MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice ruby color, decent head. Nose is simply amazing, smells like I took a handful of fresh raspberries and crushed them in my hand to release the scent, really lovely. Doesn't smell vaguely like beer, but the raspberry scent is just lovely. Expectedly very raspberry in the flavor, sharp, tart, and sour, but mostly in a fruit-sour sense rather than a lambic-sour sense. Does have a vague bit of lambic funk to it. Not overpowering in its sourness, a nice balance of punchy fruit with tartness. Very good. Word of warning--when opened it exploded obnoxiously out of the bottle.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty brown brew. Medium/light body. Slight sourness to it. Hints of brown sugar mixed with the raspberries.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark almost clear ruby body with a tiny white head. Aroma is powerful candyish raspberry skins, too candyish and unidimensional to be particularly appealing. Still it's an original beer, definitely worth a try if you're into fruit beer. Restrained sourness with some kind of branches woodiness marrying watery raspberry syrup.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet, fizzy raspberries ascend onto citrusy clouts...Raspberry Coke feel descends in a watery rout...Nothing at all transcends and that's why I'm going out...
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to mr_kimchee for this one.
This beer is beautifully packaged in a white ceramic 750ml resealable bottle. Upon opening, the wonderful aroma of raspberries hits you. In the glass, the color is dark red, with some brown notes in the background. It is not transparent but a bit hazy.
The flavor is decidedly sour, which is no surprise for a lambic. However, the raspberry is missing, in my opinion from the flavor. I was expecting more raspberry taste.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. Cotton candy nose, almost like a raspberry sucker...fresh sour raspberry in the mouth, with some sourness, divided opinions (between me and Dum)
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Amber-red coloured beer with a small head. Clear raspberry aroma. A good mix of sweet and sour. Neutral finish.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 August 2007. Draft at Beerbistro. Ruby body with a small pink-white head (3+). Big tart leafy raspberry aroma. Sweet-tart raspberry flavour is rich but not cloying, though it could still become a bit much after a full pint of it. Alcohol helps cut the sweetness a bit. Average palate. An excellent fruit beer. 7/3+/7-8/3/15-16 - 3.6
<P>July 2003. Nice fruity beer. I like the tartness of this deep red drink. I had rated this higher in the past but I find I am less thrilled with it than i was. 8/4/6/2/15 - 3.5
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2004 (750ml White bottle) Frothy pink head and a cranberry red body with lively carbonation. Super strong aroma of raspberries - impressive! This is the most I've smelt of a fruit beer. Jammy scent. Sweetness gives way to a tart raspberry with biting finish. Nice complexity. Kudos to the brewer for this experiment - far from their bland line of run-of-the-mill. Surprised this is only 6.5%... it could easily be upped to 11% and you'd notice no difference due to the domineering raspberry flavour - would increase the palate transfer. Very good!
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 Well, I’m biased against fruit beers, but I suppose it’s a good imitation of a Belgian lambic style, with some typical "cream ale" trappings. Comes in a cool white stone bottle, but I assume that knocks the price up a bit ... anyway, it’s not too sweet, has an impressively bright red colour and you can really taste the freshness of the raspberries. Has a yeasty underlying flavour that detracts from the sourness. Not bad though.