Raspberry Crush | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-09-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 36
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

thanks to TATURBO for bringing this beer back from the West Coast!

Poured into tulip.

Appearance: light red with a slight orange hue. 2 fingers of white head that quickly drops to no head.

Smell: Raspberry jolly ranchers if there ever was such a flavor.

Taste: Same as the nose. Raspberry Jolly Ranchers! Really simple, not very complex but I dont care because it is seriously delicous! Moderate tartness and a touch of sweetness to balance. Lots of fresh raspberry notes.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Really effortless and drinkable beer. A little better than Semi-dry finish. Crisp carbonation. bright flavors. WOW.

Overall: Plain and simple...this is seriously under the radar sour beer we have from a brewery I have never heard of. What a treat! Thanks again chris!

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from the brewery: "Acidulated white wheat, raspberries and an inoculation of lactobacillus in the fermenter give this American ale its tart, fruity taste. Low hop levels let the special sour flavors dominate, and rice syrup helps yield a particularly light finish and body. This is a real summer refresher."

Had this on tap tonight at Bar Gernika in downtown Boise... I was told this was the only keg to make it to Idaho... Thanks Jeff!!

Poured into a nice tulip... The brew is glowing cloudy reddish pink... the head was fluffy with a pretty pink tinge... nice lacing.

The nose is surprisingly subtle.. huge raspberry essence, but the lack of sweetness keeps things from ever verging on raspberry soda.

Flavor is like a raspberry sock to the salivary glands... very tart with just a bit of lactic acidity... tons of fresh fruit with just enough residual sweetness to really deliver the fruit... nicely dry finish makes me want another glass.

light body with a spritzy carbonation.

I had a glass and a half.... I probably could have had two, but that would be my limit... too much of a good thing.


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Photo of jdense
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap, sampled multiple times at 2012 Oregon Brewers Festival.

Hard to judge color due to opaque plastic mug, appears pink-orange, 1/2 finger white head small bubbles, some carbonation clinging to sides to plastic mug. Nose is a more tart than sweet, and not much sour nose due to plastic mug. Taste is divine, raspberries front and center, dry malts support the fruit, light floral hops. Mouthfeel is quite light, easy drinking. Wow. For fans of raspberry beers in general, not just American Wild Ales, but also Lambics, Mead. I'd like to see a barrel-aged blended version, this is an indication to the serious commitment of the brewer to this sour project. One of best beers I'll have in 2012. A real treat. Very Highly Recommended.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 10 Barrel in Boise

A - Served a medium to light red with a fizzy pink-white head that fades pretty fast.

S - Tartness then sweet raspberry.

T - The tartness hits you, then it gets sweet with lots of raspberry.

D - Light body with good carbonation.

O - Sweet and tart. Like it should be. Solid.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours murky and bright pink/red. A small head is there and gone with minimal lacing.

S- First, sweet raspberry fruit hits, quickly followed by a touch of sour. There is a bit of medicinal flavor there with the raspberries resembling couch syrup a bit.

T- Just a touch of the sweet raspberries hit the tongue first before the fruit turns tart and balances out. After the raspberries subside, the base beer's tartness is readily apparent. It is not too sour, but definitely the predominant flavor component. At the end of the drink, the raspberries return a bit to bring balance to the tartness.

M- very highly carbonated and crushable, just like the name insinuates.

Overall, this is a pretty good starter sour that still displays its fruit very well. The level of sour is satisfying, but gets a little strong in the middle of the drink. The fruit is a nice addition that definitely balances the tartness of the beer. This is a great beer for a hot summer day.

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Raspberry Crush from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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