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Raspberry Wild One - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Raspberry Wild One
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
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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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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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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sarro

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.7%

02-06-2012 21:39:44 | More by sarro
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-06-2012 18:03:26 | More by WeisGuy
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alampear

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-06-2012 16:44:29 | More by alampear
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senorscientist

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-30-2012 07:18:28 | More by senorscientist
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pocwolf

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.7%

01-25-2012 17:28:55 | More by pocwolf
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Dcv

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.7%

01-25-2012 00:03:06 | More by Dcv
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decadance

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a different beer than Wild One. It is Wild One, aged in barrels on Raspberries.

A - Instead of Wild One Brown with minimal head, it was a much more red/burgundy color. Lively head on it.

S - It is muted sweet fruit, with a strong vinegar back end. It does have more of a nose that WO, but the fruit aren't as present as expected.

T - Oh my. Think Raspberry Lambic. It is more tart that WO, but is balanced by a sweet Raspberry finish. Taste wise, it is a better beer, considering it is more complex, with the base of bell's best brown, the souring process, and then raspberry aging.

M - More lively than WO. Seems like the brewing process, or perhaps the aging process has ended with a beer that is more carbbed than WO. Much more pleasant mouth feel.

O - This is a knockout beer. The difference between it and WO are profound. The tartness, balanced with the sweet raspberry is excellent. Overall, I look forward to more WO hybrids from Bell's. I think they got it down.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 19:25:05 | More by decadance
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Raspberry Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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