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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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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1598) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
(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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
damn, always wanted to try this! .. pours an awesome red! light head, lacing is good .. full cherry, raspberry, and sour raspberry .. . slick tart mouth .. . a nice beer! .. . . what about begging? i know a place that will saw off your legs!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours bright red and hazy. Huge raspberry nose. Taste starts off very sharp and tangy, with a huge citrus/raspberry flavor. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Bottle from a beer shop, surprisingly. Aroma carries the raspberries, and flavor tastes more like Temptation than the raspberries. Still, it comes through. Super crisp and clean. Very good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (604) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Shared bottle, strong raspberry aroma, zero head but some fizziness, tastes like temptation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moooooser (31) - Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2012
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
(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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4325) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
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.


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