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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 Info: This year’s base was 80% Temptation and 20% Sonambic blend. It was about 7 or 8 weeks on the fruit at around one pound/gallon.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a hazy pale pinkish golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart weak woody raspberry aroma. Fruity sour tart woody raspberry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart raspberry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3rd January 2013
Mega tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to the man himself for another Brucie bonus! Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Light palate, semi dry and crispy. Little peachy grapefruit! Mild tartness. Light dry finish. Nice peach! Shouldn’t I be tasting raspberries? Oh dear - mebbe I drunk to much by now!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle @ The Bruery, thanks to GT. Hazed pink pour with a nice white head. Aromas of raspberry, lemon juice, and some subtle musty funk. Oak, grass, and green apple skin. A bit of honey, lime zest, and a bit of seedy fruit. Good tartness to the flavor. Subtle honey and raspberry sweetness. Oak, grass, green apple, and lime. Mild funk, tons of fruit, and lemon juice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10432) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle shared in London to celebrate good times. Pours hazy, pink gold with creamy white head. Lovely pink grapefruit in the nose, faint tangy citrus. Light sweetness, gorgeous, mellowed berries, faint citric tang. Ought to medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Clean finish with pale cherry, raspberry, lemon, mandarin orange. Delicious, very well balanced. Exquisite.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a pinkish red appearance with a pink head. Jesus, the aroma is full of seedy raspberries, tart vinous notes, wood, and funk. Bright raspberries, a touch earthy, sour fruity flavor. Boy, this one was a real pleasure to drink. Really hope to try it again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Lots and lots of pours at GABF. Nice reddish pink color, white head with pink tinges. Raspberries, yogurt,sour goodness! Just a very well balanced and juicy sour. Id say this was the best rendition since batch 1. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
375mL, rating #7100, big thanks to Jazzz for the mega hookup here! Pours clear light orange/pink with fizzing out white acid cut foam. Nose at first is volatile chlorine, but thankfully opens up into something spot on with Temptation white wine barrel at full force, flashes of seedy raspberry, bright pineapple, sharper Brett. Taste is full bright lime, intensely seedy raspberry, salty and bright. Full lactic finish with intensity and completeness. Refreshing, zippy. Spot on. Could drink a lot more than this- shame it comes in a small format and has to be for a special occasion instead of just a summer quencher.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle shared at the ’Kenny - stop smashing Bruces table every 9 fucking minutes’ tasting, massive thanks to Bruce for digging this one out 03/01/14. Hazed golden orange/amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is tarte fruit, woody, dank must, tarte raspberry, berry fruit dipped straw, citric waft, lemon rind. Taste comprises bitter raspberries, dank berry fruit skins, red grape notes, tarte cherry, light cobwebs, hay, light citric bitterness. Medium boided, fine carbonation, massaging, top palate. Excellent sour, well balanced and packed with tangy berry fruit flavour!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle thanks to GT2. Pours with a clear, peachy to rose hued body with a small white head that fizzes away in acidity. Aromas are very fruity, raspberry, light tropical and brett produced esters, vinous, light wine, citric components. Zesty, lower levels of funk. Flavors are tart, lots of jammy raspberry with tannic seed notes, medium and refined funk, light wine. Not hugely acidic, and because of that, highly drinkable. Very sharp and lively carbonation, very dry as well. I wish this were more accessible as it is insanely easy to drink.


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