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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Over a year in the making, this American Wild Ale is fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and aged with red-raspberry puree in Oak barrels for over 1 year, then bottle conditioned in champagne bottles.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8310) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 from an IP trade if I recall correctly. Hazed reddish orange with moderate light crimson spotting and edgework. Nose is tarte red berries, acidic notes, touch of must, dank wood, funk, light bretty waftings. Taste comprises tangy red berry mash, soured raspberries, tarte berry jam, nice acidic twinge. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte berry close with a bretty wash. Nice well balanced red berry sour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle - Tart and funky raspberry with some Brett. Cloudy orang with almost no head. Vinegar tartness and some raspberry in the finish. Tartness is throat prickling and excessive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6718) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at RBESG 2014. It pours cloudy rose with a small white head. The nose is oak, earth, funk, raspberry, spice, musty and farmyard. The taste is crisp, tart, acidic, wood, raspberry, earth, hot, tangy fruits, sherbet, jam and good mouth-pucker with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice tart acidity. Tasty in small pours...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (668) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Nice sour sour. Dark reddish pour. Raspberries in the nose. The taste is way tart with raspberries, brett, oak, lemon, and slightly acidic flavors. Lively carbonation. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1732) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
I have seen this on the shelf before and don’t think the price deflected me, so not sure why I am just now trying. There is so much berries in here it is up in the Blushing Monk realm. Oak and just a hint of sour funk show. This was quite nice a surpriser.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (191) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle pours a slightly hazy red with a large white head that recedes almost instantly. Aroma of tart raspberries, light vinegar and acid. Tart pie cherry bites you in the back of the jaw. Light effervesance. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (189) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Very lively with a pinkish hue from the raspberries. Sour, brett, raspberries, and champagne like presence. Good balance as the sour does not overpower. The raspberries shine through in the finish. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ricoslim (116) - - JUL 5, 2014
Had thanks to Weasel. Pours a nice red color with a light beige head. Aroma is a sweet raspberry and also has a nice a very nice tart finish on the taste. I am not feeling the Brett as much as in other Brett based beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by a local STL guy at Perennial - thanks again, Caleb! New vintage, new label. Pours a hazy orange color with a rose tint and no head. Aroma of raspberry, grape, apple, sugar, sweet malt, and champagne. The flavor has tons of raspberries and not much else, just some light red wine vinegar. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really simple but really nice. Bested expectations.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a hazy amber color with white fizzy head. Oak, tartness, funk, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.


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