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

Raspberry Wild OneRaspberry Wild One
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #105
Ranked #1,255
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
Aug 02, 2023
Jan 22, 2012
Sour brown ale aged in wine barrels with raspberries.
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Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Aug 02, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by McSeal from Connecticut

Jul 23, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by Curt3 from Ohio

Jul 04, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a heavy murkiness to the transparency. Head is a couple fingers of desert tan foam. Aroma is raspberry right off the cusp, and with that mild sweetness and tartness - yin & yang. Bready, mild earthy malts sit behind with red wine, oak, and mild grassy hops. Great aroma, which segues into the taste seemlessly. Flavor profile brings forward that same raspberry tart, sweetness, alongside earthy, bready malts, lemon zest, and red wine. It has a firm acidity tone, but it never pushes the line into heart burn territory, just accentuating the tartness in every sip. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a prickly start that breaks away for a smooth, still finish. Overall, tart, sweet, and raspberry forward. It drinks with intrigue from start to finish, and is both engaging enough to be thoughtful, without being overly complex. Just enough sourness to keep it interesting, but not a novelty.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegelau tulip from a 750mL bottle.
Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle, packaged 2.11.21, label says 6.6% ABV. Served in a Teku glass, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with not quite an inch off-white/pinkish head that didn't stay around for very long. Small amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like sweet and tart raspberries, oak, earthiness, funk and a hint of citrus. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some jammy dark berries, lime, vanilla and vinegary flavors. Lots of tart berry goodness in this brew! Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was enjoyable, wouldn't mind getting another bottle of this one. $15.99 a bottle.
Jun 13, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by Budlum from Maryland

May 20, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Faded red pour with a pinkish collar and spotted lacing. Smells of fresh and tart raspberry with oak, light wine, brett and flowers. Taste has more of a tartly juicy raspberry with vinous, oaky, and lightly funky notes on the finish. Hints of lemon juice, burnt earth and pear in the background of it all. Feel is medium-light bodied with a tart and vinous light finish. Perfect for spring
May 07, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by goleeoh from Michigan

Mar 08, 2021
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle into a tulip snifter. Believe purchased 7/12/16, don’t think that was the bottling date. Had 4/17/19.

Pours a brownish ruby color, a little cloudy, with a one and a half inch foamy head and some foamy lacing. Aromas of raspberries, some wine, some malt, light plums and cherries, oak, a little funk, light vanilla. Smells lightly tart and sour. Flavors of raspberries, malt, oak, some cherries, a little funk, some vanilla, light wine. Starts out with a good amount of tartness that fades, a little sour throughout, a sweet note midway. Smooth, a solid light to medium body, well carbonated.

The raspberries are terrific, a good level of tartness, and actually a good amount of wood comes through. Well executed and very enjoyable. Would buy this again.
Mar 18, 2020
Rated: 3.66 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Jul 29, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by ESchweers from Michigan

Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by JoeMad from Michigan

Jul 15, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by detpizzaboi from Michigan

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by TheeWarPig from Michigan

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by SpdKilz from Illinois

Nov 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by Muss42 from Michigan

Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
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.
Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 11, 2018
Raspberry Wild One from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 200 ratings