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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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2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3321) - 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.

2.6
   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!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mds (2194) - 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.

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.

2.3
   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

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (7874) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2008
pours a red colour with a very sweet aroma and super sweet raspberry taste almost to sweet to enjoy

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mcberko (5998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
Pours pink/amber with a light white head. Aroma of strong raspberries. Flavour is sour, alcoholic raspberries, with alcohol on the finish. Not my thing.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
fiulijn (14315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy red-amber color. Anonymous beer, with a bitterness from the fruits, no sweetness, no fruity notes (besides some aroma); quite overy bitter at the end, for a fruit beer. Not very good.


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