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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (1143) - - 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 (2039) - 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 (9310) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5334) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Sample at SRBG Grand Tasting. Thanks! Pours orange with a red tint. Has a small white head. Aroma of berries, fruit, and funk. Taste is raspberry, fruit, funk, and wood. Very nice. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14725) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG St. Louis Grand Tasting. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of raspberry, oak, tart peach and red fruits. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at a Sour/Wild tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! Pinkish orange with a white head. Wonderful strong raspberries aroma with oak, barnyard, a bit of lemon and zesty notes. Sour flavor full of funk, juicy raspberries, some other fruits, some oak and a lemony hint in the finish. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Amazing - delicious and extremely refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12428) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Sour strawberries and yeast. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Tart and a long funky finish. Great beer and cause.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (2516) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sample at fauxbab. Raspberry and lemon. Quite tart and sour. Very carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6255) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
This one poured a nice pinkish color with a white head. Aroma was of fresh raspberries, light lemon, and grain. Falvor was similar, tart raspberries, very clean, but the flavor drops off into an unfortunate dryness that keeps this one form being amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a pale clear pink color with a white foamy head. Sour aroma with some hay and slight raspberries. The raspberries are slightly faded at this point I am guessing. Taste is quite clean and tart. Slightly puckering. Very effervescent carbonation. Very enjoyable.

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