Framboise For A Cure
Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.43 | pDev: 8.13%
Sep 15, 2019
Oct 07, 2010
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Notes: Blonde Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with brett, lacto, and pedio (base beer is Temptation). This sour barrel-aged blonde ale has 31 pounds per barrel of fresh raspberries to make a beautiful reddish/pink beer! Nicely balanced with sweet raspberry and tartness. This beer is made only once a year in conjunction with our month-long fundraiser for the Sutter Breast Care Services of Santa Rosa during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 100% of the proceeds of this beer will be used to help men and women in our community in their fight against breast cancer!

Batch 1 (2010) - Sonambic base, 5.9%
Batch 2 (2011 - present) - Temptation base, 6.5%
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4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by SHODriver from North Carolina

Bottle from 2012

A: Poured into a RR tion class to a deep red beer topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger of off white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of juicy raspberries and sourness with some oak and funk
T: Taste is nice raspberry up front with some oak and a strong amount of funky barnyard. Sourness builds but there's still a hint of clean maltyness. Overall not super sour but the raspberries help to keep that in check. Hints of band aid at times as well. On the swallow there's more raspberry, slight maltyness, some lingering tartness and a touch more funk.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium with a fairly neutral feel on the palate. Carbonation is effervescent and prickly at times while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a great beer for a great cause. The raspberries have faded over time but the beer has evolved pretty wonderfully. While it's approaching seven years old it doesn't have any flavors that would point to it being past its prime. Really nice complexity on this one and one to try if you can get it.

Sep 15, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a nice light and clear pinkish color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This one smells like lemon rind and lemony funk, jammy raspberry, white wine, and oak.

This is really well done. The raspberry is present, but it's done smartly and judiciously. The base Temptation still comes through quite nicely, with a dry, slightly sweet, and lemony funk. The raspberry is layered over all of that quite nicely.

This is crisp and light bodied, and very drinkable, with a wonderful dry finish.

I've been waiting to try this beer for quite a bit now, and it was worth the wait. This is some classic and tasty stuff right here.

Jul 18, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by grover37 from District of Columbia

375 with Dan

Jul 01, 2019
4.25 by ellswrth from Oregon on Mar 22, 2019
4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Dec 20, 2018
4.23 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Sep 15, 2018
4.48 by shredder83 from Illinois on Aug 24, 2018
4.33 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Aug 11, 2018
4.5 by ha-sheem from North Carolina on Aug 09, 2018
3.89 by tywhite from California on Aug 01, 2018
4.31 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jun 18, 2018
4.22 by AndrewPalmer from Minnesota on May 24, 2018
4.5 by JoeMarinello from Ohio on May 17, 2018
4.14 by unclekeith from Alaska on May 12, 2018
4.24 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on May 07, 2018
4.33 by Ken_P from Massachusetts on May 03, 2018
4.27 by Skellbop from New York on Apr 30, 2018
4.5 by Madbum101214 from California on Apr 18, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by OompaMentor from Georgia

I am not a sour guy and certainly not a raspberry guy at all but this bottle aged well and is worth the try! 3/9/2018

Mar 22, 2018
4.44 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina on Mar 19, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

Thanks Ray for the share. 12.7oz bottle poured into a Russian River tulip glass.

Orange-red slightly hazy body with a one finger white head. Little lacing, some retention. A tad fizzy.

Smell is grassy and lactic with tart berry skins and a bit of raspberry. Taste is dry and champagne-like, white wine, berries, fruit juice, funk with raspberry and tart fruity aftertaste . Light body, crisp but a tad watery.

Overall decent, it reminded me of the base beer with raspberry juice added.

Mar 13, 2018
4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia on Mar 10, 2018
4.57 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

Unsure of the vintage. Poured into a stemmed bulb. Look is a clear golden color with a minimal white head that fades down the glass. Aroma is slight raspberry, lemon, funk and oak. Taste is almost identical to the aroma. Lots of sourness here with lemon, funk and subtle raspberry mixed in. Fuel is light bodied with high carbonation. Champagne like. Overall, a very tasty sour.

Mar 04, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle from a Boise beer cartel share. Slightly hazy, with small frothy head. Exemplary brew, still getting my taste for sours, but this one was great, Superlatives all around.

Feb 20, 2018
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on Feb 04, 2018
4.5 by kash2112 from Arizona on Feb 01, 2018
4.67 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York on Jan 28, 2018
4.75 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey on Jan 27, 2018
4.32 by jeremiahoden from Indiana on Dec 27, 2017
4.56 by jshusc from South Carolina on Dec 13, 2017
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4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rabbott2 from Illinois

2015 drank on 12/8/17

Look-thin short head, bright beautiful bright red

Smell-white wine, lemon, raspberry, oak. Really lovely

Taste-raspberry and lemon. Definitely can tell it’s white wine. A little harsh acidity which I think comes from the age.

Feel-medium tart. Very enjoyable

Overall-great beer. Will seek out a fresh one

Dec 09, 2017
4.37 by Steban from North Carolina on Dec 05, 2017
4.39 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts on Dec 05, 2017
4.59 by rhong187 from Pennsylvania on Dec 02, 2017
4.27 by tedgelee from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2017
4.37 by ToddBeans from Kentucky on Nov 26, 2017
4.24 by mattsmith413 from North Carolina on Nov 26, 2017
4.49 by Bobbydigi from Kansas on Nov 24, 2017
4.27 by Srqb from Washington on Nov 18, 2017
Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
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