jercraigs (6603) - 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 (4023) - 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, Iím biased against fruit beers, but I suppose itís 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, itís 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.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red, huge creamy billowy head, good lacing. Awesome tart fresh red raspberry nose with maybe just a touch of caramel. Very tart flavor, not a lot of sweetness at all, with a vinegary texture that is interesting but not necessarily all that appealing. Very clean, lightly sour finish. Definitley interesting, closer to a lambic flavor-wise than most N American fruit beers, but not as drinkable as I'd hoped. Still well worth a try for fruit-beer lovers.
Cartoonkhaki (1181) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red with pink head. Tasted like a dry red wine. Sour wasn't appealing at first but it grew on me.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely red w/ a wispy pinkish head. Lots of raspberry on the nose. Light feel--a little fizzy. Very tart raspberry flavour w/ some vinous undertones and just enough sweetness. Perhaps the best offering from this brewery.
OlDirtyBrewer (11) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is only a "framboise" because of the raspberries used. Otherwise, it is not true to style because it is not fermented in an open fermented with airborne yeasts. That being said, this was great. Fruit doesn't take over and it was quite refreshing.
Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 28, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Candy sweet raspberry that is appealing. Mouthfeel of candy soda, not much else in it. If you like something else than classy pilsner try this one.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours reddish with a fizzy light pink head. raspberry and slight turmeric aroma. lots of tart raspberry flavour. nicely balanced. good mouth feel. well done.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow. Some people really liked this one. Well it was tart, quite acidic (although not in a nice way) and tasted of stainless steel fermentation vessels. This was a couple of years back so I hope the brewery got a handle on the metallic character of the beer.