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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at Maduro prior to the 2007 GTMW: Pours a bright ruby red with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of fresh sweet raspberries and a touch of light maltiness. Body starts with a light fruity sweetness and good sweet tart balance toward a crisp finish. A nice fruit beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2458) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Pour reveals a reddish haze with a bit of a white head. Aromas are straight raspberry (a bit on the sour side) with little else to offer. Still, it’s not like an artificial raspberry smell, so things are off to a good (but kind of foo-foo) start. Flavor is more raspberry with a blast of tartness and little other flavoring. This is simple raspberry, but good enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. I can’t say I’ve experienced a beer that had an aroma so different from the taste, but actually do work well together in this one. The fruit aspect of this fruit beer is not overpowering, which is nice, as there’s a good moderate raspberry fruit in the flavor, but this does not come out so much in the aroma which consists more of funky cheese, olives, and just a light sweet fruit. The appearance really looked like cranberry, and not so much like, which isn’t too surprising. Also, a good wild yeast to go with the sweet raspberry. I liked it, but it’s not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4485) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Tap at Bells City TAP House event PBW10. Pours a hazy pinkish with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma and flavor of the raspberry, some tart wheat notes. Decent fruit beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - MAR 8, 2011
On tap at Az Wine Co
Appearance: Clear reddish color with a nice sized foamy pink head and good lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Fresh raspberries
Taste: Raspberry with some tartness
Very nice, dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle sample at Beoir Go Leoir. Earthy musty sweet raspberry malt aroma. Cloudy deep rose with a small white head. Earthy sweet raspberry malt flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2002
On tap at Bell’s on Eccentric Day. A fruity darkish cloudy concoction. Delightful. Almost wheaty, or is that my imagination running away with me? Hey, I liked it, but I was standing next to the Texan-Hatted Alien guy. Wouldn’t you?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2005
On tap: Obvious aroma of raspberries. Transparent red with virtually no head. Flavor is light raspberry sweetness up front with a moderate tart raspberry and a hint of grassy bitterness in the finish. Very similar to the Founders Rubaeus.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Draft sample at IBGWF 2013. Poured a clear reddish color with an average off-white fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart berry and yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tart berry flavor with a medium to heavy berry tart finish of moderate to long duration. Interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Not overly sweet but still tons of raspberry flavor and some cereal notes in the finish. Very clean and crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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