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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3407) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2011
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.....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4364) - 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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11825) - 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 I’m not into it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2010
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2008
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).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (2830) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (2034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Draft - Raspberry and light malts, a bit jammy. Light clear amber with a thin head. Malty raspberries, again tastes like jam as it smells. Not bad, but just not a fan.


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