BeRazzled - The Bruery

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Reviews: 44
Hads: 289
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 3.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of grze
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Nice sourness, despite low ABV. Raspberries are not overwhelming, aftertaste is nice. I wish it would come in bottles, growlers, whatever.

So far available only on tap at the Bruery tasting room, but if you live nearby it's definitely worth the trip (262 characters)

Photo of DonDirkA
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
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. (574 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
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! (1,460 characters)

Photo of Srsly
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
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. (1,179 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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. (228 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (442 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Served a slightly cloudy raspberry red color with a finger of fizzy reddish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - The aroma is full of sweet and tart raspberries. There is a bit of other citrus fruit mixed in teh background with a touch of bready malts.

T - Starts off with lots of sweet and slightly acidic raspberry flavor, with some slight sour and tart elements. Through the middle, the sharpness mellows a bit and some orange, lemon, and oak come through with a bit of bready malt as well. The finish is a mix of sweet and tart raspberry flavors with a bit of acidity that lingers.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It felt very smooth and just a bit syrupy in the mouth. Nice blend of sweet, tart, and acidity.

D - Very drinkable. Really liked the strong raspberry flavor and it felt and tasted very fresh. The tartness and acidity were at great levels. (920 characters)

Photo of TheCrowsNest
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (300 characters)

Photo of nilesschmidt
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Bruery, served in a tulip,

a - One of the best looking beers ive seen in a while, it stands out as a bright ruby-like color, slightly less head than their other sours, but carbed very well

s - less of an aggressive smell than other sours there, takes a full smell to get all the raspberry and brett presence,,, still pretty decent

t - great sour, fairly young but still impressed with the overall depth from the raspberries.

m - typical sour feel, light but bubbly, somewhat thin

o - fantastic sour, I am fairly new to some of the higher end sours, but this stands up to any sour i have ever had, good beer. (626 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (540 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 02/25/12 notes. Big big thanks to drabmuh for sharing a growler of this, I really liked it.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy dark pink purple color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks beautiful, I love sours that have this deep purple-pink color.

s - Smells or sour raspberries, tart dark fruits, brett, oak, fruity malts, some acidity. Lightly funky and sour, but nothing too sour. Awesome nose.

t - Tastes of sour raspberries, sweey fruity malts, sweet and tart dark fruits, oak, acidic, lightly funky. Taste is very nice but a little sweeter then the nose and not quite as sour or funky. Still really like it.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall I really like this one. It looks amazing and has a really nice sour and funky dark fruity nose. The taste is a little sweeter and reminds me more of raspberry juice, but it is very tasty amd very easy to drink. Felt like I could have drank the whole growler, really hoping they bottle this this year since I'm in the RS. (1,040 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Why are the reviews for this beer so insanely low? Makes no sense. A perfectly fine fruit beer from the Bruery, well done guys.

Beer poured from a growler into a Bruery tulip, if the world has to come to an end this year at least I'll have the right glassware for the occasion.

Beer is red, dark pink, with a thin white head, low retention, no lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet with a mild tartness, fruit all the way baby, huge fruit nose, huge everything.

Beer is light in body, nice finish, a little like raspberry jam, mild tartness on the backend, not dry at all. This is sort of like what Lindemann beers should be like, a really decent beer right here. I'd have it again. (700 characters)

Photo of Overlord
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Screw all these naysayers. Alcoholic, carbonated raspberry puree FTW!

Pours reddish pink with a big pinkish foam head. Surprisingly bubbly.

Smells overwhelmingly redolent of raspberries. Like getting hit with a raspberry sledge hammer. Faint wisps of acidic lemon ... oak?

Taste is a bit more balanced with ... oh, who am I kidding. It's a raspberry assault with a surprisingly amount of dry, wood-sy/lemon-y sourness balancing the crazy fruit-forward flavor. I'd be interested to see what happened to this with a few years on it, but sadly no bottles to be had.

Wish I'd bought two growlers of it. Great effervescent mouthfeel. (632 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler provided by who else but drabmuh, king of growlers. Thanks Matt!

The beer appears a gorgeous, radiant reddish purple color. The pink head is nearly a half inch at the onset, but quickly diminishes to a thin, broken layer.

The aroma is fabulous, with a huge raspberry presence. Additional scents include a pleasant, funky, barnyard character and a subtle earthy component.

The flavor, while certainly enjoyable, is not up to the level of the aroma. Again, plenty of raspberry presence. This drinks a bit like a fruit juice or spritzer. Funk presence is there but mild. A subtle acetic presence delicately emerges in the back.

Overall, a fine beer I would happily have again. (685 characters)

Photo of billshmeinke
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the source.

So imagine how good liefman's raspberry lambic sounded before you actually tasted it. Well what if it actually tasted as good as you had imagined? If you're sick of imagining get yourself some of this. Super balanced. Great tartness cut by a delicious raspberry sweetness.

Seriously so good. I hope The Bruery decides to bottle this some day. (366 characters)

Photo of OldPenguinHunter
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I agree witht he guy below me (or woman), though I am a bit concerned on how you got that on growler! Or just jealous...

This is just a simple great beer that I think sticks to the style without blowing it out of proportion. Most Framboise lambic/wilds I have had are way too sour or way too lactic. This has a nice lactic/sweet balance that I think gives the beer a great drinkability along with a tartness that makes the beer dynamic and more enjoyable after each sip. If it's on tap, drink it down. (502 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (911 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (646 characters)

Photo of aasher
4.12/5  rDev +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. (538 characters)

Photo of portia99
4.12/5  rDev +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. (694 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Bruery itself,

A: Pours a gorgeous pink red, almost Kool-Aid like, punch. But it's cool to see this kind of colour in a beer. Looks a bit like a cosmo. Limited fizzy head.

S: Nice raspberry fruit, hint of lemon and acid.

T: It's raspberries. It's a simple flavour, raspberries and acid, but it certainly works. Delicious flavour, not Raspberry Tart, but very enjoyable.

M: Light-bodied, crisp and very easy drinking. A summertime fruit beer that's enjoyable, clean and true to the fruit.

O: I really enjoyed this; the raspberries are natural, nothing artificial here. Not complex at all, just a tasty drink and there's nothing wrong with that. (672 characters)

Photo of DovaliHops
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost-clear, pinkish red color with a small, baby-pink head that disappears quickly. Scent is strong raspberries...a TON of raspberries. A hint of red apple as well. Smells slightly acidic. Taste is not as tart as I was expecting, but it's damn good. A bunch of tart cherries and raspberries. Slightly acidic with the tiniest hint of red wine. Mouthfeel is light and very bubbly. Drinkability is high. Overall, a very good beer to gateway people into sours. (467 characters)

Photo of Gobzilla
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a vibrant reddish on color with a thin pinkish head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: the aromas was mostly raspberries with hints of citrus and a little oak character was coming through as well.

T: pretty much was a raspberry banger on the palate with a citrus and oaky accents but with a mild tart bite in the backend.

M: the brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, fruity, mild oaky, citrusy, and tart finish.

D: it was drinking really good but thought it could have been a little bit more sour. Still was a decent american wild (603 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10 oz poured in an unlabeled goblet, on draft at the Bruery Tasting Room in Placentia, CA, today 1/10/2014.

Pours a beautiful ruby red body, luscious appearing. Like fruit punch. Some carbonation present as a white head, thin in character and not particularly long lasting. No lacing. It basically looks like the red Gatorade, a good quality this time. Normally it isn't...

Smells acidic and very tart; the raspberry tartness comes out in a strong way. Not complex but quite strong in what it does deliver. No funk or oak is really detectable.

Tastes damn acidic and sour; the raspberry comes out well on the palate as it does the nose. Nothing else to report. Sourness is probably 6/10.

Medium bodied, smooth and not watery or custardy at all. Just the right but of carbonation. Easy to drink, no apparent ABV.

Very good raspberry sour that doesn't overwhelm but delivers good intensity on what it does deliver. (921 characters)

Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev -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. (621 characters)

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BeRazzled from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.