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Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2011 - 2012

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

EdKing's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle care of theydon bois in Craft Beer Co. Colour is cloudy pinkish bright red, nice white foam head. Nose is tart sour, burnt caramel, fresh picked raspberries, white sugar meringue, farmyard. Taste is beautiful. Fresh fresh fruit raspberries, tart sour green apple, white sugar meringue, bit of farmyard. This fruit on this is amazing. Fresh and perfectly balanced with sour. No syrupy crap. Awesome beer. Wish I had more of this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Draft at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, PA. Pours a very hazy, bright ruby red color with a pink grapefruit-colored, one finger head. Good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Inviting aroma with earthy oak, musty funk and ultra fresh vinous fruit. The raspberries really stand out with a juicy, seedy and jam-like quality. The raspberry and other dark fruit notes are a nice counter to the toasted oak, lactic acid and funky bugs. Tart and puckering with a nice balance of musty funk, sweet beery and earthy oak. There’s a subtle lactic presence in finish that compliments the barrel, fruit and sour notes. Not acidic or harsh with the perfect amount of sourness that counters the oak barrel and seedy berries. Sweet vinous raspberries flavor is strong but not as prominent as it is in the nose. Very juicy and fresh with lots of raspberry, currant, grape and other dark fruits. Very complex yet remains delicate and very easy to drink for a sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2011 Vintage
Tasted on 10/9/15 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle. Pours a very nice, bright burnt orange color with a thin white head that quickly disappears. The nose is full of tart raspberry, with just a bit of malt, showing a touch of oxidation, and still plenty of vanilla oak. The flavor is very sour, tons of tart raspberry, very nice funk, and a nice bit of vanilla oak. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long funky, sour raspberry, and lightly oaky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle: 2012 vintage, Temptation base. Thanks, Nate. Ruby-red grapefruit flesh color with deep copper towards the very core. Soapy foam cap the color of lavender that dissipates after a few minutes. Raspberry up front on the nose, obviously. Mostly tart & sharp with modest acidity, a touch of sweetness in the periphery. Also getting green apple, red grape, & tart cherries. A touch of funk from the critters & wild yeast, kind of a musty vibe in the back with a touch of moldy oak. Huge berry flavor; raspberry, cherry, red grape. Moderately vinous with a nice tannic & oaky vibe that sweeps in halfway through. Mild acidity with a puckering tartness & strong yeasty notes in the back-end; cork, must, damp cellar-floor funk. Dry finish, mouth watering, tart, & delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours clear and deeply red with a fleeting, slightly pink head. The aroma is dusty, fruity, lightly funky, vinous and woodsy – black raspberries, dark cherries, vintage cheese-like and horseblanket funkiness, oak and a hint of red wine. Medium-bodied and a touch coarse with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is fruity, tart and lightly sweet – a collection of berries and cherries. Finishes tart, raspy and dry. Bottle shared at 50belair’s pad in 2013. Not certain who provided it. Either the host, Dstructo or landhoney? Regardless, another world class beer from the fine folks at Russian River!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1368) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2011 bottle. Aroma is rather sour with a bit of old raspberry character. Medium light oak notes with some hints of cherry and tropical fruit. Pours a cloudy, murky brownish color with some red highlights and a faint slightly off white head that quickly recedes. No lacing and faint legs. Flavor is also very acidic and not very sweet with a light vinegar note. Light raspberry character remains, with quite a bit of tropical fruit and cherry notes. Lighter oak notes and a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a funk filled, rather sour beer with some light raspberry notes remaining and some balanced oak notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2011 bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a clear ruby with small pinkish head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a strong raspberries, funk, oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice sour raspberry, light oak, funk, lingering sourness. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1776) - 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 it’s prime but not much and still very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5014) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9099) - 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 !

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