Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer | Unity Vibration

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unity Vibration
Michigan, United States
unityvibrationkombucha.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MarcatGSB on 01-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
22
Avg:
2.93
pDev:
29.01%
 
 
Wants:
4
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11
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of chyeaabrah
1.06/5  rDev -63.8%
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.

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Photo of npendres
1.18/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of LOBLAWLOBS
1.21/5  rDev -58.7%
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.

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Photo of J1mmyB09
1.25/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of harrymel
1.33/5  rDev -54.6%
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

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Photo of MrJolly
1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of Stezz420
1.52/5  rDev -48.1%
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.

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Photo of Rutager
1.55/5  rDev -47.1%
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.

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Photo of tommy5
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of Kerrie
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
1.84/5  rDev -37.2%
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 mpenning13
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of mactrail
2.24/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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Photo of incubuscience
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of chefbigjon
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Morakaton
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of kvgomps
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mush
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of chinchill
2.62/5  rDev -10.6%
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 kp29
2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Betajeff
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of RobertJBeer
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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