presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass. Red amber. Thin head. Light berry scent. Initial tart flavour. Don’t notice the high ABV in the taste or mouth feel. Light berry taste. Dry. You could drink a pint or two. Fruit has a nice balance.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 (Buckerfield’s Berry Ale - Strong Fruit Ale): Aroma is pleasantly tart and full of berries. Underlying doughy, sweet malt character is notable. Clear amber-copper coloured body is topped by a fizzy off white, large bubbled head that recedes very rapidly to a slight ring. Toasty and lightly grainy and sweet malt flavour underscores the tart berry flavours. Tastes almost like a fruity ginger ale and the dry medium-light body and strong fizzy carbonation reinforce that impression. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (BB Nov-Wk 4-08, Brewery Creek, Apr-08).
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
GRM (3423) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
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
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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...
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
garthicus (2823) - 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.