Fin (9316) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can courtesy of Craig cheers mate! Consumed at home down the office, Sunday 24th April 2016 Reddy/purple pour, fizzy. Yes this is just a straight up alco-pop, kids would love it, its sickly sweet, but fruity, like a sort of raspberry ribena concoction but with added alcohol, its difficult not too like it if you quite like sweet stuff and I do, so it could be a guilty pleasure, but really, mmhhh... I just couldn’t be seen drinking it and was feeling my teeth getting coated with the stuff so threw over half the can away before I started buzzing too much. . A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 3.0
bpreo (2430) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2016
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
It tastes just about as unnatural as a cheap fruit beer by Budweiser can. Kind of like candy.
GoufCustom (1479) - HONG KONG - APR 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
237ml (8oz) can bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.
Translucent Ribena-like pinkish purple colour; Near zero head and residual soapy off-pink foam which fades in 5 seconds; Poor stickly lacing with notable slight carbonation; Sweet aroma of light malt, with strong raspberry, lime soda, Ribena, lemonade and sugar; Mid to strong sweet taste of light malt, with notable tequila-like alcohol, raspberry juice, light liquorices, sugar, and lime cordial; Medium body, Slick and quite boozy palate; Mouth feel is fairly light maltyness in a pretty alcoholic background. Cocktail booze permeates but is notably lighter than those of Lime-A-Rita and Straw-Ber-Rita. Both the raspberry is watery juicy like, and sugar sweetness is surprisingly not overbearing, medium sweet but tolerable. Lime cordial round things up. Not bad at all!… Bitterness (sort of) is mostly from the light liquorices, fairly notable to mix with moderate sugar for a sweet-cocktail finish; Wet after taste. Very easy and quite sweet to mouth.
Comments: After the truly awful Straw-Ber-Rita, this is a genuine surprise with better raspberry fruity flavor and much less sweetness. Make no mistake, this is still a beer-cocktail mix for party, but it also by far one of the most drinkable and, dare I say, enjoyable one from the “Rita” series. Definitely okay for what it is.
drjay44 (3308) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
25 oz. can. Pours a minimal, short lived head, over a fizzy, clear, reddish purple body......nose is raspberry, lime, cherry, no malts or hops.......taste is sweet raspberry, lime, mild cereal, no hops, no esters.....mouth feel, light body, mild alcohol, high carbonation, moderate astringency. This is a joke of a fruit beer, as the artificial sweetener, and "natural" flavors are utterly dominant and the beer itself is just liquid, without character. The product is not aimed at people who drink beer, it is more for people who like alcoholic soda. BJCP 5/1/7/3/4
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
[ can ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
tepid raspberry. punchy chemical raspberry nose. Fruity raspberry front palate, heavy effervescent chemical mid, co2 bitterness, light syrup sugary finish. Red Rita’s are the ones to seek out when parched during the 7th inning stretch. Get on the scale bus, n00bs
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found lurking in our outside fridge while I was cleaning it out; I’m sure this ages beautifully. Overall, better than expected for a beer drenched in artificial flavorings and colorings. You could actually taste a little of the base beer and the 8% wasn’t completely in your face. Fine for what it is I suppose.
nimbleprop (7106) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Giant 25oz can thanks to Mr Chopin. What a jerk! Pours a neon purple, no head. Nose has wine cooler, jam, soda. Flavor follows, sweet berry, jam, soda. Gross, but not the worst.
radagast83 (6969) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can thanks to MrChopin at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a ruby red color with a small off-white/pink head. Aroma was mostly raspberry, light syrup, light raspberries. Flavor was light raspberries, okay, kind of like candy.
Westchesterco (1755) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured from a can at dc rate beer it is a cherry ted with no head. The aroma is raspberry soda and the taste is sweet like raspberry soda hmmmm
GenDV138 (5519) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Thanks MrChopin! Crimson red with minimal head. Aromas of raspberry syrup, raspberry jellies. Tastes of raspberry syrup, raspberry candy. Light body with a dry finish.