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 (8497) - 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 (8729) - 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.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty brown brew. Medium/light body. Slight sourness to it. Hints of brown sugar mixed with the raspberries.
Rastacouere (6131) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark almost clear ruby body with a tiny white head. Aroma is powerful candyish raspberry skins, too candyish and unidimensional to be particularly appealing. Still it's an original beer, definitely worth a try if you're into fruit beer. Restrained sourness with some kind of branches woodiness marrying watery raspberry syrup.
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet, fizzy raspberries ascend onto citrusy clouts...Raspberry Coke feel descends in a watery rout...Nothing at all transcends and that's why I'm going out...
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to mr_kimchee for this one.
This beer is beautifully packaged in a white ceramic 750ml resealable bottle. Upon opening, the wonderful aroma of raspberries hits you. In the glass, the color is dark red, with some brown notes in the background. It is not transparent but a bit hazy.
The flavor is decidedly sour, which is no surprise for a lambic. However, the raspberry is missing, in my opinion from the flavor. I was expecting more raspberry taste.