Framboise For A Cure | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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) - Temptation base, 6.5%

Added by Arbitrator on 10-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#226
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
1,060
pDev:
8.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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HISTOGRAM
 
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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

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

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4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcamparone
4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
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4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jshusc
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
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4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,060 ratings