orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I brought this one to our post bottle share tasting. Batch #2.
A - Pours hazy bright red with a really nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving little to no lace down the glass. Goes pretty dead quickly, leaving only a thin white ring of head around the outside of the glass.
S - Smells of sharp raspberry sweetness, musty earth, light funk and some lactic sourness round things out. The raspberries are nice and fresh, very nice.
T - Starts off with plenty of fresh picked raspberries slowly giving way to hints of light funk, damp earth and some lactic sourness. The sweetness is balanced well with the funk, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Not overly sour or funky like other wilds. Smooth body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Still plenty of pucker with some dryness.
O - I really enjoyed this one. Temptation is one of my favorite wild’s from Russian River and it worked very well as the base for this beer. Awesome stuff for sure.
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a bright pink/magenta, with no head. Smells of funk, yeast, tartness, slight raspberry, and vegetal. Taste is tart from the start and finishes moderately sour. A little sweetness through the middle, thin body, and medium carbonation. Not RR’s best offering, but pretty tasty.
JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a shared bottle at Jackie-O’s. Appearance is a pink-ish red with a pink head of foam that lasted the entirety of the beer. Aroma is funky raspberries and a touch of barrel notes coming through just ever so slightly. Taste is just funky to the right degree with notes of sour red raspberries playing the lead role. Thank you for sharing.
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled along side the 2010 batch as well. Bottle pours a super, bright pink body with no head or lacing, a hint of carbonation. Aroma is ridiculously delicate fruit, funky oak, raspberries and tartness. Mouthfeel is soft and gentle with wonderful notes of raspberry, jam, fruit juice, funky wood, and sour fruit. I will try this again.
Scopey (7057) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to joeneugs. It pours hazy red, with a thin fizzy lace. The nose is tart cherry, vanilla, wood, artificial fruit, raspberry slush puppy and some floral notes. The taste is raspberry, tart cherry, lemony tartness, vinegar, wood and chamomile, with a tart-lemon finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Medium tartness. Not that complex, but very drinkable.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a vibrant pinkish-red color with a white head. Intense raspberry tartness and a rather acetic sourness overall. Slight funk to the nose, maybe some grass and hay to go with all the fruit. The flavor is a bit too sour for me, mostly due to the acetic qualities. Lots of raspberry flavor which does keep me drinking it, though. Not terribly complex, but a little bit of funk is there.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 375 ml
Aroma wow! Amazing raspberry, truthful aroma. Crisp, tart , clean. Soft flora; hints with superb fruit element. Simply great.9+
Appearance pinkish fine hazed brew with initial plus sized top. Some chunks in the bottle shown. 3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Zesty lemon like tartness with soft sweet, gentle raspberry touch. Not as subtle and refined as aroma promised. Still solid offering.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 10/23/2011. Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a tulip.
This has a raspberry pink color that is fairly transparent. A thin white film forms on the pour and fades rather quickly.
Raspberries, white grapes, tart lemon and a lingering general tartness form the nose. Some oak, some barnyard funk that feels overwhelmed by the raspberry tartness.
Quite a few flavors blast my tongue simultaneously. Some light pale malt, ripe red raspberries, tart lemon zest and grapefruit, with a little bit of leather and oak toward the end.
There is a strong carbonation that really bubbles on the tongue. There is a modest tartness that leads to a light puckering, but the sour and tart sensations are fairly mild.
I am normally a huge fan of raspberry sours, but I felt the raspberry flavors blocked out the other nice complexities in the base beer, resulting a slightly lower score.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Pours with an insanely vibrant pinkish to red hued body that appears to glow. Quite a bit of white to pink foam given the acidity of the beer. Head fades to a ring that stays constant. Flavors are insanely fresh and vibrant, perky acidity, tart, true raspberry aroma. Tart with skin tannins on the nose even. Seems to have quite a bit less funk than the 2010. Jammy, pure, nicely floral and fresh. Flavors are very clean and vibrant. Distinct Russian River funk on the flavor (you can tell that this is not Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa, not that it is a good or bad thing per se). Soft lactic acidity that builds with vibrant citric acid from the raspberries. Nice earthy and leathery barnyard characteristics. Nearly a bit of a light chlorophenol from the funk as well (although it is minimal). Some lemony zest characteristics. Very lively bubbles, dry and mouth puckering. Long finish. Playful with very full carbonation, fruity and nice acidity. Everything about this beer is amazingly vibrant. Great stuff!
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks Craig. Hazy strawberry colour, no head. Funky citric raspberry aroma. Tart and slender, freshening acidity. Tanninic and citric with some vinegar and grape stone bitterness. A spritzy, soft highly refreshing beer with juicy intense flavour.