JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Festival tap: Dirty gold with the nose of over ripe rasberries. Smooth and actually quite malty for a fruit beer, the berry taste is strong and lasting. These guys make some fine, if not slightly off centered beers! Labels CANNOT be beat!!!!
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost no carbonation, foggy yellow/orange with a lot of sediment, flavor is kind of like tonic water with a couple of raspberries at the bottom of the glass, dark horse could really use some help with their labels, this one is a bad trip.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little head, color is muddy amber. Very little raspberry aroma but, itís there. Good all around flavor the berry isnít overly false tasting. The berry taste almost comes as an aftertaste. The first flavors are more bright and tart. The mouthfeel seems about right for a fruit beer, nothing that sticks to the lips or is too filling so you can have a few after outdoor activities
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a hazen pale yellow, foamy firm off-white head, minimal lace sticks. Aroma of is melon husk, slight raspberry, mellow malted sweetness and a hint of smokeyness within, which is an interesting little nuance, but nothing really stands out otherwise. Taste has some pale malted sweetness, slightly bready, mild, mellow, crisp, raspberry is very light, more melon-like flavors then anything. Finish has some nice smoked wood hints. Again, that being the only worthy thing going for it. Feel is quite light, somewhat weak and closing in on watery. A slight fluffyness keeps it from going completely south. A simple brew with a one little smokey thing that made it just interesting enough to finish it.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the brewpub. Warm apricots and red raspberries in the nose, hazy body with medium bitterness; hints of lemon-lime, raspberry flavor doesnít really dominate until late (that, and my exhaustion after 2 1/2 days of solid driving might help explain how I mistook this for the IPA!); salmon color. Way above average fruit beer.
flemdawg (524) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Raspberry with a hint of hops and malts in the aroma, as well as a musty smel. Hazy red orange in color with almost no head from my bottle. A mere hint of raspberry taste not nearly what I was expecting. There was some bitterness and some orange rind tastes as well. Not all that great, but a few would refresh me on a warm summer eve.
ClarkVV (3860) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 2004 bottle. Awesome appearance. Bottle conditioned, completely hazy, with a rosy-red/peachy hue, light but colorful and a thick white head and lacing. Aroma is light, touch of yeast and mainly a drier, fresh raspberry puree smell. Flavor is extremely fresh and tastes exactly like raspberries, no artificial notes. Hardly any sweetness, touch of sourness from the yeast and berries, no hops perceptible. Body is light, as it should be for a light fruit ale. Amazingly drinkable on a hot summer day. Well-made, sure it could use more malt and flavor, but I liked it for what it was.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
poured cloudy amber small diminising head little lacing. aroma raspberry some malt and a small amount of orange. flavor was weak raspberry I thought by the stronger aroma of raspberry there would have been more flavor to this got hints of lemon and orange.Maybe if I hadnít tasted kuhnhenn eis bock raspberry I might have liked this better
hotstuff (3941) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. A small sized white head with fine-medium sized bubbles that fully diminished. The body was somewhat cloudy with an orange hue. The aroma was sweet and raspberry with a sweet, somewhat sour and raspberry taste. The mouthfeel was msooth and the lacing was very sparse.
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of mostly diminishing finely sized white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was a transparent orange color. The aroma was a mild raspberry dough malt mixture. The mouth feel was tingly and coarse with a lingering malt hop fruity finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hop fruit and mild raspberry.