frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a flocculent amber with a fast, white, fizzy head that totally dissipates. Aroma of sour, raspberry Jell-O and vitamins... compressed B-12 or maybe Iron. Tart & dry with mild fizziness. Fruit flavor is relaxed but the cereal malt base and a touch of coffee-ground bitterness isnít enough to rely upon for a positive beer experience.
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blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- my bottle. Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a small diminishing white head. Nice, pleasant raspberry aroma -- not artificial at all. Watery flavour of sweet malt, raspberries, yeast, grain and faint hops. Light to medium bodied. I liked the aroma but was dissapointed with the watery thin flavour -- still, for a Fruit beer itís decent.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Paulís bottle. Weird hazy rusty orange, small white head. Decent raspberry aroma - very mild though. Interesting taste at first: mild fruit and malt followed by a ton of fresh raspberry. Lots of fruit bitterness. Not quite sure what to make of this. Is there a beer in here or just fruit juice? Mild. Ok overall.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a deep amber with a touch of pink. Sweet malty aroma with a very mild hint of rasberry. Nutty flavor with very little raspberry. Burnt grains on the finish. Very thin body. Iím dissapointed with this one. Thier IPAís and Tripel are some of my favorites.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, blankboyís bottle . Murky pinkish-orange, no head. Light raspberry aroma, scorched wheat, touch of slightly sour white wine, grain. Sweet, vaguely raspberry taste, some sharp yeast character, weak pale lager body. Weak mouthfeel, almost flat, a little acidic, harsh aftertaste - not a good one of theirs, Iím afraid.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a murky orange-brown body with a small white head. The aroma is artificial and candyish - tart raspberries, minerals, and some oranges. Flowery sweet malt flavour with some kind of toasty malts. The raspberry flavour is present but itís fairly weak and uninteresting. Wateriness is evident. Weak.
GregClow (3187) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor. Hazy iced tea appearance. Faint malt and fainter raspberry in the aroma. Watery mouthfeel. Flavour of bland, sweet malt with a hint of raspberry in the finish. Iíve liked other Dark Horse beers Iíve tried, so I had high hopes for this one, but I ended up very disappointed.
Terminus (3566) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at brewpub- cloudy orange with not much head to speak of. light residual raspberry nose that smells medicinal and artificial. flavors of plastic and artificial berry flavor akin to kool-aid. light palate and just overall boring. probably the worst beer from this brewery.
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelt this beer at several paces. Fruity musty aroma. Foggy brown orange appearance, but not too much of a head here. Flavor hits the upper palate immediately, then disappears with out after taste. This beer doesnít just get swallowed, it vanishes in the back of your mouth. Not too fruity like Founders RUBUS raspberry beer. Hey, this is a manís raspberry beer. Oops, I just realized how stupid that sounds. Flavor sticks with you to the last drop.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 12oz Bottle. Pours a deep cinnimonny tan color with a thin layer of even beige head. The aroma is dominated by raspberries, but is toned down by a wheaty under layer. The flavor brings out a lot more of the wheaty character and less of the raspberries that completely dominate the aroma. The wheaty flavors are not exceptionally pleasing to my palate however, and come across as being a bit thin and grainy. Oh well, it still smells quite good.