Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer | Unity Vibration

Triple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha BeerTriple-Goddess Raspberry Kombucha Beer
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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

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

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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 dmorgan310
3.54/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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 mactrail
2.24/5  rDev -27.7%
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 atrocity
2.78/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JAHMUR
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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 Stinger80OH
2.73/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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 Axnjxn
3.59/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Dactrius
3.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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