Raspberry Blush | Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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BA SCORE
4.01/5
70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States
mikkellersd.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly marketed as Fruit Face.

Berliner Weisse with Raspberry and 2nd Craft Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Ethiopian Coffee.


Added by GRG1313 on 05-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,926
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
70
pDev:
5.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of joemochas
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright red/ pink with small white head, little hazy.
Aroma has raspberry, nuts, cold coffee, little funk, dough.
Taste is raspberry sour, coffee, nuts, moderate sour.

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Photo of thebeers
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pinkish-purple color with three fingers of pink-tinted head that quickly settle into a nice cap and leave decent lacing.

Big raspberry aroma, somewhat tart, somewhat sweet, with dookie-smelling coffee behind.

Wow, the coffee and raspberries blend pretty well in this. There's a hint of chocolate chip cookie. Then some restrained Berliner tartness as well. The tastes fall over each other in waves from the first sip through the aftertaste.

The feel is a little heavy and creamy for the style, but not ridiculously so. It adds to a softening of what could have been very sharp tart edges. Strong carbonation.

This is a lot better than I expected. Not sure when this was canned, but would love to try it super fresh to see the coffee shine a little more.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into pint glass. It is a deep pink blush color with a 2.5 finger very light pink head. Aroma is raspberry jam with tart berry notes, wheat, and some light cold coffee and chocolate. Flavor is outstanding with full raspberry pie flavor that has a tartness to it. The wheat base is there and the faint chocolate and cold coffee finish it off. Feel is light, finely carbonated, and quite refreshing. This is the type of beer that is typically one and done for me, but I would definitely repeat buy this beer.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a ruby red color with a thin white head. Smells of coffee and raspberries. Taste follows the smell however, it starts off with a raspberry taste and then finishes a coffee flavor with a mild bitterness from the coffee and then finishes with the perfect amount of raspberry tartness. Mikkeller did a fantastic job balancing the bitter coffee flavor with the tart raspberries. A great beer and an easy drinking beer especially for a sour beer.

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npachl
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Pink color. Aroma has fruity coffee, raspberries and lactic tartness. Taste has tart raspberries and light coffee notes. Quite dry feel.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattboyer182
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

why is everything mikkeller just so darn good?! of course they find the headiest coffee out, and of course they blend it expertly with some super fresh fruit. this beer is at a level that nobody else can get to! this coffee aspect is so subtle, so minimal really, but none of us have ever seen it in beer quite like this, especially a super clean and professional berliner as a base! no shade of the coffee at all hardly, this is red and hazy and raspberry obvious! such an earthy note to this too, the fruit is tart and sweet at the same time and very tangy, natural, and appropriately forward. however, as subtle as the coffee is, it makes this beer! ruby colored and tart and funky too, acidic in the best way, coffee and roast run full steam into burnt notes, also clean and just picked tart raspberries, coffee raspberry berliner could only be a mikkeller beer really! more body than almost any other i have come across, but perfectly alive berries and a brilliant coffee profile, no acidity, smart. red wine, tang, citrus. i love this beer! its the right mix of all the elements, and i think is one of the best mikkeller beers to date! coffee and fruit in a fusion that seems almost impossible. this beer is perfect! best flavored berliner in the game right now. of course it is...

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Photo of Suds
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light and hazy pink in color. Not much of a head on this one....the aroma, though is a pleasant mix of raspberry juice and wheat beer. I didn't get the coffee at first, but after looking for it, after a few sips, it comes forth....light and in the background. The taste is dry, spritzy, and with a tart wheat twang. Interesting and worth a try.

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Photo of craftaholic
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm a fan of this one! Looks so damn pretty! Smells tart and had subtle coffee notes which is intriguing. Sudsy carbonation, chalky sour like a candy. The raspberry is there but oh so balanced

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Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Raspberry Blush from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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