Framboise For A Cure | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

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
Ratings:
1,006
Reviews:
158
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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1,028
Gots:
209
For Trade:
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Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xdtfx
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of M-Fox24
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange/straw pour; head is off-white and slightly less than a half finger high. Some retention, but minimal lacing

S: Raspberries, grapes, and acidity. Subtle tones on lemon, straw, rhubarb, oak, and a bit of vinous appeal

T: Sweet berries attack this beverage nicely. Meanwhile some citrus/tart acidity (along with lime, oak and vinegar) find their presence amongst the slightly dry, bitter wild.

M: Quite stimulating and addictive: Carbonation and Body surface medium territory

O: Funky, wild, tart, crisp...uplifting. The (rasp)berry incorporation amongst the fruit was morally scrumptious

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Photo of nvbrew
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hootie159
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GDawgs34
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of angrybabboon
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 4/29/16

Cheers to magictacosinus for hooking me up; split with Goblinmunkey7 - Note: 2015 bottle

A: Orange-pink, with some straight-up pink around the edges - touch of haze, but actually mostly clear - pours with a medium sized, bright white head, slowly fades to a thin cap, leaves really nice lacing

S: Raspberries with some Russian River wild magic - lightly sour, tart, fresh raspberry juice - some straight-up sourness and funk - sharp acidity, rounded out with some lactic notes - some musty barrel funk - some white wine and oak - pale, blonde base and some light sweetness from the raspberries

T: Tempting raspberries - really nice raspberry flavor, nicely juicy while being almost entirely dry - raspberry flesh and raspberry candy - nice mix of acidity and damp, lactic notes - some barnyard flavors and musty cellar - really nice barrel funk - moderate tartness - oak - some white wine - light sweetness and some pale malts - lingering dryness

M: On the light side of medium, medium level of sourness, tart, crisp finish

O: Framboise for the win

Some of the first sours I ever had were from Russian River, and I still think they make the best this side of Belgium. The sour, tart, funk is great, and the raspberry just makes it better. I feel very lucky to have tried this.

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Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheldman
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knotes1963
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beer4B
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cultclassic89
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great, not Atrial great. Plenty of reviews so I'll skip.

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Photo of Danny1217
3.72/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erjaq
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snig623
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jheezee
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moarmare
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rubenjr
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 1,006 ratings.
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