RateBeer
overall
99
96
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2269) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle, pours a nice reddish, aroma is very sweet and full of rasp. The flavour is very very sweet, prob a bit too much for my liking, I wouldnt be able to drink a full bottle of this by my self. A bit sour but not too much, overall pretty good

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2327) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
Flaske: Årgang 2011. Let lyserød med et fint skumhoved. Duften er tydelig hindbær, men med en smule blåbær. Meget lækker. Det sure fremgår også, men det er helt klart hindbærrene der er i førersædet. Smagen er fantastisk frugtet af en hindbærøl at være. Superlækker.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
at Goose Island - This was a super sour ale one of the best I have ever had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Aroma was sour, dark fruit and wine. The taste was mostly sour with some heavy red wine characteristics. Honestly, it’s one of my least favorite goose island beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
southerntear (11) - - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a deep red with a little golden hugh as the light shines through. Quickly dissipating white head with a good deal of carbonation. Great fruity sweet aroma with a little bit of spice. You can really taste the sweet raspberries on this one, with a bit of sour poking it’s head out right at the end of the tongue. Overall, another great beer from Goose Island. Had this one back to back with Juliet, and though I must admit, Juliet seemed to be a more complex beer, I think I liked this one better; a little sweeter with that extra .3% abv wins me over.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5203) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to colemanzuber. Ruby red pour, tan colored head. Aroma of sour cherries. Excellent puckering sour notes, sweet tarts and cherries, hint of vinegar. Thick, tart lively mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by czuber! Really nice tart raspberry aroma with cream, vanilla, oak, and more. Awesome flavor with sourness, raspberry, vanilla, and oak. Mmm.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbrazell (1458) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2011 vintage. Clear rose color with a white head. Nose is wonderfully funky, tart raspberries and very floral. Deliciously mouth puckering tart, raspberries, touches of cheese and funk. Fucking great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rando7 (699) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle pours dark orange with a very brief thin white head. Aroma berries and funk. Taste sour, tart with raspberries and funk. Finish barnyard. Palate a little sticky. Alcohol disguised.

Not bad.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pras (374) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Wow! First off, I think I liked this more than Juliet, which many might not agree with. Color is a deep red, but still translucent and clear. Aroma is of brett and oak. Can definitely taste the raspberries, very fruity, oaky. Brett really comes through in a good way. Nice tartness dries the palate at the end. Very nice sophisticated beer. Would be interesting to see how this ages.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page   1 « 24 25 26  27  28 29 30 » 48


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50