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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edmedina (21) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2010
The head is sparse and dissipates quickly. The color is deep copper with a hazy look. Aroma wise it is very heavy raspberry. I can also get a citrus smell but it is over powered by the raspberry. Taste wise raspberry. Nothing else to be honest. Mouthfeel is slightly tart with a bitter liquor bite to finish. Over all the raspberry does a great job hiding the high alcohol. It’s an interesting beer to makes me wonder what would it be like some sour notes in there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
bottle pours pinkish amber. Thin raspberry and bread/nut malt aroma. Flavor is rich biscuit, caramel malt, lots of raspberry in the finish. Slightly medicinal, but good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10624) - , 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

2.9
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12147) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirdeye11 (5771) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1221) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4375) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.5
   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.


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