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


on tap

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed with unmalted wheat and aged on Canadian raspberries with an intense fruit flavor and brilliant ruby red color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8848) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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 didnít 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 wouldnít drink tons of the stuff but on a hot summer day by the pool, why not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2230) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6197) - 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?! Thatís 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 thatís a personal preference as this beer is very well made and enjoyable. Quite possibly the best beer Amsterdam makes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - 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 - didnít 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 donít 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
Draught sample at TFOB 2005. Rich ruby colour with a small pink head. Delicious aroma of tart raspberries and a hint of caramel malt. Big raspberry flavour as well, with a good balance of sweetness and tartness. Really well made, and proof that despite the dumbing down of their mainstream brands, Amsterdam is still doing a great job with their specialty products.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2005
2005 bottle, I assume big thanks to Sammy for the trade. Had this 7/10/2005. Highly unfiltered, this beer pours a deep red-raspberry jam color with caramel undertones. Pinkish yellow head is lasting and creates sheets of lace. Plenty of raspberry seeds at the bottom of the bottle. I seem to say this often, but this one has an incredibly fresh, authentic raspberry aroma. One of the best raspberry fruit beers of which I can think. Lightly tart and with a hint of light brown bread and acidity on the end. Flavor is a expertly integrated mix of brown malts, raspberries, delicious vanilla and caramel sweetness. A fresh acidity washes over the palate on the end. Natural, moderate carbonation adds just enough zest to make it refreshing. Lightly dry yeast on the end. Really pleasing on the tongue, hitting the sour and sweet receptors almost simultaneously. Having just had Founders Rubaeus, I must say that I like the added malt on this one, you can taste light caramel and some earthy, brown-bread dough which really provides more substance. Caramelized sugar with light raspberry creme brulee comes to mind. Less tartness, but still refreshing and drinkable. I also like that this brewer does not make any pretenses with the name and simply calls it framboise. The whole raspberries really make a difference. A wonderful fruit beer, and Iíd like some more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2005
red with small tan head. aroma is rasberries. no doubtage. taste is rasberry too.but seems a bit watered down, real rasberries in there, but someone added too much water. tastes like a framboise i made in my closet from a 20 dollar homebrew kit. i was happy with it, but it didnt compare to others.

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