Brewed by Swans Hotel (Buckerfield Brewery)
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13966) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8811) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Aroma: sweet rasberries, wheat, very light
Appearance: dark reddish-brown, small white head
Flavor: rasberries, some wheat/grains, light chemicals, bubblegum
Palate: aftertaste of sugary fruit juice and grains

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
Draught (2005) Really enjoyed this. Toned down berry in flavor and aroma with hoppy undertones. Nice copper with a slight purple/redish tinge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2005
A nice little maroon color with a fruity taste. Not all that I imagined. A little watery, but it is refreshing and Iím not saying its bad at all. Itís good, especially for 7%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
Nice covering up of the alcohol although I still found this beer to be a little to sweet and sugary, needed some sourness for balance. Pretty good and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 (Draught) 2003 Silver Medallist @ CDN Brewing Awards. Thin, white head with a mohogany body. Slight jammy nose but good alcohol tone to cover the aroma. Flavour is sweet, tart with a decent ABV. I see no reason to mark this beer less than GOOD!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2004
On a small pub crawl while onshore for a few hrs from my cruise ship, I hit up Swanís. As a general statement for all of their beers that i tried, the good news is that they were served at the right temperature. The bad news is that none of them was too good, IMHO. The aroma of this ale was like raspberry soda. The taste was a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
Dark amber with a fair bit of reddish. Malty raspberry flavour with some hoppyness in there. Raspberry flavour isnít overly strong and fits in there nicely with the other flavours. Was torn between giving it a 13 and a 14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Slightly reddish colour, perfectly clear with a faint pink head. Great sweet raspberry aroma. Flavour is also prominantly raspberry, with an acidic twang following the initial fruitiness. Bitterness seems to come mostly from raspberry seeds (i.e. not hop-like). Very interesting and quite refreshing.

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