dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smelled and looked great...didnít have much taste. Body was very thin and overcarbonated. Would be good at brunch, I guess. Strong smelling seltzer with little flavor.
Dogbrick (6058) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Fourth Street Bar & Grill during the Bells Tap Takeover on 10/12/2011: Slightly cloudy red color with a minimal white head. Spotty lacing on the glass. Grainy malt and raspberry in the nose. Medium body with a mildly tart raspberry character and some sweet grainy malt behind it. The finish is short and fruity. Pretty average overall.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glass at the Bellís tap takeover at 4th Street Patio on 10/12/11. Reddish pour with a thin white head. Aroma is authentic raspberry (a little feety) with some fruity tartness. Raspberry and grainy malt flavor with a slightly tart finish.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 148 of 495 thanks to womencantsail. Pours with a fluffy off-white head with a lightly hazed red body. Aroma of raspberry, sticky, sweet, a bit of wheat, seltzer. Flavors are extremely watery. Seltzer, wheat, raspberry and little else. Pretty clean too, no esters. A bit of a malic bite. Lively bubbles, dryish. A bit bland. Really seems like little more than raspberry and seltzer. Drinkable though.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a bright reddish color with a white head that maybe has a hint of pink.
S: Smells like raspberries. Apart from those, there is a lot of grass and a light grain scent, perhaps some corn, too. A decent amount of wet straw, in there as well.
T: The taste is a bit like raspberry seltzer water. Very highly carbonated with a decent amount of sweet raspberry. It is a touch watery and like the aroma, is heavy on the grain, straw, and grass.
M: Somewhat light in body with a very high level of carbonation.
O: Disappointing. The fruit flavor is pretty decent, but the base beer is just not good and detracts from the overall experience.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ AZ Wine during 2011 RBWG - Pours a red color with a small pink head. Aroma and flavor is full of raspberries. Not too sweet. Medium bodied, dry finish. A pretty nice beer.
svandyke (66) - USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a brilliant, clear red color, promising a lot of raspberry taste. It has a nice complimentary white ring of head. Aroma is definatly of raspberry, with a disconcerting sour note. A sweeter taste is expected (similar to a lambic) but there is little of it. Some sweetness would have brought out the raspberry.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty deep red color with a small but well retained head. The aroma has a lot of nice earthy and sweet raspberry notes and some very mild yeastiness. The flavor is nicely tart with loads of fresh raspberry flavor and a light sourness and only a mild sweetness. As it warms it gets grainy and yeasty and flavors just sort of muddle up a bit making it less exciting as say the first half of the pint.
A pretty nice Raspberry beer, loads more interesting than the typical "Raspberry Wheat" but something entirely different than say Raspberry Tart.
heemer77 (5013) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy deep red with a thin white head. Nose has lots of the raspberry with a jammy character. The taste is more dry than expected with a fruity iron finish. Lots of jam. There is some light yeast. Interesting anyway.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a pint head and red color. Aroma is tart raspberry. Taste is dry tart raspberry. A bit thin.