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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3774) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2015
bottle from a share. exemplary brew, still getting my taste for sours, but this one was great, Superlatives all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1588) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours a cloudy orange with a small, white head. Aroma is leathery, slightly hoppy, funky, slight raspberry, cheese, extremely sour. Taste is burning sour as well, very sparkling, fruity, champagne with a hint of raspberry, oak and vanilla. Gets more fruity as it heats up. Very complex and very tart. High carb and crisp, sharp body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2015
(375ml bottle, 2013 vintage) Pours a hazy pinkish orange with a small pink/off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, oak, green apple, and lemon. Flavor of raspberries, minerals, oak, cherry, raisin, and lemon with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Clear pink, berry and oak funky town, very tart but not vinegar at all, very nice sour, berry, and oak finish, excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
I love the bright pink color of this beer with the off white to light pink head. Full, raspberry nose with the same full flavor. Very effervescent and tart throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to chebyshev, shared with Luk. Bright pink pour with thin pinkish head. Aroma of fresh raspberry paste, jammy fruity notes, light citric (lemon) notes. Taste is tart, very fruity, fresh raspberries, nice fruity sweetness, light lemon acidity. P.alate is light, quite dry, good carbonation. Tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Smell is super nice raspberry sour. Taste is pretty much the same. Lots of raspberry sour deliciousness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2015
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy slightly reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, some sourness, light oak and wine, some light malts, and hints of funkiness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the raspberries and the sour beer. Average texture. A really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Ok. Finally here at 4000. I took almost all of 2014 off from rating and definitely have been slowing down since 2012 or so but here we are. The past few years have seen the sprouting of some many different and awesome sour/funky/wild/barrel aged themed breweries that Russian River has often gotten lost in the mix, even though they were one of true innovators of the sour style becoming so en vogue in America. So here we are. This beer is everything I want in an American fruit sour. Super funky while still retaining lots of fruit character. You can tell it’s a sour. But you can also tell what kind of fruit was used in it. Another great one here from Vinnie and the gang who helped to start it all. One day I will visit you, one day. And just say thanks.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (925) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Amazing sweet raspberry fragrance. Glowing pink with lasting thin white head. Sweettart sour raspberry flavor of awesome. Even leaves the powdered residue.

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