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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with unmalted wheat and aged on Canadian raspberries with an intense fruit flavor and brilliant ruby red color.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
Tart, strong natural raspberry aroma. Deep red body with huge red-tinged head that recedes slowly leaving the glass coated in bubbly lace. That is really very enticing. Raspberry, and wheat malt in the flavour. A great combination, it’s like a raspberry pie. Sweet and tart paly together nicely making this a truly enjoyable after dinner treat. Surprisingly considering the wheat flavour, the body is somewhat thin and would be the only thing I’d change on this one. Very enjoyable, flirts with greatness. Bottle (opaque white swingtop). Thanks CapFlu.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Bought a couple of these in 341 mL bottles straight from the brewery. Pours a nice brownish-red with a lightly pink head of pearls. Aroma has that raspberry beer tart with cough syrup and sour apple. Body is nice and crisp, with a slight slick on the tongue. Good carbonation here. Taste is just a bit sweet (not too much at all) and mostly citrus, some bitterness on the finish. A bit of an earthy tone in the aftertaste that lingers--the only really unpleasant note. Doesn’t bash you over the head like Belle Vue (something more likely attributed to Amsterdam’s more natural approach). Instead it has a pleasant and enjoyable taste that could allow you to drink more than one. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Probably one of my first fruit beers. Great fruity nose, not too candi’ish like some other Ontario fruit beers. Clean crisp taste with a surprising solid body too it. I enjoy this as a treat, but could not drink to much in one sitting. Great bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 30, 2004
Pours a clear ruby red, nice head, tan with a bit of red. Full raspberry aroma, slightly sweet. Flavor begins as sweeter raspberry followed by a bit of a pucker inducing sourness. Not sour like a lambic, but it was there. Mouthfeel is smooth and finishes with some acidity. I liked it. I couldn’t drink often though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
Deep cherry red colour with a mostly diminishing fizzy white head. Moderate raspberry aroma, plus a faint grassiness. Raspberry flavour with a dry almost nutty bitterness. Dry and refreshing mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
750 ml white bottle. Gorgeous ruby red colour with a rocky pink head. Raspberry aroma flies out of the glass as it's being poured. Faint citrus aroma as well and some thin malt. Flavour is sweet, with huge raspberry notes. Slightly sour coming into the finish. Body is fairly thin. No hops at all to round it off. This is a good beer but it could be a bit more balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
Bottled - BeerBistro Toronto. Very very fruity (raspberries) flavour and aroma. The colour is just like red fizzy pop and I'm afraid the taste is just too much like that as well so that your thoughts after are more fruit than beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
THis one came lunging out of the bottle like a rabid leopard at a gazelle fat clinic. Ruby red body with a big fizzy tan head. The aroma is pure fresh smahed raspberries. No other real aroma to speak of however. Flavor is also lots of raspberries with a slight sour tinge and a tiny bit of the old barnyard. Very dry finish with a medium light body. Overall a nice beer, lots of fruit and not much beer but still enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Nice ruby color, decent head. Nose is simply amazing, smells like I took a handful of fresh raspberries and crushed them in my hand to release the scent, really lovely. Doesn't smell vaguely like beer, but the raspberry scent is just lovely. Expectedly very raspberry in the flavor, sharp, tart, and sour, but mostly in a fruit-sour sense rather than a lambic-sour sense. Does have a vague bit of lambic funk to it. Not overpowering in its sourness, a nice balance of punchy fruit with tartness. Very good. Word of warning--when opened it exploded obnoxiously out of the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Malty brown brew. Medium/light body. Slight sourness to it. Hints of brown sugar mixed with the raspberries.


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