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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (2079) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (8902) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8796) - 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.!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2138) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Beautiful clear red pour at the brewery with just a slight white head. Nose is slightly raspberry. Its there but does not smack you in the face. Taste is really excellent. Tart, raspberry fruit, medium carbonation, sour and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1405) - 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 (1577) - 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 (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
[ Bottle ][ ˝ 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
10. Almanac Dogpatch Strawberry
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 (4091) - 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.

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