Framboise For A Cure - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 979
Gots: 183 | FT: 12
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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Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BreweryRun
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%

Really nice Framboise. The sourness/tartness is actually pretty well balanced by the raspberry flavor. Malt is barely there but also helps to balance. Overall its sour yet smooth and refreshing. I think the hype has made this beer into a little more than it is, but it's great and I would happily have this whenever given this chance. Definitely, try it if you can but don't trade your whole cellar away for it.

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Clemskis
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of albee_jay
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Always delicious had it on Tap at RRBC and got a few bottles obviously. I think i like it a little better than last years batch. One of my favorite Raspberry beers!

Photo of obiwan
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of teamchevymxer
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of LAviaSD
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GolfingGq
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of ronricorossi
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

On tap at the brewery - Light and refreshing, nice raspberry flavor. Of the other sours, Probably closest in mouthfeel and body to Temptation. Not too much pucker, more tart than sour. Nice on a hot day.

Photo of Snowshoes
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of zbodnar1
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of cdean801
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mendonza
5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Chingringo
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dmsohyea
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Keyes88
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.