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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.


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
A great sour Belgian, robust and fruity with a great spark in aroma and taste, was very complex in flavor.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (702) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear reddish copper with no head. Nose vinegar and a little funk. Nice sweetness in the taste. Maybe a little tart cherry. Good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bg80 (35) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Berry tart aroma. Cloudy amber with some good fizz. No head or lacing. Wonderful combination of grapefruit bitterness, berry framboise, and deep sourness. Great balance, delicious finish. Stellar sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Tasted on 11/26/11 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle. Pours pink-tinted orange with a thin beige head that slowly disappears completely. The nose is fruity funk, vinous white wine vinegar, and fleshy lemon pith. The flavor is very dry and fruity with the same notes. The body is medium with some sticky tannin, light carbonation, and a long funky and fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2015
It poured a clear red color with a white head. The aroma was of raspberry, oak and grapes. The taste was similar to the aroma with nice carbonation and a dry finish. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4908) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle: Vintage 2013: Split in two: Served in a Chouffe glass at 14 degrees Celsius Amberish without light, orange with light. No head, was gone with the pour. Aromas of wild yeast, wood, fruit, some sweet tones, oak, some sweet wood vinous tones. Nice. Flavours of some red fruits, wild yeast, light tart, wood, hint of fruity sweets, grapes, vinous , light bitter... Aftertaste is a mix of tart fruit and wild wooded yeasty tones. Low carbo, light watery tart mouthfeel, medium to full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (811) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Fresh, crisp aroma with strawberry notes. Big juicy tart berry taste well balanced by a strong malt presence. Finish is tart .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (896) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at mammoth. Pours a light pinkish red with no head. Fresh red raspberry and cherry aroma. Sour at first, but sweetens up. A bit of a sugary syrup sweet. Pretty good overall, but the competition is rough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (121) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at Mammoth in Seattle. Golden pour, heavy sour taste with a smooth finish, really good sour.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours orange with no head, aroma of blueberries, wood, wine, fruits and brett flavor is sour with blueberries wood, brett, green tea, leaves, medium bodied, Amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3832) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from 2012. Pours hazy burnt umber, small fizzy off-white head, dissipates quickly with nearly not lacing. Aroma is oak, raspberries, lemon, funk, basement. Flavor is light sweet, medium tart, medium funky, basement musty mushrooms, fruity, tart cherries, lots of oak tannins. Medium body, prickly carbonation.


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