Russian River Framboise for a Cure (2013-)

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (3036) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma sour raspberries, quite funky, heavy sour, slight vinegar, light stone. Taste is heavy heavy sour, raspberries, slight lacto, raspberry, vinegar.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (13578) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2016 New year tasting at Thomas. Cloudy pale orange with a small white head. Aroma of raspberry with a touch of funk. Dry and sour flavour with raspberry. Unpleasant sour, but with a nice and clean character

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (9366) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2016
Thank you Mathieu87 + PriorL for the effort! Growler sampled @ Samson en Geert Bierproef Avond. Deep very bright head, very pretty bright colour, zero head, looks flat. Nose is very mineral, huge interesting mineral profile, mineral stones, strongly lactic with huge amount of raspberry pits in the background. Taste is very mineral, raspberry pits, touch watery possible due to it being close to flat, mineral stones, hugely lactic raspberry, acidic, mineral, faintest dash of vinegar, nicely puckering. Strongly lactic mineral body, near flat. Very solid, interesting, pleasantly puckering. Looking back at my rating & going by memory, I liked this one more than the 2012 version that I tried in 2013.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (7047) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2016
375 ml bottle 2015 "All Hopped up" label. Thank you Brian! Crystal clear golden color, no head. Nose is sharp acidic notes, funky oak, and funky raspberry.

Taste is very acidic at this point, moldy oak, and musty basement dust. The aftermath is very acidic. I see the appeal but not really for me. Sharp tannic aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1485) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Poured from 375ml bottle thanks Willrunforbeer 2015 orange pink with a thin white head. Aromas of tart funk raspberry oak and mild citrus. Taste is oak berry grapeskin mineral. Ok not my style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2594) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2016
375ml bottle from trade. Thanks Bytemesis! 2015 bottle "All Hopped Up. Pours pinkish orange gold with an off white ring. Aroma is tart raspberry jam and oak. Flavor is sharp tart raspberry, lemon, slight funk, slight grass. A hint of oak in the finish A nice raspberry sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7663) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Draught at Monks Cafe. Pinkish in body with tartness raspberry and some wine notes.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Purchased this summer. Let this one sit for a few more years. Smells great - heavy fruit, sweetness, light hidden funk. Glowing deep pinkish red, white head with serious fingers. Flavor is much the same as the nose, but so artificial tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariona80 (28) - SPAIN - SEP 13, 2016
Taste at pub. This is the beer for the buddy you bring along that doesnt like anything other then light beer. Its a start I guess. Just your basic blonde ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (4399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle at Kebabfesten. Almost clear deep pink liquid with medium pinkish head. Aroma of raspberries, lemon, mineral, light wood, red apple skin and light funk. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of raspberries, lemon and red apples. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Awesome. Great complexity, the world class RR sour base shines through in a nice way with the mineral really taking some place.


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