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Raspberry Wild One - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Raspberry Wild One
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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 63
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)
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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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.

Photo of RollBounce
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark mahogany red, Raspberry,and sour dry finish, some nice sour on the nose as well.

Like this very much as well as the other beers i had there. Closest to a Catillion i have had yet. Please Bottle this!!

P.S. They need to get FREE WI-FI. If you are going to have such a relaxing feel to the place.

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of kzoobrew
4.15/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of b3shine
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of jale
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of decadance
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Raspberry Wild One from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
96 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.