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Brewed by Swans Hotel (Buckerfield Brewery)
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3402) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Appealing beamish raspberry orange color and emitting a feint, vernal, blossoming bouquet. Very artificial sour wheaty taste that leaves an enduring off balance aftertaste on the palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnC (3000) - 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 Swan’s. 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (2962) - 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...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
Glass, 5 ounces, cask, at the pub, savoured on April 30, 2009; eye: copper with a nice reddish hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, slight lacing; nose: raspberry dominates, light acidity, light malt; mouth: strawberry, light acidity, light acridness, light malt, light caramel, rather-balanced finale in raspberry and caramel malt, light body, slight bitterness, average carbonation, slick; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Verre, 5 onces, cask, bue sur place, savourée le 30 avril 2009; œil : cuivrée avec une belle teinte rougeâtre, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve, très légère dentelle; nez : framboise domine, légère acidité, léger malt; bouche : framboise, légère acidité, légère âcreté, léger malt, léger caramel, finale plutôt équilibrée entre la framboise et le malt caramel, corps léger, très légèrement amère, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2814) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2592) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 4, 2010
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mds (2167) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. Light copper-red body with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma has some light raspberry, metal, and light jam sweetness. Flavour has raspberry syrup, strawberry, and some sweet cookie and caramel. It’s pretty weak and somewhat muddled together.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is light blackberry, malt, and caramel. Taste seems to be mainly blackberry, and boysenberry rather then raspberry, also has a caramel note but definantly some candy like fruitiness.


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