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Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha BeerTriple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer

Brewed by:
Unity Vibration
Michigan, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MarcatGSB on 01-06-2012

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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
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?

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Photo of GRG1313
2.94/5  rDev -5.2%
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

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of mctizzz
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of pat61
4.35/5  rDev +40.3%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
2.62/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.85/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Betajeff
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of epim00
4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

Photo of incubuscience
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Rutager
1.55/5  rDev -50%
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.

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Photo of LakerLeith
3/5  rDev -3.2%

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

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Photo of MrJolly
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

Photo of tommy5
1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of aclockworkchris
3.87/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
3.45/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
1.84/5  rDev -40.6%
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.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of Bearman13
3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer from Unity Vibration
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 93 ratings