Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer
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3.17 | pDev: 26.18%
Unity Vibration
Michigan, United States
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really interested after seeing the reviews. Some said refreshing others said a sour almost dressing like experience. I pour. My vote? It's my 3,100th beer!

A + S - Both hit me at once the distinct sour notes and the strong pink hue from this beer! The head was good a 1/4 inch but fades away to practically nothing. Now I am mindset at Raspberry vinegar.
T - It's not bad I was taken a back at actually how it was more fruity than sour. Almost like a fruit juice semi sweet raspberries and lemon bite the tongue. Hops are in there? I guess no gluten and I am actually surprised I am enjoying this!
M - Smooth body not watery but syrup like. Tasty
Overall this is the first Gluten free Wild ale I ever drank and it not mentioned I would not be able to tell the difference. The only kicker for me is the price tag which I paid $5.50 for a single which I would probably never do again.

May 14, 2019
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S: smells like kombucha presenting at least four kinds of tart aromas - vinegar, lactobacillus, citric, and fruit tartness. Raspberry, a hint of tobacco and mild funk add to the tart aromas.

L: It is reddish pink in the glass with a thin foam cap that quickly dissipates.

T: It is a tart, funky, kombucha palate with a big rapsberry presence on the palate. The tart flavors have the same aspects as the aroma and are medium high while the raspberry and sweetness are medium. Lemon and mild vinegar notes work well with the raspberry. The raspberry and alcohol knock a little intensity off the kombucha but the acidity and carbonation still give it a little bite.

F: The body is light to medium light and the carbonation is high.

O: This is a very refreshing, unusual and interesting beer. This should appeal to kombucha lovers and those looking for a gluten free beverage.

Mar 24, 2017
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enrique_m from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

this is one tasty brew, does not taste like beer but it very tasty.
look: pink color, lots of head.
smell, like kombucha.
taste: kombucha, tart, and rasberries.
feel: medium bodied.
overall: one tasty treat.

May 08, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

2.62/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass. Small label says 072316 - presumably the BB date.
Looks like a cherry soda with a clear pale red body and a bubbly white head.
The unpleasant tart, vinegary, funky aroma is misleading. This beer is not as sweet as it is tart, but there's an obvious sweetness, and there's negligible funk and little vinegar in the flavor. Still, it does have a near puckering tartness. Very flavorful with plenty of raspberry notes.
Light body with near medium carbonation.

Feb 08, 2016
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 OZ bottle
Served in a beer flute

This beer pours a rosy shade of pink with some amber highlights. It was topped with a fleeting inch of pinkish head.

The smell is sour, yet sweet from the raspberries with a little funk.

My mind is trying to process the taste. It is sour, but sweetened by ample raspberries. There is an almost vinegar taste in the finish. I have never tried kombucha tea, so I have no point of reference for the flavor.

Low carbonation with a medium mouthfeel

This is a unique tasting experience for me. It's not as horrible as the reviews led me to believe. It is different. I would not want to drink a whole bottle again. I few ounces is enough to get the gist of it. I would probably have it again sharing a bottle.

Oct 20, 2015
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Stezz420 from Illinois

1.52/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Here's a few words. Raspberry vinaigrette. I'd like this on salad not in my beer.

Im not sure where this whole thing went wrong or where they had the bright idea to add salad dressing to beer to make it taste better.

Jun 30, 2015
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

1.84/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a bright neon red color with barely any head to speak of settling at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of bubbly surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Weird funky aroma of raspberry mixed with what I can only compare to marsh gases.

T- Watery raspberry flavor. No tartness. Hint of malt. After a while, that kombucha vinegary taste hits the back of the throat.

M- Syrupy with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Horrible. Way too sweet, doesn't even taste like kombucha or even beer for that matter. Shocked that there must be people out there that actually buy this. Glad I didn't.

Jun 13, 2015
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Kerrie from Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It won't let me straight up rate this without a review, so here goes.

Looked like lemonade, smelled and tasted like vinegar. Nothing like any beer I've ever had before. Not my thing... and I generally like sours.

Jan 25, 2015
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LakerLeith from California

3/5  rDev -5.4%

Vinegar, sweet fruit, smells like finger nail polish..Uhhh... super fruity taste, hurts to swallow. Thanks Whole Foods? Fungus? Wtf is this? Pours bright red, No carbonation

Nov 19, 2014
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Rutager from Canada

1.55/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance. Pours a peachy pink with no head, looks pretty still.

Smell. Nail polish and vinegar. Maybe a little raspberry. Not good if that description didn't cover it. (Rating this as a beer since it says "beer" prominently on the label. I have zero kombucha experience.)

Taste. Very sweet, fake raspberry flavour, weird funky nail polish (or at least how I imagine nail polish would taste from the smell), and malt vinegar.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, low side of medium carbonation.

Overall. Interesting as a morbid curiosity. Kinda turns me off as far as trying any other kombusha drinks goes. Love the concept and brewing method (as listed on the bottle) but this isn't working for me.

Nov 09, 2014
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Phelps from Arizona

2.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright pink and bubbly, like a sparkling rose. Soft vinegar funk mixed with a dash of earthy hops, lemon peel, barely any raspberry. Flavor is much sweeter, offering up smooth raspberry jam and more earthiness to balance the bacterial bite.

Really, the biggest flavor you get out this and all the kombucha beers is vinegar. If you need a sour fix, they'll do. But it's white vinegar -- funky, sharp, biting. I'm more of a balsamic man, myself.

Jul 29, 2014
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Dope from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy light pink. Small fizzy light pink head. Soda-like really. Fizzes out very quickly. No lacing and minimal head retention. Looks like raspberry seltzer water basically.

S: Smell is subtle. Raspberry soda? Somewhat tart.

T: Yup. Raspberry soda. Sweet raspberry, pure and simple. Raspberry turns lightly tart, almost vinegary into the finish. Light bitterness. Very dry, moisture-sucking aftertaste.

M: Surprisingly light for an 8% brew. Crisp and dry.

O: Honestly not bad. It's sweet raspberry soda up front, reminds me of a Lindeman's. The tartness and drying effect in the finish gives it a decent contrast at least. Hard to rate this one, it doesn't taste like beer, per say. But it's pretty tasty 8% alcoholic raspberry soda?

Mar 23, 2014
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - I have never seen a beer that is this shade of pink. Further, the sediment in this beer is unbelievable. It looks like a dead caterpillar is floating in my beer. I stuck my finger in the glass, and confirmed it to be a weird lump of sediment.

Smell - The aroma smells like a milder sour ale. There is some spice to the smell, but it is not overwhelming.

Taste - My first thought was that this tastes like fizzy fruit punch. The initial notes are sour, but the taste seems to grow weaker with each sip. By the end, the fruitiness has gone from tart raspberry to Hi-C fruit punch.

Mouthfeel - The beer was very carbonated. As previously noted, there is a lot of sediment. I could not bring myself to drink, because I was afraid it would be like downing a bucket of beach water.

Overall - I love the stuff Unity Vibration is making, but this is not one of their better efforts.

Oct 26, 2013
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up at the Fairway in Woodland Park last week, having never had anything from Unity Vibration or an American Wild ale, for that matter. The description on the bottle intrigued me to the point where I couldn't wait to give this a go. While I couldn't taste the hops, or the aging from the barrel, or anything aromatic, this was certainly a memorable, beverage. Since one of the other reviewers on here mentioned that this didn't have any malt in it, then where did this fall? After downing the entire bottle, I'm still not sure that I'm even qualified to answer that!

I can't say that I've ever had a, shit...whatever this is, that poured pink. Maybe pink lemonade during a birthday party when I was 8 but since then, nothing I've drank even remotely came close to looking like this. It poured like a poor man's Lambic and had the appearance of one, with the center being cloudy and a head like champagne. Lots of vinegar and acetate in the nose, which led me unable to get a good whiff of this. Tons of carbonation but not a strong head and hardly any lacing to be seen. Then there's the taste: faintly sweet, oddly sour, somewhat bubbly, and overall cheap. Hops? Forget it? Malt? Nowhere to be found. Alcohol? It's there but I had to down most of the bottle to feel that too. A bit of cloudy sediment could be found here and there was some pink lemon, raspberry, and champagne which combined to give this a lighter-than-light impression on me. Why isn't this a Lambic? Why isn't this brewed as one? I don't know my beers enough but this just seemed too....domestic to be wild.

Yes, there's alcohol in here but that seems to be a blessing rather than any type of accompaniment or curse. This almost reminded me of one of these Rose, blend, or Zinfandel wines that snobs look down on but is still technically considered wine. Somehow, this made the cut on here but with such a weak body, lack of a hop profile, and absence of malt, the Kombucha in its place ensured that this fell on an entirely different level. There's nothing out there even remotely close to this, which is either a blessing or a curse depending on what you're seeking out. Worth a try once just to see what's possible to ferment and bottle.

Oct 18, 2013
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this beer in a mixed 4 pack with the Unity Vibration Triple-Goddess Ginger Kombucha Beer. My second kombucha beer from Unity Vibration. Expectations are a bit higher than my previous experience. Hopefully this one won't gush all over everything.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Thankfully it wasn't a gusher. Pours a somewhat artificial pink grapefruit / strawberry colored body with some dark sediment at the bottom of the glass. No head, but a thin ring of fat white bubbles. Looks almost like a Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita.

S - Smell is basically what you would expect from a kombucha beer. Some tart fermented raspberry, a sour pungent vinegar aroma, & some alcohol fumes burning the nostrils. No hops or barrel characteristics present.

T - Taste is pretty much all kombucha, and no beer. Sour fermented raspberry, semi-artificial strawberry flavor, tart vinegar, white sugar, and some alcohol heat. Definitely retains that bacterial kombucha taste, but it mostly just tastes like alcoholic kombucha. Again, I'm not tasting any hops or barrel flavors.

M - Feel is sticky, sweet, and sour. Sugary and tart.

Overall, as a kombucha and beer lover, I was slightly disappointed with this offering. It basically just tasted like regular kombucha with a lot of nail polish remover booze heat. I'm glad I got to try it for novelty's sake, and I look forward to trying the others, but in the future I will be skipping this one.

Unity Vibration Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer ---3/5.

Sep 17, 2013
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harrymel from Washington

1.33/5  rDev -58%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottled: unk

Pours a pretty pink nearly still beer with a touch of cloudiness - reminds me of FFAC honestly. A really pretty beer. Smells of white vinegar, macerated raspberries, permanent marker, a bit of apple cider vinegar as well. Very, very sweet - waaayyyy too sweet. Sugars, some hay, some sour notes (really thinned out apple cider vinegar, and some wood. Thin and really no carb. Overall, this beer is a real piece of shit, save the look, which is just color - not the additional parts that would make a good beer look

Aug 08, 2013
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GRG1313 from California

2.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light pink grapefruit pink with no head but for a small rim of white bubbles. Look like water with a couple of drops of cranberry juice dropped in.

Nose is a non-descript light fruit/berry sweet sour. Hints of apple vinegar and hints of spice

Mouthfeel is actually medium bodied fresh but with almost no carbonation.

Flavor profile is a surprise. It tastes more like a berry soda than a beer; no hops, little, if any, wile ale character - it just does not taste like beer. It tastes like a decent very sweet berry (of some sort) soda ale. There is a hint of "sweet/sour" in the flavors. You'd give this to your kids if you didn't know better.

I believe that it's supposed to be a sour wild ale - it misses a bit, except for the finish where there is a slight light sour finish. I get zero hop character whatsoever in nose or flavor profile

Finish is assertive, light citric berry with some berry spice with just a hint of sour.

Conclusion: You like sweet berry soda - this is for you.

You want a raspberry "toned" beer that "shows" the hops that's supposed to be in this one, or perhaps you want something like a framboise lambic or gueuze? Well, perhaps this is not for you.

I'd give it a 5 for a ginger ale soda. However, as an "American Wild Ale" I'm not so sure that it hit its mark. More soda than beer, despite the fact that I like it. Judging is going to be tuff for this one.

Serving type: bottle

Jun 19, 2013
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chyeaabrah from New Jersey

1.06/5  rDev -66.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I really hate to be this critical. I even tried to find the hidden flavors in this brew that give it its character, but this stuff tastes like berry flavored vinegar. It is very harsh, and definitely not a beer, or tastes of a beer. I dont even know how they can call it an Ale. Do not buy this unless your looking for a marinade for some chicken or you have the unique pallet that enjoys the flavor of $5 distilled vinegar.

May 10, 2013
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

DISCLAIMER: This is not actually a beer. It's a fermented kombucha culture that's fruited/spiced and hopped. There is no malt used whatsoever. Just saying.

Now that the legal mumbo-jumbo's out of the way, this stuff pours a clear rosé topped by a halo of ephemeral froth. The nose comprises sweetly tart raspberry, light rose petals, and a kiss of sweetgrass. The taste brings in more of the same, similar to a Jones cream soda that just happens to have a pervasive tartness to it. The body is a lithe medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a decent enough sour-raz concoction, but not something I could really see myself drinking too many of at any given time. It's a bit too sour candy-like, if that makes any sense.

Mar 13, 2013
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mactrail from Washington

2.24/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Looks like Pink Champale, but cloudy. Rather attractive, if a little alarming. It kind of glows with amber pink, topped with some nice suds. Aroma is apple cider as StoutHunter notes. Flavor is Hawaiian punch with pickle juice. You know, bread-and-butter pickles with the spicy seeds. And maybe some apricot nectar. Surely the most intensely sweet and sour alleged beer I've ever had.

Another one of these "love it or hate it" experiences. Maybe you have to be totally high on, or down with, kombucha. Quite educational, I'm sure. As one of the brewers said, "You can feel the energy in your body." Not to mention a rather bitter and plasticky hop flavor, and some dark and disturbing herbal taste.

So who decides what's a beer and what's some kind of chemical reaction? Oh, yeah, I forgot. Bought this in Monterey, Calif. at an otherwise normal sort of liquor store.

May 16, 2012
LOBLAWLOBS from California

1.21/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First impression: AWFUL. And the second, and the third impression. One of my more expensive dumpers...

Appearance: poured thick, not very carbonated, with a head that quickly rose up as a soda would and disappeared just as fast. However, it is clear as a crystal and pink as a rose. So bonus on that side?

Smell: acetic kombucha-ish sourness, some hint of hops, with the syrupy raspberry up front and center, a hint of things to come. I tried to sniff my way into some more complex acid character but was left empty.

Taste: like poorly made kombucha, combined with hop flavor, and is somehow simultaneously watery-flavored by being absolutely over the top cloyingly sweet? I'm not sure how this was done.

Feel: You know that scene in super troopers where they compete to chug maple syrup? The mouthfeel was like that, but with a vomity backend.

I put this bad boy into my hydrometer just to make sure I wasn't having an off day, and after decarbonation it read out to 1.035. I have no idea how this got into the bottle like that, as an "American Wild Ale". Here's to hoping this is actually a good beer and they're just having some QC problems over at the yoga center.

Executive summary: so far off the mark, it hit me in the nuts instead.

Feb 09, 2012
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend of mine picked a bottle Unity Vibration's Triple-Goddess Raspberry for $3.49 at The Lager Mill. I'm not a big fan of American Wild Ale's and I have never tried Kombucha, so I don't know what to expect, so lets see how it goes. It didn't have a bottling date but I think it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks good and it has some nice info on the back to let you know it was open air fermented, oak barrel aged, bottled conditioned, unpasteurized, and unfiltered, which is good to know. This one was a gusher and quickly had to be poured, it poured a hazy pink color, with a good amount of a pinkish white head that died down to nothing after a while. It looks ok to me.

S- This beer had a pretty intense aroma, the first thing I picked up was a very dominating apple cider vinegar aroma, but after it warmed up a little I started to pick up more of the fermented raspberrys and some other aromas that I think have come from the Kombucha. The strong vinegar smell was a little of putting but the other aromas were nice.

T- This beer tasted quite different from how it smelled, the apple cider vinegar didn't really come through but there was a good amount of acidity, some fermented raspberrys that were a little tart, then comes a a couple weird flavors that I think are the Kombucha and because it was open air fermented. I could taste a slight bit of alcohol, but not much for a beer that's 8.10%. This beer had a good and interesting taste.

M- Tart, bubbly, on the light side of being medium bodied, and it had a high amount of prickly carbonation that seemed a little over done and almost champagne like.

Overall I thought that this was a good beer that had some pretty intense and interesting flavors. I don't think this beer has that great of drinkability, it would be hard for me to take a bottle down by myself, I think the intense flavors and carbonation would get to me after a while and I might need some antacid as a chaser. What I liked most about this beer was it's intense and unique flavor, the combination worked well and made for an interesting beer to drink. What I liked least about this beer was the prickly carbonation, I would have liked the carbonation more beer like then champagne like. I would think about getting a bottle of this once in a while but it is nothing I could drink on a regular basis. This beer is worth giving a shot, and since it isn't as funky as some of the other Wild Ales out there this may make for a more user friendly entree into the style. I am glad I got to try this beer, it might be time to give Wild Ales another chance.

Jan 08, 2012
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MarcatGSB from Michigan

4.17/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from the Keweenaw Co-Op in Hancock MI. Poured from 22 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy pink hue with a vibrantly sparse white head.

N: Big raspberry, and fermented fruit. Kombucha is really coming through.

T: This is tasty. A nice combination of Kombucha and a big kick of tart raspberry, followed by some real funk and tang!

M: Lively, fun. Light in body, not syrupy at all. Very refreshing.

D and O: This was fun, and I am so excited to have tried this beer. A great gluten-free option, and it's open air fermented! How can you argue with that? A stand out for me in the realm of new styles, absolutely a joy to drink.

Jan 06, 2012
Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer from Unity Vibration
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 95 ratings