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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This beer is our version of a very unique Belgian beer style brewed only in the Lambic region outside Brussels.

We brewed this beer over 5 years ago. The first step was adding wild yeast. We did this at the warehouse in an oak barrel. We pitched wild yeast and one case of cherry lambic I brewed in San Francisco in 1992. This added enough wild yeast to start fermentation. (This beer was brewed totally off-site to make sure we did not infect our on-site beers).

Fermentation started slowly, after about 6 months it was going strong. We allowed the beer to ferment in the barrel for almost 3 years. We then moved to another barrel and added Raspberries. Another fermentation took place. This very rare and special beer is 5 years old. Strong notes of lactic, bitter sour aroma will come through with a very tart flavor balanced slightly by the fruit.

This beer was awarded a bronze medal in the wild beer category at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers last month. We will not be filling any growlers of this unique framboise although, we will release about 150 corked bottles later this winter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
(750ml bottle, #55/204) Pours a clear yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of raspberries, earth, toffee, horseblanket, and cork. Flavor of raspberries, earth, citrus, and wood.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
bottled, orangish yellow color with white foam head, aroma has some raspberries and chemical note like windex, flavor is raspberry, earthy funk finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some nice raspberry notes as well as some toffee and brown sugar. The flavor is very similar. I get some nice juicy raspberry character as well as some light tartness and cherry notes. There is also some light toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
750 ml bottle from goryshkewych- thanks again, George! Bottle 358/488 from the more recent batch. Pours a semi-cloudy pinkish peach color with a small ring for a head. Notes of raspberry, plenty of funk, lactic acid, sour candy, and floral notes. Light-medium bodied, with an acidic mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome raspberry sour. Really worked for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Loads of raspberry with a very good dose of funk.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
750 bottle #15/90 @RBSG-Minni-retaining white ring-murky orange/red. A-tart raspberry, acetic. T-follows. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Pours a dark pink with a ton of cherry on the nose, very tart. Great tart cherry, lots of sourness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Hazy reddish orange pour. Awesome. Sour oaky cherry. Sharp acidity. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
In short: A very fruity raspberry beer with a strong farmhouse character. Excellent.
How: Bottle 750ml, corked & caged. Consumed when probably 8 months of age. Bottle sent to me by tyler_mn, thank a lot Tyler.
The look: Cloudy pale red body topped by a small pink head.
In long: Big raspberry aroma, smooth semi-funky farmhouse notes, some red berries. Taste has plenty of fresh raspberries but also a surprising presence of tart cherries flavor (considering is not supposed to use cherries), lemony tartness, light oak presence, only a light tannins presence, an strong overall farmhouse sensation. Very satisfying beer successfully merging fruit beer and farmhouse ale with the barrels staying background. Easy to drink which is what is often lacking from this type of beer. An expensive beer, but whoever said the best thing in life are free was probably just a huge fan of little Heinz ketchup packets and individually packaged moist hand sanitizers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (867) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Sample at WtWBA. Really pleasant raspberry sour. The fruit is dominant in the nose and the taste. The beer is sour but very drinkable. Fantastic beer.


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