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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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
beastiefan2k (4082) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Very kind beer folk shared these beers.
2014 bottle - faded pink color, can’t see through it. Raspberry jam aroma. Flavor is much less jammy and drying with tartness, very drying. End is so dry and sour but no acetic quality. 838416
2015 bottle - much brighter, neon pink-red color. Aroma is a bit like unsweet raspberry soda. Flavor is not sour but fruit tart and unsweetened. Fun but not the cool dryness and sourness of the 2014. 747315. Final score is a combo of both ratings.

4.1
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pink color, slightly hazy, with an off white head. Lots of juicy raspberry, tart citrus (grapefruit, lemon), oak, sour acidicity, hay, and lightly funky. Yum!

4.4
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2015 bottle. Poured a ruby / pinkish with a pinkish head. Nice fruity raspberries. Funky, tart, some wood, and citrus. One I could drink all day long.

4
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2015
2013 bottle shared by a friend. Clear blush pink pour with a thin white head. Aroma of raspberry, funk and vinegar. Malty flavor with sour citrus and raspberry before a sour vinegar finish.

4.1
Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours salmon pink with nice white head. Aroma is strong of raspberry, lacto, hay, citrus. Taste is sour throughout, light bodied, acidic, not much brett going on, high carbonation. Overall, very delicious.

4.2
Jayb0 (1218) - 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.

4
RichTheVillan (8240) - Birmingham, 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.

3.8
Clownoisseur (486) - 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!!

3.8
JBPortland (1647) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, 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.

4.3
bursprak (3285) - 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.


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