Damico (1979) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick like juicy pureed raspberries and light pink in color, quite nice. The aroma brings sweet raspberries still with a bit of age. The flavor is tart, zingy raspberries straight to the palate. Comparable to a less sweeter version of the New Glarus Ras. Tart. Both beers phenomenal in their own right, 2 of my favorites.
dimenhetfield (2378) - , Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into glass. Big thanks to Brewkkake for sharing this bad boy! Tons of raspberry in the aroma and flavor, lingers for quite some time on the palate. Perfect balance of tart, funk, sour and fruit flavors. Outstanding!
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Ari, thanks! Pours a cloudy amber with a light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice deep raspberry note that is slightly tart and a bit of oak, funk and grains. Flavor has a good amount of raspberry that has a nice tart note and a good backing oak and funk backing.
dcschiller (2033) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle from ChairMissing!). Pours a cloudy red with a pinkish head. Aroma has raspberry and some vinegar. Taste is sour and vinegary and matches the aroma. Medium bodied and a dry finish. I really enjoyed this one. Super!
callmemickey (1471) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Deep red-brown body, large creamy off-white head, solid lacing. Nose is pungent fresh raspberries and light musty oak. Flavor shows a less intense raspberry character that is more seedy than the nose, the oak too is a bit more mellow. Medium bodied, refreshing acidity, light sourness,
CaraCurtis (100) - USA - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red, non transparent. Dry, rasberry, tart. It’s really good and taste like expected. Sour and bright flavored despite the funkiness.
blklab2007 (1639) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottled on 7/11 raspberry version. pour has a bright red garnet color and a covering of tan head. aroma has big bright raspberry, light acidity, and some light oak. mouth feel is light and there is higher carbonation but not tongue bitingly so. acidity gets to a medium and my mouth waters lightly but it is not crushingly sour. the raspberry is big and bright but not thick and there is a seedy bitterness. the original barrel select was more tart than this one and had a bit more funk and character but the berry brings the beer in a completely different direction. Interesting to me this version scores so much lower than the base beer does.
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a dark tea brown. No head.
Aroma: Fresh raspberry, funk.
Taste: Raspberries, modest toasted malt. Finishes tart.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Well done. I like this and the cherry, but probably this a bit more than the cherry. It wasn’t super complex or overly funky, but very enjoyable.
Glouglouburp (5619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: An oaky astringent raspberry beer (lots of raspberries). Very good.
How: Bottle shared at Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Cloudy rusty-red body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose has plenty of raspberries, strong oak presence, some phenols. A rather intense and inviting aroma. Taste has again plenty of fresh raspberries, lots of oak barrels tannins, some acetic and lactic acidity. Smooth carbonation. Sweet upfront but the astringent finish washes most of it away. Closer to a fruit beer than a real wild/sour ale, almost feels like a oaky/tannic version of New Belgium Raspberry Tart. A bottle shared by my friend dmac who said he could drink me under the table, not sure if he meant ‘swallow me’, there was only one way to find out, turns out he was talking about drinking more beer than me :(
masonjer (608) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Adam for sharing. Pours a cloudy red with a very small head. Aroma is raspberry jam, sour fruit, even a bit of citrus. Taste is raspberry pie, with tart fruit and pie crust, orange zest, woody, seedy, sour fruit. Not extremely complex, but an enjoyable offering, the fruit is front and center balanced nicely by an overall tartness.