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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 & 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at a tasting with Joris and Mathieu87. THX for sharing! APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: raspberries, very fruity,oak. TASTE: raspberries, very fruity, oak, very sour, perfect balance!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Nice gold pour. Vary nice tart fruit aroma. Flavor matches and is very balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2798) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
’13 vintage bottle. Golden pour with subtle pinkish hues and a white head. Sour raspberry bouquet. Wowzers, that is one tart tata saver. Copious sour raspberry notes dominate. Undercurrents of caramel malts, oak, and vanilla. Maybe some vinous hints. Good body and mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2835) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Tart with loads of red fruits and a hint of grape skin. Solid oak notes.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from my boy Jarod, thanks man! Pour is clear pink with a thin pink foam. Aroma is sugary raspberry with light funk and light tartness. Aroma is wonderful. Flavor is sweet and tart up front with a distinct raspberry kick followed by more tartness and sweetness. Just a little NutraSweet flavor in there that i don’t love. Overall very nice though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a very dark pink almost red color with pink head. Raspberries, and lots of them, with some oak, light fruited chardonnay wine, and funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry. Rivals Atrial Rubicite from Jester King.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7622) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle tanks to a trade! Pours a clear reddish pink with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a great sweet raspberry note with a bit of yogurt and a growing tartness. Flavor is much more sour with raspberry backed by a nice funk with a touch of yogurt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
Metallic orange beer; very well-carbonated under a very thick-set off-white head, lots of UFO’s. Raspberry, yellow raspberry, lactic acid, Bretts and other wild yeasts. Quite sour, lactic acid and lemon. Finish is more mellow, mals. Lemoncookies, no sweetness; Dry, dry-out effect, long-lasting flavours. Very nice - as expected, maybe. Yet, I preferred the 2012 version. Many thanks to M & L V.!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1886) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Draft at Monks. Clear candy pink pour that nearly glows. Lasting white foam. Strong sweet and sour raspberry. Green grapes. Bit of pink vinyl. Slightly different character that past versions have had.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Deep red with a rich raspberry nose. Flavor wasnt as fruity as thr nose but crushable none the less. 2014 variant, very solid beer


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