Dodgrblu (684) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle, strong raspberry aroma, zero head but some fizziness, tastes like temptation.
Moooooser (32) - Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml corked bottle, 2011 edition, served at 43F in mid 2012. It pours beautifully, like a waterfall between you and a setting sun. The head quickly disappears like fog in an early summer morning. Behold! A raspberry patch has emerged with a magical eft picking the berries and giving them to a supermodel to place in your mouth one by one. Take your time with this beer for best results. My personal opinion is that I prefer Russian River’s other barrel aged sours, but if you can get your hands on one it’s an enjoyable experience.
zach8270 (3904) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - corked & caged 375 ml) Cloudy orange with a good amount of white foam. Huge sour and earthy tart aroma that gets the salivary glands going immediately. Nice oak and fruit notes with some good raspberry underneath it. Raspberry begins the flavor and then blends in with that tart Brett flavor. Some sweetness near the end but mainly that predominant and delicious funky sour taste. Fruity notes linger on the palate. Outstanding.
JohnnyJ (4989) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bright red pour, white slightly pink head. Mostly raspberries, sweet red berries, sour tartness, and light on the funk (not much). I like it, but its not the best fruited sour.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Russian river framboise for a cure 2011 edition. 375ml bottle. Thanks
to a gracious trading partner out of a Cali... Pours an alluring
pomegranate berry red, somewhat seedy, with a light musty funk
quality. Very fruit forward with a sour white wine influence...
Flavors are very much along the same wavelength with a big sour berry
profile to go alongside a lively level of carbonation. Nice dry
backend with a light body which adds to its drinkability. Solid all
around and entirely quaffable. Well done. More fruit and less funk in
this one than the beatification base but all in all, both are
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really solid fresh tart raspberry notes a little tart temptation notes. Nice. Poura bright red nice clarity little head. Tart raspberry notes a little tart temptation nice carb lemon wood light bodied good fucking stuff. Nice dry woody finish. Nice balanced good stuff.
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2011 vintage. pours a bright murky pink and magenta. pinkish head piles high and slowly dissipates. mainly raspberry and oak on the nose. lots of dry raspberry with a hint of old musty oak. slight lemon with a great sour kick. lip puckering up front. very moderate carbonation, nice body, dry finish. very drinkable and one of the best american framboise i have had. never overpowering and well integrated through out. no sign that temptation is the base for this. Reviewed on: 11-14-2011
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my Mom! Pours a clear ruby red with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma is full of raspberries with a bit of backing acidic tartness. Flavor has a lot of raspberry with a growing acidic tartness with a hint of backing funk.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Pours a hazy ruby-orange with a thin finger of frothy pinkish head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind a bit of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet raspberries with some tart light fruits, white grape, oak, vanilla, and some Brett funk.
T - Starts off with some tart raspberries and light fruits with some white grape, some acidity, and a bit of vanilla. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some Brett funkiness and some more vanilla. The finish is a mix of strong sour raspberries with some oak, Brett, vanilla, and white grape.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, acidic, and sour finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really great tartness from the raspberries on top of the temptation base. The extra flavor adds some great complexity and sharpness to the beer.
rvdoorn (13) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Big thanks to Joe for this bottle. Shared this 2011 vintage with Jeff, Erik and Jeroen during our sour power tasting. Served just after the Hommage from 3 Fonteinen. The old-world with the sour-beer tradition, versus the new-beer world, who will win...
Look: The beer pours bright artificial reddish color with a small white head that doesn’t last long. Reminds me of the Leffe Ruby.
Smell: It smells like artificial Raspberry candies, with a slight hint of sourness.
Taste: I can simply copy Jeffo’s review here; sweet sugary cherry-raspberries up front, sweet raspberries in the middle and some very light sourness in the middle and end. No funk at all. Taste is very short lasting. Just like lemonade.
Mouthfeel: Thin and medium carbonation, dry finish.
Overall: This beer was a huge let down after the 3 Fonteinen Hommage. It is like comparing fish-sticks with freshly prepared codfish, comparing the Wageningen Ice Tigers with the Boston Bruins. It just doesn’t make any sense; it is a completely different league. If one is unaware of the greatness that is out there, one probably thinks this beer is world-class. However, in a showdown with the better ones, this Framboise for a Cure is downgraded to the fish-stick- and Wageningen Ice Tiger level .The Hommage simply did to this beer what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki, it completely wiped it off the (beer)map. The only thing that has to be cured now is my faith in US-Raspberry sours….