adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home during my #5,000 tick fest, courtesy of a friendly trader. Pours a fairly clear, reddish violet appearance with a fading off white head. Sweaty sock, very rich raspberry, vanilla, lightly woody, spicy seedy nose. Super tangy, rich, seedy berry, rich raspbeery, somewhat burningly sour, pineapple, sweet berry flavor. Some vanilla, some vanilla but a lot of acidic sourness going on. Overall, super nice brew. Quite good but it wasn’t as good as Temptation + Raspberries as I expected. Glad to open it for #5,000.
baraciisch (2800) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purple reddish in color... Aroma of sweet berries, sour tartness... Flavor is sour raspberries, tartness is more intense than their other beers like supplication... Pretty nice
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gabf. Bright red / pink with white head. Sweet nose with raspberry and light funk. Med body with tart raspberries. Dry acidic finish with more raspberries.
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Russian River. I really screwed up this year. I was there the day BEFORE, and the day AFTER bottles were available. At least I got to try it. Pours hazy red with a small pink head and some lacing. Aroma is raspberry dominated, with light tart notes and a bit of yeast. Flavor is also raspberry, sweet tarts, lemon, a bit of funk, and light wood notes. Body is medium, carbonation is low.
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Candy red, clear, little foam. Smells like raspberry flowers. Initial sour bite, raspberry flavor, cheesiness in the end.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monk’s. Pours bright ruby red with a small pinkish head that fizzes away pretty quickly to leave some blebs of lacing. Aromas of sweet and tart raspberry puree with seeds, wet hay and some funk, and oak. Moderately tart, with huge raspberry flavor, oak, and some barn and funk present. Prickly carbonation, insanely drinkable, very refreshing. Delicious.
PhillyCraft (5488) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 On tap at Monks for the ridic russian river event. Pours a slightly hazy cranberry pinkish red, small white head, lots of sporadic lacing was left behind. Notes of oak, raspeberry, vinegar, spice, wine(chardonay), tart fruits and funky yeasts. A lot more refreshing then the bottles of batch 1 and 2. Also lighter bodied, has a nice refreshing finish and aftertaste. Not as puckery as I remember but that makes sense being on draft and relatively young. Excellent
Earlier Rating: 5/14/2012 Total Score: 4.9
Bottle split with Simon on Mothers day. I was pumped to try this beauty, I have had a sample of the original batch at a bottleshare but did not take any tasting notes. This one poured an ultra bright and vibrant thai nipple red according to Simon. Aromas of gueze, raspberry, flowers, soaked wood, sour cherry lambic, chardonay from the Temptation. Taste was a rich raspberry and cherry soaked funky lactic barnyard sour with dark grapes, leather, peach, cherry, cheddar, and oak. Magnificent beeer from RR.
NikkTwist (2614) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 draft at a Russian River event at Monks Cafe in Philadelphia. Very nice Rose color with a frothy pink head. Complex floral raspberry nose. Tasting the whole fruit, including stems and leaves. Vinous quality. Sour but not overly so. Only gently sweet. Some light earthiness. Pretty, fantastic, and pretty fantastic!
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(375ml bottle, 2011 vintage) Pours a ruby body with a small pink head. Aroma of raspberries, earth, jelly, grass, and barnyard. Flavor of raspberry, yeast, earth, florals, and citrus with a dry finish.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured a gorgeous, vibrant red with a thin, lacy pinkish head. Nose had brett, funk, tart cherries. Some acidity with funk and musk and sharp cherry tartness and sweetness. Pretty amazing fruit sour.