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Barley Johns Raspberry Red Ale

Barley Johns Raspberry Red Ale
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
We took a stab at a fruit beer and decided to celebrate the more astringent end of the Raspberry - a tart and hoppy Raspberry Ale that is not surrounded by the typical sweetness overkill that can overwhelm most fruit beers. Starting with a hoppy Red Ale base, we introduced the raspberry while it was aging resulting in a somewhat tart and aggressive fruit beer experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Red/Orange Color with White Ring. Fresh Raspberry Aroma. Very Light Bodied Beer. Lightly Acidic Raspberry Flavor. Balanced Well Between Sweet and Bitter, Making This A Very Enjoyable Summer Fruit Session Ale. Clean Lightly Dry Aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Draft @ BP. Different. Reminds me of a mixture of a sweet raspberry lambic and a good American IPA. Sweet, sour, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3191) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2007
10 oz pour at the brewpub. Light pomegranite aril aroma. Orange ruddy pour, with a rime of rose. Flavor is a real pithy Raspberry seed over light sweet malts and an edge of long grassy dryness. Muddled grains and distant husks combine with the acerbic seeds for a unique beer. However, Iím not sure itís particularly drinkable or intriguing. Unique however.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1677) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Pinkish orange sample. Aroma is of nothing much except malt and papery woody raspberry. Tastes like the flavor of a raspbeery seed stuck in the teeth. Bitter and acidic. Definitely a bit hoppy too. Not a full pintís worth good but not bad at all. Maybe itís the same as the raspberry amber, but it isnít amber. Corrections?

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