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Russian River Framboise for a Cure (2013-)

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 & 2014 Info: The base was 80% Temptation and 20% Sonambic blend. It was about 7 or 8 weeks on the fruit at around one pound/gallon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeSammy (616) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Purchased this summer. Let this one sit for a few more years. Smells great - heavy fruit, sweetness, light hidden funk. Glowing deep pinkish red, white head with serious fingers. Flavor is much the same as the nose, but so artificial tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariona80 (27) - SPAIN - SEP 13, 2016
Taste at pub. This is the beer for the buddy you bring along that doesnít like anything other then light beer. Its a start I guess. Just your basic blonde ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle at Kebabfesten. Almost clear deep pink liquid with medium pinkish head. Aroma of raspberries, lemon, mineral, light wood, red apple skin and light funk. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of raspberries, lemon and red apples. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Awesome. Great complexity, the world class RR sour base shines through in a nice way with the mineral really taking some place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the August THT. Thin off white head. Murky pinky red pour. Sour raspberry aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2854) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Bottle vintage 2015, thanks kermis. Hazy orange, white head. Sweet raspberry, little horseblanket, wood, grapestones, salty minerallikeness. Mild sour and minerallike salty. Sweet and dense fruity base underneath. under medium body, soft fizzy carbonation, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT thanks to kermis. Bit hazy pink orange with small off white head. Nice nose with funk and raspberries. When sipping itís more mineral, hay, balsamico, old red wine, lots of tannins and raspberry. Under medium sour and lots of bitter tannins. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle shared at August THT. Hazy peach with a thin white head. Notes of raspberries, macerated fruit, light vinegar. Medium body, light carbonation and a sour and lightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peterbia (28) - Garcia, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2016
Draught beer at the taproom. Very impressive. I like this beer a lot. Definitely have it back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2016
2015 bottle from Mr. Joenugs, shared with Nelson on 6/25/16. Thanks, Joe!
Bright, light magenta-tinted raspberry body is well-carbonated and topped by a pink-tinged, light beige head that shows moderate to moderately strong retention.
Raspberry is quite straightforward, with lots of flesh and seed. Vanilla creeps in, deepening complexity as a burst of phenols and leathery brett notes add livliness. No sign of the chardonnay in the nose, nor is there any strong oak, with only a touch of light wood. No alcohol or flaw.
Similarly flavored, with tight carbonation and an ample, dry body. Lots of phenols and moderate vanilla with soft wood tannins and plentiful brett. The fruit is nicely attenuated as well, and leaves lots of pepper and poignant juiciness. A touch understated and quite elegant if not exactly mind-blowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Dougís house for a small gathering on May 01 with Travis, ebone1988, and I think Charlie made an appearance as well. Doug cracked this 375 mL bottle. Damn. The pour is a bright reddish pink color with a light pink head that falls slowly. There is a good amount of sediment to this one, thatís for sure. The aroma smells like sour raspberries. There is a little funkiness and a bit of dusty barnyard to it, but the tart, sharp raspberries are the big show. The flavor is even better. There is a nice sharp fruit up front, and then it moves through a nice funky barnyard and into a sweet fruit on the back end. This one actually makes my mouth water a little, and I love it. The mouth feel is excellent. Itís light and crisp with a sharp carbonation and a lovely tart raspberry finish. Iím just blown away by how simple, yet excellent this is.

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