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
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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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
375 with Dan
Jul 01, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by ellswrth from Oregon

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by shredder83 from Illinois

Aug 24, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by tywhite from California

Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by AndrewPalmer from Minnesota

May 24, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by JoeMarinello from Ohio

May 17, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by unclekeith from Alaska

May 12, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

May 07, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by Ken_P from Massachusetts

May 03, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by Skellbop from New York

Apr 30, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Madbum101214 from California

Apr 18, 2018
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.44 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

Mar 19, 2018
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