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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
one of my fav Amsterdam beers. definate Rasberry nose. Dark red color slightly hazy, some tartness but the sweet aspects take over, a bit too sweet for me but better then most.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2007
This is the second worst Amsterdam beer I’ve tried. If you want a raspberry beer, try a belgian lambic. Pours a kool-aid red with little head. The beer smells overly of raspberry, not much else. The taste if very sweet and is very syrupy, not very beer-like. If you like raspberry syrup, drink this beer! Otherwise this is one to avoid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle: Pink infused caramel, moderate frothy light pink head, shoddy lacing.   Raspberry seed nose, slightly artificial.   Spritzy in the mouth, very carbonated, with a dry bitter artifical raspberry seed like flavor.   *BURP*   Reminds me of the Unibroue Framboise but with a little more flavor, and a bit drier.   Moderate body, very spritzy mouthfeel.   Finishes with a tart raspberry seed like bitterness.   Not bad, but seems too fake to really enjoy.   Thanks jerc for the bottle!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
Lambicy on the sourish side, which people who like it like it for this reason Dark pink, and some lighter pink foam, and lace. Definite aroma and some real raspberries in there. Very Drinkable and apparently popular with the fruit beer fans. A bit too foamy but it is a good achievement for its style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2006
This is the first beer from Amsterdam that I did not hate. A dark red colour, with taste of real raspberry. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark red with no head. Very limited carbonation visable. Scents of raspberry on the nose. Raspberries continue into the mouth with the addition of sweet caramel flavors, just on the fringe of roasty. Viscous mouthfeel. A very nice beer, however, would have enjoyed some carbonation to lighten the experience. Thanks to Blankboy for the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2005
Thanks to sammy for trading this off with me.

Brownish amber with a little bit of reddish hues, the head was soapy and didn’t last long.
Raspberry jam with tons of pectin, like the brand I usually prefer, it just smells fruity and sweet, and thankfully not a fake raspberry flavored extract odor, this smells like the real McCoy. Maybe I spotted a little hops in there but it was faint at best.
Very lively carbonation, which helps tame a lot of the cloying fruit flavors, it tastes like those fruity zinfandels they sell for a dollar a gallon in the states. Refreshing, and my girlfriend liked it a lot. I wouldn’t drink tons of the stuff but on a hot summer day by the pool, why not.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
draught. C’est What. flourescent reddish-brown body with a fluffy pinkish head and sheet lace. pleasing sweet, fruity, and raspberry aroma. very earthy, juicy body with a balance of refreshing tartness and fruity sweetness. finish is dry. I enjoyed this as a nice refreshment.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
Draught at 2005 Golden Tap Awards at BeerBistro. Pours a clear dark ruby with a large diminishing frothy pink head. Pink head?! That’s a first for me. Nice aroma of caramel malt and raspberries. Flavour is the same as the aroma but is a tad too sweet for me, but that’s a personal preference as this beer is very well made and enjoyable. Quite possibly the best beer Amsterdam makes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2005
Draught. Sampled at BeerBistro - 2005 GTA Golden Tap Awards. Nice! Poured a bright ruby-red with a huge foamy pink head - didn’t make me think "mmmm - beer!" Aroma was back to childhood - exactly like still-warm homemade raspberry jam (somewhat tart, not too much sugar, made with very ripe fresh-picked berries) spread on oven-fresh bread - in other words tart, ripe berries and bready yeast - some alcohol in there too. Taste was as the aroma - starts juicy sweet and finishes tart - you don’t doubt this is made with real berries/juice! Acidic and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Very nice, I must stop dissing Amsterdam (at least all of their beers, the Irish "Stout" still sucks)


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