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RATINGS: 496   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours clear deep red amber with a small off white head. Aroma of bubblegum and sour berries. Flavor is nuanced sour raspberries and slight bitter. Dry aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Sampled at 10/13/2012 at GABF. This sour/wild ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, tart and raspberry. A medium to lighter bodied wild/sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice fresh tart raspberry flavors. A touch of wood. Nice carbonation. Very nice beer. Like the fruit, tart and malt interaction. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4358) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2012. A red beer, lightly carbonated. Berry aroma and more beery in the flavor with some balsamic and sour yeast. Full flavored with both the fruit and the the sourness, very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour raspberry aroma. Fruity sour tart raspberry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart raspberry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had on tap at Acre for lunch during Chicago Craft Beer Week. Served in an unbranded tulip glass. A: Pours a bright cherry red color with some dark orange hues mixed in around the edges when it catches the light. A frothy white heads forms on the pour and leaves some whispy lace behind is recedes to a thin collar for the remainder of the glass. S: Some tart raspberry with a sweet earthy berry and light cab barrel coming up at the back end. Mild oak, but the tart raspberries are the main attraction in the nose. T: The tart raspberry is up front and it’s followed by a mild sour puckering in the jowls akin to biting into an unripe raspberry. The barrel plays nicely with a hearty oak character and light toffee sweetness. The cab flavors finish out the taste with an earthy cherry pit and smooth, vinous berry skin flavor. M: Medium bodied. A little heavier than expected with a wild ale, but it had a nice zesty carbonation (possibly from being on tap?) that made it enjoyable. O: A very solid beer, although I’d like to see it a touch lighter in the body and the nose wasn’t near as complex as the taste. Would like to have again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-26-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7671) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Clear golden color white head. Sweet, acidic, sour scent. Sweet, sour taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2537) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
On tap at Euclid Hall. Pour is clear crimson with a huge off-white head and decent lacing. Wood, tannin, cherry pit, raspberries, light herbal characteristics, and nail polish in the aroma. Taste is sweet raspberries and tannin upfront, leading to a well-balanced middle with notes of wood and blackberries, ending with a lingering sour fruit finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Pretty nice sour, but I definitely prefer its sister, Juliet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2588) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bomber bought @ The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Pours reddish golden with a very small pinkish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace worth mentioning. Smell is slightly sour and fruity with raspberries, wild strawberries, crackers, hay, biscuits, peaches, lemon juice, red currants and dry soil. Taste is tiny sweet, sour and fruity with raspberries, crackers, hay, lemon juice, dry soil, red currants, barnyard, lemon zest, dry soil and black currants. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, slightly tart and medium bodied. Finish is tart and fruity with raspberries, red currants, hay, crackers, dry soil and biscuits. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10091) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Copper/amber beer with a very small head. Fruity sourish raspberry aroma, berries, sour, red currant, rubber, leather, wild strawberries, woody, sweetish. Raspberry flavor, sour, berries, red currant, strawberries, woody, leather, barnyard, funky, sweetish, lemon, rhabarb, lemon, dry oaky. Really enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Quality sour. Pours bright red with little to no head, moderate carbonation. It’s tart and sour raspberry, with a puckering finish that’s very dry. Funky yet drinkable fruit sour.


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