redbeard3 (35) - - FEB 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart, sugary-sweet aroma. Very clean sourness as well. Pours a burgundy red color with thin white head. Taste is of wild raspberries and is wonderful! The sweetness is balanced perfectly with sourness. If you live near Wisconsin you need to get your hands on any of the New Glarus fruit sours.
BeerKurve (406) - - JAN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly clear Ruby Red color with a fizzy red head, mild carbonation. Nice raspberry/cranberry aroma. Sweet raspberry taste! Light body with some moderate carbonation. Tasty!
Gethinbeer (2058) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong raspberry aroma. Smootg texture. Very rich fruit raspberry flavour. Very sweet. A little to sweet for my liking.
BEENJAMIN (250) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I could smell this beer all day. Fresh raspberries, slightly herbal, oak, and a little cough syrup. Sharp acidity, fruit sugars, herbal funk, and oak leave you wanting more and more. Probably one of the best framboise’s I’ve ever had.
vlan1 (122) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into glass. A dark auburn color with a fingers worth of brown head. Aroma of raspberries. Taste is like a raspberry warhead. Very lively carbonation. Very sweet but not cloyingly so. Excellent.
Imperial_Scout (350) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark reddish maroon. Sweet malty berry nose. Thick syrupy body. Fizzy. Taste is smooth tart berry. Rivals Belgian red for top of the ng heap.
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle date: unk
A: pours a cheery brown with 2 fingers of the lightest pink head. This falls quickly to a sheet of the same. No lace. near excellent clarity.
S: Raspberries, slightly tart. Not much else. As advertised.
T: Sweet with hints of tart raspberries. A little too sweet for my preferences....EDIT: I threw a cork in this and returned to it several days later to find the beer much more enjoyable. A bit of oxidation and flattening out brought the flavors into a more balanced profile.
M: Medium body (light syrup) with spritely carbonation. Dry finish makes my mouth water.
O: Very fruity and very tasty. I much prefer this to the WI Belgian Red, which has too much cherry on it.
Serving type: bottle
o_Merlin_o (144) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has to be one of my top rated beers. It's not your typical hop beer. Definitely a fruit beer, but I LOVE fruit, so this is right up my alley. Aroma of awesome cherry and raspberries. Creamy offwhite head which lasts. Fair lacing. Nice tartness which lasts for a long while, eventually leading off to a metallic aftertaste. Plan on burping a ton as this is a highly carbonated beer. Pure awesome sauce.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. A little too tart for my palate, but the beer label warned me. Good Raspberry tones, decent beer.
tvail4 (5) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, ruby color with a single stream of rising carbonation. Slight, quickly dissipating head with no lacing. Dull and lackluster in appearance. Sweet malt aroma, with no hop aroma to speak of. No yeast aroma, just a strong, tart, raspberry smell. Strong, sweet malt flavor, of tart raspberries. Well-built, slightly complex with a nice herbal hop backbone. As the brewer intended and a great representation of the fruit beer style. Light, smooth and effervescent mouthfeel. Overall, a great beer that I would buy again, although the sweet, tartness can be a little overwhelming.