1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Raspberry Wild One - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Raspberry Wild One
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

122 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 122
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 64
Gots: 1 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of zestar
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of liamt07
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of dirtylou
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, maduro, 2 pours

appearance: served in a pint and also an awesome bells tulip - garnet body, light beige head, good clarity

smell: tart, oak, fresh raspberry, funk

taste: This was good stuff and it's no wonder the keg kicked quite quickly - funky tartness throughout, great pulpy raspberry presence, oak, bread

mouthfeel : good carbonation, nice puckering tartness

overall: very strong variation on the Wild One

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of AgentZero
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of popery
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Holland
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tasting glass the Firestone Walker Beer Fest. From notes. Reviewed 1 June 2013.

I was hugely impressed with this beer. A reddish amber color with cherries, tart fruit, and noticeable wild yeast on the nose. The taste is cranberry tartness and raspberry sweetness. Fruity, delicious, and very, very good. Highly recommended.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Bell's Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI...

A: Pours a light brown with dark red hues. There is very little head, only a thin pink ring around the edges of the beer.

S: The nose is tart and stinky. It smells of raspberry, earth, and wild funk. Normally raspberries tend to dominate, but this is funked up that that is the dominate scent.

T: It starts off with sweet raspberry and transitions into something that is really sour. The berries fade, and this beer takes off into crazy tart and puckering territory. What's weird is that after that tart shock is over, the raspberries come back into the forefront. The finish is like the that puckering moment when you grind the last of the raspberry seeds down with your teeth (If that even makes any sense).

M: I have to label this one a medium bodied beer. It starts off clean, palate enveloping, and smooth. But once the sour takes hold, it's super tart. It finishes dry.

O: This is a pretty solid beer, but I don't think I could drink more than one glass. I was super psyched to see it on tap at the cafe, and it was quite a treat for me.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Raspberry Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
96 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.