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RATINGS: 498   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.

CLevar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Bottle pour on a 90+ degree day....pour is a fairly clear garnet pour, with a very slight off white head that fades very quickly. Aroma is light raspberry fruit, lots of seeds, light plastic, hay, light lactic tartness. Taste is tart raspberries, lots of woody notes, more citrus tartness. Effervescent mouthfeel. Finishes fairly oaky and dry. Nice beer! ( EDIT: 2011 Bottle, middle one in the three sisters tasting. I think I like this even better than before, more raspberry seeds than I remember, which is something I really enjoy in these sours. Perhaps not as jammy, but more balanced. (

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2242) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours clear amber with a thin tan head. The nose is white pepper and unripe fruit. The taste pretty much follows the nose with some light funk thrown in at the finish. Light prickly mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1112) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Hands down the best sour/wild ale I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. Beautiful cranberry color and fizzy. The flavor is so well rounded, not one dimensional. Refreshing, tart, fruity, awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Ruby brown with a minimal pale head. Aroma is raspberries, red currants, sour plum. Medium-full bodied, lightly tart on the palate, fruity finish. Taste is raspberry, cherry, red currant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chronman23 (6) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Nice aroma. A good way to end the night. Would have again for sure. Even better than Sophia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Clear dark amber/red color with fleeting tan head. Bretty, dry hay, dry wood, raspberry, barnyard aromas. Light to medium bodied. Tart, dry, mouth watering flavors of fresh raspberries, funky fruity lemon, dry wood, wine style tannins____lingering dry, medium tart to finish----very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1377) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Shared with Zachary, pours a burt orange reddish amber color with no head. Nose is tart and sour and fruity with the raspberries easily identified, and some sweetness in the background. Taste is sour and tart, fruity and well balanced. Finish is sour and tart as well with a fruity moderately long ending. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1334) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bomber. Pours an amber red with a dissipating head and tart strong raspberry aroma. Taste is tart and sour, lots of raspberry, berry fruits, brett, funk, and spices with a sweet, tart, raspberry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (501) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2014
(bottle) Cloudy red copper body; small, quickly disappearing head. Sweet and tart raspberry aroma. Light to medium body; fine, soft bubbles; sticky mouthfeel. Woody notes. Alcohol noticeable in the nose and in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pinkish color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberries, wood, some wild yeast and bacteria. Taste of much of the same, light acidity, lots of raspberries, and a tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sturdywrists (9) - - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Wow beer Belgian pretty raspberry tart bottle bubbly 2013 delicious tart dry oak, one of the best!

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