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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle, 22oz. 2011 vintage, 9% ABV. Just a thin layer of beige head on top of the slightly hazy golden-orange body. Ligthly candyish raspberry aroma with some caramel hints and a touch of sugar. Tart, almost lemony raspberry flavor which is also a bit sweetish and almost artificial. Not much alcohol detected. Medium body, tart. Some sweetness in the finish. Well, not a bad one in any way, but I’m not impressed. 120326

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours a nice red/pink color. Smells like a clean crisp sour. Smells a bit like vinegar but not overly acidic, also getting some raspberry in the nose. Taste subtle sour funk and fruit. Nothing too impressive but still well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (8352) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2012 Tastes like strawberry or raspberry yogurt. A nice fruit beer but coudl ahve used some more sourness and acidity. Edit: Had an older bottle cellared at proper temps and wow it got better, sourness is there, a fine brew.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Beautiful red coloring, and an extremely tart aroma. Sharp and tart initially, but after it settles on your tongue the raspberries and sour notes of flowers come through nicely. Very good (very expensive) beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1741) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Clear reddish pour with an off-white head. The head fizzed and disappeared quickly. Aroma is sour and raspberries. Taste was sour, a little dry, tart, and raspberries.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Aroma is bright cherries, aspirin, some brett farmhouse yeastiness, lactic yogurt, and lemon peels, finishing off in an overripe cherry fashion. Quite nice and sharp! Pour is spritzy and lively, but quickly dissipates into a light, headless ruby concoction. Taste is spritzer water, lemon peel, and watered-down cherries, followed by oak and yeasty funk,, a slight hop bite, and plain yogurt. Finish is extremely carbonated, aiding the dryness of the beer with a acidic cherry kick. Quite good, but not amazingly so.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nsk79 (25) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Pours a red/bronze color, not much head, no lacing. Aroma is berries, grapes, and oak, flavor is the same. The taste is akin to a dry red wine. Very delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3524) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 18, 2012
2011 bottle at home. pale red brown with fizzy head collapsing to no trace. aroma of raspberries and bretty rotting hay. Tart and spritzy carbonationwith some raspberries and a bit more brett flavour. Nice enough but not a patch on cantillon rose de gambrinus that preceded it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4307) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle @ Monk’s Sveavägen. Red colour with no head. Fruity aroma of raspberries. Light raspberry flavour. Not as strong fruitflavour like some fruitbeers tend to have. More subtle, much better.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Voldby Købmandsgård. Clear red with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Aroma has cherries, lactic acid, citrus, light strawberry. Medium carbonation, light and lovely dry mouthfeel. Flavour has goodwill lactic tartness, strawberry, mild funky, lovely lingering dryness. Elegant.


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