islay (1100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8.4 oz. bottle. Sweet raspberry aroma features fruit-flavored gummy candy scent. Floral aroma: rose petals. Soft, pleasant, effeminate aroma is excessively sweet and perfume-y for my tastes. Pours an effervescent, clear maroon or deep amber with a purple-red hue. Small to moderate amount of pinkish-rose beige head. A sourness dominates the flavor, which is surprising given that there is no noticeable sourness in the aroma. Fruit juice or frozen juice bar (raspberry) taste, especially in the finish. Despite the sourness, the taste is excessively sweet to be ideal, but I wouldnít go so far as to call it ďcloying.Ē Medium body. Frothy and reasonably lively in the palate. Cherish Raspberry is an unsophisticated brew that seems to be aimed at young adults, women, beer novices, and those who prefer fruity, simplistic cocktails. Thatís said, itís not actually, truly bad. Itís the beer equivalent of the cheap, off-brand candy your co-worker sometimes puts outside her cube: You donít really like it, but you still grab a couple of pieces as you walk by.
DrSilverworm (6315) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Bridge in STL during RBSG. Awesome big authentic decadent raspberry aroma up front. Hazy red amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. Some decent reaches of lace. Moderate sweet taste, thatís evident even in the smell, kind of sugary. Light bit of spiciness. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Light slick texture. OK sweet fruited lambic. Awesome raspberry fruit aroma to it, very natural and tasty. Almost no tartness to it, though.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] 2009 vintage according to label. Mahogany color with a fizzy light pink head. Aroma is of raspberry syrup in addition to cherry notes. Taste is of sweet raspberry, cherry and light grains. Dry and somewhat vinous finish cuts the sweetness down to a manageable level. Pretty good. Tasting notes from 12/2011.
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
375ml bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Another offering rotting away in the beer fridge for what seems like forever. Pours a reddish brown hue, nearly transparent with some healthy juice-like glow throughout. A thicker pinkish head atop stays as a small filmy layer, dissipates down and laces ok overall. Aromas offer a powerful sweet and seedy raspberry feel, juicy and sweet, a bit tart overall with gentle articifial feel. A touch metallic, bready, but the potent fruit component take over. Initial is immediately a potent hit and continued exposure to sweet and tart raspberry, seedy pulpy berries offer a sweet sticky beer, raspberry juice meets a touch of cranberry, a bit tangy and tart as you start to get further in. The residual sugars almost start to get a bit offensive at this point, touches of malt base are bready, biscuit beneath but easily covered up by the sweet raspberry appeal. Backend is still sweet, a bit prickly as tartness hits here and there, but not enough to ever take the focus away from the sugar. Raspberry syrup, lingering candi sugars and a bit of artificial feel at times. This beer is very sweet, whatever sourness it offers gets covered up for the most part by the fruit addition and residual sugars. While it was an intense flavor experience, Iím not sure I could drink much of this if pressed and luckily have a wife to finish the bottle. Meh. If you like sweet fruit beers, this might be right up your alley
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear ruby with a small, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is raspberry, aged earthy hops, light cookie malt. Flavor is moderate raspberry, light malt and bitterness with a tartness and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Pours maroon, significant raspberry on this. artificial as all get-up, but easy to drink.
adnielsen (9016) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ bnielsen13 picked up in KC. Pours a maroon appearance with a thin tan head. Spritzy, raspberry soda, vanilla aroma. Tangy, syrupy, fake raspberry, sweet candy flavor. Lindemannís clone?
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quality fruit beer. Good flavor, not too sweet, full of raspberry. Dry finish not too lingering, well balanced if not remarkable.
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from TWM Sterling - deep ruby with a white head. Aroma is raspberries and funk. Taste is sour/tart, but itís not over the top. There is a light syrupiness that is common in lambics. Overall, average, Iím enjoying it, but itís not the best lambic Iíve had.
JStax (2964) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a refrigerated bottle. Pours a dark purple with a link head of foam. Aroma is all tart red raspberries and funk. Taste is initially all sourness and raspberry influence comes in about two thirds through the swallow and then moves back to all sourness.