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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A light ale made with 100% real raspberries in every batch. The rasberries give this beer a fruity aroma while keeping the beer balanced in taste. The raspberry flavor is not "oversweet" or "overpowering". We believe our beers should be "beer 1st,fruit 2nd".


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 Amber color with a slight raspberry lemonade-type tint to it. Aroma is not that great. Raspberries are there, but surrounded by a bit of a bitter/sour aroma that Iím not sure about. Given my hestitations with the scents, the flavor isnít that bad. Not perfect, but the raspberries donít kill it, there is no horrendous sour flavors, etc. The aftertaste is decidedly sour and probably a low note. The raspberry adds a complexity that the beer really needs... without it it would be totally unremarkable. With the berries it is tollerable, but still a little lackluster.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 20, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Sully, thanks Mike!) This is seemingly another run of the mill raspberry beer that comes across as having fake, artificial raspberry flavor. The fruit is more muted in this raspberry beer than most others. Itís lightly sweet with a moderate tartness and a pale malt base thatís barely perceptible. The moderately sweet nose seems more authentically raspberry than the flavor, and itís strong enough to push aside whatever aromas the malt might have. Light-medium bodied. Medium-dark amber and fairly hazy, there are no carbonation bubbles rising through the beer to help keep the head alive. The off-white head needed assistance because it poured small and very fizzy, and by now, all that is left are a few small bubbles along the edge of the glass. One of those "tried it, itís okay, next please" fruit beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
from bottle. aroma of citrus fruits and raspberries. light raspberry finish. nice beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fearless99 (14) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle, orange-yellow in color, cloudy, very little white head. Noticeable raspberry aroma, although raspberry flavor was not too strong. Tasted some malt, a touch of tart, and a touch of bitter hops. I expected a little more raspberry flavor to come through besides the aroma

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2005
courtesy of SuIIy. Pours a very cloudy amber/brown body with a whitish head. Medium rasberry aroma. Flavors are mostly rasberries and a little malt with a tart finish. Defiately a summer beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours a reddish gold color with very little head that leaves a very small ring, and thereís almost no lacing. Smell; mild raspberries, a little orange peel in there with only a tiny bit of a hop presence. Taste; tart raspberries are there, but theyíre mild and not overwhelming, a bit of oranges, and just a touch of hops in the finish. Itís a fairly light and refreshing beer that I think would have been much better during the summer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2005
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light amber/red color with a foamy off white head. Head recedes to leave a small film on top of the body. Nose is fruity, raspberries mostly (imagine that) but also a tart, cranberry like scent. Taste is fizzy, a little dry chalky, some light raspberries, quite plain actually, not much going on at all. I beleive this is pretty young, seemed bottle conditioned, might need some age to thicken up and gain some quality characteristics. Just not what I was hoping for.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10467) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Draft at Dark Horse. Hazy amber color with moderate white head that diminished quickly. Moderate raspberry aroma. Medium sweet raspberry flavor with a long tart finish. Interesting brew, just not my style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Cloudy amber with big, mostly lasting head. Aroma is of tart raspberries. Flavor is mostly raspberries with some malt. Lively carbonation tingles the tongue. Short, dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Another sample from the Labor Day gathering. Too carbonated is the fist impression. Once the head subsides there is a nice golden color. Aroma comes off a raspberry and then ale, and there isnt much of the latter. Flavor is really overshot by the carbonation. Maybe this could sit out for a week it could be palatable.


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