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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
The appearance of this beer has an amber and orange color to it. The beer had sour notes with it and I really enjoyed it. The beer was a little fizzy but this is typical of most sours and it’s something I enjoy about the style. Overall I would love to have this beer again as it is so good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KingRao (11) - - NOV 16, 2013
With more funk than Parliament the sherry colored sour is a treasure. This beer makes me want to live in Goose Island. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

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.

4.8
   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!

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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pras (474) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Wow! First off, I think I liked this more than Juliet, which many might not agree with. Color is a deep red, but still translucent and clear. Aroma is of brett and oak. Can definitely taste the raspberries, very fruity, oaky. Brett really comes through in a good way. Nice tartness dries the palate at the end. Very nice sophisticated beer. Would be interesting to see how this ages.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
One of a series of exceptional sours that recently arrived in Lawrence. Kinda pricey, but this is one of the better ones. Berry sweetness balanced out the tartness of this beer. It would be interesting to see how this one ages.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a hazy copper/amber, with a slight rose hue. Zero head and very little carbonation. No lacing. Aroma is nothing but sour and oak with an awesome balance of raspberry and citrus. Absolutely delicious. Mouth is the same. All sour and oak. Rediculously sour and pungent. A very rewarding treat.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (810) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber color with a moderate head that leaves great lacing. Mild scent of raspberries, wine, and yeast. Some of the taste reminded me of olive juice. Taste was smooth and mellow with raspberries, wheats, and yeast. Rich, creamy, and very delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
franchise319 (15) - - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle pour, hazy tan-pink appearance. Aroma of raspberry and yeast. Flavor of tart raspberry with a dry, clean Champaign-like mouth feel. Fantastic!


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