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RATINGS: 113   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
375 ml bottle, gigantic thanks to Galen for sharing and Guidos for sending it back from the west coast! Unreal bright, vibrant, deep pink/ruby hue, roseate vivacious head. Nose and flavor hold bright, puckering sour raspberry, hints of tannic oak, raspberry seed, red wine vinegar, and hints of peach and stonefruit shining through somehow. Palate is just a touch thin, else this would be a completely ridiculous American take on a framboise. Check that, it still is, but not in the god tier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle: Poured alight reddish color ale with a nice off-white head with OK retention and light lacing notes. Taste of lightly tart fresh raspberry notes is very pleasant. Taste is also dominated by tart fresh raspberry notes with light acidic notes noticeable and light oak notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Great trade-off between sour notes and fresh fruit notes with good overall drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dedollewaitor (14917) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
New years eve. Trade with AdamJackson. Pours hazy light pinkish red with a white foamy unstable head. Wood and fresh ripe raspberries. Dry and tart. Lovely blend and mixture - wood and raspberries. Extremely tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Holy balls that’s sour. Rose is color, fizzy, no head, super funk in the nose along with raspberries, cherries, and cranberry. The fruit flavor is there at the heart of it and that’s a beautiful thing. Digging it for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber color with an off white head. Aroma is tart, dry, sweet berries. Flavor packs a huge sour, sour berries, slight sweetness in the back. Tart lingers long into the finish. Tingling on the tongue. Absolutely fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2819) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3083) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1426) - 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.

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