fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown, it is very dark with no light coming through leaving a 1in thick tan/red tint in the head. The inital smell is raspberry, alcohal, wheat, sugar, no real hop presence to be found. Starts on the palate a carbonated raspberry juice. As it sits on the palate the alcohal is really present. There is a slgiht bitter hop feel on the palate that finishes rough like a spirit. Decent strong ale could use some more aging to mellow out a bit.
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - FEB 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
EBF ’06: Nice aroma, comes on like an orgy of raspberries in your mouth, unfortunately, they’re trynig to cover the really mediocre ale they’re with.
Lubiere (10187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Reddish amber ale with a light white head. Light raspberry aroma with alcohol wafting through. Sweet corny alcohol in mouth, with raspberry extract. Unidimensional. Mondial 2005.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a hint of purple giving you a thought that sourness is to come. Aroma is fruity raspberries and apples. Taste is one dimensional of over the top sour raspberries. This beer is unlike other "fruit" beers where you cant really taste the fruit, because the raspberries are certainly here. Good fruit beer, not too special overall however.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Smells of rasberries and butter. Taste is of rasberries with elements of cane sugar and a hint of raisins. Strong alcohol finish. One of the best offerings from this brewery to date.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle: Cloudy rusty red color, with a dish fomay white head. Aroma is rasperries on top of barnyard. Flavor is dominated, overly so, by tart raspberries, sourness grows with each sip.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Raspberry jam and fresh cut grass in the somewhat medicinal (alcohol) and sugary sweet aroma. Cloudy, brown with blond tones. Low white head diminishes rapidly to ring. Strong raspberry flavour with lots of jam-like sweetness. Somewhat sour in the finish. Sticky, medium body with strong carbonation that is a bit forceful on the tongue. Moderate alcohol warming. Perhaps just a bit too sweet and cloying. Sampled at Mondial de la Bière 2005.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Rich amber color with an initially decent sized head. Aroma is alcohol and raspberries Taste is caramel and more raspberries but there’s a sourness that tastes like grapefruit. Mouthfell is smooth and the big abv is very warming.
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A medecinal raspberry syrup welcomes the nostrils with a frown. Cranberries and dry proclivities live within, purporting a lack of authenticity. The clinging head and colourful waves make up for the artificiality of the aroma.
Domineering yeast and stale raspberry grenadine. Alcohol’s almost a no show thankfully in this medium-bodied, earthy, musty fruit field. Awkward, not particularly tasty, and moreover nowhere near the vivacity and brilliance of others of its ilk, such as the New Glarus Raspberry Tart and Dieu du Ciel Amourette. Having this Berkshire after the previous two certainly did not help it in the authenticity department.
You know those crates of raspberries or strawberries where they put the nice ones on top, and then back home when you delve into it salivating, you find out that all the ones under are almost rotting?
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured clear orange with a small white head. Mild raspberry aroma, light paint thinner, big alcohol. Not sweet at all as I thought it would be. Light raspberry, lighter than any raspberry ale I have ever had. Sufficiently malty and hoppy. Decent.