Framboise For A Cure | Russian River Brewing Company

Framboise For A CureFramboise For A Cure
BA SCORE
97.9%
Liked This Beer
4.43 w/ 1,013 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:
#224
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
1,013
Liked:
992
Avg:
4.43/5
pDev:
8.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,032
Gots:
208
Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,013 |  Reviews: 158
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

Photo of Bferber
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle.

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Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tleaver33
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tele
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Draft
Consumed: 10.2.15

A: 4.75 Really pretty reddish-pink with a light pink head.

S: 4.75 Tons of bright, fresh raspberries with mild funk and a bit of a jammy quality on the finish. Reminds me a lot of ddc framboise.

T: 4.25 Flavors are similar, but a bit off compared to re incredible nose. There's a nice balance between sweetness and tartness and the raspberry is there in full force, but there's a bit of a harsh, earthy quality that doesn't quite fit in. The finish is dry and mildly bitter that would be better if the previous flavors were a bit more balanced.

M: 4.5 Great, refreshing body with very nice carbonation. Super drinkable.

O: 4.5 RRBC delivers another excellent fruited sour. While there are some imperfections, I'm really being critical - this is a great beer that delivers tart, funky flavors and a great fruit character.

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

Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 1,013 ratings
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