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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22692) - 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 (21718) - , 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18221) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dedollewaitor (15469) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2015
(375ml bottle, 2013 vintage) Pours a hazy pinkish orange with a small pink/off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, oak, green apple, and lemon. Flavor of raspberries, minerals, oak, cherry, raisin, and lemon with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12406) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Off the menu offering from Bruce at that crazy mega tasting. Massive thanks to the host! It pours deep red-amber with a small white head. The nose is fresh raspberry, tart cranberry, tart green apple. sherbet goodness and wood. The taste is crisp, tart, sherbet, raspberry, hit of acidity, lemon, Granny smith apple, citrus peel and wood with a dry, tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Great balance. Pretty freaking delicious if truth be told!


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