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RATINGS: 111   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa, CA. Smells of raspberries, of course. Tastes of sour raspberries, but no too overbearing on the sour. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1108) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2015
2015 - Draft at Monks. This was excellent. slightly hazy pink with mild effervescence shooting raspberry essence into your head. Wonderful balance of fresh fruit, tartness, and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5192) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
End of a 2015 bottle cheers to the K man; cloudy pink pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has lemon and tart raspberry, taste has tart berries, sharp citrus, bitter grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (389) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a light pink, fine carbonation gives a fizzy heads that fades to wispy lace. Aromas of light raspberry, light funk, light pale malt, some underripe fruit, oak and hay follow behind. Taste is delicate on the palate. Light raspberry, lightly tart. Light body and fine carbonation push some oak and light vanilla sweetness in the backend. Finishes fairly dry and lightly tart with hints of raspberries and oak. Nice beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1291) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2015
375ml 2013 vintage bottle pours orange with faint pink tint and a finger of fizzy foam. Nose is sharp acidic, dusty oak, citrus, lemon, raspberry, light funk. Taste is very acidic at this point, slight sour burn, some musty oak, tannic, sweet raspberry, pink lemonade. Finishes with high sourness, dusty old oak, musty attic, drying wood lingers with some sweet berry and light funk. Solid still but does not age well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare. Golden light hazy with small laces. Nose has cheese, tart raspberries and some light acid. Taste has light balsamic, raspberries, smooth, cheesy, leather, barnyard and some cherries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1756) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours unclear orange with a weak white head. Aroma of funk, cheese, raspberry, horse blanket, leather, deep oak and very tart overall. Complex aroma! The taste is funky and sour with notes of leather, raspberry, oak and weak cheese. Just a freaking good beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Thanks buddy! Pours hazy orange with a big white head. Aromas of apples, light funk, lactic tart, tart cherries,, white wine, vinegar, oak. Holy shit the aroma of this is great! Taste is lactic tart, green sour apples, tart cherries, vinegar, oaky, mouldy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3104) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2015
bottle from a share. exemplary brew, still getting my taste for sours, but this one was great, Superlatives all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1107) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours a cloudy orange with a small, white head. Aroma is leathery, slightly hoppy, funky, slight raspberry, cheese, extremely sour. Taste is burning sour as well, very sparkling, fruity, champagne with a hint of raspberry, oak and vanilla. Gets more fruity as it heats up. Very complex and very tart. High carb and crisp, sharp body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

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