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Framboise For A Cure - Russian River Brewing Company

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764 Ratings
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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 971
Gots: 180 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 1 (2010) - Sonambic base, 5.9%
Batch 2 (2011) - Temptation base, 6.5%

(Beer added by: Arbitrator on 10-07-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

dragnalus, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

bullywee, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of DaveJanssen
3.78/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 split three ways. Poured into red wine glasses. Reviewed October 20th 2010.

Ar: Strong raspberry, tart cherry, rather acidic, fresh raspberry, mild funk hints, lactic acid

Ap: Translucent watermelon with chunks, very low white head, fair retention

T: Bright raspberry, very tart, tart cherry, not very funky, very fruit forward with pleasant acidity, lactic, somewhat one dimensional, difficult to review, great fruit but there is little else, fair sweetness

M: Medium carbonation, acidic but not burningly so, light body

O: Good but not great, would strongly prefer a funky geuze, pleasant, somewhat one dimensional

DaveJanssen, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.84/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 bottle, thanks scot

The beer pours a dull blood orange/pink with a thin, foamy white head and touch of sediment. The nose is subtle tart raspberry with deep funk and touch of alcohol. The taste is definitely tart raspberries in the forefront with an acidic funkiness that really ramps up the fruit's juiciness. The mouthfeel is light bodied (but not watery), effervescent, tart/acidic, and definitely drinkable. This is a lighter bodied, subtle raspberry framb with a big funk presence and balanced acidity...just wish it wasn't so hard to get!

ThePorterSorter, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
3.9/5  rDev -12%

Re rate during raspberry sour tasting, batch 2013. Pour is amber orange with a pink hue and a small amount of tight white head. Nose is fleshy raspberry, strong and bright, hints of oak and vanilla, just a touch of plastic phenol, not much else. Taste comes together a little better and offers a touch more temptation, the raspberries are again bright and not sugary. Semi sour finish, notes of leathery brett, a hint of acetic acid. Probably best to drink sooner than later.

A-pours a mostly tranparent bright orange color with tons of sediment floating around in it. The head is white, dense and creamy leaving a fair bit of lace
S-the funk is right up front, a dry woody manure, oak and a touch of vanilla transition to citric rind and tasty vibrant sour raspberries behind.
T-the taste is more muted than the nose. the funk is slighlty toned down. the manure funk is up front, the oak is there and very light, all the flavors are slightly muddled as the sourness is assertive in the back mixed with tart raspberry and biting lemon. the sourness is slightly strong and the fruit isn't as vibrant as the nose. still decently integrated and nicely sour with a fair bit of funk.
M-lighter in body and lively on the palate. the finish is very dry and the sourness accentuates that. the body is slightly syrupy and grainy on the palate.
D-the nose is fantastic and has a great balanced and integration of juicy fruits and nicely done funk. the flavor falls slightly short of that in that the fruits are more mild and the funk is slighly muddled. still reasonably good flavor, the balance is there it just seems to become ever so slightly messy.

cpetrone84, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of JAXSON
3.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing pink/salmon with a bright white head. Some little floating chunks here though the bottled was calm and upright for 2-3 months. Nose is vibrant, funky, and bright. Some light manure and citrus fruits, light raspberry. Very nice, fresh, bright on the nose. Mouth is at first very sour. It's all about the base beer here (Beatification?) and not much about the berries. In fact the berries act mostly to muddle and confuse the Beatification. A fair amount of lemon in the mouth, some salt edges in. The fruit just struggles with the sharp sourness of the base beer, which lends to a lack of balance in the flavor profile. Awesome nose, awesome base beer, but this was a bit of a disappointment. Looking forward to future batches as I think Vinnie will hone it in.

JAXSON, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of tewaris
3.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful and sparkling clear rose color with a light pink, creamy, fluffy head. Good retention and lacing too. Funky notes with raspberry at the back jump out of the glass, this is a true Framboise. Rather light on the fruit, the base beer is strong in this one. Strong funk, some soft fruity notes (from the tame yeast), and then the berries. I think it is more complex than the bottle of Temptation that I had, and not only because of raspberries.

The sourness from the wild yeast and the tartness from the raspberries are felt distinctly in the taste. While the palate is not super funky, the oak and leather linger in the aftertaste. Finish is quite dry, and the mouthfeel light and crisp.

The sharpness, although not abrasive, begins to dominate as the beer warms up. Overall I was very impressed by the aroma of this beer, but the taste/feel left something to be desired... it seemed a tad empty. Perhaps there's a lot of room for development?

4.5, 4, 3.5, 4, 4.5

tewaris, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of 01001111
3.93/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage

A: Raspberry red, appropriately.

S: Wet straw, dusty hops, saison funk.

T: Slight tartness, berry sweetness, a wash of raspberry juice.

M: A hint of syrup but with a mostly dry finish.

O: Good, but not quite befitting the frenzy. Happy to have tried it, happy to have not had to deal with the craziness at Russian River to do so.

01001111, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of rand
3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Toronado San Diego, poured into a small tulip.

A: Red-pink in color, clear, looks like ruby red grapefruit. Tiny effervescent.

S: tart, citrusy nose. Light, fruity.

T: super tart front, citrusy, rindy. Reminds me of sweetart candy. Could be a touch sweeter.

M: light, effervescent.

A little candy-like, not the most complex sour they've brewed, but this would make a great intro to the style. Of course you have to get your hands on it...

rand, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

boatshoes, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

stdaniel, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

emilylee, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

jlisuk, Jun 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

farnold, Jul 14, 2014
Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.