Framboise For A Cure | Russian River Brewing Company

Framboise For A CureFramboise For A Cure
BA SCORE
4.43/5
1,026 Ratings
Framboise For A CureFramboise For A Cure
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
Ranking:
#222
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
1,026
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,040
Gots:
208
Trade:
11
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,026 |  Reviews: 158
Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hootie159
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GDawgs34
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of angrybabboon
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
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 +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheldman
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of knotes1963
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beer4B
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cultclassic89
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
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 -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snig623
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of moarmare
4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rubenjr
4.04/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect amount of pink and purple (light) colors here, ample lighter pink tiny bubbled head, 3/5". Amazing tart raspberries in the aroma, even a year or more in the bottle, still pumps plenty of fruit goodness, one of the few aromas worthy of the cliche and overused "jammy" descriptor.

Taste is like that soft touch of Temptation, but with layers of raspberries all over it. Get nice notes of oak, chardonnay barrel, lemon and raspberry in a easy but complex drinker. Probably the best wild ale RR makes.

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Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful looking with nice color and lacing. Smell is outstanding with tons of raspberries. The taste doesn't quite live up to the hype the smell is bringing but it's still a very nicely crafted framboise.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle poured into a teku.

Appearance - Strawberry soda.

Smell - Sour, raspberries, citrus, very nice!

Taste - Tart, some sweet fruit, sour, delicious!

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, very nice!

Overall - Worth the tick.

Grade (A)

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

Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,026 ratings
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