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Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2011 - 2012

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (528) - Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2012 bottle (thank you for sharing, daknole). Beautiful lactic and tart raspberry aroma with a strange, herby tang (almost like fresh wildflowers). Incredible clear rose color with a wisp of a tiny-bubbled head. Wow, very tart flavor with some sweet raspberry before the sourness bites hard at the back of the jaw. Well carbed, tart body. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3135) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2013
thnx to 77 ships for the split! pours pink, pink to white foam. smell is old raspberrys, taste is sour, fresh, rasdpberrys, big carbo, yet that doen’t bother in this beer. sugary/sour aftertaste. nice one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3800) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Personal contribution @ ‘The Adam Jackson Tasting’. Obtained in a trade with Adam. 2012 Vintage. 375 ml bottle sampled. The label is rather fascinatingly bad – I sort of didn’t believe something like this would exist when I saw a picture first. I am intrigued. Bright pink, radiant, light red, little pink head. Nose is tart raspberry, bit simple, mellow sourness, tart, light dust, some lemon, bit easy. Taste is tart raspberry, pits, mellow tartness, very clean, lemon touch, bit easy but lovely, touch wild yeast, light fermenting raspberries, some dust, touch too light,… Quite easy and clean. Not as awesome as Consecration & Supplication but still not too bad – probably cherry > raspberries in sour / not per se as the pure fruit itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4689) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle shared on the RBWG bus
Appearance: Red with a pink head, no lacing
Aroma and flavors of raspberries, tart malts, light vinegar and woody
Very nice and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
25/II/13 - 37.5cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a - 2012 vintage (2013-189) Thanks to Adam and 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Clear ruby red beer, small pink head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: raspberry jam, lemony, some wild yeast, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: pretty sour start, lemony, sour raspberries, vinegar, little bitter. Aftertaste: raspberries, lemony, vinegar, sour raspberries, some chloride, molded cork.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2/22/13. RBWG bus! Thanks blomster! Awesome red pour with a nice pink head. Delicious sour raspberry aroma and flavor. Plenty tart with a touch of wood. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Poured a reddish/pink color with a pinkish head. Nice raspberries in the aromas with some funkiness, and wood. Lighter tart finish. Tastes a bit on the thinner side when compared to the aromas, but nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2011 vintage, bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Pulpy orange-brown body, thin ring of off-white carbonation. Grassy nose with raspberry and cobwebs. Sharp, sour body, dry and dusty/cobwebby with raspberry. Soapy, tart, sour, and dry. Complex and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Very well done, fruity, slightly tangy with a ton of complex brett character. Nice pink pour, very pleasent beer in every regard. Just has a good energy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
2012 Vintage. 375mL bottle, sent from Perrin515 (thanks a lot, Patrick), pours a very vibrant, opaque reddish pink with a small pink-tinted head. Aroma is all raspberries, very potently dominating, not really any of the Temptation base or any sour / wild notes, except maybe a little oak - but this is all raspberries. Flavour brings out potent raspberries upfront immediately, but then it shifts to a funkier, more wild palate, with oak, a little vanilla, and sour raspberries. Very fruity initially, and transitions to become funky, wild, and oaky. Very complex and delicious. One of the best framboises I’ve had to date.

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