Bulk_Carrier (2536) - 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 (2420) - 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 (5652) - 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 (1478) - 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.
TheJestersBeer (2197) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a pale gold with a ruby tinge, and a white head.
Fruity aroma, raspberries, citrus, malt.
Dry, light bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2.
Fruity, citrusy taste, raspberries, blackcurrant.
Refreshing, and not overly artificial. (2014-01-31)
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in a random Cajun/Creole restaurant in Houston. It pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet raspberry, wheat, earth and hint of spice perhaps....but not a whole lot. The taste is sweet, raspberry, doughy, caramel, wheat, banana?, light bitterness and a touch of toast with a short, dryish finish. Light to medium body and average carbonation. Pretty one-dimensional. Straight forward sweet fruit beer. A bit artificial feeling.Not for the likes of me....