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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2008
(22oz bottle, labeled as Raspberry Barleywine) Cloudy dark red-brown body with soft beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, raspberry syrup, lacking the tartness I associate with fresh raspberries. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, some earthiness, light alcohol astringency. Improves somewhat as it warms. Medium body with light stickiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/10/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer

clear dark red, fine white head, light tart raspberry aroma, sweet raspberry flavor on a nice but non descript malt backbone, all about the raspberry but it’s well balanced between the sweet and tart

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
A: The pour is fairly standard for a barleywine, good amber/copper color with a thin white head. S: This beer certainly does not disappoint on the raspberry front. Lots and lots of raspberries, but certainly of the artificial/extract variety. Almost a candy-like sweetness to the nose. T: Some sweet caramel malt, toffee, and (you guessed it) a lot of raspberry extract flavor. This one is sugar/candy sweet and you might even use the term cloying to describe it. M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation. D: The flavors were fairly nice, but after awhile, the sweetness was just too much for me. This is definitely a beer to only have a small pour of (yet the brewery puts it in a 22 oz bottle).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart raspberry fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy tart raspberry sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet fruit finish of moderate to long duration. Refreshing drinkable fruit beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Amber pour. Loads of raspberries and some malt. Flavor is like raspberry candy with a slightest hop twinge at the end.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle... Hazy, singed caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, fat-bubbled, off-white head. Lots of raspberry in the nose. Smells artificial, but still pleasant... sweet and fruity. Full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The high abv is well-hidden. A touch more tart than sweet. Fruity. The tanginess is cool, but kind of odd. Astringent, grassy, dry finish. <b>Thanks to beerbill for the bottle!</b>

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 22oz botttle acquired in trade with ppoitras (thanks!). Poured a medium reddish / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of raspberries with some yeast. Tastes of raspberries. Somewhat syrupy. Sweet with a light tart finish. Wow, 9%, well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
Ruby tinted amber beer with a creamy tan head. Aroma is quite fruity with loads of bright raspberry aroma. Some very light raspberry tartness and lots of juicy fruity character. Warming brings up some lean sweet malts. There’s not a lot of character malts or crystal in here, just lots of sweet pale malt and fresh raspberry character. As it warms up it really starts to come together, with a light bit of chocolate, sweet malts and tart raspberries. Lightly tart and quite a nice brew. It has some of the qualities of KRE, but dialled down a lot. Regardless it works very well.


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