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RATINGS: 503   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2012
22oz bottle from fear025. Slightly cloudy amber/red with a fizzy head that quickly fades to nothing. Aroma is musty barnyard, raspberries, red wine vinegar and oak. Flavor is tart/sour bugs and yeast with some acidic berry and vinous. Light to medium body with a really dry mouth feel. Nice beer, has a lot of wine character as well as being quite sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Poured from a refrigerated bottle. 2011 vintage. Pours a brownish red with a head similar to a soda pop. No head retention at all. It just fizzles away in a matter of seconds. The aroma is that familiar tart fruitiness I do so love. I can’t say I can nail down the exact fruit, so that is a bit of a flaw in my book. The taste is all sourness until it warms and opens up. At this point I can tell there are raspberries involved. Up until this point, though, the only thing I can make out is a tart dryness. I do enjoy the sourness of this beer, but it could use a little more depth to accomplished capturing the true character of a raspberry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours a reddish amber with a pinkish head. Aroma is sweet raspberries and a good bit of funk. Flavor is tart, tangy raspberry, some woody notes, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2012
On tap at the Night of the Funk 2012. Pinkish brown pour with an off pink head. Very seedy raspberry in with tart earthen brett and hints of lactic. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Bottled@Monks Café Stockholm (backlog). Reddish orange golden colour with a small slightly off-white to pink head. Aroma is quite wood, big time raspberry along with some mild acidic notes. Flavour is really tart wooden and raspberryish notes along with some slight acidicness and mild spicyness. Could do with some slightly more funky notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (692) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
Pour clear amber red, with a small and quickly vanishing fizzy head. Aroma of rasberries, sweets, slight brett, slight barnyard. Quite vinous, and rather delicious. Adult candy is what this is !! Taste is a little sour, with some really nice sweet and candy-like notes. Average body, with a slightly fizzy carb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1167) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
A - pours lighter slightly pink brown with a 1 finger light pink tan head. S - nice aromas of sweet and tart raspberries up front. Notes of lactic acid, oakiness. Pretty nice. M - full bodied full palate sour raspberries brew. Tart and sweet with a bitter lemon tang. Lingering light vegetal raspberry end. T - raspberry throughout. Notes of lemon oak, lactic acid on the palate. Light vegetal sour malty bitter end. O. - great raspberry brew. Better than framboise for a cure. 8-

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (563) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle: Pour is orange red with a bubbly white head. Smells like fresh raspberry. Taste is beautifully balanced with raspberry and a non-overpowering sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange with a fizzy white head. Tart and lightly sweet aroma. Couldn’t really pick up any raspberry notes, but with a beer like this, that doesn’t bother me a bit. Tart and tangy at the front of the flavor without completely overwhelming the palate and leaves a very lightly spiced and sweet finish. Sour flavors roam throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1693) - 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.


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