BrewGoblin (241) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít really like fruit beers all that much, they can surely be enjoyable but seem more like a novelty. This Fruit Beer from Amsterdam is just a great beer, fruit-flavoured or otherwise. The aroma is not overly pungent of raspberry, just a nice hint mixed with wheat and honey. She is a beautiful crimson with a bubbly off-white head. Taste is definitely of raspberries but not to a sickening degree. Backed by some hardy caramel malts and citrus hops, itís not even close to the cloyingly sweet raspberry/strawberry brews that hail from Belgium. A great summer beer but welcomed anytime as it tastes like a real beer with raspberries along for the ride.
rob6239 (614) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle pours actually a dark red, almost a grape juice colour with minimal head that actually laces glass well. Aroma is of raspberry bubble gum. Taste is smooth, neutral - not too sweet, a good balance for a fruity beer.
Atheist_Peace (927) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brick red sort of pour. Minimal head. Raspberries on the nose with some grainy maltiness. The same can be said of the palate. Nice and dry for this style.
jksipa (278) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear reddish amber with a small pink head that fades quickly to a ring. Nose is raspberry with light grain and caramel. Taste is tart raspberry with a light sweetness balanced quite well. Mouth is medium slick with active carbonation and a sticky finish.
ametras (328) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Hazy red with a thin pink head. Flavors are raspberry jam, lemon, sugar and sweet malts. Medium body, high carbonation, thin texture.
samzim (141) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Scent of raspberry, citrus, and hops. Deep Raspberry colour. Flavour of raspberry, cherry, lemon, and honey. Mild in carbonation and body with pronounced sweetness and slight bitter finish. Interesting to try once.
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured bright raspberry with a disappearing off white head. Aroma of medium sweet raspberry. Medium body, flavour as the aroma. A bit close to fruit juice.
hoppybeerlover (42) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red color, nice little rosy head. Aroma is definitely raspberry, but it does smell artificial also. Flavour is more of the same, that artificial raspberry, and wow, is this ever sweet, its like syrup. Nope, way too sweet, and cloying for me.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
13-Nov-13 (341-ml bottle: Obtained 17-Jul-06 in trade with HogTownHarry, thanks Harry!)
Found this beer in an unmarked box, and at seven years of age for a fruit beer, it would be a dumper not to be rated except for one thing: this beer has a good amount of acidity that has kept this beer alive. Amazingly, the raspberry fruit is still going strong, lots of big berry flavor with light fruity sweetness, but a good amount of tartness as well, just like when eating fresh raspberries. I think if this beer were only lightly fruity to begin with, that aspect would have faded by now, but itís SOOOO fruity, itís still very prominent to the point that the base beer is hard to pick out. Same with the nose, as the fruit is extremely aromatic with sweet/tart raspberry, although itís more like raspberry jam than fresh raspberries at this point. The beer is medium in weight, medium-high in carbonation, and mildly acidic from entry to finish. The color is a deep red-amber, clarity is good, and the off-white head pours to over half an inch before settling to a ring. Overall, Iím very impressed with how well this beer has held up. Itís not only drinkable, but enjoyable too.
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright red, clear with 1 finger pink-beige head that quickly subsides leaving thin lacing. Aroma is raspberries, so is the taste, but a bit more grain character is evident in the mouth. Nice refreshing tartness, but nothing too exciting.