Framboise For A Cure - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by animortician:
3.25/5 rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Unfortunately #25 is some what of a let down. First highly rated and highly sought after RR beer that I didn't care for. Bottle poured into sniffers and shared with my wife.
A: Pours a very bright unnatural reddish pink. Almost looks like a watered down cough syrup. I almost got some white foam upon pouring but it dissipated so fast I wouldn't call it a head.
S: Not much in terms of raspberries, has some fruit notes to it, but mostly a tart wild kind of smell.
T: I'm picturing a raspberry version of temptation just with no Chardonnay barrel. Not at all what this beer taste like. very sour very bright. Has some good flavors in it, just not the amount of raspberry flavor I was hoping for especially after what it looks like. The aftertaste if fairly harsh and thats probably why my wife ended up giving me the rest of hers. Needless to say she was very disappointed in not finding it to be more like temptation which she loves or the fruity elements of a lambic which she also loves. Maybe its because Ive never tasted Temptation before it goes in the barrel but it was hard to find it.
M: Light, bright, lowish carbonation. Thank God it wasn't syrupy or else it might have been a drain pour.
O: Pretty bummed about this beer, least the $20 went to the hospital down the street. Dunno why this is so highly rated.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2012 00:19:36 | More by animortician
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5/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
So I tasted batch 1,2,3, in a spur of the moment, screw it let's pop em taster. The 2010 batch 1 unfortunately was the least best. It seemed to have lost all of its color and was now a pale blonde color. Yeast floaties were everywhere. The aroma was there but mild. Flavor was actually delicious but not nearly as strong as the 2011.
The 2011 was quite a bit better. Still a bit pale in color but the aroma and flavor were quite prominent. A+ on this one. The 2012 was bright pink very aeromatic, flavorful and delicious. The 2013 was tasted on the release and was delicious from what I remember. Very pink
I know this ain't the most detailed review but I enjoyed the 11, 12,13 better than the 10 for what it's worth. I hung onto the 10 since the release and really wanted a 5 year tasting but popped it early. Glad I did. Seems it's prime was a while ago
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 23:48:17 | More by calir1
Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.