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RATINGS: 473   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (219) - 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 (154) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (77) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
On tap at waterfront tap house. Pours a pretty translucent pink/red with little to no white head. Aroma is raspberry central... Light hay funk. Taste is raspberry tart, lemon, airhead, warhead, dank sour funk, delish city. Mouthfeel is light, regular carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
2011 bottle. The beer pours a slightly hazy reddish-copper color with a medium thin white head that diminishes gradually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of funky raspberry, yeast and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of tart raspberries, earthy yeast, and oak. The finish is moderately tart with a berry and oak aftertaste. Pretty good beer all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2213) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
765 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/25/2013. Pours lightly cloudy deep reddish copper color with a small off white head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing. No glass lacing, and a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart raspberry, strawberry, sour cherry, red wine, oak, clove, hay, straw, grass, vinegar, musty funk, leather, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast and wine barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart raspberry, sour cherry, strawberry, red wine, vinegar, oak, clove, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart raspberry, sour cherry, strawberry, red wine, oak, clove, vinegar, musty funk, leather, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a great fruited wild ale. All around good balance and complexity of raspberry, fruity/funky yeast, and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours rasberry red with a fast dissipating head. Aroma of fresh rasberries, straw, and earthy funk. Taste is rasberry puree, tart lemon, and barnyard funk. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1006) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours clear red. Taste is raspberry with a slight sweet tart finish. Leaves raspberries in your palate

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Pink, jammy raspberry nose, hint of brett. Taste has a malty underpinning, lots of rasp and some brett and tartness for a snappy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (823) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Red-orange body with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates into nothing. The aroma is raspberry wine with a decent amount of funk and some acidity. The flavor is more brett and sourness than raspberries, very sour in fact. The sweetness balances a little bit. Finish is medium-dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
A pinkish ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity cherry malt with sour notes, lactic acid, wood extract, superb. In mouth mouth, a smooth fruity sour malt with cherries, lactic points, well balanced, excellent. OttBottShare March 2014.


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