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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Made with real fruit.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
341ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a light red with a pink head. Appealing fruity aroma. The tartness is a nice surprise, as I was expecting the cloying sweetness that usually accompanies fruit beers. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 24, 2009
12oz bottle - Appearance: Dark red with a small white head. Aroma: Concentrated raspberry, sweetness, quite ’jammy’. Flavour: Wow - lots of raspberry, quite like a defrosted/unfrozen ice pop (Mr. Freeze) wheat, carbonation, dry and a long sweet finish. Not bad at all. My favourite Amsterdam product.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Draught @ Only. Deep garnet, close to being opaque, little tan head, some lacing. Fresh raspberry and soda-like aromas but not too sweet. Thin, light mouthfeel. Finishes slightly tart and dry. Refreshin bevvie. Not complex but also thankfully, not too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (980) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
12oz draught
6.5% ABV
I tried this beer on August 1, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a deep semi-translucent red with a thick pink head. The aroma was raspberry with a malt hint. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, and highly carbonated. The flavour was sour raspberry, and a little grainy malt.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Too thin and tart for me. Certainly the essence of framboise is here, but it doesn’t save this bummer of a fruit beer (a style I normally enjoy). No cloudiness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2008
Rich cherry in colour, thin off-white coloured head, light lacing. The aroma is very sweet, lots of raspberries, quite jam like. The flavour is again very sweet, incredible amounts of raspberries, syrup, jam, some tartness. Sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a long a strong raspberry sweetness. This is very sweet throughout, becoming too much at times.

341ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario for $11.96 for the 4-pack.
Purchased on June 16, 2007 and opened on November 8, 2007.
No date.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 15, 2007
Bottle received from Matt7215 in trade. I’m not sure if it is due to the shipping, but this beer was almost over-carbonated and had a very large head, which settled soon after pouring. Dark red/orange/brown with a pink head, I was expecting something more red in color. Aroma is not quite accurate for the taste. This beer is bitter and almost sour, yet the smell is sweet, honey and raspberry tones. The beer is quite tart and unfortunately I was expecting something sweeter. For the style, it is good, but not something I would suggest to drink on its own. Sweet food (like chocolate) would bring out the sweetness in this beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2007
341 ml bottle in 4-pack from LCBO, served almost cold in a tulip glass.

App.: DARK PINK subdued by orange and brown tones, fairly decent pink-tan head, clear. Aroma: Very honest raspberry aroma – to me it smells more like the raw fruit than a jam or a juice or an imitation; I dug for something else and failed. Raspberries. That’s it, that’s all. Palate: Medium body, effervescence that fills the mouth and stings the tongue. Flav.: Messy; starts as raspberry cough syrup, then gets a little more real; there are some faint malts hiding in the background and some nasty medicinal note; touches of organic acids; quite sweet but also sufficiently tart and bitter to avoid being cloying; a bit of alcohol shows at the end; messy.

No thanks. I just don’t think that fruit and beer belong together. At least not in this mess.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
Pretty clear red color - weak head. Raspberry taste. It is sour a little sweet - it really works. My only issue is it tastes a little of yeast. The carbonation really tingles the mouth. Overall very good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
341ml clear bottle from trade with matt7215. Thank you sir, I was wanting this one for a long time. A thin light pink head sits on top of a raspberry (surprise)red body. There is some suspended particles, but beer is fairly bright. Aroma is big with ripe sweet raspberries, a slight sourness from berries also present in the background. Carbonation is quick and prickly, hits the tounge right away, though this isn’t necessarily a bad thing in this case. The spritziness seems to work well with the flavours at hand - fairly dry with light raspberry fruit with just a trace of tartness. The finish is pretty quick and dry. No signs of the 6.5% ABV. Good effort, but upping the tartness/acidity in this beer would make this a real winner.


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