Raspberry Blush
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #106
Ranked #11,355
4 | pDev: 9.25%
May 10, 2022
May 03, 2017
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly marketed as Fruit Face.

Berliner Weisse with Raspberry and 2nd Craft Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Ethiopian Coffee.
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4.58 by bw2000 from Texas on May 10, 2022
2.99 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2022
4 by xungmound98 from New York on Aug 14, 2021
3.79 by mltobin from Connecticut on May 24, 2021
3.77 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on May 20, 2021
3.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Mar 29, 2021
3.75 by dsshuck from Delaware on Mar 11, 2021
4.15 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Feb 24, 2021
3.78 by Khaack from New York on Feb 04, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Beautiful reddish pink body with six fingers of Pepto-Bismol pink head.

Smells of raspberries and cherries.

The taste is of raspberries and is very smooth only slightly sour.

Great feel to it, I keep drinking this.

Redding, CA, Dec 10, 2020.

Dec 12, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Pours a murky light red, slightly darker than the color of a mostly pink raspberry. Makes a thin 1/4" off white, lighter pink head, not much for retention. Aroma was more raspberry and wheat sourness than it was coffee, this is not a coffee bomb.

Taste is similar to the raspberry ich bin berliner series for Mikkeller, but with a light coffee intrusion. Could actually be the same base beer. Certainly more of a summer beer. The raspberry doesn't quite have that same drying effect on the mouthfeel that it does in many other examples. Perhaps the coffee takes away from that drying effect, but its not like it compromises the beer. While it made me kind of wonder reading the label (coffee & raspberry? wtf is that?) I think it makes for a decent beer. Its not going to make me forget about Hottenroth anytime soon, but its a serviceable little beer that stays within style guidelines until the coffee comes in, which is relatively sparingly used. The sourness is in the average range for style.

Oct 23, 2020
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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours pink with a faintly pink head that fades rather quickly; dribbles lacing

Smell: Faint raspberry with hints of coffee that get a bit stronger as the beer warms

Taste: Faint raspberry tones with just a hint of coffee emerging; that flavors disappear into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Not much of anything out of this one; forgettable

Oct 21, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Canned 6/1/20. Poured into a Teku at fridge temp. Orangy pink color with a short lived fizzy head. Smell is an earthy raspberry. Taste is light raspberry, and mildly tart. Thin feel, mild carbonation. Solid, and good for a warm summer day, but unspectacular.

Aug 04, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

Raspberry Blush is the definition of a "hint" beer. It is the faintest hint of coffee and raspberry. I almost put it in the category of lo-cal beer on its overall profile.

IG: @firesidewithphil

Jul 26, 2020
4.08 by mdfb79 from New York on Jul 12, 2020
5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 12, 2020
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

This was quite an interesting Berliner Weisse from a great San Diego brewery. 8/16/19 date printed on can. I think it was the unique combination of flavors that first drew my attention. Pours a clear darker pink-orange color with just a thin cap of white head and minimal scant lingering lacing. Interesting aromas of tart ripe raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and then some medium roast coffee, oak and faint whiskey in the background. Tastes similarly, the light acidity of the coffee balanced fairly well with the tart ripe fruits, although I probably wouldn’t seek out this flavor combination in the future. I think I prefer these types of beers to just have mainly fruit in them. Smooth, mild mouthfeel that was not quite puckering. Good amount of carbonation. I’m not sure I’ve had this type of Berliner Weisse before.

Jun 02, 2020
5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 13, 2020
3.05 by crobinso from Colorado on Feb 07, 2020
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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Therealbrewguys from Michigan

This is a good fruited sour. It's Berliner-esque, and I had to search for the coffee notes, as the sour over plays the coffee for me. It's nose is very good nice finish, crisp. a nice treat.

Dec 31, 2019
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 04, 2019
3.97 by nruhlig from Minnesota on Oct 20, 2019
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4.99/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by RenDez78 from California

Had this beer on tap at the local pub.. found it in cans afterwards at our local craft bottle shop. There's no words to describe... It's heaven in a can..

Aug 11, 2019
3.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Jul 28, 2019
4.39 by KiwiBrent from New York on Jul 21, 2019
3.5 by Marvicsin from California on Jun 27, 2019
3.81 by nater919 from New York on Jun 16, 2019
4 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jun 15, 2019
3.92 by jefkeman from New York on May 18, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

On tap at the Crafty Beer Guys pub.
Pour is cloudy pale rose with an excellent head.
Aroma. Coffee mixed raspberries.
Flavor. A surprisingly wonderful mix of coffee and sour raspberries. Low tartness for style.
Near medium body and low carbonation.

May 10, 2019
3.66 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Apr 25, 2019
2.64 by onewayboogie from California on Apr 23, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dfillius from Iowa

This has the look of a raspberry Berliner Weisse, rosy pink and hazy, with little head. Aroma is also standard with bright raspberry fruit except at the end some coffee slips through. Nice addition! Flavor is also raspberry forward, coffee only shows in the after taste which adds more to the mouthfeel with bitterness than anything else. It’s a fun idea that I wasn’t sure would work, but I’m glad I gave it a try!

Mar 10, 2019
2.75 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Mar 04, 2019
4.03 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Jan 19, 2019
4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Dec 24, 2018
3.71 by Richter525 from Michigan on Dec 24, 2018
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3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Mikkeller "Raspberry Blush"
$6/pint on tap at Governor's Tavern, Hudson, NY on 1 September 2018

Notes: 4.0% abv. Very hazy pink body beneath a short pinkish head. Average head retention and lacing, but that's expected of a Berliner-style weisse. It's mineralish and fruity with berry in the nose, but not particularly raspberry. The flavor brings in some sweetish malt to balance some acidity but it's not puckering. It's not too fruity, just a touch. Light to light-medium in body and crisp. Refreshing.

Nov 03, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by LGHT from California

Nice light freash with a great rasberry flavor and clean finish.

Oct 25, 2018
Raspberry Blush from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 148 ratings