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Aviator: Raspberry Blonde | Crooked Fence Brewing

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Brewed by:
Crooked Fence Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.77/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

22 oz. bottle from Winco. Poured into flute, cloudy golden with average white head, but long lasting . Aroma of raspberries right up front, smells like jelly. Taste is malt and with raspberry flavor much more subdued than the aroma. Finish is abrupt and dry, slightly chalky. Different take on the fruit beer style.

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Photo of Beardo
3.99/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.22/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance : Pours an iced tea colored body with 80% opacity, with a pink 2 finger head on top. As it recedes it leaves delicate thick lacing.

Smell : Raspberry seeds, toasted grains, spices, light hop.

Taste : It clashes a bit here, with the raspberry showing up but then a strange hop twist, ending on a bread-dipped-in-vinegar note. It's not really that great, it's off-tasting.

Feel : Large body with creaminess and appropriate carbonation, ending dryly.

Overall : It's a cool can with cool label art, but simply another raspberry beer that fails to deliver.

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Photo of spamtrapmail
1.44/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I never looked at this beer, I drank a six pack of it out of cans. And it was truly horrible. The blonde ale flavor clashes with the weak raspberry flavor. Imagine putting mustard on vanilla ice cream. Something like that.

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Photo of Varls
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of xMRxEx
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -7.1%

3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of TheFlern
3.41/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Pre-Funk after enjoying Table Rock (the place not the brewery) on a hot spring day. I picked up a can today at Bier:Thirty for a buck-ninety. I'm reviewing the can.

The can looks cool. A cartoon picture of a hot blonde on a bomb. ABV is clearly marked at 4.9%.

This beer smells sweet. I'm drinking it from the can and I can tell you it smells like a fruit flavored soda from a can. Very "obvious" but in a kinda refreshing way.

The taste is what you'd expect from the smell. Pretty sweet but enjoyable.

Not to heavy but also not thin.

Overall I enjoy this beer. it's nice on a hot day and out of the can. I say pick one or two up for the river!

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Photo of Juno_Malone
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ginuwin794
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.42/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at the COOP last night ... Poured now into my HotD goblet... nice foamy half-inch white head.. the brew is slightly hazy golden.

The nose shows pretty big berry essence.. but it seems sorta artificial.. almost "TOO" clean if "that" can actually be a bitch... light pale malts push the fruits and actually magnify it... but again, it just doesn't seem real with the aroma.

Flavor is dead on expected... nice fruity profile that jives with the lower ABV... pale maltiness is there only to deliver the fruit... not much else to report... decent/good beer that I would never pass off.

Body is spritzy medium... nice, but not for me.... I though think this will be a big winner with the "Non-Geeks"... How do you get the word out there???


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Aviator: Raspberry Blonde from Crooked Fence Brewing
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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