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/ 1,017 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:
#225
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
1,017
Liked:
996
Avg:
4.43/5
pDev:
8.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,034
Gots:
208
Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,017 |  Reviews: 158
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

Photo of ptykozoon
4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an almost pink, electric color. Beautiful cap.

Cherry soda pop, light lemon, oak.

The superb RR blend of sweet and sour. A lot of sweet fruit in this but the bacteria is right there with it. Cherries, raspberry, barnyard, lemon peel..

Strong acidity, light heat.

Complex and delicious.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour, pink like roses, vibrant effervescence. Nose offers a sort of saturated sour yeast note, with light fruit tones as well. Palate is tart, bubbly carb, very light funk, and light but present raspberry notes. It's pleasant. That can be a pejorative in some cases, but here it's meant at face value -- just a nice, fairly drinkable framboise.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zookerman182
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlee922
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bump8628
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MtOrion
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of taospowder
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Kevincredible
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at Monk's Cafe the day after an event. Thank God it was still on tap! This was a huge bucket list beer for me. Pours a beautiful red/pink with a nice head that retains pretty well. Smell is fresh raspberries with some mustiness behind it. Taste is just incredible, the raspberries show up first with the funk from the brett and lacto in the middle, finishing with a crisp raspberry taste. Overall, I can't recommend this more. An amazing sour with a bigger fruit flavor than the other RR sours I've had.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of crico925
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Framboise For A Cure from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 1,017 ratings
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