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RATINGS: 511   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pour is a cloudy amber with a cool tan to pink head. Aroma is tart almost all raspberry and brent yeast. Tart and refreshing with lite raspberry and tons of brent yeast flavors. It does have a crisp white wine like finsh.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a hazy copper/amber, with a slight rose hue. Zero head and very little carbonation. No lacing. Aroma is nothing but sour and oak with an awesome balance of raspberry and citrus. Absolutely delicious. Mouth is the same. All sour and oak. Rediculously sour and pungent. A very rewarding treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1274) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
765ml bottle via trade. Pours a deep pink/almost red with a white head that fades fast. Aromas of sweaty brett, raspberry jam. Smells tart. Flavor is medium tart and semi dry. Flavors of dry red wine, raspberry yogurt, cherry pie crust without the filling. Nice. Heavily carbonated yet light on the tongue. No alcohol detected. Finished tart and dry with prickly carbonation teasing the tongue. Pretty damn decent for a macro brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours clear amber with a thin tan head. The nose is white pepper and unripe fruit. The taste pretty much follows the nose with some light funk thrown in at the finish. Light prickly mouthfeel. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1161) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Hands down the best sour/wild ale Ive had the pleasure of drinking. Beautiful cranberry color and fizzy. The flavor is so well rounded, not one dimensional. Refreshing, tart, fruity, awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Ruby brown with a minimal pale head. Aroma is raspberries, red currants, sour plum. Medium-full bodied, lightly tart on the palate, fruity finish. Taste is raspberry, cherry, red currant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chronman23 (6) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Nice aroma. A good way to end the night. Would have again for sure. Even better than Sophia.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Clear dark amber/red color with fleeting tan head. Bretty, dry hay, dry wood, raspberry, barnyard aromas. Light to medium bodied. Tart, dry, mouth watering flavors of fresh raspberries, funky fruity lemon, dry wood, wine style tannins____lingering dry, medium tart to finish----very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1436) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Shared with Zachary, pours a burt orange reddish amber color with no head. Nose is tart and sour and fruity with the raspberries easily identified, and some sweetness in the background. Taste is sour and tart, fruity and well balanced. Finish is sour and tart as well with a fruity moderately long ending. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1391) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bomber. Pours an amber red with a dissipating head and tart strong raspberry aroma. Taste is tart and sour, lots of raspberry, berry fruits, brett, funk, and spices with a sweet, tart, raspberry finish.


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