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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft. It's a sweet tart. The Brett is not as prevalent in its typical bathroom form. I love raspberry so it's solid on that front. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
TimsRatings (421) - - OCT 24, 2013
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Raspberry red with no head. Raspberry aroma. Sour raspberry taste. For those who like sours or fruity beer - enjoy. Sadly, I am not a fruity not sour beer fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1498) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at the barrel-aged tasting at World Of Beer-Cherry Creek in Denver, CO during GABF week. Copper-colored pour with a very short head. Aroma of tart fruit and oak. Great flavor of tart fruit that is not distinct as raspberry. White wine characteristics are also detected. Lingering sourness on the palate. Well done, of course.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, nice grassy raspberry aroma, taste is tart raspberry, solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pouring at NotF in Boston. Pours a hazed ruby tinged amber with a thin white head. Huge strawberries on the nose, soft musk, funk, light acid. Medium-bodied, soft strawberries, long musk, gentle acid. Lovely strawberry jam.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2603) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 65 cl, bottled on 11/12/11. Clear reddish amber in color. Strong raspberry notes in aroma at first. Tart raspberries in taste, but also some nice wooden oaky notes, almost like sweet vanilla kind of ones here. Nice vanilla in aftertaste as well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2607) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Reddish hazy. Good fresh berryness, wild strawberries, raspberries. Witha nice funkish backing. Acidity in the palate. Dry, mouthdrying body. Nice.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3452) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
65cl bottle. Monkís Wallingatan. Light red, no head. Raspberries in aroma, quite sour. Flavor has raspberries, sweetness, light spicy notes. Tart, short finish with raspberry lingering.

-- via beerbasher/winphone 7

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2010 Bottle. Hazy pink body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, sour cherry, some barnyard/dirty socks. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some lemon, light wood, barnyard. Soft medium body, light acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2562) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2013 On tap at the annual CBS picnic. I believe that this was a single barrel, fruit infused version. Self served to a plastic shaker showing an orangy red color, with almost no head foam or lacing. The nose was expressive raspberry, light spice, barrel hints, and yeasty funk & tartness. The flavor was similar, with some vinous nature, and concord grape hints. Nicely astringent, almost sour, dry, but the carbonation was flat, and the resulting mouthfeel was skewed. Iíve sampled this normally spritzy Wild Ale since itís inception at many GI functions, so maybe this wasnít the best time for an honest appraisal, and maybe the fruit infusion affected the outcome? I will keep vigilant. Shared a 750ml. bottle the next go around, which was poured to snifters. Color and appearance were as before, but the effervescence and resulting mouth feel were perkier, and a more harmonious balance of notes was noticed across the board. +.4


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