mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours surprisingly dark for a raspberry beer: a red verging on brown. Very strong raspberry aroma backed by a taste very much like raspberry jam. I found the mouthfeel and body to be just about perfect. Nice and sweet without cloying.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.