probstblueribbon (3394) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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 Ė 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. Thatís it, thatís 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 donít think that fruit and beer belong together. At least not in this mess.
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 isnít 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.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Volo. Ruby coloured pour with a foamy white head. Smells of real raspberries. Tastes of real raspberries. Surprisingly nice and refreshing, but definitely one for the summer months.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definate berry scent mixed with weak hps. Plumb coloured pour. Weak and watery taste with a bitter aftertaste. Really nothing much there. All of the berry is in the nose not the mouth. Suprising lack of Alcohol taste.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle, 6.5% a/v
My brother tried this beer and said he really didnt like it, im curious to see what I will think. *Opens bottle and pours*
Pours dark red, almost red wine colour. Lightly carbonated with a thin pink head. Nose is of raspberry, some dark malt. The taste is interesting, an obvious raspberry hit , some malt notes and a bitter floral dry finish. Make that a VERY dry finish. Very nice beer, one of the least sweet framboise Iíve tried, which I think is a good thing. Nice beer.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good fruit beer. The notes of raspberry show from the aromas to the palate. The flavor offers some light bitter notes that finish with a decent dep fruit flavor.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best fruit beer Iíve tasted so far, although, donít suppose thats saying much.
Pours a rasberry red, with a pink head that has moderate retention. Good rasberry jam aroma. Very tasty sweet and sour blend with a touch of wheat and malts, very well balanced. A tad thin in body, but nice fizzy carbonation. A tasty treat.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle sample from the LCBO- Pours ruby red/pink with a foamy white fizzy cap.Very fruit forward aroma, raspberries and sugars, with some hopping present. Flavour is sweet and some tartness. Lots of fresh raspberry and some floral hops. Itís pretty much all raspberry with some vanilla on the finish. Pretty damn good.
chainman (104) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml Bottle - Pours Kool-Aid red (hmm), with a decent frothy head - better than I was expecting, actually. Aroma is all sugar and raspberry, which is enticing. Mouthfeel is substantial...the taste is immediately raspberry, and a very clean taste at that. A bit of malts on the lower end of the palate, but the fruit dominates this one. Sharp tartness in the finish covers the high alc/vol perfectly. Powerful taste, but not overpowering. As most people say, itís not something I could have a lot of, but for a seasonal, this is a real treat. Another winner from Amsterdam! I would definitely recommend this to the adventurous beer drinker. Thanks to the Amsterdam fellow who passed the sample bottle on to me - you guys are great!