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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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
375ml bottle (2013 release). Pours a reddish copper color with a slightly pinkish head. Acidic, tart, nice amount of raspberry flavor comes through, some oak. Another very well done sour from RRBC. Great beer for a great cause. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Amazing sweet raspberry fragrance. Glowing pink with lasting thin white head. Sweettart sour raspberry flavor of awesome. Even leaves the powdered residue.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (1162) - - JUL 5, 2014
Orange pour, silky white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose and taste are sour raspberries. Very pronounced raspberry. Smooth mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Clear pink, berry and oak funky town, very tart but not vinegar at all, very nice sour, berry, and oak finish, excellent

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (9350) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Lots and lots of pours at GABF. Nice reddish pink color, white head with pink tinges. Raspberries, yogurt,sour goodness! Just a very well balanced and juicy sour. Id say this was the best rendition since batch 1. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Nice raspberry and tart aromas. Full raspberry, tart and funky flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (2788) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a very dark pink almost red color with pink head. Raspberries, and lots of them, with some oak, light fruited chardonnay wine, and funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry. Rivals Atrial Rubicite from Jester King.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dedollewaitor (16017) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
New years eve. Trade with AdamJackson. Pours hazy light pinkish red with a white foamy unstable head. Wood and fresh ripe raspberries. Dry and tart. Lovely blend and mixture - wood and raspberries. Extremely tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (1040) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Smell is super nice raspberry sour. Taste is pretty much the same. Lots of raspberry sour deliciousness.


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