Preble - Raspberry
Fore River Brewing Co.

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #962
Ranked #16,431
4.08 | pDev: 9.56%
Fore River Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thin fizzy and tart but all in a good way. Not that teeth-furring acetic yuck from an overly lactic brew that kettle sours can sometime flirt with. Tasty and great for a warm summer day.

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Photo of digboy
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy cranberry red with a very robust fizzy pale pink head... I ran out of fingers trying to measure it ;)

Aroma is a tangy raspberry, not overly strong though.

The taste is similar with gentle raspberry flavors blending well with the moderately sour base. The finish is a slightly tannic raspberry that is just really pleasant.

Feel is a little soft but maybe a little too-thin bodied. Not as much tartness as other kettles but I think that is a mark of good brewing in this case.

Gotta say I like this one a lot. And at 4% it is a winner all around. This may become my new go-to sour for around the house. Gonna try the cranberry version next.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint can poured into a tulip at 44f. 4%ABV

Pours a cloudy, dusty ruby color. 2 fingers of very light pink foamy head rest atop an effervescent body. Recedes at a moderate pace with no apparent lacing.

Nose is big fermented raspberry. Big sweet raspberries that have become sour. A mineral whiff as well. Other red berry impressions too.

Palate is immediate raspberry all the way. There is still some residual sugar - hardly any - but just enough to really give it that ripe berry flavor. Also rather sour, but in the most refreshing lacto kind of way. Alcohol is completely undetectable, although it's very low anyway - but one might not guess there's any ABV at all. Drinks more like a kombucha. Sweet and sour raspberries. A little mineral. A little funk. Some wet hay/grass/horse. A good dose of sour, a touch of funky, but not terribly complex. No real malt backbone, no detectable hopping, not even really any impression of beer. More like fermented juice.
This is meant to quench the thirst, and immensely enjoy the taste at the same time, not to study it's ins and outs.

Mouthfeel is feather light, crisp, good dose of fine bubbles, slightly drying in the finish, and crazy drinkable. I could down 4 of these fast if I so desired.

Overall, it's a kettle sour. Not an aged wile ale. Not looking for character or depth in this one. This is a great opener to a session, and an even better thirst quencher earlier in the day when you can't afford the alcohol's toll.
This is, and probably always will be, the best kettle sour I've had. Fantastic.

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Preble - Raspberry from Fore River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings