavor that goes into a dry finish without achieving full sourness. Doesn’t really go anywhere. Not fully sour, not hoppy bitter, not sweet. Just kind of strange.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Brown-red, beige foam. Aroma is light seedy raspberry, light roasty . Taste is more seedy raspberry, light smoky, roast, ash, light touch of sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Well, this was easily the most WTF beer of Brewgrass 2010. Definitely a "everything but the kitchen sink approach. Smokey? Check. Sour? check. Fruity? check. Not really sure how it all meshed, though. I liked it, regardless.


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