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Raspberry Wild One | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour brown ale aged in wine barrels with raspberries.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#997
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
185
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
9
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 185 |  Reviews: 22
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4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpdKilz
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft. Darker reddish body without any brown hue to it. Bright raspberry, a bit of brown malt, moderate acetic acidity, touch of lemony zest. Touch of vinous flavour. Palate cleansing, refreshingly dry, medium lighter body, good carbonation. Enjoyed this one a fair bit. This one should be bottled in six packs, although I guess with the wine barrels that would be a tough sell unless Bell's invested in foeders.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brycevolk
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i have to confess, i had no idea bells made beer like this, and this really just blew my mind! i have seen the occasional wild beer from them at festivals and such, but nothing packaged, and nothing of this caliber. it looks lighter than any brown ive seen, strange to see that in the listing here, its soft pink in color, valentines day looking, with a short almost white head on it, not like many browns out there. aroma and flavor dont have much of that chocolate malt thing going on either, its far lighter than that on the grain side. instead, its driven by the fruit and the yeast in equal parts, with a nod to the yeast because its so interesting and delicious. the berries are jammy and tart at the same time, really capturing the essence of the entire fruit, without it ever seeming sugary. the yeast is amazing, bretty and funky and drying and mature, the kind of wild beer i really have come to love, and there is a pop of pucker here too, decent acidity pushing sourness, but wild wins over sharp, and it seems complete, whole, and fully satisfying. brilliant carbonation is cool too, it truly sings on the tongue, almost to the point where i dont want to swallow it, but of course i do. gorgeous packaging as well, a new high point for bells in many ways! absolutely loved this.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty gross

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Photo of lochraneg
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Where was this one FW Invitational2? Pours looking similar to Supplication, its a brown base beer with red fruit mixed in giving it more levity. Aroma smacks of sourness. Some fruitiness there, can't really make a distinct impression whether I'm getting more raspberry or cherry or other unidentified fruit if smelling this blindly. Blindly? Is that only for sight or can you have a blind smelling?

Anyways, I really dug the taste, even more than regular Wild One. Has that fruitiness and sourness that takes away from the brown ale base. Wouldn't know if you didn't see the color/read about it. Easy to drink, clean, refreshing. A hint of leather, not heavy.

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4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Raspberry Wild One from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 185 ratings