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Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2011 - 2012

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour barrel aged beer with raspberries. 100% of the sale of this bottle will be donated directly to the Sutter Breast Care Center of Santa Rosa.

The 2011 and 2012 vintages utilize a 100% Temptation Base.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6663) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. My 100th Sour/Wild Ale rating!. Pours pinkish red with a thin white head. Acidic, funky and tart, with lightly sweet cherries, and earthy and woody notes. ABSURD! Awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1375) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
375 ml bottle - nose of raspberries, ooak, elderberries and slight barnyard funk. Body is light and crisp, nice sourness and fruity aromas.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
2012. Kraftig hallondoft. Mycket syrlig. Riktigt tung hallonsuring. Oerhört rena hallonsmaker. Fantastisk

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle generously shared by Matt at Max’s tasting. Had been hoping for a while to get to try this one, so thanks Matt! Pours a beautiful raspberry amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of tart raspberry seeds, raspberry puree, oak and some light barnyard funkiness. Terrific. Taste is tart and slightly acidic with notes of raspberry jam, seeds, lemons, oak and wood and a great overall funkiness. Soft on the palate and a nice lingering tartness in the finish. Just lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5083) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
This one poured a bright pink to red color with a pink head. Reminded me of a JW berliner. Aroma was straight raspberry flesh and light seed notes. Not much showing that there will be much acidity here. Flavor was correct, mildly sour, but more like a raspberry fruit beer than a sour. Still pretty good at that.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6622) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
375 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy reddish/orange/purple color with a small, but immediately disappearing pink head. The aroma is tart raspberries, lactic acid, touches of vinegar and funk. The flavor is more tart to sour berries, lactic acid, funk, a mild vinegar notes. Prickly carbonation, but very drinkable for being a sour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Atom (1637) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2013
#1,000! 375mL bottle pours a glowing reddish/pink with a khaki pinkish head. Aroma mellow raspberry, lactic acid, light funk, with some wood. Wow, semi sweet and tart raspberry, light sourness, some wood one finish and aftertaste. Lovely!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Had this at Where The Wild Beers Are. Pours a deep ruby garnet with a thin pink to white head. Aromas of funky raspberries, and light wood tannins. Medium bodied, funky with a nice acidity and more raspberry jam. Lingering tartness and funk throughout the finish. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6270) - Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
375 ml bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a semi-transparent raspberry with white lacing. Smells good too; tart and funky with a nice raspberry presence. Tastes like it smells with a nice, lively mouthfeel. Good beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
Pours out so beautiful dark pink crystal in color with a nice white head. Aroma is so nice bring lightly sweetened raspberries blended nicely with a sour tart yeast. Flavor of the tart comes in right around the same time with the raspberries, tart overtaking the raspberries for sure. It is not as dry as Temptation, but still a bit dry for sure with the berries fading and the tartness lingering a bit longer.


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