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Framboise For A Cure - Russian River Brewing Company

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625 Ratings
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Ratings: 625
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 893
Gots: 139 | FT: 4
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 -15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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DaveJanssen

Germany

3.78/5  rDev -14.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 01:09:52 | More by DaveJanssen
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -13.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 02:17:09 | More by ThePorterSorter
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 22:16:30 | More by JAXSON
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.95/5  rDev -10.6%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 06:55:20 | More by rand
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California

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California

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11-15-2011 03:58:58 | More by ygtbsm94
Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.