Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Could be the coolest bottle I have ever seen, wow. Pours murky brown with a light pinkish head. Full on rasberries in the nose along with a sour apple tartness. The taste is of course rasberries, tart, sweet, sour and bitter all at once. The flavor gets a bit more pronounced once it warms a bit but this is one fantastic beer for sure. I’d love a bottle 2 years old.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How beautiful is this beer? It pours exactly the same colour as a chimay bleu! The smell is divine! Absolutely rampant of raspberries... but the taste is VERY sharp. I was shocked how sharp it was given the amazing aroma. Full bodied and satisfying noe the less
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2004 Ceramic swing top .75 liter bottle...no date code or freshness best before date. The pour reveals a brilliant berry red liquid with amber shades.....leaves a rocky light pink head that reduces to a fine lace and ring that virtually disappear half way through the drink. Moderate carbonation...just right for this type of drink...carbonation does not detract from the flavor departures. Nose is of fresh crushed berrys which seem to dominate the aroma. Starts very fresh and tart filled with tart berry and mildly sweet malts... then the mouth feel becomes silky but very dry with just hints of malt and light hopping......the finish is crisp of medium duration where the berries slowly give way to a dry malty aftertaste mingling with the fruit acerbity...very nice summer drink for the patio with mixed company....or good for serving with desert. Once of the best fruit beers I’ve seen domestically.
Boutip (4703) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml ceramic bottle bought at the LCBO. Cork open with a huge pop, poured a medium pink beer with a super huge head with excellent retention. Carbonation is just perfect and aroma is great with what I can tell are real raspberry. Taste is not too sweet but still very refreshing with just enough tart. Limited hops but then that is to be expected of a fruit beer. This is a truly great fruit beer but the alcohol is just a bit too strong too make it truly great. Very good beer to enjoy during summertime.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby-brown body with fast moving bubbles and a huge, thick slick of strawberry chortcake for a head. Smells strongly of rasberrys and secondarily of rich, pit fruit style malts. Taste is delicious rasberry, not too sweet like lindemanns. Just a nice, full-bodied fruit taste accompanied by a tart finish. Aftertaste is warm and doughy, remniscent of pretzels and pancakes. Purchased ceramic 750ml bottle at LCBO in Toronto, Canada.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours surprisingly dark for a raspberry beer: a red verging on brown. Very strong raspberry aroma backed by a taste very much like raspberry jam. I found the mouthfeel and body to be just about perfect. Nice and sweet without cloying.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart, strong natural raspberry aroma. Deep red body with huge red-tinged head that recedes slowly leaving the glass coated in bubbly lace. That is really very enticing. Raspberry, and wheat malt in the flavour. A great combination, it’s like a raspberry pie. Sweet and tart paly together nicely making this a truly enjoyable after dinner treat. Surprisingly considering the wheat flavour, the body is somewhat thin and would be the only thing I’d change on this one. Very enjoyable, flirts with greatness. Bottle (opaque white swingtop). Thanks CapFlu.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a couple of these in 341 mL bottles straight from the brewery.
Pours a nice brownish-red with a lightly pink head of pearls. Aroma has that raspberry beer tart with cough syrup and sour apple.
Body is nice and crisp, with a slight slick on the tongue. Good carbonation here.
Taste is just a bit sweet (not too much at all) and mostly citrus, some bitterness on the finish. A bit of an earthy tone in the aftertaste that lingers--the only really unpleasant note. Doesn’t bash you over the head like Belle Vue (something more likely attributed to Amsterdam’s more natural approach). Instead it has a pleasant and enjoyable taste that could allow you to drink more than one. Nice.
Gorbalev (2923) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably one of my first fruit beers. Great fruity nose, not too candi’ish like some other Ontario fruit beers. Clean crisp taste with a surprising solid body too it. I enjoy this as a treat, but could not drink to much in one sitting. Great bottle.
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.