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Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer - Unity Vibration

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 26.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MarcatGSB on 01-06-2012)
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Photo of chyeaabrah
1.05/5  rDev -64.8%

I really hate to be this critical. I even tried to find the hidden flavors in this brew that give it its character, but this stuff tastes like berry flavored vinegar. It is very harsh, and definitely not a beer, or tastes of a beer. I dont even know how they can call it an Ale. Do not buy this unless your looking for a marinade for some chicken or you have the unique pallet that enjoys the flavor of $5 distilled vinegar.

chyeaabrah, May 10, 2013
Photo of LOBLAWLOBS
1.18/5  rDev -60.4%

First impression: AWFUL. And the second, and the third impression. One of my more expensive dumpers...

Appearance: poured thick, not very carbonated, with a head that quickly rose up as a soda would and disappeared just as fast. However, it is clear as a crystal and pink as a rose. So bonus on that side?

Smell: acetic kombucha-ish sourness, some hint of hops, with the syrupy raspberry up front and center, a hint of things to come. I tried to sniff my way into some more complex acid character but was left empty.

Taste: like poorly made kombucha, combined with hop flavor, and is somehow simultaneously watery-flavored by being absolutely over the top cloyingly sweet? I'm not sure how this was done.

Feel: You know that scene in super troopers where they compete to chug maple syrup? The mouthfeel was like that, but with a vomity backend.

I put this bad boy into my hydrometer just to make sure I wasn't having an off day, and after decarbonation it read out to 1.035. I have no idea how this got into the bottle like that, as an "American Wild Ale". Here's to hoping this is actually a good beer and they're just having some QC problems over at the yoga center.

Executive summary: so far off the mark, it hit me in the nuts instead.

LOBLAWLOBS, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of J1mmyB09
1.25/5  rDev -58.1%

J1mmyB09, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of harrymel
1.28/5  rDev -57%

Bottled: unk

Pours a pretty pink nearly still beer with a touch of cloudiness - reminds me of FFAC honestly. A really pretty beer. Smells of white vinegar, macerated raspberries, permanent marker, a bit of apple cider vinegar as well. Very, very sweet - waaayyyy too sweet. Sugars, some hay, some sour notes (really thinned out apple cider vinegar, and some wood. Thin and really no carb. Overall, this beer is a real piece of shit, save the look, which is just color - not the additional parts that would make a good beer look

harrymel, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of MrJolly
1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

MrJolly, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of tommy5
1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

tommy5, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of mpenning13
2/5  rDev -32.9%

mpenning13, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of mactrail
2.23/5  rDev -25.2%

Looks like Pink Champale, but cloudy. Rather attractive, if a little alarming. It kind of glows with amber pink, topped with some nice suds. Aroma is apple cider as StoutHunter notes. Flavor is Hawaiian punch with pickle juice. You know, bread-and-butter pickles with the spicy seeds. And maybe some apricot nectar. Surely the most intensely sweet and sour alleged beer I've ever had.

Another one of these "love it or hate it" experiences. Maybe you have to be totally high on, or down with, kombucha. Quite educational, I'm sure. As one of the brewers said, "You can feel the energy in your body." Not to mention a rather bitter and plasticky hop flavor, and some dark and disturbing herbal taste.

So who decides what's a beer and what's some kind of chemical reaction? Oh, yeah, I forgot. Bought this in Monterey, Calif. at an otherwise normal sort of liquor store.

mactrail, May 16, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

incubuscience, Jul 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

chefbigjon, Mar 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Morakaton, May 10, 2014
Photo of mush
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

mush, Dec 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Betajeff, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of RobertJBeer
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

RobertJBeer, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

nrs207, Mar 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

TheBronze, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
2.95/5  rDev -1%

Pours a light pink grapefruit pink with no head but for a small rim of white bubbles. Look like water with a couple of drops of cranberry juice dropped in.

Nose is a non-descript light fruit/berry sweet sour. Hints of apple vinegar and hints of spice

Mouthfeel is actually medium bodied fresh but with almost no carbonation.

Flavor profile is a surprise. It tastes more like a berry soda than a beer; no hops, little, if any, wile ale character - it just does not taste like beer. It tastes like a decent very sweet berry (of some sort) soda ale. There is a hint of "sweet/sour" in the flavors. You'd give this to your kids if you didn't know better.

I believe that it's supposed to be a sour wild ale - it misses a bit, except for the finish where there is a slight light sour finish. I get zero hop character whatsoever in nose or flavor profile

Finish is assertive, light citric berry with some berry spice with just a hint of sour.

Conclusion: You like sweet berry soda - this is for you.

You want a raspberry "toned" beer that "shows" the hops that's supposed to be in this one, or perhaps you want something like a framboise lambic or gueuze? Well, perhaps this is not for you.

I'd give it a 5 for a ginger ale soda. However, as an "American Wild Ale" I'm not so sure that it hit its mark. More soda than beer, despite the fact that I like it. Judging is going to be tuff for this one.

Serving type: bottle

GRG1313, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Phelps
2.98/5  rDev 0%

Bright pink and bubbly, like a sparkling rose. Soft vinegar funk mixed with a dash of earthy hops, lemon peel, barely any raspberry. Flavor is much sweeter, offering up smooth raspberry jam and more earthiness to balance the bacterial bite.

Really, the biggest flavor you get out this and all the kombucha beers is vinegar. If you need a sour fix, they'll do. But it's white vinegar -- funky, sharp, biting. I'm more of a balsamic man, myself.

Phelps, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

acurtis, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

ItsBeer4Me, May 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

CDCNAM, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

akttr, Oct 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Lare453, Jul 13, 2013
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Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer from Unity Vibration
72 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.