Raspberry Blonde
4 Noses Brewing Company

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #412
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #40,792
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 12.68%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
24
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4 Noses Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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Reviews by Bierwolf:
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Bierwolf from Missouri

3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: It poured pretty, about 1 finger of foam, went quickly down to a thin film, nice carbonation rising up from the bottom of the glass. However it looked more orange or peach than raspberry red.
Smell: Smelled lightly of raspberry and other fruitiness.
Taste: Really just a hint of raspberry, not much more than that. More bitter than sweet.
Feel: Pretty light bodied, maybe a hint past light to medium light. Could definitely feel the carbonation. A little bitter after taste but it did not hang on.
Overall: A bit disappointing for me anyway. I was hoping for a bigger raspberry flavor but it just isn't there.

Aug 23, 2020
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, canned on 10/22/19. Pours hazy pink red with some chunks and a fizzy white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is sweet and tart raspberry, a bit subdued.

The flavor is sweet raspberry with a little tartness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK fruit beer.

Mar 26, 2020
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Connybumbum from Colorado

4.51/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 11, 2020
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QuakeAttack from California

3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bright red with decent head. Light smell of raspberries, but not much of the beer itself. More of a raspberry drink than a beer (very little taste of the base beer). Need to dial back the raspberry. Remember, this is a beer, not a sweet drink.

Sep 09, 2020
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CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

2.92/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Jan 03, 2021
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WDJersey from Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 03, 2019
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netshark from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 07, 2020
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RBorsato from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nov 27, 2020
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geo_snow_dancer

2.94/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Smell: While a bit one-note, that note was a pleasant raspberry that promised a lot of fruit flavor.

Taste: Taste did not live up to the raspberry aroma. It was a bit of letdown after first cracking the can open, but it wasn't bad.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, however it felt a little heavy in body.

Overall: Could have used more flavor development besides simple raspberry. Needed more balance.

Apr 16, 2020
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pours a dark red pink with a medium frothy head with no lacing on the glass.

S: Raspberry is very up front in this beer, there is a bit of tartness from the beer, other than the raspberry, I don't a lot else.

T: Slightly tart raspberry with a touch of sweetness, no bitterness, this beer is almost all raspberry I don't get much else.

F: light body and easy drinking

O: This is a very raspberry forward beer, i wish the raspberry was toned down abit and we get a little more beer characteristics.

Apr 02, 2020
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Sellen from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8/2/2020

Dec 05, 2020
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Haybeerman from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 07, 2018
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 02, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a lackluster brew from these guys, who have been nothing but amazingly impressive across the board so far. on tap at mead street station, it looks pink and cloudy in the glass, unassuming and unimpressive. no head and no bubbles, but the color is nice.smells like generic jammy fruit. it could easily be strawberry until i taste it, and the tartness of the raspberry comes out too. their regular bareback blonde is so good, i had much higher hopes for this. the fruit makes it too sweet, and the hops that were there in the original seem lost and under dosed in this edition. the raspberry, although it tastes authentic to me, adds very little, this was a better beer without it in my opinion. one thing i do like though is that it doesnt linger too long on the palate, and while its sweet in the middle, its somewhat dry in the finish, drinkable for that reason, although its absolutely under carbonated for the style. a good beer to have one of and move on, but 4 noses is capable of a lot better than this...

Dec 13, 2015
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Elicoleman from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 03, 2018
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Presentation: Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a lambic glass.

Appearance: The one finger head goes away almost immediately and leaves behind some lacing in pacthes. It's a murky, opaque brick color.

Smell: It's a faint aroma of fresh raspberries with a touch of musty grains in the background.

Taste: It's mostly just a watery, malty sweetness with a slight hint of fruity raspberry as it goes down and that's it.

Mouthfeel: It's light, crisp, and refreshing with medium-high carbonation.

Overall: It looks good and the scent is pleasant enough to but the taste just isn't that great. The raspberry is subdued and barely present at all.

Jun 10, 2019
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Brob245 from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 12, 2018
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pagesofphotographs from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 02, 2017
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KLHBB from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fun, a good breakfast beer, light and fruity. A rosy coral color with no head nor bubbles, nor lacing. Smells of raspberries, tastes of generic fruit, light mouthfeel, overall a little underwhelming, but I'm glad to try it.

Jul 23, 2017
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sohearn from Alabama

3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 08, 2017
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Blazer22 from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mar 29, 2017
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COR8RFAN from Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aug 01, 2016
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22Blue from Kansas

3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 31, 2020
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RDW from Nebraska

3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 02, 2021
Raspberry Blonde from 4 Noses Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 24 ratings