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Raspberry Wild One - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Raspberry Wild One
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 62
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour brown ale aged in wine barrels with raspberries.

(Beer added by: decadance on 01-22-2012)
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zachary80

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

01-28-2013 20:43:25 | More by zachary80
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

09-05-2013 16:41:35 | More by GRBLUE12
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

08-05-2013 13:14:47 | More by TonyTalon
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to raveskdr for the assist on this one. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a nice brownish-red color with a short white head and a spot or two of lacing. The nose carries a nice earthy raspberry aroma along with a nice underlying malt and tartness. Flavor has a light maltiness behind the fruit. Good acidity. A very nice addition to the base beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 16:44:15 | More by Thorpe429
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14%

02-02-2013 19:20:06 | More by mrebeka
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -14%

02-16-2013 23:57:03 | More by ChrisKayler
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socon67

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-19-2013 00:22:51 | More by socon67
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Etan

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-18-2012 01:20:19 | More by Etan
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straightlambic

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-13-2013 22:04:46 | More by straightlambic
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JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-22-2013 23:06:28 | More by JDizzle
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-04-2013 04:07:01 | More by drewone
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-23-2013 19:02:24 | More by Hanzo
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

05-14-2012 01:18:26 | More by klipper
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swtchuck

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

10-06-2013 20:57:58 | More by swtchuck
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-18-2013 04:28:35 | More by spycow
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-11-2014 12:52:44 | More by monitorpop
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CityofBals

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-12-2013 18:40:48 | More by CityofBals
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StoutSeth

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-24-2013 21:15:28 | More by StoutSeth
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with raspberry and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour raspberry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 01:05:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bell's.

A - A very dark, purplish colored beer. The addition of the raspberries gave this one a fun and rich color. Little bit of an off-white head with on there with a pink tinge.

S - Vinegar, vinous qualities, sour funk, and some raspberries. It smells like a good sour with a bit of meat on it.

T - Taste is pretty good. It has a nice, underlying tartness with a little acetic acid and some good raspberries. There is some funk in there as well. Initially it has some good pucker factor but it gets really easy to drink as you go. A minor complaint was the finish, which was just kind of boring.

M - Medium bodied, slightly dry finish, soft carbonation that feels bigger due to the tartness of this beer.

O - A good beer, I find this to be a nice sour and would love to get a bottle if it ever went to that. For an American Wild, you could definitely do worse.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 16:46:14 | More by AgentZero
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b3shine

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft to snifter. Looks good; the color from the raspberries is definitely visible. Smell is the weakest attribute of this beer. It's got some sour raspberry notes, but too subdued for what it is. Tastes great; tart and dry with a great balance between the sour and raspberries. Mouthfeel is good too, although a little age would probably improve it. Overall, a great sour that's definitely worth trying if you're at the Cafe.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 22:10:58 | More by b3shine
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jale

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the cafe.
A; Pours a reddish amber with little head.

S: Nice tartness and some berries.

T: Nice sourness thats not overpowering. Mild raspberry with a slight aceticness. A hint of spice in the finish.

M: Light body with great carbonation.

O: A beer I could drink one after another.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 18:16:47 | More by jale
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Eccentric Cafe.

Ruby stained brown body. Fairly clear, no haze or sediment noticed. Scant malted milk colored head sits atop momentarily. The head soon recedes leaving a slight ring around the top.

Pulpy raspberry and slight acetic bite greets the nose up front. The raspberry comes out a bit more with warmth. Subtle brown breadiness can be noticed but it takes some digging. Oak aroma is soft and lingers throughout.

Very tart but not puckering. Tart raspberry flavor with slight sweetness. An appropriate amount of acetic vinegar is noted just beneath the raspberries. A lemon like sourness lingers on the back. Warm bready base barely detectable. Brett flavors nearly drown out by the bugs.

Light to medium bodied beer. Prickly texture on the tongue, the beer is well carbonated. Dry finish. Lingering lemon soaked raspberry flavor.

Great variation on Wild One. The raspberries enhance the tart flavor. Very enjoyable and quite easy to drink. One of my favorite Cafe exclusives.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 01:17:06 | More by kzoobrew
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Eccentric Cafe, into an oversized snifter.

Burgundy in colour, poured with no head, an only a pencil thin collar. No retention or lace. Tart raspberry/cranberry on the nose, a dash of funk and some sweet oak notes. Ligth acetic acid, fairly reminiscent of a flanders red. More tart berry notes on the palate, mild acetic acid and a sweet-sour interplay for the most part but tartness wins in the finish. Only some mild oak in the flavour. Medium full feel, with a hard puckering finish. Medium high effervescence, quite the solid fruit beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 21:40:27 | More by liamt07
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-19-2014 12:08:47 | More by tectactoe
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Raspberry Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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