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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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You might think this is a Russian style girly beer (a little Nabokov for you), but instead it is a very sophisticated Raspberry Belgian Ale. Fermented with brettanomyces (the little guys who give us that tart zing) and fresh raspberries, this brew is bright yet deep with spices and edges of the fruits natural tart quality to give it a white wine kind of finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
slightly reddish pour. smell is tart acidic red fruits. taste is similar with a bit of sharpness and balsamic acidity and raspberry like sourness. pretty good for the style I suppose, but not my favorite style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2014
its a wild ale with a funky farmhouse flavor. the beer is reddish brown and does not have much of a head. its tart but not very sour. the beer is for an aficionado

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2014
The aroma is sour and fruity with tons of yeast and funk. The appearance is amber with no head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall it fits the style well but not my style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1313) - Arkansas, USA - APR 12, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pinkish. Thin quickly dissipating head. Slight tangy sour aroma. Flavor is fresh raspberries. Slightly sour and tart. Well carbonated. Light bodied. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (885) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft. Pours a rose color with a foamy pink-eggshell head that settles to a ring and doesn’t lace. Nose involves some fresh berries, farm funk, earthy, rustic qualities, and some vinous notes. Somewhat sweet, quite tart. Lighter bodied, active, with a tart, earthy finish. Tasty, glad I was in the right place at the right time to get this on draft.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 10, 2014
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur rose foncé qui vire sur l’ambré en fin de verre. Au début, elle fait penser à une gueuze fruitée : pas de gaz, nez floral et léger, pointe d’agrume. En bouche, faible acidité (juste ce qu’il faut) et explosion de fruits rouges. J’ai été surpris d’aimer à vrai dire ;)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (342) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from Eddie’s. Pours dark orange, small white head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing. Aroma is funky, vinegar, raspberry. Flavor is tart raspberry, vinegar, barnyard, hay, oak and a wine-y finish. Fairly high carbonation for a beer with no head. Simultaneously sweet AND dry finish. Lasting mouthfeel, very complex palate. Absolutely worth the price of admission. By far the best GI beer to date, but I have the Halia sitting in the fridge for tomorrow, so we’ll see how long this record lasts.

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
beergoyle (5) - Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Caramel, bread, cereal, floral, alcohol, alcohol, cheese, spruce, cheese, alcohol, basement aromas, leaves

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (215) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2014
Aroma is fantastic, strong tart raspberry nose. Pours a light red almost amber color. Very little head retention. Flavor on the first sip was a little disappointing after that strong nose. The flavor builds while drinking it, nice raspberry, citrusy lemon/lime, some dry oak flavor on the back end.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (151) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2014
Poured into tulip glass. Pours a reddish tinged brown with a minimal head. Aroma of raspberries and faint funk. Tastes of raspberries, slight barnyard funk, hints of lacto acidity but with a relatively calm finish. Good stuff


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