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Carmen With Raspberries - The Bruery

Carmen With Raspberries
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BA SCORE
82
good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 01-27-2012)
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gobzilla:
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish brown in color with pale brown highlights and a thin bubbly head that barely left any lacing sticking to the glass. Vinegary acidic notes were noticeable on the first whiff with a little funk, some oaky wood and slight raspberries in the background. The raspberry fruit was just as subdued on the palate alongside acidic vinegar character, oaky accents, mild citrus twang and good tart qualities. The brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which and oaky, acidic, mild fruity, semi citrusy, subtle funky and tart finish. An ok wild but still glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 20:17:30 | More by Gobzilla
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-04-2013 00:34:07 | More by ajzy
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-16-2013 16:59:54 | More by moonknight31
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-22-2013 21:05:24 | More by 2beerdogs
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2013 15:30:41 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Bruery

Pours mahogany in color with a small off-white head. Nose is intensely oaky with leather and red wine vinegar in full effect. I don’t get much in the way of raspberries on this one. The flavor is moderately tannic and somewhat astringent. Again, minimal raspberry contributions. Strong leather, oak, and vinegar components. Mediocre at best, like all the Carmen variants.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 20:22:01 | More by womencantsail
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wethorseblanket

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the new tasting room.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark reddish brown boardering on black with a decent tan head which persists long leaving trace lace.

N: Berries and fruits, oaky, vinegar.

T: Subtle raspberries meet the astringency and meld into oak tartness.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Some sweetness and tart finish.

O: This variant looks the best when compared with the others. The aroma of rasberries is faint but present.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 18:43:13 | More by wethorseblanket
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some slight berry aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight berry aftertaste. There is an acidic quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but not as good as some of the other Carmen variants.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2012 03:46:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DarthKostrizer

California

2/5  rDev -44.1%

07-05-2012 05:20:46 | More by DarthKostrizer
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-04-2012 07:23:21 | More by GRG1313
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John11486

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2012 19:27:02 | More by John11486
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour a dark chocolate brown color that's almost black with a thin beige head that quickly dissapears. Not much in the way of lacing.

Sweet, vinous aroma with subtle earthy funk and a prominent red wine barrel presence.  Hints of oak, vanilla, grape, currant, raspberry and other dark berries.  Underneath the barrel presence there's a dark roasted malt presence with hints of chocolate, caramel and toast.

Medium bodied with tart, puckering mouthfeel that lingers over the vinous fruit and barrel character into a sweet yet dry finish.  Not acidic at all with a nice amount of sour funk adding complexity to the dark malts and barrel flavors.  Strong vinous red wine presence with hints of toasted oak, and dark fruit along with some chocolate, toffee and toast from the malt.  Really well balanced and quite flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 02:31:36 | More by corby112
Carmen With Raspberries from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.