solidfunk (5311) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decently done for style - in the sense that it meets the average standards of a fruit beer. Tastes a bit sour like raspberry but who cares really. Pours reddish clear. Finishes a little sour. On tap at brewpub - thankfully my odyssey here is over.
Gerbeer (2357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Pours red like watery raspberry juice with no head.light aromas of berries and malt. Raspberry juice with medium/full malt body.
thb (751) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice drink! Deep red from the pub, minimal head. Aroma is brisk raspberries. Taste is mostly about the raspberries, which are delicious and taste real. Not syrupy like these beers can be - the raspberries here are about the sour. Enough of a beer background to give it depth and bitterness.
reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours a deep amber color with about 2 fingers of white head that settles quite quickly leaving a few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is dominated by raspberry. Taste is raspberry with some underlying malt sweetness and a trace of hops with a dry tart finish. A pretty nice fruit beer.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet fruity syrup berry nose on top of a stronger blonde beer base. Pours amberish with some red tints. Berry sweetness, strong blonde wheat beer base. Lingering sweet berry notes. Perhaps a little too much berry sweetness for my liking, but I do like fruit beers so.....
DeanF (1808) - Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a very nice ruby-red body and a good pillow of antique white head. The aroma is all kriek-style fruity syrup, not in the league of Cantillon but more in the league of Lindeman’s.... so what did I give a Lindeman’s Kriek? Oh, probably a six. I’ll assume it’s a six for aroma. The flavour is an odd mix of berry flavours that are muted by some odd cloying detergent crap that is just totally dragging the experience down, man. Somethin’s just off in this one, and it’s a shame - I was hoping to experience at least a British Columbian version of a mass-produced Belgian Kriek, but instead got a fruity mess that is just all over the place. I’ll still finish my 650ml bottle, though.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
February 2010 - garthicus/blankboy/me minitasting. 650ml bottle shared by blankboy. Poured slightly hazy red-amber with an average white frothy head. Floral/grainy aroma surprisingly pungent, and while there was definite generic green treefruit in there, I was impressed by how grainy it was - these things are usually sugary fruit bombs (although it did have a hint of raspberry syrup, a la Italian soda). Similar taste, but not as sweet as I feared - very tart (think fruit w/ lemon juice) and pungent, less "beer-like" than the aroma. Average, slightly sticky mouthfeel, slightly astringent and sort of acidic, nicely carbonated, and quick-finishing. Really decent stuff, actually.
jonas (6103) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Swans. Raspberry nose.
Red amber, low head.
Quite berrylike compared to others, light roast. med to light body, dry mouthfeel.
Drinkable actually he said surprised.
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours pink/amber with a light white head. Aroma of strong raspberries. Flavour is sour, alcoholic raspberries, with alcohol on the finish. Not my thing.
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Blankboy, shared with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Murky brown, red with a medium off white head. Aroma: A little tinge of raspberry, a little yeast, bran and a tiny amount of hops. Flavour: Tangy raspberry, some bran again and a sprinkle of yeast. Not bad at all.