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Downtown Joes Raspberry Blond
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A refreshing and easy drinking ale with the aroma of raspberries.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
DHWatkins (1) - Oroville, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013 does not count
Good aroma but falls flat on taste. Weird bitter hit in the middle. Okay finish. Needs more carbonation and consistency.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joeneugs (3332) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Ugh. This one pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is strong with artificial sweetener and raspberry syrup. Thats all. The flavor is sickly with raspberry fizzy soda water. Weak.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (989) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Haven't had too many decent raspberry beers, this one is slightly above average. Pours a nice brown color, with white head. Smells intensely of raspberry, almost a little too candy-like. Taste is the same. Not quite as sweet as some others. A little bit easier to drink, better then most raspberries. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MadRobin (1999) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap 3(?) oz. sampler at Downtown Joe's Restaurant & Brewery. Clear, rusty amber with white head and fair lacing. Fruity berry aroma. Definitely smells of raspberries, but not totally so. Light, sweet artificial raspberry taste with a hint of grapefruit. Light body and carbonation. This beer brings to mind raspberry flavored seltzer water, but without the strong carbonation. A few lambics aside, fruit beers are not usually my thing. Maybe I'm being harsh, but this one is more fruit than beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6622) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tap at the brewpub in Napa. Mostly clear light orange pour wih a nice white head. Im a total sucker for the fruit beer aroma - raspberry in this one. Taste is a bit more like artificial raspberry and a tad watery.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
I had this at the brewpub in downtown Napa. for what its trying to be: a light bodied beer with a raspberry flavor, it does a good job.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Light clear p inkish yellow with no head. Raspberry aroma and taste with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Had on draft at the brewery in Napa in June. Pours a pale yellow with lots of bubbly. Taste is very very light on the palate, not much flavor, some backround raspberry flavor but not dominating or offensive. I actually found this one to be kinda refreshing given the head and my meal (fajita salad...really really good). Usually I dont like raspberry beers much but this one I found enjoyable since they let the raspberry add to the beer without taking it over. That said, it is kinda watery, but you need that a little sometimes.


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