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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This special ale is full bodied with an amber/ruby hue. The ruby color is achieved from using a 1/2lb. of fresh raspberries per gallon of beer. This seasonal has a rich malty character with balanced hop bitterness and finishes with a potent berry taste. At 9% v/v, this strong ale is overflowing with flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9064) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Reddish amber pour. Very fruity malt nose. Taste is strong raspberry preserve, resin and spruce. Rated 5/14/05

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle. In marker is written "AGED! 2009" on the label. Not sure if this made the beer more expensive or a warning to those scared off by an older beer. anyways....pours a deep, syrupy coppper color with a small foamy white head. Nose is sweet raspberry puree with a light caramel note. Palate is thin and syrupy with a big tart finish. Flavor is raspberry puree and sugars with a caramel syrupy note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11975) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberry, nougat, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate covered cherries, raspberries, and corn syrup.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 22oz bomber thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours clear amber with nice lace but no head. Nose of raspberry syrup, chocolate covered cherries in both the nose and taste and a hot, raspberry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1192) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Dark golden breown color. Aroma is of raspberries, cereal, malts, and a slight alcohol undertone. Flavor is of malts and berries. Has a very bitter aftertaste, almost grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4195) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. The smell is raspberry, frtuis, malts, and ok. The look is clear with not head and amber red in color. The taste is raspberry, fruits, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
body thanks to bman1113vr. poured dark amber with no head. aroma was caramel, alcohol, dark fruits, and fruity. flavor was raspberry, alcohol, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
(bomber from Cletus). Clear ruby color. medium off white head which is mostly diminishing. Light tart berry and alcohol aroma. Raspberry and light alcohol flavor. Avg duration. Light alcohol finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Deep amber with a cream head. Raspberries, alcohol and not much else on the nose. Ok on the palate with a decent raspberry flavor and an off finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3878) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle labeled as Raspberry Barleywine Style Ale courtesy of BMan1113VR. Clear light orange with a pink tint. Little head to be found. Sweet smell. Raspberry is so apparent. Taste is of tart berries with a finish that disappears. Flavor is difficult to tongue and doesn’t sit well at all. An interesting idea but not balanced well.

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