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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1328) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a pink color without much head. Medium sour and a mild raspberry flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle from errl-thanks, Chris! Gorgeous light blood orange color, perfectly clear. Amazing fresh raspberry nose, with some light lacto, and bretty tropical fruit elements. White wine character, with perception of sweetness from the fruit, but clearly dry with a tart raspberry finish. Amazing stuff. Preferred over Atrial on flavor, though Atrial may have a better nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 37.5cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Snifter ][ 9.24.14 ]
Fiery grapefruit-gold, extremely effervescent, fizzy white head dies quick. Heavy seedy raspberry sweetness in nose, extremely low acid and bitterness, soft lactic and citric acids drowned slightly by extremely fizzy carbonation that leaves heavy mineral notes. Soft, lightly watery front palate, so fizzy the co2 bitterness and minerality dominate, considerable seed and sugar mid with fruit notes, arsenic aspects almost non-existent in doughy, puffy high-carbonated finish, more minerals, bit syrupy with fruit sweetness contrasted against high co2 bitterness. Warmth brings more lactic sourness and seed to balance the flavor, more-so than nose. Rough merging of elements, some high points, but it’s definitely a blend.

[ 9.24 Tasting Ranking ]
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04. De Garde Raspberry Bu
05. Dieu du Ciel d’ete aux Framboise
06. Night Shift Cape Codder Weisse
07. Night Shift Ever Weisse
08. Firestone Walker Bretta Rose
09. Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins
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11. Night Shift Somer Weisse
12. 1809 Berliner Weisse
13. De Garde Imperial Strawberry Bu
14. Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (4086) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a Sour Tasting at Beer and Beyond shop 22-June 2014. Thanks DSG. Pours orange to pink with a medium head, aroma of raspberry, funky with fruits and fresh leaves, flavor of raspberry, brett, funk, fresh leaves, lemon, amazingly aromatic, medium to full bodied, Outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
just a tiny tiny bit less awesome than the first time I had this. still a little jammy without being thick or sweet with adequate tartness and sour pucker at the end. Hope they keep making this...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Nice raspberry and tart aromas. Full raspberry, tart and funky flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1732) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Re rate during raspberry sour tasting. Pour is amber orange with a pink hue and a small amount of tight white head. Nose is fleshy raspberry, strong and bright, hints of oak and vanilla, just a touch of plastic phenol, not much else. Taste comes together a little better and offers a touch more temptation, the raspberries are again bright and not sugary. Semi sour finish, notes of leathery brett, a hint of acetic acid. Probably best to drink sooner than later. Pour is pinkish orange with a mostly white head. Nose is heavy fleshy rasp with notes of vanilla and some oak with hints of leather. Taste is a bit more rounded, very high carbonation and a dry finish. The fleshy raspberry had a nice balance or dusty cellar and notes of leather. Barrel and vanilla come in through the back.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (947) - - JUL 5, 2014
Orange pour, silky white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose and taste are sour raspberries. Very pronounced raspberry. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1738) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is hazy pink with a small white head. Aroma and flavor raspberry, wheat, and sour mix. Finish is crisp and tart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
375 ml bottle at the Grand Tasting of RBSG. Pours a hazy pale rose-peach color with virtually no head. Notes of raspberries, tannins, florals, lemon, sweet malts, vanilla, and oak. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a tart, fruity mouthfeel. Doesn’t have the raspberry load that past vintages have shown, but this is still excellent.

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