RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Thirty miles north of Barrelworks lies the fertile Santa Maria Valley. Its warm days and cool marine layer-fed evenings allow for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to be grown in its rich soil. One of Santa Maria’s crown jewels is locally grown raspberries. We jumped at the opportunity to ferment fresh local raspberries with one of our Barrelworks creations. Behold Bretta Rosé! A low-alcohol Berliner Weisse style ale, acidified and matured in French oak puncheons for 6 months, is the foundation for this gem. Add 1000 lbs. of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation for 4 more months and voila (!), we have a crisp effervescent concoction, bursting with raspberry perfume and flavor, a rosé color, bracing acidity, and a clean and refreshing finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2016
Small pour from a shared bottle. Beautiful deep red. Loavley nose os raspberrys, rose hips, bretty funk, acid. spicy flavor, grapefruit, raspberries. Nicely sour, with good fruit and funk. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours a hazy pink from the cork and cage bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of big raspberry notes and a hint of sour funk. Taste is more balanced, with big funk and oak notes, wow. Crushable if not for the price, huge raspberry notes, acidity builds, amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2382) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2016
375 ml corked and caged bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma is dusty bretty old books, raspberries, almonds, cheese. Pours nearly clear pinkish-red with some sediment floating around underneath a one finger pink-white head with decent retention and a little lace. Taste is sour and acidic (7/10 on a sour scale) with flavors of unsweetened raspberry Kool-Aid; finishes dry and tannic. Foamy, slightly thin mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (13074) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle, thanks to Torben. Hazy red/pink with a lasting white head. Aroma of raspberry and funk. Dry and tart flavour with raspberry and funk and a faint medicinal note.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1921) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle: Clear red with a small head. Not much in the aroma. Tangy raspberry in the flavor with a tart finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1222) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Pours a reddish orange white lacing. The aroma is bright tart raspberry, citrus and vinegar (maybe some cherry). Moderate to heavy tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11612) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2016
Draught. Amber coloured. Unclear. Small off-white/reddish head. aroma. Sourness, acid, leather, raspberries, citrus. Flavour. Sourness, acid, raspberries, citrus, grape, tart, funk. Medium to full bodied. Ends very sour, acidic and dry. Nice one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
Il ny a pas 1000 raisons qui expliquent que Firestone Walker figure parmis mes brasseries préférées. Chaque fois que je décapeuse (ici débouche) une de leurs bières, que ce soit pour la première fois ounon, je vis à chsque fois ce moment de fébrilité qui j’espère ne me quittera jamais. Cette bière accompagnait un bagel au saumon fumé accompagner de poivrons rôtis. Mes Chats et moi saluons l’été qui tranquillement nous quitte. Le liquide est rose de feu, présente une tête volumineuse et des arômes d’une sublime complexité. Des framboises fraîches coulées dans un funk riche, indigène et citronné. Attaque sèche de pepins de framboises et de jus de citron quelque peu astringent où l’acidité est bien présente; peut-être un peu trop pour moi. Mes joues salivent beaucoup. Courte, intense, sèche et très fruitée, une bière au punch intense qui se boit très (trop?) facilement!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (12926) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Pinkish colour with a pink head. Aroma and flavour of raspberries, sourness, oak, funk, brettanomyces and tartness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2016

Draught @ CBC 2016 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Oksnehallen Vesterbro, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Firestone Walker Bretta Rose ].
Unclear medium red color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, raspberry, floral notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to light moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, raspberry, frozen raspberry, tart berries. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160513]


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