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RATINGS: 536   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atom (1552) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle from my bday from mattyb83, thanks man!! Pours a brownish amber with a small white head. Aroma of raspberry, brett, slight spice and oak. Great balance, tart raspberry, slight spices, rounded oak, and a slight yogurt lactic presence. Yum delicious, Merry Christmas Eve to me as the rest of my family canít appreciate this gem.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1829) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle shared by CLevar - oh is this nice! Tart raspberry nose. Really nice clear rose color. Tart and lovely finish. A bit of a harsh aftertaste, but a really nice sour from GI.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (434) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours a clear ruby with minimal head and little lacing. Aroma of raspberry, strawberry, white grape. Mild hint of herbal hoppy flavor. Moderately sweet and very tart. Medium tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly chewy mouthfeel. This is a good sour ale, puckery. Not my bag, but I would say well done given what it is.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Nice light red with touches of golden color gave it a nice bright appearence. tart grape skins, cherries and loads of funk, some light spiciness and a decent touch of oak. lots of dark fruit, tart funkiness and a nice earthy, woodsy like smell blending together very nicely on this one. Silk like smoothness, and the finest carbonation bubbles, really well done in that regard. ;ots of sour in here right up front with frapes and light lemon like citrus taking over. Rolling through some nice notes of cherry then came over me. Decent funkiness in through the middle and the finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - cheers to Jack for letting loose this Goose. Pours bright pink, lightly hazy with a light, frothy white head. Tangy raspberries on the nose. Big tangy in the flavor, dry and bitter fruit skins, some underripe and tart raspberry, light to medium sweetness. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth in the finish, tart, fairly bitter, some dry berries. Pretty darn nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2010 bottle @ THE fruit sours tasting. The pourís deep red with a tiny white head. The nose is red berry, jam, honey and plenty of lactic funk. The taste is super tart acidic brashness. This is balanced off by berry and vinous red grape. Very sour and tart. Slightly harsh finish. Medium body, challenging. Overall, time has really ramped the tartness up in this beer. I liked it, but doing a bomber by myself would be a big ask...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6996) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a tiny disappearing head and a slightly sour fruity aroma. There is a subtly sour fruity flavor that belies the Belgian ale base. The raspberries have facilitated the barrel aging process, resulting in a subdued but interesting flavor. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bomber from Liz. #1249 Pours ruddy copper with a transient head. Aroma of sour berries. Med body. Flavor is tart raspberry with a touch of vinosity. Sour fruity finish. itís firmly on the sour side. Quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7881) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle thanks to Jack at THE fruit sour tasting. It pours red with a tiny white head. The nose is raspberry, wood, light jam, yoghurt, subtle spice and hint of sulphur. The taste is juicy raspberry, jammy, sticky fruit, acidity, oak, earth and raspberry seed with a tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Fairly acidic, but rather enjoyable is small measures.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (2050) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Dated bottled 11/12/11 so this was bottled a year ago. Pour has a red orange color and a thin coating of white head. Aroma has raspberry, oak, light tartness, and some wine grapes. Mouth feel is light and there is medium carbonation that somewhat fell off with the fizzy pour. Flavor brings on the sour side, seedy tart raspberry, light wine grapes, some oak, yeasty pokes, and a hit of sweetness on the finish. I was afraid this could be a sweet berry mess but it is well done and has a nice play of tart and dry with sweet contrast.


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