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Red Wine Aged Imperial Raspberry - Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant

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Red Wine Aged Imperial Raspberry
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 21.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An Imperial Raspberry Ale aged for one year in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012)
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The complete title of the beer as posted on the Shoreline website is Imperial Raspberry Ale Aged in Wine Barrels, as part of their Bourbon Barrel Bottle Series.

The beer was sampled at the 3rd Annual Illinana Mayfest beer festival on 5/26/2012. Poured into the sampler glass, the ale was a cloudy dark color with a tint of red. As far as scent goes, the head released a strong vanilla aroma. The barrel aging was very apparent. The initial taste was spicy and tart raspberry. Not only does one get a real flavor of raspberry to the point where you may want to pick the seeds out of your mouth, but there is a certain strong spiciness to the beer. The oak becomes a little more apparent in the after taste, which is warming with a pleasant fruitness. Though a little thin, this beer is sweet, refreshing, and certainly complex.

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This was by far the worst beer I have ever had, the taste was like hoppy cough syrup and the aftertaste was violent. This should have been drain poured after it was brewed. I was hoping for something similar to Rubaeus, but this was like Robutussin. Not to mention the food was just as bad at Shoreline as this beer was. I wouldn't send enemy's to this place in fear that they might think I actually like it. Sorry but this is not a place for craft beer in my opinion.

Red Wine Aged Imperial Raspberry from Shoreline Brewery And Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.