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Framboise For A Cure - Russian River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 920
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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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-04-2011 21:37:12 | More by acurtis
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-02-2011 03:35:59 | More by VAbdoyan
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-01-2011 19:32:50 | More by Bmoyer0301
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-30-2011 05:10:38 | More by imperialking
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rmaste6282

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-30-2011 04:54:08 | More by rmaste6282
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KHM

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-30-2011 04:17:53 | More by KHM
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hotglassmama

Michigan

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-30-2011 03:37:55 | More by hotglassmama
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emaciated

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

11-30-2011 02:10:48 | More by emaciated
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ksherry112

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-29-2011 21:05:33 | More by ksherry112
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -11.8%

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

11-28-2011 15:39:42 | More by tewaris
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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-28-2011 03:27:58 | More by stevefinny
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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%

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!

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%

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.

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

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

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
Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.