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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%
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.

Moooooser's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moooooser (32) - 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 Riverís other barrel aged sours, but if you can get your hands on one itís an enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle: 2012 vintage, Temptation base. Thanks, Nate. Ruby-red grapefruit flesh color with deep copper towards the very core. Soapy foam cap the color of lavender that dissipates after a few minutes. Raspberry up front on the nose, obviously. Mostly tart & sharp with modest acidity, a touch of sweetness in the periphery. Also getting green apple, red grape, & tart cherries. A touch of funk from the critters & wild yeast, kind of a musty vibe in the back with a touch of moldy oak. Huge berry flavor; raspberry, cherry, red grape. Moderately vinous with a nice tannic & oaky vibe that sweeps in halfway through. Mild acidity with a puckering tartness & strong yeasty notes in the back-end; cork, must, damp cellar-floor funk. Dry finish, mouth watering, tart, & delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Pours clear and deeply red with a fleeting, slightly pink head. The aroma is dusty, fruity, lightly funky, vinous and woodsy Ė black raspberries, dark cherries, vintage cheese-like and horseblanket funkiness, oak and a hint of red wine. Medium-bodied and a touch coarse with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is fruity, tart and lightly sweet Ė a collection of berries and cherries. Finishes tart, raspy and dry. Bottle shared at 50belairís pad in 2013. Not certain who provided it. Either the host, Dstructo or landhoney? Regardless, another world class beer from the fine folks at Russian River!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1313) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2011 bottle. Aroma is rather sour with a bit of old raspberry character. Medium light oak notes with some hints of cherry and tropical fruit. Pours a cloudy, murky brownish color with some red highlights and a faint slightly off white head that quickly recedes. No lacing and faint legs. Flavor is also very acidic and not very sweet with a light vinegar note. Light raspberry character remains, with quite a bit of tropical fruit and cherry notes. Lighter oak notes and a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a funk filled, rather sour beer with some light raspberry notes remaining and some balanced oak notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6489) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2011 bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a clear ruby with small pinkish head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a strong raspberries, funk, oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice sour raspberry, light oak, funk, lingering sourness. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1733) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is ruby red with a thin pink head that disappears immediately. Nose is heavy raspberry, very fleshy and ripe, strong Brett notes, cobweb and dusty. Taste is heavily tart with loads of raspberry up front and heavy Brett behind. A touch acetic, extremely sour, cobweb and leather. Body is light, moderate carb, probably past itís prime but not much and still very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3245) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a dark pink color with a white head. The aroma was of raspberries, funk and a nice sweetness. The taste was similar with some mild tartness with raspberries, funk and sweet berries. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - 2012 vintage - Pours reddish orange with an off-white head. The aroma has lots of tart raspberries, pithiness, light sourness and fleshy fruits. It has a medium body with semi-aggressive carbonation. The flavor starts with tart raspberries, citric acid, lactic acid and some funk. The finis is grainy, sour and clean. Really nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (8876) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12.7oz bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 2012 vintage. Beautiful hazy red pink color. Minimal ring of head. Great, big raspberry aroma, lightly spicy.. Great bigger sour taste, light sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth kind of soft lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Awesome flavorful assertive framboise to try. Love it !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11524) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
375 ml corked and caged bottle 2011 vintage poured a clear ruby with a lingering ring of pink foam. Aromas of sour raspberry, straw, light spice and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw and light raspberry with a crisp dry tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nuplastikk (5174) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
375ml shared by Madbeerbaron. Thanks! Pronounced raspberry aroma, earthy, fresh. pronounced raspberry flavor and on top of all that some nice sour tones. One of the better American Sours Iíve ever had. The raspberry is so pure and rich, and combined with the deep lemony sour tastes, is really sublime and delicious. Over the top awesome beer. World Class.

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