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Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2011 - 2012

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Sour barrel aged beer with raspberries. 100% of the sale of this bottle will be donated directly to the Sutter Breast Care Center of Santa Rosa.

The 2011 and 2012 vintages utilize a 100% Temptation Base.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1021) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2012 bottle shared this afternoon, thanks! Pours a rad boob pink with thin white head. Aroma is temptation, brett, raspberry and light hay and ripe cheese. Taste is super balanced with the fruit being front and center, dry, crisp, slight sour notes but just done so well. Overall, one of my favorite RR beers to date, glad I have some more to hoard for myself. Hope this gets made year after year so I can trade an arm and a leg to norcal trading newbs who want Blabear for it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1371) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is ruby red with a thin pink head that disappears immediately. Nose is heavy raspberry, very fleshy and ripe, strong Brett notes, cobweb and dusty. Taste is heavily tart with loads of raspberry up front and heavy Brett behind. A touch acetic, extremely sour, cobweb and leather. Body is light, moderate carb, probably past its prime but not much and still very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2536) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a dark pink color with a white head. The aroma was of raspberries, funk and a nice sweetness. The taste was similar with some mild tartness with raspberries, funk and sweet berries. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - 2012 vintage - Pours reddish orange with an off-white head. The aroma has lots of tart raspberries, pithiness, light sourness and fleshy fruits. It has a medium body with semi-aggressive carbonation. The flavor starts with tart raspberries, citric acid, lactic acid and some funk. The finis is grainy, sour and clean. Really nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12.7oz bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 2012 vintage. Beautiful hazy red pink color. Minimal ring of head. Great, big raspberry aroma, lightly spicy.. Great bigger sour taste, light sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth kind of soft lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Awesome flavorful assertive framboise to try. Love it !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
375 ml corked and caged bottle 2011 vintage poured a clear ruby with a lingering ring of pink foam. Aromas of sour raspberry, straw, light spice and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw and light raspberry with a crisp dry tart finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nuplastikk (4332) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
375ml shared by Madbeerbaron. Thanks! Pronounced raspberry aroma, earthy, fresh. pronounced raspberry flavor and on top of all that some nice sour tones. One of the better American Sours Ive ever had. The raspberry is so pure and rich, and combined with the deep lemony sour tastes, is really sublime and delicious. Over the top awesome beer. World Class.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Vintage 2012 This thing pours pink, pink, pink. A nice light frothy pink on the surface. Smells of raspberries, lemon, lactic, grass and some more raspberries and their pithy, vegetal character. This beer is very, very razzy. Plenty of raspberry notes, some dry tartness, lacto tartness, some gain and peppery sharp notes. Its tart, but has a hollow middle for me. Medium on thin bodied with moderate on hi carb and a semi dry finish. This one is good, clean and approachable. Serving type: bottle 10-12-2012

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1246) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
2012 vintage from Hoppypocket, thanks man! Pours a really bright red with a thin pink-ish head that leaves insane lacing. Aroma is of sour, fruity (raspberries...) and funky old cheese. Taste is tart but not too much with nice real fruit flavors. Not much sweetness and acetic acid level is low, only some lactic goodness. Body is light, carbonation moderate. Mighty quenching and quaffable. Awesome, really!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
(375ml bottle) 2012 version. Lasting frothy pink head atop a red, non-carbonated body. Nice sourness, somewhat vinegar and club soda. Cherries through the finish. Good and thirst quenching. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (542) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Sample at a bottle share. Deep pink, nearly red pour, pink head. Nose is just fleshy raspberry forever, with maybe a little vanilla from the oak creeping in. Taste is a little acetic up front (the Temptation base maybe?), but then its all about the raspberries again. Sparkling carbonation, a whiff of almond on the finish. Superb.


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