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RATINGS: 525   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (1139) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2011 vintage. Pucker up. Tart. Huge raspberry aroma. Not my thing at all but i can see why people like it. Thanks tim.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [6105-20131215] Bottle. Soured toasted fruit aroma. Hazy, amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sour cherry raspberry fruit yeast flavour. Medium body. Very tasty, fruity and sour. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7
(@ Abraxas, Miami, FL)

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drainpour (21) - Santa Rosa, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2010 Bottle. Incredible hold up. Very well rounded flavors. Reminds me of hommage. Very lightly tart but tart, raspberries and spices then the raspberry fades/ lingers then fades leaving spices that lead into intricate oak flavors and funk. I like. Only critique. Mouth feel is a little light.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
650 ml bottle, 2011 vintage bottled on 11/12/11. Deep amber with a pink hue color, aroma is Brett and white wine with oak, as it warms the berry shows up. Some complex notes, Taste of tart raspberry, cherry skins, and herbal funk upfront. Tons of tartness with light vinegar tones in the back of the sip. Light wine notes are intermingled throughout the brew. The finish is extremely dry with a cotton mouth feel after a full snifter.

Overall more tart then true sourness, no pucker in the taste buds. Mild amount of funky oak. For me I’m glad it is more tart rather then sour. I have no idea if the quality of this brew suffered after the In-Bev take over this is vintage is extremely enjoyable!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Moderate hay for the malt, light grass for the hops, light to moderately barnyard for the yeast, with hints of raspberry, vinegar, wood and sour apple. Head is small, fizzy, translucent white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear auburn, but murky on the last pour. Flavor starts heavily acidic and sour, then finishes moderately to heavily acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a tart and dry finish. This Sour Ale is not so overpowering as to be unenjoyable by me, very drinkiable in fact.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1552) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2013 bottle->snifter. Orange-red with a small white head. Raspberry and peach, tart and funky. Bright, good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (166) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Flaska från bottlerock. Rosa färg med vitt skum. Påtaglig doft av sockrade hallon. Mycket frisk och syrlig smak. Hallon jord och läder.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyF (151) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Flaska från BottleRock LA. Grumligt brum med snabbt försvinnande skum. Doften är syrlig med tydligt inslag av hallon och brett. Mycket bra balans i smaken med både sötma och syrlighet med beska på slutet. En del hallon smyger sig in också.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
lg shared bottle Very fruity aroma Flavor moderately tart; light funk, raspberry. Moderate carbonation. Slight hazy, slighty rosy tint to the medium amber body; decent head. O: a mix of wild yeast, fruit and tartness that works notably better than average.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (6326) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Deep orange color. Lovely raspberries aroma with some funk, oak and a bit of vinegar. Great sour flavor with lots of raspberries, funk and oak. Medium-bodied.


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