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RATINGS: 535   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3148) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample, from a bottle, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: amber, lightly hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: sourness, acidity, wild yeasts, musk, fruity, woody; mouth: sourness, acidity, wild yeasts, musk, fruity, woody, astringency, dry fruity finale with presence of musk, full body, quite carbonated, slick texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, d’une bouteille, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest à New York avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 juillet 2014; œil : ambrée, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : aigreur, acidité, levures sauvages, musc, fruité, boisé; bouche : aigreur, acidité, levures sauvages, musc, fruité, boisé, astringence, finale sèche fruitée avec présence de musc, corsée, pas mal carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1938) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours quite red with a thin pinkish head. Tart raspberry with some earthy funk.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (163) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2013 bottle drank in 2014. Nose of sour raspberry and tart cranberries. Taste up front is raspberry and plumb skin. Finish is funkyness. Sour but not overwhelming. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Awesome sour! Very funky but a little thin. Nice champagne mouth feel from the carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle, to sooth my nerves ... I thought I’d had this before, and had no idea there were raspberries in it. Double bonus. Pours like a rusty champagne ... fizzy, without much body. This drinks with a tart, farmhousey quality ... did I mention tart? Oh, and it’s tart. I get the raspberries, now that I know they’re there. Probably adds up to the reddish hue, too. I’m a genius. Good strong beer, with a sweet and tart edge. (#5742, 9/16/2014)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2135) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Peach orange red in color... Aroma of raspberry, funk, fruity tartness... Flavor is red wine, raspberry, tannins, vinegar acidity... Really nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3408) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Super fruity. Like very super fruity. Draft pour at DryHop. Red clear pour with barely any head. Dry plumb and prune aroma - smells isn't inductive of the taste. Taste is a tart raspberry and slight grape powerful monster. I like it. Very tart and sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6280) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Wish lister: Had after a relatively fresh peach sour. This was a little more understated, but he raspberry and the Belgian golden base really came through nicely in the nose. I’d go 9.5 there. It had a great upside, but perhaps two years old was a little much. It poured a little flat though I love the odd pinkish color. The feel was thicker yet somehow prickly though there were little to no bubbles. Flavor was a little more sweet raspberry than sour, but plenty of both with some light yeast and other fruit coming through as well. I the end, it had more upside than the other great sour, but more faults. Ends up about even."

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Lo-li-ta. Humbert Humbert approves. Tap at Belmont. A: Pure red color with very little head. Lacing. N: Deep waft of raspberry, grape, grapefruit and lemon. Crystallized sugar and floorboards. T: Muddled mix of sweetness and tartness. Not particularly sour. M: Prickly carbonation. Washes over the mouth. Lighter body. Some alcohol presence. O: Not very good, especially given how far American Wild style has come. Wants to be fruity or complex; doesn’t get to either.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsadich (17) - Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Color is perfect, very little smell or head. Perfect sour front with a nice easy not overwhelming finish. Great for a cool rainy evening in a comfy chair near a fire.


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