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 - present) - Temptation base, 6.5%

Added by Arbitrator on 10-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#303
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
1,067
pDev:
8.13%
 
 
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1,043
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Trade:
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4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at August THT. Hazy peach with a thin white head. Notes of raspberries, macerated fruit, light vinegar. Medium body, light carbonation and a sour and lightly sweet finish.

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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

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4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
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4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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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4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Just caught the 2016 release of this beer at the brewery in Santa Rosa last week.

This reddish-pink sour looked phenomenal in a tulip. Intense raspberry on the nose amplified by the beer's strident effervescence. Sparkles on the tongue due to the combination of acidity and carbonation. Both the tartness and eventual mild bitterness in the beer are derived from the raspberry.

Perfectly balanced and astonishingly drinkable.

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4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
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4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
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4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
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Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,067 ratings