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Brewed by Swans Hotel (Buckerfield Brewery)
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle (labelled as "Berry Ale") shared with jerc, mabel, blankboy & mds - my bottle. Ruby-orange colour with a small head. Very nice tart berry notes in the aroma, but also a strong malt backbone, making it obvious that this is a beer and not a fruity pseudo-cooler. Good mouthfeel, full without being heavy. Good flavour, with sweet malt in balance with the tart raspberry. Hides that 7% frighteningly well. A pleasant surprise.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle simply says "Berry Ale". Pours a soft amber with a mall layer of foam. Holy diacetyl, batman! Smells just like microwave popcorn! Taste has a faint tartness to it. Again, tons of diacetyl and light cranberry/gooseberry. Decent carb, thin body. Ouch ouch ouch!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap-pours a thin white head and red color. Aroma is berry. Taste is berry spritzer. OK carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Smooth berry ale with a pleasing dry finish. Balanced and not too sweet. Lovely ruby shine and a fruity aroma. Refreshing, and hits the spot if you are in the mood for this style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
7/14/07 On draught at the brewery. Aroma is raspberry bubble gum. Appearance is similar to a regular American amber with a low head. Flavor is a raspberry/sweet malt blend forward, slightly sour, with moderate bittering and no hop character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium/high carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this does keep some amber character, but itís just not easy drinking enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pacific Northwest Vacation 2007

8/24/2007: Buckerfields Raspberry Ale has blueberry-like floral aroma and a berry flavor (blueberry flavor with a raspberry tartness). There is a light citrusy hoppiness and smooth maltiness underneath the berry flavor. The beer is medium-light to medium in body and has a mellow, mild palate. It really reminds me of an English Bitter with some berry flavoring added to it. I really though think that this is a pretty good fruit beer.

Draught sample at Swans Brewpub in Victoria, BC, Canada. Rating #14 for this beer...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Draught sample at Swans Hotel. Light raspberry fruity aroma. Mild tartness over sugary sweet malt; like raspberry Kool-Aid nose. Copper amber clear with no head. Medium bodie with medium carbonation. Nice and fruity with decent raspberry flavor to start. Light sweetness with mild fruity crisp finish and light fruity clean after. Not a bad fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2006
tap at the brewpub - Pours dark reddish-amber with a thin head and a strong raspberry aroma. The flavor is fairly light and led by sweet raspberry with some caramel maltiness alongside in a slightly too thin body. The finish has some mild alcohol flavor. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Dark amber with slight reddish hue. Strong raspberry aroma. Light body with hints of dark malt underneath a predominantly fruit-syrupy flavour. There is a slight malt chewiness in the finish that salvages things somewhat, but Iím not into it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Bright but dark red color and clear in the appearance. Rich and sweet raspberry nose, but still like a fruit juice or kool-aid than a well formed pure fruit scent. Too sweet and artificial tasting, simple overall, with a twangy spoiled vegetable note in the aftertaste.


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