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RATINGS: 532   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle: Vintage 2013: Split in two: Served in a Chouffe glass at 14 degrees Celsius Amberish without light, orange with light. No head, was gone with the pour. Aromas of wild yeast, wood, fruit, some sweet tones, oak, some sweet wood vinous tones. Nice. Flavours of some red fruits, wild yeast, light tart, wood, hint of fruity sweets, grapes, vinous , light bitter... Aftertaste is a mix of tart fruit and wild wooded yeasty tones. Low carbo, light watery tart mouthfeel, medium to full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (804) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Fresh, crisp aroma with strawberry notes. Big juicy tart berry taste well balanced by a strong malt presence. Finish is tart .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (787) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at mammoth. Pours a light pinkish red with no head. Fresh red raspberry and cherry aroma. Sour at first, but sweetens up. A bit of a sugary syrup sweet. Pretty good overall, but the competition is rough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (43) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at Mammoth in Seattle. Golden pour, heavy sour taste with a smooth finish, really good sour.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours orange with no head, aroma of blueberries, wood, wine, fruits and brett flavor is sour with blueberries wood, brett, green tea, leaves, medium bodied, Amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3682) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from 2012. Pours hazy burnt umber, small fizzy off-white head, dissipates quickly with nearly not lacing. Aroma is oak, raspberries, lemon, funk, basement. Flavor is light sweet, medium tart, medium funky, basement musty mushrooms, fruity, tart cherries, lots of oak tannins. Medium body, prickly carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (138) - - DEC 24, 2014
Celebrated Xmas eve with a vintage 2010 bottle. Pours a deep brownish purple with no head. Deep scented with oak followed with tart raspberries finished off with a musky sour smell. Being the bottle is over 4 years old it has mellowed a lot, has a nice tart finish but is not overly sour. Begins tart on the tongue then the middle of the palate is a nice medium high carbonation finished with a yeasty bread finish. Lots of complexities going on.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (1169) - 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 (7015) - 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 (23) - 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.


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