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

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #110
Ranked #1,272
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
Dec 23, 2022
Jan 22, 2012
Raspberry Wild OneRaspberry Wild One
Notes: Sour brown ale aged in wine barrels with raspberries.
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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
Rated: 4.19 by Beerbom from California

May 19, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BrewSTL from Missouri

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.56 by brycevolk from Ohio

Dec 04, 2017
Rated: 4.54 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by sweemzander from Illinois

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by fthegiants from California

Jan 16, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
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.
Jan 11, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 08, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 06, 2017
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pretty gross
Jan 01, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by suckaj from Florida

Oct 28, 2016
Rated: 4 by fredmugs from Indiana

Oct 24, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by midlifec from Michigan

Oct 21, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by That_Bearded_Guy from California

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Stillyman11 from California

Oct 09, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
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.
Sep 22, 2016
Rated: 4.65 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 15, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Aug 27, 2016
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Reviewed by esktime from Ohio

4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle served in a Teku - Cork removal was not an easy task......worked up a thirst

Opaque redish maroon look

The aroma was of Raspberry and oak.

Taste was a wild tart raspberry bomb with a vinegar lemon funky finish...........Sour Yumminess

Medium body with a perfect amount of carbination

I really enjoyed this beer and look forward to trying after cellaring one for awhile
Aug 13, 2016
Raspberry Wild One from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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