Frambozenbier | ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Two vintages of Raspberry Blanche, one of which has aged in oak wine barrels for at least 10 months, mingle to achieve an astounding character that is light, dry, and aromatic. The bouquet is of fresh raspberries, full refermentation dispels any lingering sweetness, wild yeasts lend alluring tartness, and a crisp body keeps you coming back for another sip.

Added by yourefragile on 12-01-2010

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by liamt07:
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3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Americo via Sammy, 750ml bottle into a tulip.

Opaque darker orange, with a lofty white head. Great retention and good lacing. Nose is real tart, some general berry notes, oak and a small dose of vanilla. Taste has more of the same, less tart but nice oak, berry and a lightly sweet malt finish. High carbonation and a biting tartness. Pretty tasty, well done for a fruited sour.

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Photo of ferrouswolf
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 mL purchased at the brewery on 7/26/14. Consumed 2/14/15

Appearance: Cloudy pale rose. Could be brighter and more red, but it's a pretty color nonetheless.

Smell: Sharp funkiness with acetic highlights. Some dark raspberry fruitiness. Great "Wild" aroma.

Taste: Hint of red raspberry followed by tart, funky sourness with Brett bitterness and an acetic finish. Some phenolic funkiness in the middle. Reminiscent of Petrus Aged Pale, but softer and less aggressively sour. Hints of oakiness sometimes come through and provide some red wine character that helps round out the flavors.

Feel: Light but smooth; the acidity and carbonation clear the palate. Nicely textured.

Overall: This is a good-to-great American Wild. Certainly on the light end of the spectrum, but that's not a negative; not every sour should be heavy or overbearing. This one has plenty of complex flavors and is definitely worth seeking out. More fruit character would be great, but it stands on its own merit. Not enough of a war-horse to go up against, say, a steak, but it would hold its own against rich desserts or fatty pork chops.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale pinkish rosy blond look. Thin light translucent white lacing and head. Smells sour and fruity. Tart off the front and sides of the tongue. Floral tartness. Almost an elderberry or rose hips flavor. Little to no hop or malt profile. Oaky wood earth tones come through on the aftertaste. Thin feel. Washes out clean leaving a slight pleasant sweet-ish floral aftertaste. Overall delicious. One of the better sours Ive had. Would love to search this out again.

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Photo of Sammy
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep and cloudy pink colour with a generous retained white head. A wonderful tartness that is light and builds but never overwhelms. Fruity with dryness. Very drinkable, delicate. Some funk in aroma. One of a kind. Bottle from Campone's, sponsored by Americo.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of cyrushire
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris & Sharon for sharing!

Pinkish hue with a frothy white head, spotty lace around the edges.

Pleasant aroma of cheese rind and light raspberries, natural and tart.

Zippy and tart flavor, with a distinctive raspberry presence. Clean and lactic, with a little bit of Brett funk in the periphery. Very dry finish, puckering and juicy at first. Really pretty nice, I like the aroma a bit. Would recommend it.

Beer #4000

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Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of GwWhite
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of krl2112
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle sealed with silver unbranded pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: pink opaque bodied beer that looks identical to pink lemonade. Off white colored head with a light pink hue. Head pours out to be 3 finger tall head that slowly drops down to a thick cap. Spotty lacing on the glass. Eventually the cap falls to a ring around the glass.

Smell: very fruit forward beer with a lot of juicy raspberry's present. Smells like this has a combo of lactic and acetic sourness. I smell pink lemonade too. Light oak here in the aroma.

Taste: Just like the nose, this has a ton of raspberry flavor and very noticeable sourness. I would say this beer is moderately sour at a 5.5 out of 10. Hint of white wine, wet oak barrel, and a minuscule rubbery funk profile. Everything is nicely balanced with the exception of the big raspberry flavor of this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is impressive. The carbonation feels quite creamy. Towards the end of each sip the beer drys out to a more than semi-dry finish. Making the sourness more pleasant and the beer is very drinkable (when considering the moderate level of sourness found in this beer) because of the creamy feel contributed by the carbonation.

Overall: Wow, Shawneecraft made a fantastic fruited Wild Ale. I have never even heard of this brewery and this was a very nice surprise. My friend bought a bottle at The Fridge in Philly and shared it with everyone. The 12 dollar price tag scared me away initially, but once I tried this beer I decided to buy a bottle to drink on a fresh palate to confirm if this beer was as good as I initially thought it might be. Well, tonight it is confirmed that this is a seriously good under the radar fruited sour beer coming from a brewery that I have never heard of. It is nice to find a beer is that is a true hidden gem; meaning that the beer has no hype surrounding it and it can be easily obtained without much difficulty or fuss.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JonathannRobert
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Child_Pugh
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing, nothing like it. I could drink this all day, may just replace my morning juice with this. L - peachy color, hazy, but full of bubbles and no head. S - raspberry spot on, sort of a vinegary scent. T - perfect raspberry sour, almost sweetly citrus with a hint of oak and rose (? Of elderberry). F - like seltzer, bubbly and easy going down.

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Photo of 321jeff
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours like a cloudy grapefruit juice with a finger's worth of head that quickly dissipates. Some lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is fairly complex featuring sweet raspberry and hints of oak.

There's a lot going on with the taste in this one. The wheat base makes itself known and there is definite raspberry flavor that brings a slight tartness to the party. The bitter flavor of raspberry seeds comes in at the finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin and a little grainy with just barely moderate carbonation. This one is highly drinkable given it's complexities... the glass has gone down much faster than anticipated.

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Photo of facesnorth
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Flight317
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of anteater
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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