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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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The world's strongest fruit beer, brewed with Oregon and Delaware raspberries.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Almost TOO sweet on the aroma. VERY raspberry. Nice clear color, whispy head. Tastes nice, but it’s too hoppy, too agressive. They should be using aged hops instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (667) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
750ml bottle - 7/9/2007 - pours a deep red . Huge raspberry syrup aroma . Body is viscous with lots of Laffy Taffy like flavors . Can't detect the alcohol at all . Nicely done . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JerseyBrew (35) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Loved it. Wish they still made it. It taste just like they say it should. I would love to buy this again but looks like I will only find it on rare beer lists now ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse. 2008 vintage, aged intentionally to allow it to mellow out. Pours a hazy red color with no head. Aroma of tart berries, earth, booze. The taste is berries, citrus, earth, honey, prickly booze. Medium-full bodied, fairly hot still, low carbonation, almost mead-like. Pretty solid and it seems like it’s held up well. 100th Delaware rating!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a lovely hazy amber with small white head. Has a very sweet aroma of raspberries and malt. Definitely taste the raspberries up front followed by a very sweet malt taste and alcohol. Leaves a lingering sweet taste at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Red Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Raspberries, Boozy T: Raspberries, Boozy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sweet, Boozy Overall, a different type of beer but you definitely get the boozy flavor on the back end of the sweetness, almost too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
750ml bottle, 2011 vintage. Big thanks to caterwaul for sharing this one. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Good lace. A very impressive appearance, especially for an 18% beer. Raspberry, some light rubbing alcohol in the nose. Light yogurt. Bigger body, but a more dry finish. Very light carbonation. Lightly sticky. Great raspberry, light spice. Some very light vinous notes. Big warmth, some alcohol, but not nearly as much alcohol taste as you’d expect from 18%. Little to no burn nor bite. Moderate sweet, but not at all cloying. Awesome raspberry jam flavor. Light jolly rancher. Very impressive big beer to sip on. Maybe a slightly more intense raspberry flavor would have been cool, like kuhnhenn raspberry eisbock, but this on the other hand hides the alcohol better and is less cloying sweet. Awesome big fruit beer to sip on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
2008 bottle. Huge berry nose, raspberries and booze, rather wine-like. Jammy raspberry falvor, booze, great, huge, fruit, big booze to balance. A bit tangy, some bitterness. Lovely stuff. Has really aged well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
Light amber color. Massively intense raspberries jump from the nose. Massive intense mouth with tons of raspberries. Moderately sweet and boozy, but for the ABV it is so impressive. Wow. Interesting stuff but definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2047) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
(Cuvée 2008): Ouvert après 5 ans et la framboise envahie la terrasse, j’ose pas imaginer fraîche. Le corps est semblable à un porto avec une carbonatation docile et soignée en extra. Je suis agréablement surpris par celle-là.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle shared with the misses. Per some recommedations and reading reviews, I laid this down for a two years before popping it. Pours an pinkish/orange color with a decent head given the abv, but still the off white head doesn’t last. Smell is fruity, raspberries, big sweet light maltiness, maripan perhaps. Taste is big boozy, syrupy, raspberries, honey. Almost like a super big fruited malt likka. Ok, but it is certainly a must share. Not sure I expected much more from an 18% brew, but it was certainly a fun try.

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