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RATINGS: 378   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Aromas of raspberry, lemon, and red wine. Hazy peach skin hue with some trub, almost like kombucha scoby, and with a fairly lasting off-white head. Dry and very acidic with flashes of raspberry mellowed by gentle oak spice. Crisp and cutting, with a light-medium body and an abrupt clean finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5583) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours with a thin body, bright, shiny red and little head. The aroma is definitely fitting ... wild and outdoorsy, with a strong hint at the berries. This drinks with a puckeringly tart consistency, like candied berries and yeast, this drinks very nicely, and will definitely kill your sweet tooth! (#5292, 10/14/2013)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle shared. Pink and cloudy with a white head. A nice puckering raspberry sour. Very tart and fruity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750ml c&c bottle served in a Town Hall Tulip. Thanks to BenTenison for the bottle. 2012 vintage. A: Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring with no real left down the glass. S: Sour raspberry with a sugary sweetness, almost like a warhead. Oaky with some T: Tons of sour pucker on this one. Slightly cheesy on the backend with some oak and vanilla. Tart raspberry with some enamel stripping sour notes. Definitely some funky and sour stuff here. M: Light, but extremely teeth grinding, enamel stripping in texture. It just coats your teeth and the back of your throat with an intense sourness. O: A little sour and the teeth coating qualities were a little much for me. A little one note. Serving type: bottle 07-19-2013

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear reddish copper with almost no head. Brett aroma. Funky barnyard with some oak and raspberry. Lingering tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bob_w (292) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 pleasant aged cherry aroma, a sour note. murky dull red color, no real head. tart, sour, a bit acidic. nice aged fruit flavor. some bitterness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
writerljberg (650) - Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle from Jim. Thanks! A: Brackish, opaque red. Pinkish head devolves into a ring. Decent lacing. N: Raspberries, grapefruit, lemon, oak, and vinegar. Touch of red grape. T: Aggressively sour, perhaps top 3 of any I’ve had. Vinegar, oak, hints of acetone and the sweetness of raspberries offer some respite, but really, this just puckering. M: Light body, incredibly scraping. Alcohol is well hidden. O: A kick in the teeth, but it remains enjoyable. This might cause some digestive issues if you’re not careful, though.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bomber at my place with group. Pours bright raspberry red champaign beautiful. Aroma of acidic sour big sour. Taste is acidic sour very mild raspberry. Finish is big sour acid bomb. Great/

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (668) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle from Jakeb via Em. Aroma sweet, akin to framboise. Pours a dark cloudy red. raspberry sweet tart lively body lively finish delicious

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
750mL 2010 ed thanks to t0rin0. Pours a murky, flatter deep rose pink pour. Nose is acetic, saltwater, strawberry and raspberry. Taste is salty, seedy, acetic but bright. Palate is hot acetic, salty, margarita mix.


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