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Framboise For A Cure - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 912
Gots: 141 | FT: 6
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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DennisHanley

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

11-28-2011 02:40:18 | More by DennisHanley
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girllovesbier

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-27-2011 06:24:09 | More by girllovesbier
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-27-2011 06:03:11 | More by djrn2
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eatabag

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-27-2011 03:40:31 | More by eatabag
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GoGriz

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-25-2011 14:54:21 | More by GoGriz
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jcartamdg

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright pink color with no head into my ccb snifter. Aroma of raspberries, oak and funk. Taste follows the nose with raspberries up front then sour notes and funk, then oak while finishing back with the raspberries. Tart but not crazy which makes this highly drinkable. Overall this is my favorite framboise to date!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 19:58:46 | More by jcartamdg
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shwillivanilli

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-24-2011 03:46:48 | More by shwillivanilli
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basilcrow

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-22-2011 19:14:04 | More by basilcrow
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle graciously provided by russwbeck, split and poured into a Russian River '-tion' glass.

A - A vibrant, electrifying pink beer fills the glass, unlike anything I've had before. It's unique and almost intimidating in how special it appears. Only about a finger of light tan head grows, with somewhat low retention.

S - The aroma alone implies a very tart beer, full of fresh raspberries and sour funk. The barrel is prominent in terms of oak and vanilla, but still subtle enough to have the fruit dominate.

T - Straight away the flavor brings a strong, astringent funk, but the fruit and raspberry is just as potent, and doesn't have a malty or vinegar presence that detracts from the fruit. There is just a bit of barrel, but this doesn't rely on that to provide the bulk of flavor, and the raspberry easily drives the flavor.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with high carbonation. Not heavy at all and the carbonation drives a zesty and active body that moves easily and swiftly across the palate.

D/O - Drinkability is high. During a night which we had a good amount of sours, this one stands alone as one of the highlights of the night. It doesn't rely on the oak barrel to provide the flavor even though it was present, and the tartness is just prominent enough to deliver the strong raspberry flavors but keep it balanced and enjoyable. One of the best Russian River beers I've had and one of the best sours I've had period.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 06:58:36 | More by nhindian
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: This beer is so pink you should worry about it staining your white clothes and carpet. Hardly any head, but what is there is pink and laces well.

S: Raspberries, barnyard funkiness, and quite tart. A very typical sour smell, if not more sour than average.

T: Wow the taste follows what I'm getting on the smell. Very sour, but it is balanced by a ton of raspberries. The fruit is on a different level than other American Wilds that I have had. The balance between fruit and tartness is just unmatched in flavor. This very much so lives up to the hype.

MF: Tart and acidic, the mouth on this is carbonated well and has a medium to light body. No hint of alcohol at all.

O: Best sour of the night, including the Goose Island 3 Sisters and Bruery Oude Tart. One of the best American Wilds I have ever had the privilege of tasting.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 06:56:21 | More by russwbeck
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-19-2011 04:55:47 | More by DoctorB2B
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leschkie

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-19-2011 02:03:16 | More by leschkie
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DangerDawg

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-18-2011 19:34:26 | More by DangerDawg
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-18-2011 18:55:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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sampx

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-18-2011 13:45:09 | More by sampx
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

11-18-2011 03:48:24 | More by WeisGuy
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daysinthewake

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-17-2011 20:58:43 | More by daysinthewake
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

11-17-2011 18:06:52 | More by Brew33
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pest

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-17-2011 05:13:29 | More by pest
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stupac2

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-17-2011 04:57:08 | More by stupac2
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Did not expect to roll into the liquor store (Ledgers) and find bottles of this! And then Toronado, and then City Beer store!

Beautiful and vibrant pink color, just like Rose de Gambrinus, but even cleaner and plenty carbonated to perfection! Yummy raspberry and sour aromas, just a great tartness and fruit so present. Stays away from horse blanket funk type of descriptions, this is clean, berryful and sour.

Taste, jeez, this just doesn't let up! Incredibly flavorful, rich raspberries, seemingly picked at the height of sweet and tenderness. Somehow neither the immense fruitness or sourness envelope each other. Russian River really outdid themselves on this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 02:01:25 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle (Batch 2 - 2011 vintage) received in a recent trade with avaldivia (Thanks!) poured into a Russian River stemmed "TION" glass.

A - Bottle opens with a mild pop. Pours a glowing body of hot pinkish tinted ruby red...almost artificially pink. There is a faint haze throughout and only a instantaneous occurance of a weak fizzy, soda-like head that leaves no lacing behind but is able to muster a constant stream of bubbles that keeps the surface active and alive.

S - Raspberries are a key component and up front in the aroma, but they do not dominate the way other examples of the style do. There is a strong wine component in here too (I imagine from the Temptation base beer), some noticable funk/barnyard aromas, earth, wet hay, lactic sourness. Actually refreshing to have a more balanced aroma profile than just straight raspberries (as good as that smells).

T - Glad to say the flavor follows the aroma nicely. Again, lots of complexity and balance with the "wild" aspects of the beer holding up quite well against the assault of fresh raspberries. Assertive lactic sourness gives the first impression and is followed by some white wine, grassy/hay flavors, funky barnyard, a bit of woody oak and backed by a kiss of raspberries. Finishes very dry and tart.

M - A bit on the thin side of medium but filled with a crisp and tingly assertive carbonation. Quite tart and lactic-ly sour with some mild funk and fruit. Very, very dry.

O - Very good framboise. As much as I enjoy the sweeter and fruitier framboises out there (NG Raspberry Tart, Blushing Monk, etc), I have to say this was just about as enjoyable, but in a different way. Refreshing tartness with fresh raspberries mixed in and still retaining the wild characteristics...interesting and having some added complexity. No letdown here at all - glad to have gotten the opportunity to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 23:41:06 | More by portia99
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-15-2011 22:37:56 | More by rpstevens
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-15-2011 17:22:48 | More by BeerThursdays
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MrFootstones

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-15-2011 17:14:41 | More by MrFootstones
Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
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