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RATINGS: 494   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1607) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Refrigerated brown bomber bottled on 11/12/11 poured into a tulip. Pours cherry red with small off-white head. Little lacing, medium body, and spicy sour aroma. Taste is tart, some funk, some red wine, a hint of raspberry, and some spicy yeast. Alcohol well covered, better as it warmas, but expected a little more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is raspberry, vinegar, fruit, sugar. Flavour is sourness, vinegar, fruit, sugar, brett. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brown2cu (14) - Cincinnati, - AUG 12, 2012
A: the aroma is relatively muted. The sourness is at the forefront and in short can be described as vinegary/lemony. Underneath the tartness there is a subtle hint of sweet raspberry. A: pours a murky Burgundy. There is no head nor lacing. T: the taste is complex. First, the sourness masks everything else--this beer may be one of the sourest beers I have had. However as the sourness passes, the raspberries leave in their wake a subtle sweetness. Lastly, the booze makes itself known as the sip ends. P: subtle carbonation and booze make for a heavier bodied beer--very good though. O: overall, this beer left me disappointed. However, with some age this beer would probably be fantastic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (912) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours a basic orange with a faint white lacing that traces the rim of the glass. Notes of raspberry and rubber with subtle vinegar and sweeter berry notes. Tart without being overwhelming and sweet upon finish. The body is thick stylistically and the carbonation is dense.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
Lots of raspberry in this one, thanks Americo. Pink coloured body, fruity aroma. Fuller mouthfeel, also with assertive carbonation. A good tartness, a nice bottle to share. Some other berries there, lending balance, strawberry and some wild blueberry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2010 bottle shared by a friend. Clear blush pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of funk, sourness, raspberry and pepper. Funky raspberry flavor with peppery yeast and a dry, sour vinegar finish. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (991) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2011 bottle. Pours a hazy red with minimal head. Smells of raspberries and other tart fruits, and taste is similar, as expected. Tastes like an almost-ripe raspberry. Very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Hazy orange/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of woody malt, yeast, rich sour fruit, & vanilla; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, oak, sour fruit (notably raspberries), citrus, and spice; Finish is dry & sour/tart; Very nicely balanced; Excellent stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (752) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber color with a moderate head that leaves great lacing. Mild scent of raspberries, wine, and yeast. Some of the taste reminded me of olive juice. Taste was smooth and mellow with raspberries, wheats, and yeast. Rich, creamy, and very delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
(Bottle) Pours clear amber red with a fast decreasing head. The aroma holds raspberries up front with subtle undertones of spices, malt, dough and a light sting of brett. Simple but yummy nose. The flavour is dry and medium acidic with raspberries, citrus, mild spices, dry malt and a whisper of funk. The mouthfeel is tart with a near medium carbonation. Citric finish. Light to medium bodied.


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