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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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Courtesy of rayl101. Slightly hazy amber, no head, somewhat flat. Aroma is great, flemish sour/ish. Light acetone, raspberry, nice sour twinge. Flavor on par, slight metallic character. Sort of flimsy, falls apart on the palate, really kills score, by like 4 points. Otherwise well done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 Pours a hazy amber/red with a thin head that shrinks to a small ring. Aroma is brett with a little raspberry. Body is light, and effervescent. Flavor is brett with a real nice raspberry character. Very nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4751) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
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Bottle: The aroma is heavy on sour lemon, lighter sour raspberry, and the slightest hint of acetone. It pours a mostly transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly becomes a ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with light sour raspberry. The finish has light-moderate sour lemon with a hint of vanilla. Light bodied with mild carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
22oz bottle, shared at Hunahpu 2011, pours a deep amber, smells like sour cherries, tart, like a grown up sour version of Wisconsin Belgian Red. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
(22oz bottle courtesy of cosmicevan!). Pours pale red, strawberry color with white head. Aroma of ripe fruit and some funk. Just awesome!! Taste is tart raspberries. Medium bodied with slick texture. Smooth finish. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottles (via multiple trades). Bottled on 12/4/10. Pours with a hazed ruby red body and a tan head. Very pretty hue. Aromas of big time raspberry (down to the seeds), vanilla, strong tannic oak, fruit and acid. Flavors are very tart. Vanilla and wood with dry raspberries. Super tannic. Earthy, acidic berries. Lively tart, dry and acidic. Quite quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
22 ounce bomber. Amberish red color with minimal to no head. Tart flavor. A nice enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1965) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a red amber color with no head. Smells of fruit, sugar and cherries. Tastes of cranberries, rasberries and sour grapes. This beer has a nice tartness thats not over powering with sourness. The flavors seems to fade away quickley. I liked the Juliet by goose island better. Very good though. Not the best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle a rattle n hum. Sour rasp that makes it border on like a cranberry. A solid sour, should be a standard.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5298) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle split with Andrew, streets, dubra. Pours a hazy red body no head no lacing. Aroma is sour cherries and cranberries. Mouthfeel is smooth and tarry, thins out and flavor is slightly restricted.


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