Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle purchased from a Sobey’s Liqour Store in Canmore, AB on 08/10/2012. Colour: Dark orange and light brown, with medium-low bright white head. Nose: Raspberry juice, grandma’s perfume, handful of crushed roses, late coffee dough. Taste: Medium-light sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Well as claimed, good and tart of the raspberry sort. Faintest dash of peach. Some light malt shines through in the middle. More long lingering sourness through the finish. Quite 1-dimensional but not mis-led.
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber bottle. Pours a clear reddish-pink with a thin pink head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Taste: A tart raspberry flavour, slightly sour, not overly sweet. Finishes with a raspberry tartness. Perfect carbonation level. Very good example of a ’tart raspberry beer’.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [650ml] shared with GregClow, mds, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a clearish gold-peach with an average size semi-lasting fizzy white head. Odd aroma, not bad but certainly unique, of raspberries, lactic notes, herbal and floral notes and it’s quite perfumey. Flavour’s the same along with a slightly harsh finish. Average bodied. I can see some not liking this but I didn’t mind it.
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[5906-20131010] 650mL bottle. Perfumey fruity raspberry aroma. Clear, pale orange pink body with a quick foamy white head. Fruity raspberry flavour is a little tart. Medium body. Interesting. A little perfumey. (6/3/7/3/12) 3.1
(w/ blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs, mds)
reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle pours a pinkish amber color with a fast dissipating bubbly white head that leaves a few specks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light raspberries with a hint of smoke. Taste is tart raspberries with an odd smokiness and not much else. Light bodied with some nice carbonation. A decent fruit beer with kind of an odd flavor, but still somewhat enjoyable.
thb (751) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a fizzy pinky-orange with thin bubbly white head. Aromas of raspberry, decomposing hay. The beer is definitely tart, but I’d stop short of sour. The raspberry is there but not overpowering - I actually like the level of raspberry, (and it tastes like real raspberries). The beer behind it is barely there though, and without that it tastes like raspberry juice that’s gone off with some bubbles in it. I realize that may be to style, but it stops me from liking it as much as I’d like to.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013-10-10. Pink tinged yellow body with a small off white head. Aroma is floral and phenolic, some supririsingly strong perfumey notes, muted raspberry. Flavour is mild, tart raspberry sort of perfumey character is a bit odd at tims. Average to light bodied palate, good carbonation. The bottle is likely quite old at this point unless they have brewed this again so I initially thought that it might be a bit off, but the perfumey character that is the biggest negative for me seems to have been present in earlier reviews as well. Bottle via trade with Ferris.
Ferris (7679) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Yeast and raspberries on the nose. Bubble an highly carbonated clear orange with a white fizzy head. Sweet and tart with heavy carbonation. Not enough flavor or for that matter anything, almost like a very fizzy cheap wine.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared mostly with mu wife while out at the lake. Very very watery with genuine tart raspberry flavour, but little in the way of lacto sourness, lightly phenolic but little else to elevate it beyond a tart raspberry cooler-ish beverage. Of note, I didn’t get any of the funky gym socks or smoke that others found in this beer. Rather it seemed incredibly light and simple.
patricks110 (2069) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I appreciate that Alley Kat has the guts to try something like this, but it didn’t really work that well. Smells and tastes like lightly acetic water with raspeberries and sanitizing solution. The nose and flavor literally have a chlorine - esque flavor. Unpleasant.