Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a lot in the way of aroma, little head. Cloudy orange-tan body. Mild, lightly watery mouth-feel. Good balance of raspberry and wheat characteristics with a lightly bitter, hoppy finish.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Sliffy. Poured a clear amber body with thin head. Aroma is of fresh raspberries and sugar. Taste is of sugar and raspberry flavored water. Odd balanced but found myself liking it the more I drank it. Decent palate.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange-pink body, not much head. Raspberry and mango round out the fruity-sweet nose. The flavor has an authentic, fresh off the vine raspberry flavor. There’s fruit tartness and sweetness as well as that dry, bitter stemminess that you taste on the outside of the berry. Otherwise there are clean pale malts in the background finishing with dry ragweed-like hops. This is a good fruit beer because it’s not so damn sweet like they tend to be.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with orange highlights and a small, frothy, white head. Acidic, fruity aroma; raspberry and citrus. Thin, soapy flavor... also tart, tangy and fruity. Lightly pungent, tangy finish.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber color, with little aroma other than the raspberries. Flavor is a bit too watery and bland for my taste. Certainly easy to drink, but not a beer I will buy again.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well hmmm, kind of a wierd beer.
It pours and resembles a barley wine with a thick haze.
Smells like watermelon, slight tart, and maybe 1 gram of actual hops. Average smell at best.
The taste is like fizzy crystal lite, it lacks character and distinction.
The mouthfeel isnt bad at all, rather thick and creamy and pleasing.
All in all, if you are a Dark Horse fan, try it, but a quality fruit beer this isnt, but I think New Glarus Raspberry tary spoils me. Methinks I shall try another one and pair it with a cham torte dessert.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Light red/amber with a white head. Aroma, raspberries, not much else that I noticed. Flavor, light malts, some bready notes, and the raspberries. It wasn’t bad, but it’s not one of their better beers.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour is murky brownish amber with a thin almost nonesitant off white ehad...smell is lightly fruity with raspberry and grainy...taste is grainy and artificially sweet...definately fruity :/
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light raspberry aroma. Murkly light brown in color with a thin white head. The palate is medium for a fruit beer. Thin raspberry flavor with a weak malt and hop profile. Not such a great brew from a good brewer.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of raspberry extract in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with a thin off white head.Flavor is the same as the aroma.Thin with the raspberry extract in the finish.