GarrettB (1428) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 16th, 2012 - Itís hard to find fault with a bottle of beer so sweetly adorned with a curious, dog-like bear, seemingly swimming through a berry patch in search of the sweet fruits and morsels. Isnít that an analogy for us beer drinkers? Doeful eyed, traveling from brewery to brewery, ending up cradling a bottle of good beer on our backs as we attept to lick the last blessed drops from an especially toothsome serving? And so with the actual tasting, I was in a good mood, and ready to take in the sweeter side of Alaska, and one that wasnít baked or lit on fire. The color is a cross between red and orange, though more orange than red, with a few pinkish hues thrown in to give this brew a bit of a blush. From this chubby cheek colored beer comes a light, sweet raspberry smell, which is light, but not too light, with a spritzy effervescence and just a hint of ripe watermelon. Upon a taste, the first thing I notice is a cascading carbonation. Itís huge and roiling, and clouds what I assume are soft and quiet fruity notes submerged somewhere in the churning mouthfeel of the beer. This light, bubbly water flavor lasts to the mid-tastem where shadows of sweet, overripe raspberries begin to appear, though their shape s hazy. This brew might benefit from a bit of warmth, and with a little time for the carbonation to settle, but it didnít last that long. As it is, this is not the best Alaskan Brewery brew out there.
wlajwl (5673) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is raspberries, wheat and slightly musty. The flavor is raspberries, wheat, grains, mild sweetness and a tangy/tart finish.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. good beer for what it is. raspberry aroma & flavor, medium mouthfeel, slight perfuminess. easy drinking, not bad
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer is unimpressive. I will not purchase again. Fail. Pours a ruby red beer with little head. Sour nose with sweet hints of raspberries. Sour flavor. Lite body. Medium carb. Finishes okay. At $3 out of discount bin, not a bad hit. Probably better fresh or a couple years out.
Serving type: bottle
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden reddish tinted color with a large puffy head. Notes of metal, raspberry candies, wheat, and bread. Overly carbonated mouthfeel.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine Glendale. Pours turgid ruby with a thin khaki head. Massive cloying raspberry on the nose. Lots of syrup on the tongue. Finish lingers. Not by favorite from these guys.
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
7-28-13 poured from bomber, shared with homie Josh. Sweet start, fruity wheat aroma. Head disappears Reddish light brown color. 7.6 BD; 8.7 Josh; 8.7 Joek Citrusy citrusy citrusy- me sleepy
dfinney23 (2658) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy and red-tinged. Aroma is mostly raspberry with a little wheat. Taste is nicely sweet and bitter, fruity but not syrupy.
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Luckys. Pours a cloudy copper ruby with medium off white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is raspberry and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with sweet fruit and raspberry flavor. Decent.
Bule (1807) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy reddy brown color without much head. Sour raspberry flavors and a lingering bitterness.