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BeRazzled - The Bruery

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Reviews: 44
Hads: 290
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 28
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 360logic
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
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. (1,415 characters)

Photo of Murrhey
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
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. (410 characters)

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
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 (341 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
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. (758 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
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. (595 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
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. (634 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the source itself, on to the beer:

I've had enough raspberry juice in my life to recognize the color. It looks like, well, raspberry juice, with a large soda-like formation of head, though retention is passable. It smells similar to raspberry juice, but not so sweet and more tart.

It tastes like a reasonable raspberry beer, yet I feel like something is missing to take it to the next level. Maybe I was expecting more sweet raspberry flavor and less tartness. The beer has a medium mouthfeel, carbonation is right, and it is refreshing.

I'm more into cranberries than raspberries, so perhaps that's why I prefered Carmen over BeRazzled. Still, BeRazzled commands some respectability. (700 characters)

Photo of callmemickey
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Bright raspberry red body. Nice off-white head leaving behind solid lacing.

S: Sweet raspberries dominate with hints of generic citric notes (lemon mostly).

T: Again raspberry dominates with some lemon and oak. Simple, not particularly interesting or well played out.

M: Thin, watery, slightly soapy feel. Medium carbonation. Refreshing, though.

O: A raspberry lawnmover beer. Sitting outside this might be nice with a drink with a mini-umbrella in it. (459 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
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. (696 characters)

Photo of ElSid
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (800 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (491 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Bruery tasting room. Pours a bright red with no head at all. Big sweet sour vinegar, raspberry, and honey aroma. Flavor is sweet raspberries on top of sour vinegar and what seems like a hint of cherry as well. Very light on the palate, on the sweet side, but pleasant. My wife liked this one and she is not a fan of much in the beer isle. Nice brew. (363 characters)

Photo of TianaH
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (282 characters)

Photo of IKR
3.88/5  rDev -4%
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. (621 characters)

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

Clusterfork #7

A - Hazy bright pinkish colored with a short lived, fizzy white head.

S - Sweet raspberries up front, slight tartness in the nose, with a slightly sweet bready malt aroma.

F/M - Sweet bready malts mixed with a pleasant, but a little lighter than I expected, fresh raspberry flavor. Tartness is light, but noticeable and adds a bit of complexity to an otherwise simple beer. Light esters mix with the fruits to add a little more fruity flavor. Nice dry finish with a medium light body and moderately high carbonation.

O - A pretty nice, refreshing fruity beer. Plenty of fruit flavors, but otherwise simple and easy to enjoy. Pretty much like a light Belgian wit beer with a huge dose of fresh raspberry flavor. (729 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
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. (576 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (621 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Pours a bright cherry red color with a pinkish half finger head that quickly settles into a thin ring.  Minimal spots of lace left behind.

Tart, slightly funky aroma that's bursting with uber-fresh raspberries.  Slightly earthy but the raspberries really dominate.  Kind of one dimensional but smells pretty good.

Medium bodied with a dry, puckering mouthfeel that lingers throughout into a slightly dry finish.  This beer is bursting with tart raspberry flavor that's really sweet.  Dry but not funky or acidic.  Kind of like a sour New Glarus desert beer. Again, not overly complex but very flavorful. (640 characters)

Photo of jvillefan
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A very soft pink/red body with a white/pink one finger head that disappears quickly.

S: Very fruity. It is very one dimensional. The smell of raspberries is the overwhelming majority, there is a small amount of tart presant as well.

T: Way too sweet for my liking but very interesting. OT would make a great dessert beer. Very sweet raspberry with a tinge of sour tart.

M: Thick body with sharp carbonation.

O: A good beer worth trying. Top 10 in dessert beers IMO. (472 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)

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 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 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)

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