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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Made with real fruit.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 Well, Iím biased against fruit beers, but I suppose itís a good imitation of a Belgian lambic style, with some typical "cream ale" trappings. Comes in a cool white stone bottle, but I assume that knocks the price up a bit ... anyway, itís not too sweet, has an impressively bright red colour and you can really taste the freshness of the raspberries. Has a yeasty underlying flavour that detracts from the sourness. Not bad though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Deep red, huge creamy billowy head, good lacing. Awesome tart fresh red raspberry nose with maybe just a touch of caramel. Very tart flavor, not a lot of sweetness at all, with a vinegary texture that is interesting but not necessarily all that appealing. Very clean, lightly sour finish. Definitley interesting, closer to a lambic flavor-wise than most N American fruit beers, but not as drinkable as I'd hoped. Still well worth a try for fruit-beer lovers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2003
Red with pink head. Tasted like a dry red wine. Sour wasn't appealing at first but it grew on me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
Lovely red w/ a wispy pinkish head. Lots of raspberry on the nose. Light feel--a little fizzy. Very tart raspberry flavour w/ some vinous undertones and just enough sweetness. Perhaps the best offering from this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlDirtyBrewer (11) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2003
This is only a "framboise" because of the raspberries used. Otherwise, it is not true to style because it is not fermented in an open fermented with airborne yeasts. That being said, this was great. Fruit doesn't take over and it was quite refreshing.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 28, 2002
Candy sweet raspberry that is appealing. Mouthfeel of candy soda, not much else in it. If you like something else than classy pilsner try this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2002
pours reddish with a fizzy light pink head. raspberry and slight turmeric aroma. lots of tart raspberry flavour. nicely balanced. good mouth feel. well done.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
Wow. Some people really liked this one. Well it was tart, quite acidic (although not in a nice way) and tasted of stainless steel fermentation vessels. This was a couple of years back so I hope the brewery got a handle on the metallic character of the beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
Red color. Candyish raspberry nose. Slightly bitter finish, with some tartness, not overwhelmingly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2002
RateBeer Summer (Toronto) í02: Red in color, raspberry aroma, very fizzy palate, starts a tad sweet, ends acidic , bitter and sour. OK, but not really my kind of beer.


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