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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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
Bomber. Pours clear deep rd amber with a shortlived small off white head. Aroma is sweet vinous berry bubblegum sour raspberries marzipan, very nice. Flavor is gentle from first sip, yet very flavorfull. Acidy sour raspberry in front, sweetness comes out in the middle with acetone notes and more tartness yet keeping the gentleness of the beer and the raspberry flavor. Dryish berry and slightly bitter finish wich leaves a longlasting good balanced aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2463) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5341) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (5980) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbrazell (1572) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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.

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