vomit (163) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As a wise man once said, "It’s not great but it’s better than garbage." Better than your typical raspberry swill....but by how much? I am sure the neighborhood MILFs could be enticed into untold debaucheries with tripe of this nature (if that’s your game). But if you want a CLASSIC raspberry beer, crack a Blatz, slam a couple of the nefarious fruit into your can/bottle/40 ouncer and you will be in Raspberry Nirvana! Don’t question it, drink it (Blatz)!!!
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.
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Pink amber with good, creamy white head / Nose of fresh raspberries / Light to medium body, a little thin, with low carbonation and fair finish / Very pleasant, fresh, and not overbearing flavors of fresh raspberries and grain / Pleasant, well-balanced, simple brew. A summer quaffer.
funkdragon23 (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. poured into a glass. Nice frothy head, the first sip was clean and, well, "raspberry-y". The fruitiness wore off as the glass emptied, distinguishing this ale from the Belgian lambics I’m better acquainted with. I very much enjoyed the subtlety of the raspberries here: more of a guest-star rather than the main attraction. Good balance of hoppy and malty with a pretty terrific finish. Went great with my gourmet burger. A unique, refreshing summer ale. I’d order this again, with or without a meal.
ClarkVV (3856) - 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.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Beautifully cloudy with a wispy white head and some bubbles breaking at the surface. Smells of the freshest harvested yeast, strawberry cream cheese and raspberry liquor. Sweet, smooth and wheat reliant upon the first quaff. Raspberry accents take on a flavor similar to cheesecake crust. Something that seems to be a Belgian yeast strain makes this one special, and one of my favorite fruit beers to date.
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of the tap a barely translucent dark honey-golden brown. Aroma is malty with a strong overtone of raspberry - which I love. Flavor is malty and a bit hoppy, again with a firm raspberry overtone, just a teensy bit on the thin side. Texture is smooth, fairly fizzy and just a bit watery. Definitely worth a try.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dark Horse during our trip there during RBSG. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft clean fresh raspberries, fuzzy wheat. Ligthly sweet with a touch of fruit. Soft crisp wheat with some light fruit. Simple and clean, very drinkable.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Dark Horse for RBSG’10 - light and fruity. arouma of hay and straw, lightly sour with dry piney hops. Really well done fruit beer. Finishes dry, light light and sessionable. I’d drink this for breakfast or on a summer day.
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap from Stubs. Crystal clear light caramel pour, with great head retention. Aroma is light milk caramel, slight raspberry seeds, some malt. Taste is much the same, with very creamy milk caramel leading into light raspberry. SUPER creamy beer...like raspberries in heavy cream. A nice take on a raspberry fruit beer...more on the creamy side, rather than the bitter raspberry seed side.