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RATINGS: 1229   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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The voluminous raspberry bouquet will greet you long before your lips touch your glass. Serve this Wisconsin framboise very cold in a champagne flute. Then hold your glass to a light and enjoy the jewel-like sparkle of a very special ale. Oregon proudly shares their harvest of mouth-watering berries, which we ferment spontaneously in large oak vats. Then we employ Wisconsin farmed wheat and year old Hallertau hops to round out this extravaganza of flavor.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle from beerman6686 as part of the big boy swap set up by macboost. Nose is super fruity and sugar. Poured deep, deep red with a medium off white head. Taste is pure raspberry fruit juice with a light tartness. Hard to pick out any particular beer characteristics in this, but dang if doesn’t drink good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2928) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Thanks to Leighton. Hazy orange brown, small ring of white head. Aroma is light with some raspberry as expected. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet and syrupy, light raspberry, tangy and tart. Lives up to its name then. Doesn’t have the complexity of the Belgian Red.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (393) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a deep ruby red with a large white head. I found the aroma to be quite weak but the resemblance was of raspberries. Taste is quite sweet raspberry forward, with a little tartness in the finish. Full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1329) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2015
The aroma blends lots of raspberries, a light oak note, and a small hint of dough yeast. The beer pours a very clear red with a slightly pink head that is initially large but fades to a small ring that stays on throughout. The taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet with an intense initial flavor and with a very light raspberry finish. The palate fuses a slick texture, lively carbonation, and a light body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4172) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy dark brown pour with a big bubbly off white head, raspberry aroma, taste has tart raspberry, dried fruit, sweet jam, excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2354) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy, dark red. Film of white head. Big raspberry. Cherry tart, or more specifically a Bakewell tart. Taste is light tart, and plenty of sweet, although it’s not cloying or hard work. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4063) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention 2015. I’ve long fancied this beer, ever since my early days on RB. Something about the name made it sound delicious. Upon sampling in found it to be a lovely framboise - the type that got me interested in beer all those years ago. Murk, sweet jam. This is dedicated to maeib.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12137) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Leighton, 24/01/14. Murky reddish amber with a decent crimson/beige covering. Nose is raspberry syrup, tarte red berries, spice, sweet licks. Taste comprises more raspberry syrup, sweet berry redux, light cherry notes. Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with sweet licks. Another solid fruit beer but 4+!?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange red with a small head. Aroma is strawberry jam. Taste is sweet and jammy. Strawberry and raspberry. Lightly tart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (133) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle into tulip glass. Pours a reddish dark amber with a very fine, off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of sweet raspberries, raspberry juice. This is a sweet beer, though not cloying. Tastes of ripe raspberries, the tartness is buried by the sweetness. Substantial body, a bit syrupy; soft, fine carbonation.


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