cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
hazy light amber color, aroma of berries, grain, same flavors, slightly skunky, thats about it
ccex (798) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle pours a hazy orange with lots of floating sediment, a small white head and no lacing. Aroma is artificial raspberries, grape soda and a bit of wheat. Taste is slightly sweet with a sour finish. Body is thin with lots of carbonation. Who ruined my beer by pouring old grape soda in it?
LiMuBai (87) - - MAY 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A very thin, non-existent head. The aroma is fruity and sour. Heavy on the carbonation and itís a bit overwhelming in the palate. The taste is fruity (raspberry) with a bit of sour finish. Okay, but nothing to write home about.
sonnycheeba (1916) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Annapolis 5K Beer Run. Pours hazy amber with average, off-white head. Aroma and flavor are heavy mixed berries, mostly raspberry, caramel and cookie malts, light floral notes and faint vanilla; sweet from start to finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
Darwenus (386) - Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I didnít enjoy this. It had a slightly sweet smell, but there was hardly any flavor at all. Watery. Too crisp. A bit of an artificial, jello-like sweetness was kinda floating around on the roof of the mouth, but mostly it was boring.
Europa326 (8) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I gave this one a shot because Iím guilty of having a real sweet tooth, and while beer is not an incredibly merciful domain for someone whoís grown up on soda pop and chocolate milk, everything I heard about this beer pointed to it being a nice sweet treat. Once I tried it I was... quite disappointed.
It pours golden amber with a weird purple hint, not unexpected (given the name) or immediately unpleasant. The aroma was underwhelming, an off berry scent with notes of sour yeast. Didnít really prepare me for what I got.
This is only one manís opinion, but I can vouch there was no dramatic change in temperature that could have so drastically affected the beer, and I even tried a second bottle from a separate box with much the same results. It tasted like nothing.
Yet I can understand where people start calling this a sweet beer. Not because itís sweet, but because there is just the right amount of sweetness to overpower and negate the natural bitterness of the brew without actually adding a detectable note of flavor. Itís like the berry juice ruined a perfectly good beer without making it taste like yummy berry juice. It is neither a nice bitter beer, nor a sweet fruity beer. I could only recommend this to someone who was just getting acclimated to the taste of beer and couldnít stand more than a very tiny amount of it. Since thatís just what you get, a very tiny amount of flavor.
ajtrupp (43) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a good beer if you're looking for a fruity beer. If you're not it tastes like someone melted a purple Ice Pop and spilled it in your beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
khoffman43 (851) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Definitely fruity, just not very good. Lacks a lot of complexity. Pretty hard to drink all 4oz I was served.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great fruit beer, highly drinkable. Pours with a hazy brownish red pour and has hints of fruit and wheat in the aftertaste. Not too sweet as most fruit beers and highly drinkable
Rotbart (155) - - APR 4, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light sweet aroma, washed out straw color with a white head. Sweet flavor with a light fizzy finish.
Shanebrews (63) - - APR 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is essentially a wine cooler. The aroma is is medicinal with a hint of tart, under-ripened fruit. The appearance is reminiscent of a V-8 splash, a bit pulpy and sort of a cloudy juice color. The malt gives more wheat character than anything else, with the thin crispness of the berries at the end. I find the body much to light to support the fruitiness of the beer. Overall, better than Shock Top Raspberry but not something I will buy again.