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RATINGS: 520   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Poured into wide champagne flute. Slightly hazy peachy amber color with tons of bubbly whitish pink head that faded immediately. Some bubbles cling to the side of the glass within the beer. Aroma is of sweet raspberry and dry woody wine. Taste is exactly the same as the aroma. Quite sweet. Decent, but nothing outstanding about this beer. High carbonation makes this fun to drink. I enjoy the bubbly feeling. Body is light, borderline thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2013 bottle->snifter. Orange-red with a small white head. Raspberry and peach, tart and funky. Bright, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (133) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Flaska från bottlerock. Rosa färg med vitt skum. Påtaglig doft av sockrade hallon. Mycket frisk och syrlig smak. Hallon jord och läder.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyF (106) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Flaska från BottleRock LA. Grumligt brum med snabbt försvinnande skum. Doften är syrlig med tydligt inslag av hallon och brett. Mycket bra balans i smaken med både sötma och syrlighet med beska på slutet. En del hallon smyger sig in också.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
lg shared bottle Very fruity aroma Flavor moderately tart; light funk, raspberry. Moderate carbonation. Slight hazy, slighty rosy tint to the medium amber body; decent head. O: a mix of wild yeast, fruit and tartness that works notably better than average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (6261) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Deep orange color. Lovely raspberries aroma with some funk, oak and a bit of vinegar. Great sour flavor with lots of raspberries, funk and oak. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3057) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1772) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours quite red with a thin pinkish head. Tart raspberry with some earthy funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (137) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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)

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