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BeRazzled - The Bruery

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289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 27
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Halcyondays on 08-21-2011

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Ratings: 289 | Reviews: 44
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Photo of ElSid
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Beers of California

#31

On tap at the Bruery

A: Deep raspberry red with minimal foam and lace

S: Acetic acid sourness mixed with sweet berry syrup. Funky with a raspberry sweetness.

T: This brew follows the nose offering a raspberry vinaigrette funky sweetness. The palate has more fruit sweetness than tart bite. No significant malt presence. The astringency builds as the beer warms. A great use of sweet sour combination topped off with a nice lively bite.

M: Syrupy linger with a somwhat thin body and moderate carbonation.

O: A decent sour with good berry sweetness and some interesting acetic acid bite. A Razzmatazz like sugary tartness brings out the kid in every beer drinker although this brew can use more tart astringency, funk, and complexity to balance the fruit sweetness.

Photo of ehammond1
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Woodshop Classix
Anaheim, CA

Deep ruby and pink with a thin, bubbling light pink head. Dots of lacing down the glass.

Bright, ripe raspberries and a slight tartness to sting the nose but mainly just smells like blended raspberries, which do happen to smell nice.

Sweet, ripe raspberries dominate the flavor, along with a mild tartness, some other bright citrus hint, but never fully appear. A delicious, carbonated, raspberry drink.

Thin to medium mouthfeel, though I wish it was more carbonated.

A delicious raspberry wild, though I wish it had more tartness to balance against the fresh raspberry flavors.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cool pink and purple color, looks regal. Nice framboise type aroma.

Rad tartness. This is what I was hoping for w/ NG Raspberry tart, but this one actually lives up to that beers expectations/reputation. This one is actually tart and sour. More tart than framboise de amarosa even. Really straightforward: raspberry fruit, lemon sourness.

Light body with big raspberry and tart mouthfeel. Very easy and enjoyable. After rose de gambrinus, maybe double framboise de amarosa, this beer owes no apologies to anything with raspberries in it.

Photo of TianaH
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Berazzled like its name, is a raspberry, bright pinkish-red color and a strong, sour tart bite to it. I loved it because... I love sours but was almost a little too tart. Would go perfect with dessert. Not one of my favorites but pretty close. A hint of wine flavor and very fruity.

Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Tony's Darts Away; served in a snifter; reviewed from brief notes:

Ruby liquid with a faint cherry-blossom head. Poor retention and clarity but knock-out color none the less.

Rosewater, raspberries and mild funk fill the nose.

Bracing tartness, mild brett. notes (pepper and "horse blanket"), and a vanishing sweetness lead into the bright dry finish.

Light bodied, but not thin...decent carbonation, despite the lack of head.

Lacks some complexity as I suspect the beer is fairly young and the base beer was likely fermented with a fairly neutral ale yeast - a very good and refreshing sour none-the-less.

Photo of Srsly
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Mohawk Bend, and it's been around LA a lot lately, which makes me think there's either a new batch or they saved a bunch for Valentine's Day...

A - bright, light red, almost pink with a small off white head that disappears quickly and leaves little trace. Love that color. Tiny bubbles constantly stream towards the top of the glass.

S - fresh raspberries up front, but I'd say the dominant smell is tartness and a bit of acidity.

T - The best word to describe this flavor is bright. The raspberries really jump out, and then there's a nice hit of sourness and acidity. It sounds one-dimensional, and it might be a little too much like a raspberry juice squeeze for some, but I loved it. Really great flavor.

M - lots of carbonation leaves it feeling prickly on the tongue, and overall. Very crisp and refreshing.

O - yet another awesome beer from the Bruery, and I especially admire their sour program. I'd put this up there with the likes of MA and ISO:FT, though definitely in a different sort of sour category. In fact, I think this is a pretty good approximation of a poor man's Rose de Gambrinus. Certainly it's no Cantiloon, but it's great all the same.

Photo of DonDirkA
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved this brew, as did my girlfriend who is very non-beer.

It was a hazy ruby/pink with a slight pink head that dissipated quickly. The nose was exactky what I expected, sour notes, tartness, raspberries, slight yeast, dark fruits and no alcohol. Smelled almost exactly like the Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus I had. The taste was dominated by the fruit (as expected), it was very tart and sour (causing the mouth to salivate, one of my favorite parts of sours and wilds. It was all raspberry and sour yeast. It was awesome. I wish it was bottled so I could take some home.

Photo of IKR
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy medium purplish-pink color. Fairly thin light pink head that quickly faded. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Barnyard funk and raspberry.

Taste: Tart raspberry, slight funk and mild acetic notes. i thought it was good tasting but i prefer a bit more sour.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a fair level of carbonation.

Overall: I like this beer but it's a step behind my favorite of the Raspberry wild ales (Framboise De Amorosa). I wouldn't mind a bit more sour but this is a tasty refreshing summer beer

Reviewed less than 24 hours after growler filled at Bruery and kept cool upon filling until reviewed.

Photo of thagr81us
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one at the Down South Beer Tasting while aasher was in town to visit! Served from growler into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured pinkish red with a one finger light pink head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, cranberries, tart cherry, and subtle funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart, cranberries, and tart cherry. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a very good brew. I love how the Brett made itself known on the nose, but didn't like how the fruit characters covered it up in the flavor. This one was extremely easy to drink as Al stated below and I could see myself destroying a growler of this with very little problem at all. Really glad I got the chance to try this one and would love to do so again without a doubt.

Photo of GRG1313
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm very surprised that this is not a really high rated beer. Admittedly, the first couple of times I tried this I would have agreed with most of the reviews that are 3.5 to 4. However, just had some on tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks and it just blew me away. I don't know if it's a new batch, I don't know if its a special keg, I don't know anything about the technical aspects of the beer other than it rocked!

Poured a hazy rhubarb dark pink/red with a very fast fading white head. Looks like hazy raspberry soda but was very pretty.

Nose is just all assertive lightly citric/lightly funked sweet raspberries. The nose just makes you want to gulp!

Mouthfeel is light to medium citric/acidic with a light to medium light carbonaation. All in all, and while not a typical brew, it was very well balanced.

Flavors are just plain delicious. Sweet but tart, citric and lightly sour raspberries. I get layers of character despite an initial impression of "simple (albeit delicious) raspberries." Yes, there is a sweet tone and character but it is well balanced with acid, tartness and light sour character.

Finish is lightly acidic and of tart raspberries.

You just want to keep drinking it and, I admit it, you liken it to "an adult soda." But, what a nice thing. Goes very well with food. I drank it with chicken wings and BBQ and it not only tasted good and held it's own but it married really well.

Please Patrick and Tyler....bottle this one!

Photo of 360logic
3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Great color. Raspberry red with medium translucence. Extremely light white head that dissipates in seconds. Pretty much looks like a glass of juice.

S: Nice aromatics. Very fruity, raspberries, cherries, even fresh cranberries. Tiny bit of hops is also evident. The fruitiness is nice but that's pretty much it.

T: Raspberries hit you right away. Once the sweetness of the fruits pass the tip of your tongue mild lactic tartness follows giving way to a tiny bit of hops. Almost no malts evident on the palette. While it is slightly sour, there's much more fruit here than tart, leading me to think I'd call this a lambic rather than a sour in a blind tasting.

M: Paper thin. No carbonation either. This is where I really started asking myself "Am I drinking a beer?" I really felt like I was drinking a dry cider.

O: For being a fruit beer, this thing nails the fruit, easily. It's got a nice aroma red fruits and very distinct raspberry flavor dominating it as you drink it. Unfortunately, as a beer (in all the aspects we use to identify a beer: malts, hops, carbonation) it's pretty lacking. This is one of those examples of a "(insert foreign ingredient) beer" where the featured ingredient dominates the beer. It's an interesting experience I think is worth trying out, but it's not what I was expecting. And not in a good way either, because it's also just not what I'm looking for in general either.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BeRazzeled had on tap @ Provisions

Look: Cranberry red in color with a 1/8 inch white head that settles to a 1/8 inch collar

Smell: Tart raspberries and a bit of funk

Taste: Tart and sour raspberries not much else

Mouthfeel: Thin body and fair carbonation tart and dry finish

Overall: Not bad I guess but I will not be having this again

Photo of aasher
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler during the South Carolina tasting. It pours a very nice and lightly cloudy strawberry red in color with a light frothy head around the glass. It smells of sweet and tart raspberries and is very fresh. It's definitely on the drier side. You also get a good amount of brett. It drinks very light and dry with a nice effervescence. The berry is both sweet and tart and its pretty complex. It's very drinkable despite the amount of brett present. I could drink a lot of this. Very nice beer. It was a pleasure to try it.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ginormous thanks to drabmuh for bringing out this growler. Served in a Bruery tulip. Thanks to Lunch for the assist on the glassware, as all my Bruery tulips have been packed.

Pours a bright reddish-pink color with a good slightly-pink head. A touch of lacing. The nose has plenty of raspberry with a good bit of must and earth. Really nice. Loads of raspberry and a touch of acidity. The flavor is a bit sweeter with lots of raspberry. Almost Koolaid-ish. That's an exaggeration, but it is a sweeter and heavy on the fruit without as much earth and acidity as the nose. Good light body with a nice light acidity to the finish. Really nice beer.

Photo of Rifugium
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clearish magenta pour, with a thin pink-white head that pretty much disappeared, leaving little to no lacing behind. Tart raspberry aroma, some distant grassy funk. One-dimensional, but you get what you came for. More raspberry in the taste, not really surprising, moderate tartness, some sweetness, sour candy-ish and almost like a soda, lemon pith, mild grassy funk in the background. Light-medium body, and a thinner mouthfeel, which actually helped the drinkability. Pretty nice overall.

Photo of TheCrowsNest
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vibrant reddish pink. I imagine that this is what a bottle of rosé would look like if you reduced it.

Tart and refreshing aroma.

Raspberries are more complimentary to the style than they are dominating. Slightly tart.

Delicate, effervescent.

I could definitely knock back a few of these.

Photo of womencantsail
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Bruery

A: The beer pours a completely opaque purple-red color with a fizzy pinkish head that is poorly retained.

S: Pure raspberry on the nose. Really, not much else to talk about. The nose is dominated by the sweet fruitiness and maybe there's a bit of raspberry soda. Only a mild sourness.

T: As with the nose, a mild sourness and lemon character that is almost overwhelmed completely by the intense raspberry flavor. There is a bit of grass to it, but it's really a really simple flavor profile. As it warms up, there's a slight acetic note.

M: The body is medium with a medium carbonation.

O: This wasn't bad, it just didn't have much going on with it. If you really like raspberries, it would be great. I was hoping for more sourness.

Photo of portia99
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bruery...poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a gleaming, bright and clear rosey red color with a vague attempt at forming a white collar around the edge of the glass.

S - Super strong raspberry aroma...raspberries layered on top of raspberries. Mildly tart aroma and a slight sweetness. Super fruity and juicy.

T - Same as the aroma...raspberries galore. Not much else going on...this is intense and one dimensionally raspberry.

M - Thin body with a medium carbonation level that gives a light tingle with a bit of a fruity tartness

O - Very good raspberry forward beer. Dessert-like, sweet and fruity. Not much complexity, but it delivers fresh raspberries from beginning to end.

Photo of FosterJM
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

724th Review on BA
Draft to goblet

Clusterfork7

App- A nice mix of purples and pinks. A bit like juice in the glass. Poured with a good one finger head to it.

Smell- Raspberries open this one immediately and then a small tart aciditic note comes in. Was a bit tamed for what I was expecting but very nice aromatics

Taste- A light mix of tart fruit notes with a ton of raspberry notes. A little tart and a little funk but not too much.

Mouth- A very nice little wild with a light/medium body and a carbonation to match.

Drink- This started the day off with a lot to look forward to in the wild/sour/fruit beer with St. Lam, Blushing Monk and Framboozled all coming out and this held its own.

Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +9%

A fun and light tart fruited sour. A punch of bright raspberry fruit and candy in the front, although avoiding being sweet or jammy.

A light grainy malt in the back. Just refreshing and one of the well made sours of The Bruery.

Photo of notchucknorris
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Provisions

A: Light ruby color with a thin pink head.

S: Huge, perfume-like raspberry and cranberry aroma. Unbelievable.

T: Huge flavors of raspberries, cranberries and red currants with a slight kiss of brett. Light mouthfeel works well with the flavors. I loved this beer. Could definitely drink this all day. I wouldn't say this was as good as Rose de Gambrinus, but this is easily one of the best fruit beers I've ever had.

Photo of mactrail
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Local Habit in San Diego. The current batch is 7.0% ABV.

Pours a beautiful pink color with a slight mustache of foam. Rather sweet and fruity to staret. Tastes more like a Belgian fruit beer, but sharper and less sylish, somehow. A hint of Hawaiian Punch in the flavors, but that's actually quite nice and the sweet tutti-fruitiness is plenty balanced by the acidity.

This does get quite sour after some sipping. The raspberry flavor lasts to the end. A little woody. Not much aroma. A bitter tang like berry seeds for the aftertaste. Pleasanter than some sours with the clean berry taste, but it's serious stuff to drink.

Photo of HopHead84
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/20/2011

Enjoyed at Clusterfork #7 in a snifter.

A: Opaque pinkish red with a big pinkish white head. Great color.

S: Aromatic raspberry purée with a sugary sweetness. A light tartness is evident. The fruit smells nice but there's not much else behind it.

T: Lightly sweet raspberry with just a touch of tartness. There's a little graininess, but it's mostly fruit. Finishes dry with a low acetic acidity and some raspberry lingering.

M: Medium body with low carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyable, but simple and mostly fruit. The acetic acidity seems to compound and bothers me after a while.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to NoSignsOfPain for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!

Pours a murky cranberry red with an off-white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this on. Smell is of lots of sour and funky berry aromas (obviously raspberries are the main thing here). Taste is pretty much the same but raspberries come through as the main fruit flavor. There is an acidic quality in the throat with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice funky and sour berry combos going on.

Photo of Murrhey
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a 4oz tulip glass at Playground in Santa Ana, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- No head, no lacing. Scarlet colored beer. Never had one this color before.

S- Strong raspberry flavors. Can't detect much else.

T- Super tart, a very sour lambic/wild ale style beer. Not bad, but difficult to appreciate.

M- Medium bodied and fizzy.

O- Wouldn't order it again, but an interesting beer in the style.

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BeRazzled from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.