Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Bottle: Pours a cloudy deep orange with plent of floaties, had a white head which diminishes slightly and holds very thin. Aromas was raspberries, sour, and yeast.wheat type funk. Flavor was overly watery, very light raspberries, and funk. Nice tingle on the tougue. Usually fruit beers feature the fruit of choice to much, and over do it presenting a syrupy sweetness. Dark Horse didnít show case the raspberries enough, and left them to hide behind other flavors. With a little tinkering they might have a good recipe.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy golden/orange. Raspberry is very muted in both aroma and flavor. Little sourness in the finish and thatís it, not a lot going on here.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a light orange color with a little bit cloudiness. The aroma is light raspberries with some oranges. The taste is raspberries again. There are also notes of very light tobacco and and some flowers. Very well done. A fruit beer that isnít over the top, yet gets itís point across.
Pailhead (4755) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2005 Bottle: Fruity, citrus, and rasberry aroma. Pours a cloudy dull orange with a white head. Citrusy with a funky raspberry and bitter finish. Rasberry seems a little off. Itís not tart or sweet like other raspberry ales.
Had this a second time and raspberry flavor was more like raspberries this time. Still a tad watered down, but much better than before.
jtw (1092) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy lambic-esque appearance. light raspberry aroma and slightly wheaty and yeasty. my problem with this beer is that they tried so hard not to make it "fake raspberry" that they didnít make it much of anything at all.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a nice gold color. aroma is sweet and fruity. flavor has a decent amount of raspberry in it. not artificial at all. good body. yummy.
FahnRobier (1) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2005 does not count
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
very light in color. it tasted watered down, like coors light with raspberry flavoring added. i couldnít finish a whole pint of this beer.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden amber color, off white head. Fruity aroma, raspberry of course. Flavor is predominatly raspberry, kind of artificial tasting. Fizzy and light bodied. Not all that great.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fantastic. Loads of raspberry fruitness. The color also harks well for this brew -- nice amber tending towards ruby tones. Solid raspberry flavors without the sourness of a lot of raspberry brews I have tried. Nice summer brew.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish amber body topped by a foamy white head. The aroma is full of apricots with some raspberry. The flavor is dry bready malt with subdues raspberry. None of the apricot detected in the aroma is present in the flavor. Not overly complex but pretty nice a drinkable. Medium dry body. Decent fruit beer. Not overdone or full of artifical fruit flavors.