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Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2013

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Blonde Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with brett, lacto, and pedio (base beer is Temptation). This sour barrel-aged blonde ale has 30 pounds per barrel of fresh raspberries to make a beautiful reddish/pink beer! Nicely balanced with sweet raspberry and tartness. This beer is made only once a year in conjunction with our month-long fundraiser for the Sutter Breast Care Center of Santa Rosa during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 100% of the proceeds of this beer will be used to help men and women in our community in their fight against breast cancer!

2013 Info: This year’s base was 80% Temptation and 20% Sonambic blend. It was about 7 or 8 weeks on the fruit at around one pound/gallon.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2014
Enjoyed side by side with 2012. Interesting combo and I like this one a bit more.Pale grapefruit with a 1 finger head. Smells super jammy. Lots of hay. Raspberry for miles. Explosion of carbonation. Kind of vegetable. Very intensely sour but in a clean lambic way. Tart enamel stripping. Lots of fruit

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
At GABF 2013. Pours orange with slight red tint, medium fluffy head. Aroma is raspberry jam, cherry, raspberry, fruity tart. Taste is medium to high acidity, white vinegar, a ton of raspberry, tart cherries. Very nice beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Thanks Nick! Never called a beer sexy before, but damn this is a fine looking beer. Nice soft red pink pour with a very light pink head. Aroma is tart raspberry, slight chardonnay. Taste is very refined and delicate. Tart raspberry, white wine, soft carbonation. This was a real treat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2453) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2014
375ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a sexy pink topped with a light pink head. Nose is raspberry jam funk and some pucker. Taste is as the nose a nice berry note a great funk and pucker on the end. Taste

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1662) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
pours a bright pinkish red with a thin white head, effervescent. aroma of funk, oak, raspberries and white wine. taste is tart, raspberries, funk and oak. very carbed but not too over the top. this may be the best american representation of the style. really good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Cheers to Bruce for the pour. Hazy peach color with a small head. Honeyed raspberry tart. Nice and meaty, simple. The taste is similarly jammy, straight forward. Mild young tartness, a bit of brett. Green apple. Light body, soft carbonation. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Huge bright tartness and jammy raspberry. lively carbonation and a really sharp lactic bite to the back end but it is nicely balanced by the sweet raspberry. Amazing stuff.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1580) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle 375ml. Pours slightly hazy salmon. Aroma is of fruits, sourness, flowers, raspberries. Taste is pretty much the same. The sourness is not overdone: much appreciated. Palate: Light body. Overall: Very good. Outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle to taster (shared by GAbell). Looks good; a slightly hazy vibrant orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; oak, tartness, lacto, and raspberries. Tastes like it smells with a nice, lively mouthfeel. Great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (3776) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks! pours hazy bright golden-orange-pinkish with a very nice white head, good retention and creamy lacing. fresh raspberries bringing lightly citric notes, lambic funk bringing some lactic/acetic, grass, wood, hint of dust and vanilla - white cake-ish, slightly perfumey, but never disturbing. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, tart, dry and fresh fruity finish. this stuff is way out there. i heard that next year it will be 50% sonambic-made ;) (okay, it’s in my dreams. excellent offering!


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