Darkmagus82 (1954) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-19-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The brew pours a golden color with the characteristic reddish/purplish hazy tinge. It is quite neat looking. The head formed upon pouring was quite big and billowy with a off white-pinkish color. The head faded fast to leave a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was heavy of raspberries and some other lighter fruits. Mixed with the fruit smells was a light wheat. Smells sweet yet refreshing.
Taste – The taste begins with wheat and a lighter raspberry flavor. It starts out lighter in raspberry and grows stronger. The raspberry brings with it some sweetness as the taste advances where it collimates more toward the middle of the taste- but it never gets overly sweet. After that, the wheat and raspberry flavors remain constant were they are end up leaving a rather pleasant and refreshing light raspberry flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a slightly higher carbonation level. Both are very fitting for the wheat and sweet fruit flavors and make for a good refreshing fee.
Overall- Very easy to drink and quite refreshing. A good beer for a nice hot day outside.
SlimHabib (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Hazy golden amber with good white head, but fades quickly. Nice lacing. Sweet raspberry aroma. Smooth light body. Taste is raspberry, cranberry, and light grapefruit. Initially sweet but then balances with tart. Not an abundance of depth (probably why many low ratings), but tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent hazy brown to a glossy looking purple perhaps (do I really want to say that, well, okay, I will). There’s a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipates within about less than thirty seconds with a fizzy sound. There’s no lacing whatsoever.
The smell has a fairly decent raspberry-esque aroma flowing over some light grainy/wheat tones.
The taste took those flavors and adds a nice light sweet feel.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light but could also be construed as a medium in body. I would say this was for the most part fairly sessionable.
Overall, hey not a bad fruit beer whatsoever, the wheat helps to balance it a bit and make it somewhat enjoyable, however Abita doesn’t distribute to my current neck of the woods so I probably won’t be seeing this again for a while.
kaserk (55) - wdm, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank this bottle at The Waverly on an Ingersoll crawl. Dark kind of fruity flavor. I like!
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not sure why this gets low ratings. I have had this in bottle and on tap. The draft version in my view is better and not as sweet. This is a lovely refreshing beer, aroma of raspberry is there but not strong, it is sweet and little bitterness. I live it and always look forward to a pint when on vacation in Florida.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet. Small hints of raspberry. Taste is same. Mild with raspberry. Very light easy to drink. Too sugary for me.
joshwoodward (572) - - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a glass of this from a bottle at the Arbor Brewing Company sours & fruits tasting. Didn’t take formal notes.
bartlebier (2483) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(US backlog SEP2012 - NOLA) 12oz bottle, luckily available as refrigerated single... Girly-sweet cranberry (ironically more so than raspberry) juice of a beer mix, thin and light-saccharine, extract-laden, Shock-Top-like interpretation of fruit wheat ale as neither ale nor fruit: a composition of artificial compromises. Still drinkable, instantly forgettable thirst quencher, then soon after thirst-creator under the beating NOLA sun.
Stuu666 (5875) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, light raspberry, sweet toffee, light fruit, dull.
charule (1520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vintage. Poured light yellow with loads of bubbles. Aroma of light raspberry. Light carb med bod. Sweet mixed berry taste.